Glacier to Yellowstone Fly Fishing Blog

Fish Tales: Confession from a Guide

A while back I marveled to a colleague on the complexities of matching up 20 fishing clients with 10 guides in less than 30 minutes. Typically the clients are guests of a CEO, ducking out of a convention or involved in a seminar where the "bottom line" is a code word for dropping a Wooly Bugger...Read more

Bass Creek Saga

When two four-legged animals come face-to-face on a precipitous trail at a blind spot, you have the makings of a high-country rodeo. Shadow, my black Lab, let out an alarmed woof. The mounted rider in the rear yelled, "Bear!" The horse reared, the rider grabbed the pommel with both hands, and I...Read more

Outdoor Art

Scroll Below to See Art by David Archer Regardless of one's talent as an established artist, an aspiring artist or "wanna be" artist, most dabblers, such as myself, want to share their creations. My Montana fishing web site provides me with an opportunity to share my work. Given my skills as a...Read more

South Fork Lolo Creek

After huffing and puffing up through a series of switchbacks and then hacking my way down a steep canyon with downfall (an apt description), I was poised for my first cast at what looked like my only opportunity after such an arduous descent. The creek was raging, and I could see that it was still...Read more

Little Rock Creek Lake Fishing Trip

The trail goes straight down to the bottom of the canyon to the beginning of the designated wilderness. I remember my first visit a few summers ago when I was lured up the trail. It was August and late-afternoon thunderheads were swirling around the peaks, but I judged that they were breaking up. I...Read more

Save Your Back and Pack Your Ass

Sore shoulders, aching backs and stiff knees leave indelible memories for wilderness travelers approaching their fifties. Young couples with children hang their backpacks up in the garage, while others hide them in long forgotten places. One solution in answering the call of the wild is to replace...Read more

Trip Planner

Below are a number of articles that could prove valuable to a Montana visitor who needs to brush up on some tips and techniques. These articles are from my companion site, . If you are new to fly fishing, then I recommend "Fly Fishing for Trout", a five-step series on Mastering...Read more

The Ideal Montana Vacation

Think of Montana when you plan your next family vacation. You probably fished Montana with a couple of frat buddies in college, or perhaps you joined some colleagues for a fall fishing trip to the Madison River. Remember how impressed you were with that Big Sky fishing experience? Well, start...Read more