Kirk started fly fishing as a kid on the front range of the Colorado Rockies. He moved to Montana after graduating from Colorado State University. After a short stint in the Bitterroot valley, he moved to Great Falls. After 25 years on the Missouri River, it was time to share his experience with the anglers coming to the Missouri. Happy to do so.
Mike was born and raised in Great Falls. His family has ranched in the Judith River valley near Utica, Montana since the 1800’s. Mike’s uncles still run the place. Mike cut his teeth fishing the Judith on the family ranch, and soon turned his attention to the Missouri. We can confidently say Mike has a lifetime of experience on the Mo. You simply will not find a more knowledgeable angler willing to share his experience, advice and a few laughs.
We fish. A lot. We love the Bahamas, the Keys, Venezuela, Belize, Alaska, the Green, the Bow, the Deschutes, the Bulkley, Yellowstone, Madison, Jefferson, Gallatin, the Smith
Come to think of it, we have fished a lot of places together. But, we always come home. The Missouri is our back yard. God’s country. You know what we mean.
Our enthusiasm is not limited to fishing. We believe in the resource. Habitat and clean, cold water is where it is at. We’ve known that for a long time. That’s why we both have served on the Board of Directors of Montana Trout Unlimited. We’ve both taken our turns as the chairman of MTU too. Kirk even served a stint on the Board of national Trout Unlimited.
We’re only the second fly shop in Montana to be a member of 1% for the Planet. One percent of our gross fly shop sales goes to this fine organization, assuring we leave this place a little better during our short stay.
We use the resource, but we give back too. We preach it and we live it.
BIG SKY, BIG FISH, BIG FUN.