Madison Valley Ranch Blog


  • November 17, 2014

This weekend we watched an awesome documentary called DamNation (available on Netflix, iTunes, and Vimeo).  If you are looking for an intelligent movie that focuses on environmental issues and education, while spotlighting the effect of what many viewed as progress on our…

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Whirling Disease Warrior

  • November 12, 2014

Most people who have fished the Madison River in Montana have heard of Whirling Disease, the cause of a massive decline in Madison River's rainbow trout population in the 1990's. If you are interested in learning more, check out this…

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Fall Fishing in Yellowstone National Park

  • October 25, 2014

Every year, we have a group of serious anglers who visit Madison Valley Ranch at the end of October.  Yes, the weather can be finicky, the wind just might blow, but there is something magical about Autumn in Big Sky…

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Video: Madison Valley Ranch on Joy of Fishing

  • October 24, 2014

Besides actually being out on the water, there is nothing like watching a fishing movie to get you excited about fly fishing and an upcoming trip.  Have you seen the Joy of Fishing episode highlighting Madison Valley Ranch?  A short…

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Michael Keaton is “Totally Locked In”

  • October 22, 2014

In this interview with Marshall Cutchin from Midcurrent, Michael Keaton touches on the dynamic relaxation that fly fishing brings.  When asked what he like most about fly fishing, Keaton responds with, “Well, it’s best when it’s unconscious.”  We like his…

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Inspect, Clean, Dry

  • October 16, 2014

As anglers, we all know the importance of stopping the spread of invasive species.  Inspect your gear, clean it thoroughly, and hang it to dry.  For felt soles, the drying process may take 4 days or so. For tips and info on…

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Madison Brown Pic

  • October 2, 2014

This beauty of a brown was caught by a guest this September.  No matter how many fish pics you see, it's always exciting to see big brown trout like this one caught while fly fishing the Madison and released back into…

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Hosting Gary Borger

  • September 30, 2014

Last week at Madison Valley Ranch, we hosted Gary Borger, fly fishing extraordinaire. Gary has been fly fishing  since 1955 and teaching anglers since 1972. He is the author of numerous fly fishing books and released multiple instructional videos starting…

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Beer + Fly Fishing = Winning

  • September 20, 2014

When you open your mailbox to find the quarterly Drake Magazine stuffed in there, your day will definitely be improved.  Always inventive and informative, the Drake is a favorite of many anglers, young and seasoned alike. In the recent edition, James…

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Casting with Robin Williams

  • September 19, 2014

Check out this wonderful article by Jack Dennis about giving a casting lesson to Robin Williams, found on the Drake Magazine's website.  It'll warm you right up.

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