Year: 2018

  How BIG is BIG ENOUGH for your rod? This depends on what fishing rods we are talking about. If you talk to fly fishermen, Spey rod fishermen, bass fishermen, or spin fishermen, “cane polers”, or backpackers, ideal size will …

SIZE MATTERS!!! Read More »

Gobbling up turkeys is not just about filling your tag. Turkeys are also great to eat. When we go on our annual turkey trip to eastern Montana, harvested turkeys rarely return home. They end up on the menu! Once a …

COOKING a CAMPFIRE TURKEY! Read More »

I read the other day that the outdoor population of Southwest Montana are responsible for the most violations of outdoor laws! Hunting, boating, and fishing violations are varied, abundant, and important. Honest Sportsmen are embarrassed by the thoughtless, dishonest, and …

WHAT the HECK!!! Read More »

“Aim small, miss small!” This should be the mantra for every hunter. We all try to make sure that our big game guns are sighted in, our gopher getters are fine-tuned, and our bows are perfect at 30 yards. Nobody …

TARGET YOUR TURKEY!!! Read More »

Fishing is a year around sport. Each season presents different challenges and techniques, but the opportunity to enjoy the sport is always available. No matter how cold it is, fish, have to eat. They may move less, and feed on …

Winter Fly Fish Wish!!! Read More »

Ice fishing tips and tricks can turn the ice on fire! So many Ice Men spend the day getting skunked on the ice. Here are some ideas to turn you on to catching more fish through the ice. Rod Rack    …

ICE CHIP TIPS 2!!! Read More »

There are always new tips and tricks to make our days afield better. The picture shows a few tips and ideas that have helped me to become a better Ice Man. There are probably no new ideas but we all …

ICE CHIPS!!! Read More »

Ice fishermen, and women, are the coolest folks on the water! Almost everyone says “Howdy”, and willingly shares fishing reports and conversation. This is not always the case on fly fishing waters, or other destinations. Some fishermen come off as …

ICE MEN are the COOLEST !!! Read More »

Safety on the ice, or in a boat, is essential. There are times when throwing someone a line is required. I am not talking about a cute joke or phrase, I am suggesting an actual line. If someone has gone …

THROW ME A LINE !!! Read More »

“Did you get your elk?” This is a common question asked throughout Montana each season. Families that hunt together, stay together. Great hunting companions, whether family or friends, are hard to find. The Stovall family is an example of what …

FAMILY BULL!!! Read More »