Troutfitters Winter Tying Session Schedule

January 23, 2019

Troutfitters Winter Tying Session Schedule

Montana Troutfitters

A Fly Fishing Tradition Since 1978

1716 West Main St., In the Beaver Pond Plaza

Bozeman, Montana


Weekends with the Legends!!


Five Montana local fly tying aficionados will be demonstrating and sharing their tips as part of the "Troutfitters winter tying" series at Montana Troutfitters.  The program will be held each Saturday from noon-3:00pm beginning January 26th. 

All programs will be held at Montana Troutfitters at 1716 W. Main St., Bozeman.


Saturday January 26, John McPherson: Johnny Mac has spent more time probing the depths of montana rivers than anyone we know. He makes even the most dedicated anglers look like fair weather fisherman. He was a guide in Yellowstone park for the better part of 10 years and has been chasing fish across Montana for a few decades. When he isnt fishing or hanging out in the back country, he can be found spinning up some of the best looking flies around! His fishing experience and success rate suggest that his patterns are some of the best to fill a fly box with!


Saturday February 02, Rick Matney: Rick Matney is a long time Montana based fly fishing guide. He also owns a lodge in Alaska and spends months at a time in Hawaii chasing the elusive bone fish. This guy is an apex predator of fish. His fly patterns fool the most cautios of trout, steelhead, and bones. Whether you are swinging flies on two handed rods, hucking hoppers at Montana banks, or launching 90 footers to cruising bone fish, you can be sure Rick's flies will not be a liability. 


Saturday February 09, Bob Jacklin: long-time outfitter, author and owner of Jacklin’s Fly Shop in West Yellowstone.  Jacklin is noted for his original patterns and his entertaining presentation.


Saturday February 16, Simon Chu: Simon hails all the way from New Zealand, a place known for giant, picky trout. From small dry flies to tight line euro nymphing, Simon is the man! He is a gear head, writer, and avid angler. He may be the most knowledgeable trout angler we have had come through the shop. His flies are simple master pieces, perfected for the demise of large picky trout.


Saturday February 23, Jake Walbridge: Wally has had trout on the brain for his entire life. Born and raised in Michigan, he learned the art of dry fly and streamer fishing at a young age. Wally has been working at the shop for the last 5 years and guiding for the last 2. He has spent a lot of time on the river, refining his tactics and patterns. In his 20 years of fly tying, some interesting patterns have come to light. Spin a few up and watch the fish fall victim. 


All programs are free and the public is welcome. 

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