Yearly Archives: 2010

/2010

Bank Robbers Now in Stock!

Many of you have been waiting for this day for a LONG time, so we are very excited to announce that the Bank Robbers are finally here and ready to ship!  Kelly spent the better part of a year with the good folks at St. Croix in developing what is sure to be one of the best streamer rods on the market... In fact, it is the only rod that has ever been specifically created for active streamer fishing.  As you might imagine, Kelly put a lot of time and effort in developing this rod, and everything from the custom [...]

By |2010-12-01T09:11:36+00:00December 1st, 2010|Kelly Galloup's Slide Inn|Comments Off on Bank Robbers Now in Stock!

Fishing Report for October 22nd, 2010

Madison River Dam: 776 cfs Kirby: 850 cfs Fishing has been pretty good on the Upper Madison this week, and it should only get better as cloudy skies and winter snows descend upon the valley starting tomorrow.  With the bright sun and sixty degree temperatures this week, nymphs and streamers have been taking some really nice fish between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., but again the bite seems to be slowing down for most of the afternoon, and picking back up around 5:30 until sundown.  This should all start to change here very soon, meaning that you'd be better off [...]

By |2010-10-22T10:48:18+00:00October 22nd, 2010|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for October 22nd, 2010

Fishing Report for October 16th, 2010

Madison River Dam: 813 cfs Kirby: 882 cfs We had a great week of fishing on the ol' Upper Madison this week, and very few people around to share it with.  Both Raynold's and Three dollar have been very productive from a catching standpoint on all three fronts-- Nymphs, Dries, and Streamers.  Nymphing continues to be option numero uno if you're looking for numbers, and the bite seems to peaking from around 9:00 a.m.  to 2:00 p.m. when the sun is out and more like 10:00 to 4:00 on the colder, overcast days.  Size 20 Hare's ears and PT's, midges, [...]

By |2010-10-16T12:22:31+00:00October 16th, 2010|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for October 16th, 2010

Fishing Report for October 8th, 2010

Madison River Dam:  832 cfs Kirby: 882 cfs Well it took a little longer than we anticipated, but it is safe to say that Fall is finally here, and all the good things that come with it.  The blue wings have been out in force when the clouds have moved in, and we've had some great dry fly fishing in the wade section from late morning until around 3:00 in the afternoon.  Nymphs are still the way to go early on though-- size 20 BWO nymphs and emergers as well as midge larva and pupa have been good to downright [...]

By |2010-10-08T12:04:36+00:00October 8th, 2010|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for October 8th, 2010

Fishing Report for October 3rd, 2010

Madison River Dam:804 cfs Kirby: 860 cfs The near record temperatures and sunny skies have provided some very pleasant weather for anglers throughout the state over the last week, but fishing has been pretty day-to-day on the Upper Madison.  The float section has definitely been the most inconsistent...one day they're eating streamers and small attractors like a champ, and the next day you'd swear you're not on the same river.  Its anybody's guess when it will turn on again, but we have colder temperatures and cloudy skies in the forecast all next week, so tomorrow looks like as good a [...]

By |2010-10-03T09:45:06+00:00October 3rd, 2010|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for October 3rd, 2010

Fishing Report for September 25th, 2010

Madison River Dam: 832 cfs Kirby: 871 cfs Indian Summer appears to have finally descended upon the Madison Valley, and with temperatures scheduled to hold in the mid-seventies through next week, it's a great time to head out to the river for what is sure to be the last window of hoppertunity until next year. The wade section continues to be your best bet for consistency and numbers,  particularly around Raynold's and Three Dollar. It's been a little chilly out there, so no need to be out on the river until 8:30 a.m., but it would be in your best [...]

By |2010-09-25T12:52:02+00:00September 25th, 2010|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for September 25th, 2010

Fishing Report for September 16th, 2010

Madison River Dam: 841 cfs Kirby: 903 cfs Its finally warming up out there, but it looks like another cold front is coming our way starting on Monday.  We're not sure if its because of the flows have been stabilized out of Hebgen, but the upper river seems to have really turned on over the last week.  Small baetis nymphs and midges (#18-22) have been the ticket in the mornings, but there hasn't been a lot going on before 9:00 a.m. as temperatures are still lingering in the high 30's to mid 40's by eight.  We have been getting a [...]

By |2010-09-16T12:54:02+00:00September 16th, 2010|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for September 16th, 2010

FLY OF THE WEEK

Olive Peanut Envy Pound for pound, the olive envy has been our best producer throughout South West Montana over the last two weeks.  With the pre-spawn browns starting to put on their Halloween costumes, we see no reason why it should lose its spot anytime soon

By |2010-09-10T11:36:12+00:00September 10th, 2010|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on FLY OF THE WEEK

Fishing Report for September 8th, 2010

Madison River Dam: 870 cfs Kirby: 937 cfs Its been a chilly first week of September in south west Montana, and it doesn't look like its going to be getting any warmer out there for a while.  Flows were dropped 200 cfs on August 31st after a "school bus sized" boulder crushed three gates at Ennis Dam the day before.  They have been running a good amount of water down the lower Madison in order to draw down Ennis lake, thus allowing for a more thorough inspection of the damaged area.  That being said, the colder temperatures and cloudy skies [...]

By |2010-09-08T15:39:09+00:00September 8th, 2010|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for September 8th, 2010

Fishing Report for August 28th, 2010

Madison River Dam: 1,030 cfs Kirby: 1,190 cfs Fishing has been a little "iffy" on the ol' Upper Madison these days.  One day the hopper fishing is great, and the next day its just plain brutal.  Ants and beetles have been a little more consistent, but still far from on fire.  Most of our bugs are done for the season, but you can still find a few caddis and epeorus spinners above Raynold's in the evenings.  Nymphing small baetis nymphs (yes baetis in August) and midges in the morning has been the way to go, especially in the wade section, [...]

By |2010-08-28T16:57:37+00:00August 28th, 2010|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for August 28th, 2010