Grouse Hunting-Holding The Line

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Walking through thick cover while grouse hunting can be challenging and safety is always the most important consideration. Here are three strategies to help you and your hunting partners stay

Choosing The Right Dropper Fly

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During August and September hoppers and droppers are the rig du jour. While it's true that more often than not dry/dropper rigs are generally a dry fly with a nymph

Tips On Fishing During Hot Weather

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At the moment the entire northwest part of the country is experiencing unusually hot weather. Day time temperatures are north of 100 degrees. That's heat stroke range if you're out

Tips On Finding More Shed Antlers

Whitetail deer antlers found on a Linehan Outfitting hunting trip
During the late fall and early winter all members of the deer family including moose, elk, whitetail and mule deer drop their antlers in order to conserve much needed energy

TIPS FOR NYMPHING OFF COLORED WATER

Spring fishing on Montana's Clark Fork River
During the season, and especially during the spring, river flows can fluctuate and water clarity can change dramatically due to snowmelt, rain, and other weather events. Sure, there is a

Spring Fishing Tips

A Kootenai River Rainbow Trout in Spring
Spring fishing here in Montana can be terrific. There is generally a three week period where most rivers are in good shape before snowmelt and runoff flood valleys. Depending on

Taper Your Dry/Dropper Leader

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Often, I hear guests express concern about the challenges associated with fishing a dry/dropper. Some even tell me they’d rather not even go through the trouble since it will get

Top 5 Montana Spring Patterns

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Montana offers some of the best spring fishing opportunities in the lower forty-eight. During the months of March and April and before runoff and snowmelt flood river bottoms, conditions are
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