Monthly Archives: August 2015

An Epic Fishing Trip Not That Long Ago

Epic Fishing Trip Not Long AgoGuest blogger: Mike Cline, Bozeman, MT

As I crested Bozeman Pass heading east for one of my favorite streams, the pale light of dawn silhouetted the mountains and hills. It was early. Sunrise wasn’t for another hour or so. The date was June 25th and my thoughts went back 139 years to 1876 and 160 miles east to the Little Bighorn River. more…

Cutting Guides for Fly Tying

Guest Blogger: Mary S. Kuss

If you tie a lot of flies that have bodies made of stranded materials like wool or chenille, cutting lengths of material for each fly can be a bit problematic. If you cut too long a piece, there’s waste. Yet if you get too stingy, and come up short, it’s even more of a problem.

One commercial tyer I knew actually dispensed chenille straight from the card to the hook to avoid wasting material. The logic is obvious. When I tried this method, however, I found it awkward in the extreme. It just didn’t seem worth it to save a few inches of chenille. more…

Hey Buddy – Your Fly Is Down!

Guest blogger: Mike Cline, Bozeman, MT

Being 67 years old, I can freely admit that I’ve walked around with my proverbial fly down more than once. My wife never fails to notify me of my predicament. Of course when your fly is down, it can easily be attributed to absent mindedness. Many an old timer here in Montana has suggested that keeping your fly down under your waders helps expedite things in cold weather. more…