Glacier to Yellowstone Fly Fishing Blog

Book Review: River Safety - A Floater's Guide by Stan Bradshaw

If you are inexperienced in float fishing Western rivers, I highly recommend this book. Anyone can oar a raft or drift boat down the river and think that they are skilled after a few outings, and yet every season river mishaps occur all over the state. If you want to be a responsible oarsman, and...Read more

Book Review: Nymph-Fishing Rivers & Streams by Rick Hafele

If you have mastered the basics of fly-fishing but concentrate your efforts on the surface or bouncing a nymph along the bottom, then this book is the gateway instructional book to help you fish the entire column of water. I love this book! And it comes with a DVD. Now, if I just had a second one...Read more

Book Review: Montana's Best Fishing Waters (170 Detailed Maps)

This is a beautiful and highly valuable book for any angler who really wants to sample the best fishing in Montana. I am so delighted that I purchased this book, especially now that I plan on going back and re-discovering the waters that I fished years ago while doing research for my book and...Read more

Book Review: Flyfisher's Guide to Montana by Chuck Robbins

I believe that this is one of the best of the Montana fishing guide books. The organization of the book is superb; the maps are excellent; the hatch charts and tips are reliable. In short, it is thorough, comprehensive and makes for good reading! If you can only afford one guide book for Montana,...Read more

Book Review: Fly-Fishing the Montana Spring Creeks by John Mingo

I am not entirely sure how to recommend this book. I found it to be very informative and a good read. The problem is that it is narrowly focused on fishing "pay-to-play" spring creeks in the Livingston area of Montana. Nonetheless, I found a great deal of information on nymph fishing that I can...Read more

Book Review: Fly Patterns for Stillwaters by Phillip Rowley

So, you have made a commitment to stillwater fishing and you need a resource for fly patterns, this is the book. In addition to the fly-tying instructions and beautiful photographs, this book is packed with information on the food base in lakes and how and why to develop effective patterns. Rowley...Read more