Madison Valley Ranch Blog

One Of The Best Fly Fishing Knots Is The Blood Knot

How to Tie a Blood Knot in 10 Seconds

  • May 13, 2020

In this video, Parker demonstrates why you've been tying the blood knot the wrong way all this time. With a little practice, we're confident you'll never tie the blood knot the old way ever again. Tying the blood knot…

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Josh Eaton With A Nice Trout Caught By His Client

Raised in a Drift Boat

  • January 23, 2020

Josh EatonĀ is among the top up and coming fly fishing guides in the state of Montana. As the son of our outfitters Chris and Julie Eaton, fly fishing is in Josh's DNA. His experience and personality are the perfect combination…

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The Year of the Grasshopper

  • December 30, 2019

2019 was a big success thanks to an exceptional seasonal staff, delicious meals from Matt and his team, and our fantastic guests. The upper Madison River is one of the most consistent and reliable rivers in the country, but 2019…

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2018 ~ Year End Recap

  • December 19, 2018

Each and every year in the Madison Valley there comes a point in time where we throw down our guard and say, "winter is here". Suddenly as the days become shorter, temperatures plummet, the river becomes vacant and slowly it…

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Late August Fishing Update

  • August 24, 2018

Fishing wise, not too much has changed since our July report. The weather has been a different story though! With no measurable rain since July 11th we welcomed a strong low pressure system that brought significant rainfall and cool northerly…

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July Fishing Report

  • July 27, 2018

It's been an extraordinary summer fishing season to say the least. We've been fortunate to have terrific weather and river flows here on the upper Madison River. Caddis and nocturnal stones are on the menu with more and more terrestrials…

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Late June Fishing Report

  • June 25, 2018

Though we are still waiting on pins and needles for salmon flies, there is still great bug life and fishing on the Madison this week!  Check out the latest fishing report from the Tackle Shop to get ready for some…

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Five Questions with a Conservation Expert

  • May 22, 2018

The Madison Conservation District has been heading up a major restoration of Jack Creek, a tributary of the Madison River which traverses the Madison Valley Ranch Property.  As a contributing landowner, we at the lodge have been privileged to sit…

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Take a Virtual Tour of Jack Creek

  • April 11, 2018

The Jack Creek Restoration is well underway with construction beginning in early April.  Take one last virtual tour of Jack Creek before the vintage cars were removed and willows were added for bank stabilization!

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