Articles by: Austin Stowell

Photographer, fly fisherman, and strong advocate for having a good time. Recent graduate looking for his path down the river of life.
Flathead River Fishing Report 10-1-18

Flathead River Fishing Report 10-1-18

Fishing on the Flathead River has been an ever-changing beast. In the last month we’ve done everything from skating moth patterns and bobber-lobbing nymph rigs, to stripping streamers to large hungry trout. Although there is some light to be seen at the end of the tunnel. Big fish have moved […]

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Flathead River Fishing Report 9-9-18

Flathead River Fishing Report 9-9-18

Welcome to September.. As most folks have taken to the mountains in pursuit of filling their freezers, you can’t blame them. September is hunting season. But, for those of us who prefer riffles over ridges, great fly fishing lies just ahead. As cooler water temperatures begin to set in, fishing […]

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Flathead River Fishing Report 9-4-18

Flathead River Fishing Report 9-4-18

September is here in the Flathead Valley and with it comes the dreaded end of summer. Kids go back to school, Labor Day shenanigans ensue, and the NFL dominates Sundays for the rest of the year. Wow has the Summer flown by! To the fly-fisherman not all is lost. As […]

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Flathead River Fishing Report 8-26-18

Flathead River Fishing Report 8-26-18

Well, it’s happened. The dog days of summer have come around. Fishing has been tough, but acheivable. The hot temps and lack of bug life has slowed the fishing. Luckily trout have been cooperating every now and then. It’s still worth your time to get on the Flathead River and […]

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Flathead River Fishing Report 8-18-18

Flathead River Fishing Report 8-18-18

Fire! That has been the topic of discussion this week. Stay away from the park as fire continues to rage. The Howe Ridge Fire has reached over 3,500 acres. This is a serious issue every year. Please keep the folks fighting these in your thoughts as the hot summer continues. […]

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Flathead River Fishing Report 8-9-18

Flathead River Fishing Report 8-9-18

Another great week of fly fishing has come and gone here on the Flathead River. For the most part we have caught a majority of our trout on dry flies. Look for this to continue as the temperatures stay hot. We should see a few days reaching 100 degrees in […]

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Flathead Fishing River Report 8-2-18

Flathead Fishing River Report 8-2-18

Summer on the Flathead River is flying by, days are long and weeks are short. July came and went, with it goes another great month of fishing, friends, and stories. The Flathead River is fishing extremely well with the majority of fish being caught on dry flies. Water levels are […]

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Flathead River Fishing report 7-19-18

Flathead River Fishing report 7-19-18

Beat The Heat Wow! What a hot week it has been in the Flathead Valley. Temperatures are reaching 90 degrees daily, and the Flathead is feeling it. Not to worry, the fishing has been consistently good with trout rising to dry flies and eating small nymphs. The flathead river is […]

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Flathead River Fishing Report 7-13-18

Flathead River Fishing Report 7-13-18

Small Flies, Big Fish   It’s been a hot week for the Flathead Valley. We’ve seen 90 degree days on multiple occasions. Fishing remains good with the majority of trout being caught on the surface. We have found this to be the most effective way to target these trout. Get […]

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Flathead River Fishing Report 7-6-18

Flathead River Fishing Report 7-6-18

Fishing on the Flathead River is improving daily. We are seeing the flows drop at a steady pace and the fishing is spectacular. In the last week we have moved almost completely over to dry fly fishing. This has been a hot week in the valley, look for the river […]

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