Montana, Ho! by Phoebe Bean

Summer seemed to fly by faster than usual this year! Between guiding, managing the fly shop, Lava Lake social media, and odd jobs thrown in here and there, sleep was definitely not a priority. One of my best friends from high school and a friend of my sister's lived with our family while they interned for the ranch, which was a complete blast! Our house was most definitely packed...

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The Drakes Are Here! by Phoebe Bean

The craze at Silver Creek surrounding the famous Brown Drake hatch has begun; although there are many fantastic aquatic insect hatches in the West, the Brown Drake hatch is hard to beat, and there are only a few days each year to experience it. Yesterday at the Picabo Angler (where I work/guide), the phone was ringing off the hook with folks wanting to reserve beats on private water, inquiring about different fly patterns, and lots of anglers wandered into the shop to "shoot the shit," have a cold beer, and wait for dusk...

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