Saltwater Fly Fishing Gear Essentials: Q&A with Grizzly Hackle’s Brendan Bannigan

For many anglers, the appeal of a saltwater fly fishing trip is too much to ignore. Your daydreams of rising trout are replaced with sight fly fishing for permit and rolling tarpon. You long for cool beverages and smoldering sun. And, before you know it, your next saltwater fly fishing trip is a matter of “when” not “if.” Our Missoula fly shop owner and saltwater fly fishing fanatic, Brendan Bannigan, is one of these people. Brendan draws on years of...

2022 Fly Fishing Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of the year, and we’re all searching for the perfect fly fishing gifts to give this year. And if one thing’s for sure, anglers are particular about their fly fishing gear. To make gift shopping easier for you, we created our 2022 fly fishing gift guide that highlights our favorite fly fishing gift ideas. Stop stressing about getting it right and shop from our list of stocking stuffers and under the tree fly fishing gift ideas. Shop...

Beginning Fly Fishing: What You Need To Get Started

If you’re beginning fly fishing but just don’t know where to start, trust us– you’re not the only one. Like any sport, starting out in fly fishing requires a dash of patience and a heaping dollop of practice. However, the right setup and the right gear to accompany it is crucial for saving money, time, and the hair on your head. From rods and reels to flies and tippets, this is our guide to beginning fly fishing for trout. Fly...

2021 Fly Fishing Holiday Gift Guide

Shopping for the angler in your life can be difficult. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of crowd pleasers for shoppers on any budget. Stop stressing over getting it right and shop our list of this year’s hottest fly fishing gear, clothing and accessories from our store in Missoula, Montana. Choose from the latest and greatest fly fishing stocking stuffers or under the tree big-ticket gifts. Read more for our top selection of 2021 fly fishing gear!   Join the Grizzly…

Montana Fishing On A Budget

Montana fishing is a bucket-list trip for many anglers, but as we all know, fishing trips can start to add up if you’re not careful. If you want the fishing trip of a lifetime at a price that won’t cost a lifetime of work to pay for, we’ve put together the best trip itinerary for fishing Montana on a budget below! Where To Go Montana is full of amazing rivers and streams that house world-class trout. You’ll have an amazing…

Montana Fly Fishing Trip Packing List

Montana Fly Fishing Trip Packing List Looking for advice on packing for a Montana fly fishing trip? Or maybe you’re wanting to prepare for a Missoula guided fly fishing trip? Make sure you’re packing the proper gear so you can make the most of your experience. As one of Montana’s best fly shops and fly fishing outfitters, we’ve learned a lot over the years and know exactly what will keep you comfortable while you’re here. Our Montana fly fishing trip…

Best Trout Fishing in Montana: Missoula, MT

Looking for the best trout fishing in Montana? Missoula, MT sits at the convergence of 3 of Montana’s famous trout rivers and that’s why we call it the Trout Mecca! The Clark Fork River flows right through town and heads west to Idaho. It drains Montana, west of the divide, and is home to some of the best trout fishing in Montana — featuring hard fighting, dry fly eating rainbows, cut bows, and Westslope Cutthroat. Just east of town the…

Montana Fall Fly Fishing | The Gear You Need

Fall is one of the greatest times to do some Montana fly fishing. Not only is it beautiful here, the temperatures are great and the fish are happy and hungry. However, it does present some unique challenges to even the most experienced angler. Weather is often quick-changing, water is low and clear, and the bugs hatching are smaller than our summer stoneflies. That being said, this is still one of our favorite times of the year to get out on...

5 Gifts for the Dad Who Loves to Fish:
Fly Fishing Gifts

With Father's Day coming up soon (June 17th will be here before you know it!), we've collected a list of our favorite gifts for fly fisherman, so you don't have to spend hours wondering what to get Dad! Whether your dad is a seasoned fisherman, is just getting into the sport, or seems to have everything, we've picked out the perfect gift for him. Read on to see 5 Gifts for the Dad Who Loves to Fish! For The Seasoned...

5 Flies for Winter Fly Fishing in Missoula

5 Flies for Winter Fly Fishing in Missoula It’s cold, most water is locked up under inches of ice, snow is covering the banks of the river and you’re either stuck inside tying flies or deep in powder up at Snowbowl.  This is usually what Missoula winters are like for most of us.  We are wondering when it will be over and if you’re addicted to fly fishing you’re just hoping for a day above freezing and some open water. …