Fly Life Magazine

Browsing the "Montana" Tag

The seemingly magical properties of Zelon

Zelon’s potential has been realized as wings and nymph case shucks on tiny trout flies and has found a myriad of other uses as well. [...]

December 14, 2017 RECENT, Slide

EPA’s Pruitt promotes more mining pollution

The first step in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process is scoping. Scoping is the initial process of determining what issues should be studied in the EIS. [...]

November 8, 2017 RECENT, Slide

A guides tale, fly fishing with Jim Harrison

Harrison was often compared to Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner, and characterized as a writer of “hyper-masculine” texts, though this was a label he personally deplored. [...]

October 10, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Opinion: Flies … thinking outside of the box.

Rarely are new patterns world beaters, but some of Chuck Kraft's flies might qualify. He's been guiding and tying for 30 years in a multi species venue [...]

October 6, 2017 Opinion, RECENT, Slide

Industry News: Jen Ripple new board member at AFFTA

For 2017 AFFTA has gathered a dynamic and diverse Board of Directors that offers an impressive sampling of the fly fishing industry. The board represents each major industry segment [...]

September 26, 2017 RECENT, Slide

If you fly fish, you owe Joe Brooks

Lefty Kreh had this to say about Joe, “Joe changed our fly fishing world as no one else has.” Joe Brooks pioneered fly fishing like no other [...]

August 29, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Is your fly in play?

When it comes to leader construction, think short leaders for sinking lines and longer leaders if you are using a floating line. [...]

July 26, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

What makes a great fly fishing guide?

The selection of a fly fishing guide in either fresh or saltwater can make or break a day. Here are some of the qualities that make a "great" guide a "great" guide. [...]

June 23, 2017 RECENT, Slide

A fly fishing icon passes

Tom Morgan was unique in that he stayed at the zenith of his craft, bridging bamboo, fiberglass and all the machinations of graphite. He will be missed [...]

June 16, 2017 RECENT, Slide

A piece of history is gone

It was a tragic loss, but Winston says it will be rebuilding the bamboo facility over the coming months and plans to have operations running by the end of the year [...]

May 23, 2017 News, RECENT, Slide