Fly Tying

Hostetler, Jeff
Once again the showery skies of springtime Montana turn to blue, and the summer yellow sun shines high and long. While fisherman adapt to the heat with sunscreen and sandals, the bugs time their hatches and breeding seasons according to body color. Read more >>
Hostetler, Jeff
Early summer in Southwest Montana is typically striped with muddy, raging rivers full of the melted snows of winter. Most anglers this time of year seek out tailwater fisheries and lakes. Read more >>
Hostetler, Jeff
Many fly patterns have been designed to work for a specific region. There are, however, a number of flies that cross over between fresh water and salt water. One fly that has been a crossover pattern for several years is Bob Clouser’s Clouser Minnow. Read more >>
Jeff Hostetler
Spring in Bozeman is an amazing time for numerous reasons—the fields turn green, the bears awaken, and the temperatures warm—but for the fly fisher, it means the long-awaited thaw of snow and ice. Read more >>
Jeff Hostetler
The art of fly-tying has evolved in a similar fashion to that of the painted canvas. Paints and mediums change as represented by the newest digital art endeavors. A similar evolution happened within fly-tying, and Rainy’s Grand Hopper is this summer’s pixel art. Read more >>
Hostetler, Jeff
For me, fishing began 27 years ago, at the age of five when my family and I would thread fat nightcrawlers onto bait hooks and fish for anything that swam. Several years later I picked up a fly rod, and at the same time began tying my own flies. Some caught fish; many did not. Read more >>
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