Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Presentation | The River’s Edge Fly Shop


Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 2, at 7:00 for a Presentation at The River’s Edge West!

The guys from Yellow Dog Fly Fishing will be here, as well as the owners of Avalon Fly, to present to you all of the details about FLY FISHING IN CUBA!

It’s going to be a great night, and certainly not an event you will want to miss. As always, refreshments and light appetizers will be served, and there will be plenty of time to pick the brains of the team that goes above and beyond to make your Fly Fishing Adventure the best possible.

Fly Fishing in Cuba can be described in one word…. AMAZING.

In addition to this presentation, The River’s Edge will also be hosting a trip to Cuba this coming MAY aboard the Tortuga Houseboat in the Jardines de la Reina (the Gardens of the Queen).

The group will be traveling down with a scientific visa for a week of fishing for permit, bonefish and tarpon. The dates of this trip are May 23-29, 2015, and we will have more details at the Thursday night event.

Here are some excellent photos from Cuba, shot by Co-Owner of Yellow Dog Fly Fishing, and well-known Outdoor Photographer, Jim Klug.

For more photos visit: Jim Klug Outdoor Photography

Fresh Fishing Reports | September 22, 2014.



We keep you updated for all of our local rivers. What’s happening, what they’re eating, and where to go. If there are any rivers you don’t find, and need a report on, stop by or give us a call. Often times we’ve either fished them recently, or have heard from someone who has.

September is a GREAT month to fly fish in Montana. Get out here! We have a few guide trip opens in the next couple of weeks, so if you’re looking for an expert to take you out and get you into some Wild Montana Trout, look no further. We’ll get you taken care of. We have the BEST GUIDES in the state.

For more information on Montana Guided Fishing Trips, visit the Guided Fishing Trip page on our Website, or give us a call at either our North 7th Avenue or West shop (406.586.5373 – North 7th Ave or 406.284.2401 – West) and we can answer any questions you may have.

Update on Yellowstone River


The Yellowstone River is looking good this morning. What ever rainstorms were happening in the Park likely turned to snow, and it would seem that the mud plugs have moved down. We will keep you posted on any other reports we hear!


Yellowstone River at Pine Creek

If you’re thinking of fishing today, we would have to say that it is a good idea! It’s a little chilly right now, but that doesn’t mean the fishing won’t be good. We could see a great Fall BWO hatch today, as well as various other mayflies. Don’t leave home without your small dry box. Parachute Adams, Purple Haze, and Para Wulffs will be your friends today. If you’re into throwing some meat, bust out the streamer rod and line up the sink tip. We’re just getting into prime-time for Fall fishing, and some of the best streamer fishing of the year.

Good luck if you get out! Stay warm and dry, and if you are in need of any reports, info on rivers, gear, bugs, or just want to talk fishing on this gloomy day, swing by either shop and say hi!

Yellowstone River | Possible Mud Plug


Judging by the Lamar River Streamflow Report, and the Pine Creek Webcam, there appears to be a bit of a mud plug moving down the Yellowstone River.

The Lamar saw a pretty good spike a couple hours ago, so our guess would be that there will be some mud moving down shortly. It’s already dropping down, so it shouldn’t last long. We’ll keep you posted on the clarity! If you’re up there, give us a call and let us know how it’s looking!





Steelhead rivers are some of the last pristine, pure water systems left on the planet. We need to do our part to protect those that are left, and to help restore those that have not been treated with much respect.

Head out to the The Emerson Center for Arts and Culture, here in Bozeman on Tuesday, September 16th, at 7:00 PM to learn more about the journey of the Wild Steelhead and the obstacles they face along the way. There will be a showing of “WILD REVERENCE” by North Fork Studios.

For more information on the project, visit North Fork Studios

Here is the trailer….


Fresh Fishing Reports

fly bins

When headed out on a weekend fly fishing adventure, there are a few things you don’t want to leave home with out…

Your Fly Rod

A key part of your gear arsenal when fly fishing….

Your Fly Box/Boxes

Another essential piece of gear. Typically, landing fish without a hook can be quite difficult. 

Your Fishing Reports from The River’s Edge Fly Shop.

If you remember the two steps above, but don’t know where to go and what to use, why even bother? Don’t forget our fishing reports before you head out to the river! 


Meet the Drink Tank Growler | 64 oz. of pure awesomeness.




 You might be asking yourself…”What the heck is this crazy contraption.” Don’t worry…we said that at first too. We’ll break it down for you.


  • Drink Tanks are constructed of high quality 18/8 Stainless Steel.
  • The Tanks do not sweat, due to a double wall vacuum sealed design. 
  • A BPA Free Poly Lid, secured by a double bail locking system. 
  • Growler Sized, 64 oz. 

Now…into the interesting part: 

We ordered all of ours with the additional Keg Attachments. That means a couple of things… The Keg Cap allows you to preserve your beer, and keep things fresh. In addition it allows you to dispense your frosty cold drink without having to open up the Drink Tank. 

If you’re not a beer connoisseur, the growler makes for a great water bottle, and an excellent coffee keeper and will keep your hot substances hot during your long days on the river. 

We’re carrying these bad boys at both shops, so stop by and check one out while they’re here! We have a feeling these might go fast..

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Welcome to September!

Before heading out to the river on this beautiful Labor Day, be sure to check out our freshly updated Fishing Reports. We keep you updated on all things fly fishing on the Yellowstone, Gallatin, Madison, and Missouri Rivers, as well as the Local Spring Creeks. If you are interested in a river that is not on our list, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We fish all over the state and hear reports from all the area waters! 

Have a great Labor Day, and hopefully catch a few nice trout! 




When it comes to great gear, the most experienced guide staff in town, and the best sources of local knowledge, we’ve got it all here at The River’s Edge. We are your Complete Fly Fishing Outfitter. 

We carry all of the best brands including a complete selection of Simms gear, fly rods from Winston, Sage, Scott, and St. Croix, and fly lines from Scientific Anglers and Rio. Our West location is the only fly shop in the USA to carry 100% of the Simms product line in stock. We also keep our fly bins stocked with great flies selected for all of our local rivers and streams, as well as quite a few stillwater flies. In addition to our freshwater selection, we also have all the best flies for your next Saltwater destination. If you’re into big streamers for big trout or Pike, we can take care of you there too!

We take pride in helping all anglers, from the most experienced to the first timer, enjoy their time on the water.  

If you’re in the area, stop by either one of our shops and say hi! If there is one thing that we enjoy doing, it’s talking fly fishing. We love hearing about your latest fly fishing adventures! If you’re headed out, we can get you stocked up on all the necessities and get you going in the right direction to have a great experience fly fishing. 

If you’re not coming through Bozeman any time soon, but want some great fly fishing gear, check out our Online Fly Shop HERE. We offer FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $50.00, and FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING on orders over $500.00. 

Yellowstone Days….


There aren’t too many better ways to spend a day than floating down Montana’s Yellowstone River. Bluebird August days are some of our favorites, and as August comes to an end, we will start to see leaves changing colors and and the temps dropping a bit, paving the way for a great September!