Madison Valley Ranch Blog

Camille Egdorf: Simms Article

It’s always fun to read about a Montana-based angler with a passion for all things fishing.  It’s icing on the cake when she is a badass female who has fishing in her blood.  Simms Fishing, based in nearby Bozeman, has teamed up with Camille Egdorf.  For a great quick read about Camille and her favorite Simms…

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DamNation

This weekend we watched an awesome documentary called DamNation (available on Netflix, iTunes, and Vimeo).  If you are looking for an intelligent movie that focuses on environmental issues and education, while spotlighting the effect of what many viewed as progress on our fisheries, don’t skip this one!  Very well done. If after watching you are interested in…

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Whirling Disease Warrior

Most people who have fished the Madison River in Montana have heard of Whirling Disease, the cause of a massive decline in Madison River’s rainbow trout population in the 1990′s. If you are interested in learning more, check out this article on Orvis News by Phil Monahan.  It highlights Dave Kumlien, a Bozeman-based fly fishing guru,…

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Fall Fishing in Yellowstone National Park

Every year, we have a group of serious anglers who visit Madison Valley Ranch at the end of October.  Yes, the weather can be finicky, the wind just might blow, but there is something magical about Autumn in Big Sky Country.  Just as the leaves changes from green to oranges and browns, our brown trout…

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Video: Madison Valley Ranch on Joy of Fishing

Besides actually being out on the water, there is nothing like watching a fishing movie to get you excited about fly fishing and an upcoming trip.  Have you seen the Joy of Fishing episode highlighting Madison Valley Ranch?  A short teaser clip is below, and I would highly recommend the full 21 minute video, found…

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Michael Keaton is “Totally Locked In”

In this interview with Marshall Cutchin from Midcurrent, Michael Keaton touches on the dynamic relaxation that fly fishing brings.  When asked what he like most about fly fishing, Keaton responds with, “Well, it’s best when it’s unconscious.”  We like his view of fishing…warning: adult language. Click here to listen to the interview or read the…

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Inspect, Clean, Dry

As anglers, we all know the importance of stopping the spread of invasive species.  Inspect your gear, clean it thoroughly, and hang it to dry.  For felt soles, the drying process may take 4 days or so. For tips and info on how to care for your gear while minimizing the spread of aquatic nuisance species, check…

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Madison Brown Pic

This beauty of a brown was caught by a guest this September.  No matter how many fish pics you see, it’s always exciting to see big brown trout like this one caught while fly fishing the Madison and released back into the river.  Nice fish Harry!  

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Hosting Gary Borger

Last week at Madison Valley Ranch, we hosted Gary Borger, fly fishing extraordinaire. Gary has been fly fishing  since 1955 and teaching anglers since 1972. He is the author of numerous fly fishing books and released multiple instructional videos starting in 1982. His passion for angling is evident, his patience is abundant, and his knowledge…

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Beer + Fly Fishing = Winning

When you open your mailbox to find the quarterly Drake Magazine stuffed in there, your day will definitely be improved.  Always inventive and informative, the Drake is a favorite of many anglers, young and seasoned alike. In the recent edition, James Robles “matched the batch” by pairing his favorite beers with bugs coming off the river….

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