Madison Valley Ranch Blog

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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Casting with Robin Williams

Check out this wonderful article by Jack Dennis about giving a casting lesson to Robin Williams, found on the Drake Magazine’s website.  It’ll warm you right up.

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Review on Hatch Mag: Simms Headwaters Day Pack

Our friends at Hatch Mag, an online compilation of articles relating to fly fishing specifically and life generally, posted a review of the Simms Headwaters Day Pack.  Coming in at $169.95, it’s always nice to do some research before committing to a new pack.  Check out what they have to say about it here.  It comes in…

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Top New Fly Fishing Gear from IFTD

Recently Midcurrent published a blog post of new fly fishing gear from the annual International Fly Tackle Dealer expo, the mecca for fishing bums-turned entrepreneurs who want to check out new gear and see old friends. As always, the fly fishing world is continually coming up with innovative items to make your time on the…

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Madison River Rainbow

No description is needed here!!

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Photo Essay on Orvis News

Orvis News recently posted a great photo essay on their blog.  Hannah Perkins describes her journey as an angler. Fantastic article and beautiful images.

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That’s a Big Fish…

This week we welcomed Toby and Neil and their daughter Elizabeth and son-in-law Bruce.  They had some amazing fishing, but this fish really stands out.  They landed some huge fish during their week-long trip. More images can we found on our Instagram profile.  Not on Instagram yet?  Sign up and find users with similar interests…

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Longer Nights as We Head into Fall

As we venture into fall, the temperature has dipped into the high 30′s at night and dawn greets us a little later each day.  A bonus of this?  The sunrises are a little easier to see for those of us who hit snooze at the first hint of an alarm. We’ve had some gorgeous sunrises…

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Blood or Surgeon’s?

Which knot to tie…blood or surgeon’s? If you’ve often wondered which is a better knot to tie, check out this article on Midcurrent.  It might only help to reinforce your existing opinion, since the experts seem to be all over the board.    

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