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Angler's West Blog

Big Flies for Big Fish
July 17, 2014
MY
Flies that mean business. If it's the fish of a lifetime you're after, these will help get you there The biggest fish in the river never come easy. It takes time, patience, and the right fly in the right place to get the biggest trout to eat. Flahes, tugs, and busted off fish pave the road... Read more
 
Clear Rivers, Big Fish
July 9, 2014
MY
Awesome Gallatin Brown Trout The wait is over. Boats are pouring into Paradise Valley and the rest of Southwest Montana as our Summer season has moved into full swing. In the past few weeks we've been thick in Salmonflies between the Gardner, Madison, and Yellowstone Rivers. The big fish... Read more
 
Summer is Here!
June 25, 2014
MY
The sun is out, bugs are buzzing all around, and the fish are biting! Rivers all over the state are quickly falling into shape and while we are still two weeks away from prime water conditions on the Yellowstone, many other lower elevation rivers are producing great summer fishing. The PMD... Read more
 
First Time for Everything
June 21, 2014
MY
It is hard to top your first trout on the fly. Doubling up just adds to the fun. Yesterday was an awesome time with two new anglers, William and Nell, who had a blast not only learning how to fly fish but also catching some Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout. Our first-timer trips are always filled... Read more
 
Big Changes Coming
June 19, 2014
MY
We've been hard at work in the shop giving the back a facelift. We're super excited about how it has turned out, hope you all are too. While still a work in progress, stop in and check it out if you're passing through; we'd love to hear what you all think! The changes in the shop come at a... Read more
 
Welcome to Yellowstone
June 5, 2014
MY
The Firehole River, where coldwater trout and boiling geysers are never far apart There really is no place to flyfish like Yellowstone National Park. The miles of flyfishing only water, strong summer hatches, and abundant eager trout ready to eat your fly is just the beginning of the... Read more
 
Fishing Reports
  • MADISON RIVER - UPPER
  • July 16th, 2014
    Mostly sunny
    Temperature: 79 ° F 
    Fishing: Great
  • YELLOWSTONE RIVER
  • July 16th, 2014
    Mostly sunny
    Temperature: 81 ° F 
    Fishing: Excellent
  • MADISON RIVER - LOWER
  • July 16th, 2014
    Mostly sunny
    Temperature: 81 ° F 
    Fishing: Poor
  • YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK RIVERS
  • July 16th, 2014
    Mostly sunny
    Temperature: 76 ° F 
    Fishing: Good
  • ARMSTRONG'S, DEPUY'S AND NELSON'S SPRING CREEK
  • July 16th, 2014
    Mostly cloudy
    Temperature: 81 ° F 
    Fishing: Great