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Tying the Seal Bugger

How I like to Tie a Seal Bugger Everyone of has their own way of tying any specific fly. It’s all about what looks good to you. The more confidence you have in a fly the more patience you will have fishing it. The Denny Rickard’s Seal Bugger pattern is one of the most productive…

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Blackfeet Reservation Fishing/Hunting Licenses On-Line

Purchasing On-Line The Blackfeet Fish And Wildlife Department is encouraging sportsmen to buy their fishing and hunting licenses on-line. If you are planning on fishing during your stay at the StoneHouse, it would be wise to buy your license before you leave on your vacation. The Tribe is limiting the number of vendors allowed to…

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Glacier Country Outdoors – Fishing Tips & Techniques

Technique for Fishing the Spring Spawn Every spring here in Glacier Country around the end of March, the ice begins to recede from the Blackfeet Reservation lakes. This is a signal for all giant rainbows to move in along the shore and begin the ritual spring spawn or false spawn, since they aren’t able to…

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Spring Waterfowl at StoneHouse

Duck Lake – On The Central Flyway The StoneHouse sits on a small ridge overlooking Glacier Park to the West and Duck Lake to the East on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in northwest Montana. One of the main reasons for picking this particular location to build the StoneHouse wasn’t just the amazing views of the…

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The StoneHouse – A Work In Progress

  My Masterpiece – The StoneHouse I started building the StoneHouse in the Summer of 2008 and I have been working on it ever since. At first glance it looks a feels complete, but to me it will never be done. That’s the beauty of the StoneHouse, there is always improvements to be made. It will…

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It’s Not Spring Yet!

Ice Fishing Duck Lake The 2016-17 winter in Montana has been one for the record books. Supper cold and lots of snow.  The Ice fishing on Duck Lake and the other Blackfeet Reservation lakes has been exceptional. I have noticed the rainbows at Duck Lake are a little bit bigger and seem to be very health.…

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New Friends and New Opportunities

Build It And They Will Come My reasoning behind building the StoneHouse and using it as a vacation rental, was to build a place so people and hopefully opportunities would come to me not the other way around. I have had a variety of guest at the StoneHouse including the likes of Hope Solo, Back…

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My Duck Lake Love Affair

Why I love Fishing Duck Lake and Stillwater It wasn’t until I landed on Duck Lake here in Northwest Montana, that my love for fly fishing for trout on Stillwater began. The Blackfeet Indian Reservation is known for its productive trout water. There are numerous lakes throughout the reservation that boast of great fishing, but…

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Hell and High Water – Fishing at Mission Lake

Fly Fishing Mission Lake’s Spring Spawn In Extreme Conditions No one said it would be easy, but life threatening?  It’s just a fish. Yea, a really big fish, but is it worth risking your life? My buddy John would say absolutely, he’d do just about anything to hook another one of those legendary Mission Lake…

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