Posh Chocolat’s Montana Fly Box Award-winning chef and outdoor enthusiast Jason Willenbrock combines his love of fly fishing and food by creating ha...

For those of us who regularly fish the fabled rivers of New York’s Western Catskills, the issue began early in the summer of 2016. That’s when ang...

I’m standing alongside the Gallatin River in Southwest Montana, stringing up my new custom rod. I’m careful taking it out of the tube, and I avoid...

In the world of American freshwater angling, the Nez Perce tribe occupies a special place. Take, for example, the case of Rapid River, a relatively ob...

On a sweltering August evening, our trip to Idaho’s sylvan St. Joe River was winding down. After dreamy days of camping, hiking, and fly fishing alo...

My first encounter with a cutthroat trout came in the era of tail fins, Sputnik, and hula hoops. I was still so young that I spent more time thinking ...

As twilight shrouded the lingering light on the Missouri River, members of the Corps of Discovery looked toward the towering cliffs. Rising from both ...

Although we got a late start getting on the river on a sunny afternoon last August, after years of hoping and dreaming about fishing in this legendary...

Early on a summer morning, while the rest of the family sleeps, a small boy makes his way alone to the overgrown banks of a nearby mountain stream in ...

The delicate, white-feather legs of a thistle seed run upstream with the wind. The fragile physics of a miniature tumbleweed ballet make it magically ...

Ernest Hemingway in the Yellowstone High Country by Chris Warren (Riverbend, $19.95) paints a portrait of the Nobel Prize-winning novelist that may su...

When he’s not in the kitchen, Chris DiMaio, the executive chef of Three Forks Grille in Columbia Falls, Montana, is often out on the trail foraging ...

There are many reasons why fly anglers are drawn to the sport, some more obsessively than others. Maybe it’s time spent outdoors, the peaceful spell...

On the night before my son Jaren’s 18th birthday, I went online to buy him a fishing license. But I wondered if I would regret it. How annoyed would...

Hilary Hutcheson may be small in stature, but she has the energy and drive of a Class V rapid. Owner of Lary’s Fly & Supply in Columbia Falls, M...

While tinkering around in his shop, Andy Toohey, a master carpenter and an avid Colorado-based angler, started pondering the history of wood boat buil...

As I age, a disturbing development is emerging: I take more chances. Why? I want to catch bigger trout. Bigger trout live in nasty, unpredictable plac...

June 4 – 6, 2020 North American Rendezvous Backcountry Hunters & Anglers invites sportsmen and women to unite in Missoula, Montana, in support o...

With a laid-back vibe and the outdoor recreation that abounds in this Western Montana mountain town, Whitefish is a sure bet for families. “It’s a...

One thing is for certain: Fly fishing guides, when presented with a day off, often elect to fish. That means the dirty interior of the guide rig will ...

I recently saw a sign that read: “If you choose not to take joy in the snow, you will have less joy in your life, but still the same amount of snow....

Last night, snow swathed the meadow. This morning we scroll the window shades and trace nature’s busy history of trails, hooves and clawed footfalls...

A Million Acres: Montana Writers Reflect on Land and Open Space (Riverbend Press, $34.95), edited by Keir Graff and featuring stunning photos by Alexi...

Late one night in 1894, two men stopped outside a shack behind the old Grey Mule Saloon in Miles City, Montana. A middle-aged woman came out of the sh...

When it comes to design, Tracey Byrne, of the Massachusetts-based Waldyn Group, has become known as a transformation specialist. Having undertaken mor...

Just south of McCall, Idaho, at what’s known as the McCall Activity Barn, my family and I stepped into our cross-country skis and glided into a gray...

When visitors arrive at the airport in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, they might get their first glimpse of the town’s mayor, Pete Muldoon. In addition to s...

Montana has a reputation as a literary enclave, with such internationally known luminaries as A.B. Guthrie, Dorothy Johnson, Norman Maclean, and Ivan ...

IMAGINE, FOR A MOMENT, a stereotypical snowmobiler. If mullets, heavy metal, diesel trucks, and garish neon apparel trimmed with checkered flag graphi...

DIE-HARD MONTANA SKIERS KNOW THE DRILL: Every Monday, check the weather around the state to find out where it might snow the most. Read the snow repor...

THERE ARE CERTAINLY A SOLID NUMBER of fair-weathered fly anglers out there. Once the low temperatures hit, ice starts to form on the riverbanks, snow ...

WITH ONE WEEK LEFT OF SKI SEASON, Erik Borge has very little to do. It’s 10 a.m. on a Friday in late March, and the 33-year-old owner of Maverick Mo...

AT 7:30 A.M. ON MARCH 1, 2019, as commuters were slowly making their way from the Teton Valley in Idaho to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, a skier triggered an...

Right after college in 2006, Crystal Wright moved back to her hometown of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and noticed that more women than she remembered seeme...

When the Western landscape is covered in a blanket of snow, the temperatures plunge, sometimes into the negatives, and darkness comes about by late af...

Autumn’s brown grass is a heart beating for winter, for spring that becomes summer, for summer that fades to autumn and autumn’s brown grass. Autu...

WHEN GEORGE BIRD Grinnell visited Glacier National Park in 1921, he was outraged when a stable manager insisted that the 72-year-old be accompanied by...

Plenty Coups’ legacy in Big Horn County Just eight days before the terrible events on the Little Bighorn in June 1876, a young Crow chief crested th...

IF YOU LIKE A CHALLENGE, TRY TO SPOT AND STALK THE ANIMAL WITH THE FASTEST HOOVES ON EARTH There are easier ways to kill a pronghorn antelope. The spo...

AT LONE MOUNTAIN RANCH IN BIG SKY, MONTANA, A RESTAURANT SERVES HISTORY ON EVERY PLATE TRUE CONFESSION: I’M A SUCKER FOR DUDE RANCHES. Maybe it ...

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