Intro to Fly Fishing for Women

Intro to Fly Fishing for Women – Take the intimidation out of fly fishing in this class taught by Grizzly Hackle guide Kelly Harrison.  Learn about gear, clothing, reading water and finding fish, identifying local fish species, rigging a rod, entomology, and tying basic knots. You will develop the confidence to visit fly shops and venture out on the river on your own. No equipment necessary. 2 classes, Group Size: Limit to 10 per class Class 1 – February 20 /…

Planning Your Next Montana Fly Fishing Trip!

Why Choose A Montana Fly Fishing Trip? Montana is famous for being the “Last Best Place”, and for good reason.  It has a small population, a plethora of public land, and great stream access laws. No wonder this state is so widely celebrated!  To anglers,  Montana is the perfect slice of paradise.  The rivers, streams, and lakes provide some of the best trout fishing in the world along with postcard panoramas.  Planning your next Montana fly fishing trip isn’t a matter of…

3 Tips For Fall Fly Fishing In Missoula, Montana

Fall fly fishing in Missoula, Montana provides anglers spectacular opportunities. If you ask any Missoula fly fishing guide or local when their favorite time to fish is,  10 out of 10 are going to say spring or fall. In the spring we have our first dry fly fishing of the year and big fish are starting to look up.  In the fall it is dry fly nirvana. Multiple mayfly species are hatching and the fish are looking up to chow before…

Montana Fly Fishing Pack List

Montana Fly Fishing Pack List Headed to Big Sky Country for some fly fishing? 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 pack list will help you make the most of your trip!   If you’re looking for a guided…

Customer Appreciation Day at Grizzly Hackle

Customer Appreciation Day at Grizzly Hackle! This year marks the 14th year of our Customer Appreciation Day at Grizzly Hackle!  It’s always the first Saturday in March and a way for us to kick off the fishing season and say thank to the best customers in the industry.  This year not only marks 14 years of celebrating our customers, but 30 years in business in Missoula.  Since 1988 out on Rock Creek we have been proudly serving the fly fisher…

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. …

2018 Fishing Forecast: Why you should fly fish in Missoula in 2018

2018 Fishing Forecast: Why you should fly fish in Missoula in 2018 Snow Pack around the state is looking great right now with averages over 100% in our area.  As long as this trend keeps up through the rest of the winter we will be all good for the summer.  Now, we would love to say that snow pack levels are everything, but it’s not.  Warmth matters too and how our snow pack comes out of the mountains.  If we…

18 Places to Fly Fish in Montana in 2018

Fly fishing in Montana tops many a fly fisher’s bucket list. And we can’t blame them. We are lucky enough to live in a state that boasts the best trout fishing in the United States and one could argue the Planet. From the mighty Clark Fork and Blackfoot and other Missoula area rivers to the Yellowstone and Gallatin, we’ve gathered our 18 places to fly fish in Montana in 2018. These are by no means in order of importance, but they are places…

2018 Fly Fishing Film Tour here in Missoula!

The 2018 Fly Fishing Film Tour will be here again this year on February 3rd at the Wilma!  There will be shows at 4 pm and 8 pm.  This is a great time for everyone who is into fly fishing to come together and get some serious stoke for the season.  The films are action packed fly fishing films from all over the world.  Destinations like Gabon, Costa Rica, Florida, Dubai and Alaska to name a few will be featured….

13th Annual Customer Appreciation Day at Grizzly Hackle

The first Saturday of March is something that we have looked forward to every year for the last 13 years.  This year is no different with our 13th annual Customer Appreciation Day on March 4th from 10 am – 4 pm.  This year will be the biggest event that we’ve ever had.  Patagonia, Simms, Winston, Fly Vines, Scientific Anglers and Dirty Water Fly Company will all be here to help us celebrate the best customers in the industry!  There will be…