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Missouri River Trip, Montana

I have put together another trip to the famous Missouri River in Montana. We will arrive in Helena on May 26th, fish with some of the best guides on the Missouri on the 27th, 28th and 29th and depart on the 30th. Fishing in May should put us ahead of a lot of the runoff. I did this trip a couple of years ago and it was fantastic. I can’t …Read More

Annual Christmas Special

It is once again time for our Holiday Sale-Get $50 off any full day guided trip. The regular price $375 and now on sale for $325. This is for one or two people. Whether you are brand new to fly fishing or are an experienced angler, we can help you have a great day on the water. It can be purchased as a gift or treat yourself to a day …Read More

Beginner Fly Fishing School June 9th and 10th

We will be teaching a beginner fly fishing school at the X Diamond Ranch June 9th and 10th. This will be a two-day school. The first day we will teach rigging, essential knots, casting and hooking and landing fish. We will end the day fishing the two ponds on the property. We will spend day two teaching you to fish the stream that runs through the ranch. The price is $350 per …Read More

Intermediate Fly Fishing School, May 5th and 6th

Intermediate School, May 5th and 6th, at the X Diamond Ranch in Greer Requirements are that you should be able to hold 30′ of line in the air with a tight loop, know basic knots and have small stream experience with decent line control. You will learn how to fish streamers on small streams, better line control, advanced mending, nymphing strategies, advanced casting, reading water and entomology. You must own your …Read More

Becker Lake Report

I hit Becker Lake yesterday (January 14th). The lake was clear of ice and at 9:30 am, the surface temperature was 40 degrees. Air temperature started out in the 30’s and topped off in the 50’s. Currently there is no ice and I wouldn’t expect to see any until we have a cold front that is predicted to be here Saturday. Fishing was tough for me. I fished a few …Read More

Canyon Coolers

I have officially killed an RTIC cooler and with their less than desirable warranty, I will not be buying another product from them. In case you are wondering, they have a one year guarantee. ONE YEAR! I had the RTIC Softpack 30 which retails for $134.99. On mine, the zipper stopped working. It just won’t stay closed anymore, which is unfortunate because the rest of the cooler is fine. Now, …Read More

October Guide Trip

I have some catching up to do. It has been a very busy fall and summer and I found myself with very little time to blog. Since things are starting to slow down, I will have more computer time. About a month ago, I guided a young man named Jake. He lives in the Boston area and came out to spend some time with his grandfather. We spent three days …Read More

Intermediate Fly Fishing School, Aug 5-6

We are holding an intermediate Fly Fishing School August 5th and 6th at the X Diamond Ranch just east of Greer. Cost is $300 per person for the 2-day school. This includes instruction, rental of the stream, and lunch both days. Class is limited to five people so book NOW. For an intermediate school, you should have your own equipment, be able to throw a tight loop, have line control …Read More

Trout as Long as Your Leg

It was a normal morning that started off like every other guide trip. I was guiding Todd from Connecticut and picked him up at the Lazy Trout Motel at 7:30 am. We stopped off at Circle K for coffee and were on our way. Todd really got to see what Arizona has to offer. On our route, we saw Bighorn Sheep, deer, and Elk. While on the road to the …Read More

Sinking Lines for Stillwater Fishing

When we first get into the sport of fly fishing, we usually end up with a floating line. These work great for dry fly fishing, nymphing and midge fishing under an indicator in lakes. But, there are often times when we need to cover depth and strip streamers and nymphs. When fishing lakes having a variety of sinking lines will greatly increase your catch. You can buy sinking lines in …Read More