The plentiful sunshine has been bittersweet so far this November, depending on who you ask. Personally I would love some cloud cover to get these fish looking up a bit while there are still some baetis out and about, and I'm sure the skiers would love some cooler temps. But, you might as well get out this weekend and enjoy the warmth while it lasts, big changes on the way for next week. Regardless of the sun, the sub-surface game has been pretty awesome on the Madison, Gallatin and Yellowstone. Watch out for spawning brown trout, try not to fish or walk over shallow gravel, especially if it seems strangely lighter in color, as that is evidence of trout polishing off gravel to lay eggs. No one wants their babies stepped on, especially if it will negatively effect our wild trout populations. Not good for the fish, not good for the fishermen. Tread Lightly and practice good ethics.
A few quick additional notes, we will be having our annual Small Business Saturday sale on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. 22% off everything in the store; rods, reels, watermaster boats, waders, Simms and Patagonia clothing, Mountain Khakis, you name it. Anything that is in stock.
Also, we are vamping up our fly tying selection this winter, wanting to go bigger and better than ever. Dyna King vises, new tools and glues from Loon, and more crazy buggy materials to feed your creative side this winter. Looking for a certain material? Now is the time to let us know, and we can tack on a special request onto a store order. Fly Tying classes will start in January. Time to drink whiskey and spin bugs!
Teaming up with the Bozeman Angler staff guides and independent guides in the Bozeman area makes for a winning combination that's hard to beat. We operate our guided trips under Kingfisher Outfitters license #5842. Kingfisher Outfitters operates under a special use permit with the Custer Gallatin National Forest and is an equal opportunity provider.