The Life of a Caddisfly

Caddisfly Life Cycle Caddisflies, formally known as Trichoptera, are commonly found on rivers, lakes, and streams throughout the U.S. West and around the world. The definition of the ancient Greek word means “Hairy Wings,” and rightfully so.   With all of the bugs that thrive in the rivers of Montana, the caddis seem to be…

Last Minute Christmas Idea!

Undoubtedly, some of you will have a last-minute gift that you are struggling with and aren’t sure what to get or weren’t sure so you guessed and are assuming they will return it.   I am not here to help.  If you were stumped it was probably a gift for a friend or relative that…

Dry Flies and Lessons Learned

Contributor: Shaun Baggitt, Maine   Trust 1. Love. Dry Flies. As I’m sure you’ve read in a thousand different fly fishing tales and have experienced for yourself, there is nothing quite like watching a fish crush a big foam fly. Bass, trout, panfish, doesn’t matter. My obsession with foam dry flies has its roots in…