April 11, 2011
As my wife Minori, good friend Tad Sweet and I loaded Tad’s truck with our fishing gear I was filled with great expectations for the day’s fishing prospects. Just five days earlier Minori and I had fished the river with excellent results. On that particular day we found several spots where the fish were actively feeding on the surface. The fish were taking midges and we had no trouble fooling them with size #18 Griffith’s Gnats and Adam’s Parachutes. Most of the fish we caught that day ran between 10 and 14 inches but we did fool a couple of 15/16 inchers. All of the fish were in great shape and they fought hard making for a great day of fishing.
On this day however, the river gods would not be so kind. The snow storm that hit on Thursday had dropped way more snow on the area than I had guessed. The warmer temperature on Saturday was melting the freshly fallen snow and this was adding new snow melt water to the river raising the water level slightly, dropping the water temperature and adding color to the water. This triple whammy spelled doom for me and my two fishing partners. If it were not for Minori’s persistence and a deftly fished BH Red Copper John this threesome would have gone home completely shut out. Not that that would have been such a bad thing. Us so called experts need a good ass kicking once in awhile to keep us honest. As the day wore on and I could not buy a fish no matter what I tried all I could think about was how people come into the fly shop and expect me to have all the answers. And, after 30 plus years in the business and 40 plus years of fly fishing experience I begin to believe I do have all the answers. Then a day like Saturday comes along and abruptly brings me back to planet earth.
February 18, 2011
We have recently been getting lots of new Simms Fishing Products in our store. While there are a few items that are backorderd for a few more weeks, we have lots of new and exciting products from Simms avaialble for sale now. A few notable mentions are:
These are just a few on the new items so if you are in the area, stop by and have a look or take a look at our webstore at http://www.theriversedge.com/store/home.php .
More to come…
December 8, 2009
Last July I was fortunate enough to hook up with John Dietsch of the Adventure Guides television program on the Outdoor Channel and share a day of fishing with him on McCoys Spring Creek over near Dillon, MT. John and I had what can only be described as an epic hopper fishing day as we traded off catching fish out of each run. John captured the whole day on video and will be airing it on the 2010 season of the Adventure Guides television show on the Outdoor Channel. Here is a little teaser for the upcoming show ….
Let us know what you think!
p.s. If you have not had a chance to fish McCoys Spring Creek, you need to do that. It is an excellent small spring creek experience. For more information and guides for McCoys, you can contact us at The River’s Edge at 406-586-5373 or call Steve Bielenberg at McCoys in Dillon at 406-683-6508.
November 20, 2009
The River’s Edge & Simms Fishing Products Holiday Spectacular
Thursday * December 3rd * 6:00 – 9:00 PM * at The River’s Edge!
Come All Ye Faithful…fly fishers! Get in the “Fish”mas spirit and join The River’s Edge and Simms Fishing Products for a Holiday Spectacular. This is a perfect evening to do some Christmas shopping for that special fly fisher in your life. Joining us for the night will be local guests, photographer Brian Grossenbacher, Livingston artist Derek DeYoung, and Simms Rep Jon Yousko. There will be special pricing on Simms products for this evening only and the first 25 people get a free Derek DeYoung t-shirt! Refreshments, prizes and an abundance of holiday cheer will be also provided.
This event is free and open to the public.
November 19, 2009
Starting October 1st through December 31st, if you buy a Winston premium rod from The River’s Edge, you are entitled to buy a Winston Ascent rod and case, valued at $225, directly from Winston for just $65. The price also includes free UPS Ground Shipping from Twin Bridges, MT.
This limited time offer is designed to help with your Holiday shopping and is a great opportunity to purchase a new fly rod for the friend or child you want to get started fly fishing, and, better yet, buy a new Winston for yourself. Winston’s Ascent rods are designed by Winston in Twin Bridges as a great way for entry-level or intermediate anglers to become part of the Winston family at exceptional value. These 4-piece rods have a smooth fast action and are designed to be very easy to cast. This promotion is good for an Ascent in the following length/weights:
- 8′ 3 wt
- 9′ 4 wt
- 9′ 5 wt
- 9′ 6 wt
- 9′ 8 wt
After you purchase your Winston premium rod, we will give you the form needed to take advantage of this offer. Just send in your completed form with the receipt (dated no later than 12/31/09), your warranty card and a check, money order or your credit card information to Winston with the order information for your new Ascent rod. For information to help you decide which Ascent rod to get, send us an email at email@example.com or call us at 406-586-5373.
October 13, 2009
Mark Your Calendar!
Top 10 Fly Fishing Desinations of the World ~ Presentation
Thursday, November 19th at 7:00 PM
Been dreaming about your next fly fishing adventure? Come out for a night of fishing around the world at The River’s Edge Fly Shop in Bozeman. Jim Klug and Ian Davis – owners of Yellow Dog Fly fishing Adventures – have both fished extensively throughout the globe. They will be at the River’s Edge on Thursday night to present a slideshow on some of the top fly fishing destinations around the world. Ian will also be available for questions as he ties up some saltwater flies throughout the night. Whether to entice your fly fishing palette, see some amazing photography, or just to learn more about great places to fish – you won’t want to miss out on this fun evening.
*This event is free and open to the public.
The River’s Edge is located at 2012 North 7th Ave, Bozeman, Montana. Phone 406.586.5373 for further information.
August 5, 2009
Happy to be Buff
I remember when I started working at River’s Edge last summer and noticing the shop carried these things called “Buffs”. I also remember scoffing at them and thinking you’d have to be a serious dork to wear one of those. Read the rest of this entry »
July 29, 2009
On Sunday, I spent the day with some fishy women at our Women’s Intermediate class. We spent the entire day on and around a section of the East Gallatin. The morning was mostly spent answering questions, reading water, roll casting, and talking “bugs”. To take the “bug” thing a step further, I dunked a seine in the river and kicked up a few rocks for a nice sample of aquatic insects. Read the rest of this entry »
June 22, 2009
Good news for the Clacka Craft drift boat enthusiasts of Bozeman, The River’s Edge just became Bozeman’s only Clacka Craft pro shop. This allows us to sell new Clacka Craft drift boats and answer any questions about the boats that you may have. Read the rest of this entry »
June 10, 2009
Here we sit in early June with the biggest question of all … When will the rivers in Montana be fishable? While this is not a question that can be answered easily, with what has been happening around here lately, I can hopefully say sooner than later. Read the rest of this entry »