2024 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect Mother's Day fly fishing gift? As Mother's Day approaches, it's time to celebrate the special women in our lives who share a love for the fly fishing. Finding the perfect gift for Mom can sometimes feel like casting into unfamiliar waters, but fear not! At our Missoula fly shop, we understand what your mom needs to make the most of her time on the water this season. Whether she's a seasoned angler or just dipping her...

5 Reasons Why You SHOULDN’T Go on a Montana Fly Fishing Trip

To many, a Montana fly fishing trip is the pinnacle of outdoor adventure. However, fly fishing trips in Montana are far from what you’d expect. It’s true, you’ll experience unforgettable scenery, wildlife, and fishing. Instead, most are left with many unwanted, and unfortunate, side effects.  Sure, your father’s, cousin’s, sister-in-law might have gone on a Montana fly fishing trip and raved about it. But did they mention the awe, jealousy, or unquantifiable fun that would haunt them for years following...

Top 5 Hopper Fly Patterns

Written by Aidan Morton To most, the dry, pale shade of yellow that overcomes our lawns, fields, and hillsides is a sign that the dog days of summer are upon us. To fly fishermen, however, late summer in Montana is synonymous with low water and big hopper fly patterns.   While our beloved summer stonefly and mayfly hatches hold a special place in our hearts and minds, I long for those warm afternoons throwing hopper fly patterns to the bank: ...

2023 Father’s Day Fly Fishing Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect Father's Day gift? With Father’s Day rapidly approaching, it may seem like your list of potential fly fishing gift ideas is never ending. After all, what do you get for the dad who has everything? Fly fishermen know what they want, and that’s why we have narrowed down several surefire gift ideas that will please any dad on your list. All of which are available on our online fly shop. 1. R.L. Winston Air 2 Fly...

Top 5 Salmonfly Patterns – Montana Salmonfly Hatch

Looking for some salmonfly patterns that flat-out work for the Montana salmonfly hatch? Salmonfly season is upon us and if you are like us, you’re on the edge of your seat. There’s nothing quite like casting enormous foam dry flies at the bank and watching eager trout crush them. However, Montana’s salmonfly hatches are not a secret. It’s crucial to have the right flies on hand to stand out from the crowds. We’ve handpicked five of our favorite new salmonfly...

Top 5 Skwala Stonefly Fly Patterns – Montana Skwala Hatch

On a warm, overcast afternoon in April, our local rivers are home to some of the most spectacular Montana fly fishing during the annual skwala stonefly hatch. As winter recedes, the skwala stonefly hatch signals the start of an electrifying new Missoula fly fishing season. The sight of trout voraciously leaping out of the water to snatch a skwala fly pattern off the surface is a heart-pumping moment that will leave any angler trembling with excitement. As the days get...

2020 Fly Fishing Holiday Gift Guide

It’s time to start thinking about that perfect holiday gift for the angler in your life. Tough decision, huh?  We want to help! The Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop has so many great options for all types of anglers, we have put together a list of items we think any of them would enjoy. Take a look at our 2020 gift guide and if nothing sparks your interest, visit our shop - online or in-store! 1. Orvis Clearwater Outfit    ...

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...

Fly Fishing Gifts for Fishy People in Your Life

The holidays are here again! Between holiday parties and powder days, finding the best fly fishing gifts for every fisherman or woman on your list can be tricky. But don’t worry, we’ve got your back this year. We’ve put together a list of our favorite gifts for those who love fly fishing in Montana, and everywhere else. For Someone Who Just Discovered the Sport | Gifts for the Beginning Fly Fisher Simms G4 Pro Hip Pack Fly fishing requires a…

12 Days of Christmas at Grizzly Hackle

12 Days of Christmas at Grizzly Hackle It’s that time of year again!  The most wonderful time of the year and we want to celebrate by doing our annual 12 days of Christmas at Grizzly Hackle.  This is our way of helping you save on Christmas gifts for the fisher in your life.  Here’s how it works: December 12-14 : 30% off Store Wide!* December 15-17: 25% off Store Wide!* December 18-20: 20% off Store Wide!* December 21-24: 15% off Store…