We Are The Champions, Of The World
04.30.10

Come on people, chest bumps all around for the 2010 Simms Fish Bowl Champs Sweetwater Fly Shop. After three years of heartache and defeat team captain Scott Schumacher led us to the light and finally got some free shit from Simms. Go Team!



Oh Mother…
04.29.10

The Yellowstone begins to change. First green, then olive, then brown then hopefully back to olive. Underneath its foam lines and riffles lies THE biomass, millions of Brachycentrus occidentalis (Mother’s Day Caddis). They are becoming restless in their little homes and with that comes restless trout. Soon the bio-mass will be released, and all hell will break loose until runoff comes to wash it all away.

Every year it’s the same. It slowly works its way into my psyche like a bad habit. I find myself staring at the river longer and longer, watching the Yellowstone slowly brew up its annual feast of bug soup. I begin to twitch a little. I don’t know if it’s the fact that I can no longer look at the bobber, or if I’m just tired of listening to the Serbian kid go on about how he only fishes during the week and hasn’t fished a nymph all spring. All I know is that Caddisflies mean two things: that winter really is over and I can now fish dry flies to big, gluttonous trouts. I will skip out on work and make excuses to my wife with the well polished justification that my binge will soon end and I will repent come high water.



Get Lost In Montana!
04.21.10

Our very own Lynn Donaldson talks about getting your eat on via the back roads of Montana in a recent Travel Montana campaign.



2010 Grasshopper Infestation
04.08.10

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has just reported that this summer is in for a severe grasshopper infestation.  Charles Brown of the USDA stated that based on recent federal surveys many western states, including Montana, may see the most severe hopper outbreaks in the last 30 years. More at Montana Fly Fishing Guides.

For info and tying instruction on some of the best hopper patterns like the Morrish Hopper and Chaos Hopper check out our pals at HopperFishing.com