Top 10 Nymph Patterns for Montana Tailwaters

Written by: Pete Shanafelt, Bighorn Angler


Bighorn River trout can be caught on nymph patterns year-round.
Photo courtesy Bighorn Angler

Montana is blessed to have the Bighorn, Madison, Missouri, and Beaverhead as some of the top tailwater fisheries in the world, all within a day's drive. Having spent the past 14 years guiding. . .

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Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 07.28.16


You could win our Terrestrial Selection!
Photo by Phil Monahan

Welcome to another edition of our weekly-ish trivia challenge, in which we test your knowledge of all things fly fishing and where you might learn a thing or two about this sport we love. This. . .

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Pro Tips: Support Your Bass—Stop the Lip Grip!


Rob Woodruff of Woodruff Guide Service shows how to properly support a bass's body.
Photo by Jenny Mayrell-Woodruff

Fly fishers have spent a lot of time over the past couple of years trying to promote the #Keepemwet ethic as a way to ensure the highest survival rates from catch-and-release. . .

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Warmwater Wednesday: Bass Go Ga-Ga for Gurglers

Written by: Preston Ailor


The Gurgler provided just the right action and commotion to draw strikes.
Photos by Preston Ailor

I have a problem. I look through fly-fishing magazines and catalogs the same way teenage boys look at Kardashians’ Instagram accounts. One day, looking through the Orvis fly catalog, I . . .

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