Montana Fly-Fishing

Fly Fishing Poindexter Slough – Dillion, MT

There is something about fishing a creek no wider than an S-10 Blazer is long and seeing brown trout come out of it that are so big they literally scare you.   I had two days off work with some nice mild weather projected, low to mid-forties with lots of sunshine and supposedly low winds. […]

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Fish on the brain

This time of year it is hard to not occasionally have your mind be other places. The temperature seems like it will never be above 20° again and the snow flies constantly. The days it does manage to get above freezing feel like a blessing and remind you of a warmer place and time. Peoples […]

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Getting lost – Montana’s Public Land

  One of the greatest and most valuable treasures we have here in the “Treasure State” are Montana’s public (and state) lands. This is truly the backbone of all true Montanans lifestyles; providing ample land to use, for free, to pursue whatever outdoor passions you may have. These pieces of land include BLM (Bureau of […]

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We can get you here!

Hebgen-Lake-Sunset

Montana summer is here. Hot, still, and a little smokey. We had a great little getaway to Hebgen Lake. The fishing stunk, but the food and company was great! #phasmidrentals #exlpore-rentals #explore_mt_adventures

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Free bear spray rentals for Yellowstone National Park anglers

Bear spray in yellowstone

Bozeman, MT (July 25, 2016) – Explore Rentals is doing their part to ensure the safety of anglers in Yellowstone National Park by offering free bear spray rentals as well as education on how to behave while fishing in grizzly bear country. At a time of year when Old Faithful is throbbing with tour buses, […]

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Yellowstone National Park Fishing Trip

We are not going to tell you exactly where we went, but it isn’t too hard to figure out either. We had an epic day; countless fish all on salmonflies- and we didn’t see another single angler! It is simply amazing that a short walk off of pavement in Yellowstone National Park can offer such […]

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Float the Yellowstone River

Floating the Yellowstone River

When the temperature heats up in southwest Montana the locals know that to beat the heat they need to get on the water.  The Yellowstone River flows north out of Yellowstone National Park through Paradise Valley then continues north past Livingston.  A wonderful day can be spent floating leisurely down the river enjoying the water […]

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Exploring Around Home – 6/21

What can I say, business has really started to pick up around here and unfortunately the blog updates had to take a backseat for a few weeks. That being said, I am back!!! Instead of profiling a single location like I usually do I decided to do something a little bit different with this post […]

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Mothers Day Caddis Action and Instagram!

One more quick update for the day. Phasmid Rentals is now LIVE on Instagram! Everybody go give us some likes, follows, and shares @phasmidadventurerentals The fishing has been going off out here in Big Sky country! Check out this video of a Mothers Day Caddis blanket hatch on the Yellowstone River from 5/2 – http://YouTube.com/tOVoaBCWoje […]

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Sometimes you have to improvise – 5/2

I had the day off and had made plans to take out the waterskeeter for some float fishing on the lower Madison. Most of the other stuff around here is blown out and not really fishing at this point and I was looking forward to a nice easy day of catching fish. Beautiful day from […]

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Upper and Lower Madison – 4/19-16

Last Tuesday and Wednesday I had some time off to get out of dodge and go get some more fishing in before run-off season is fully upon us. It is a good thing I did as we are currently sitting on the back end of a pretty solid week of sub-par weather conditions. As of […]

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Missouri River – Craig, MT April 8th

So I’ve had a few days off recently and have been getting out and around, ‘settling in’ so to speak. I actually had three days off and took the R-Pod Camper up to Craig Montana for some floating and wade fishing. Craig is a small true-blue fish-bum town on the banks of the Missouri River, […]

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Yellowstone River in February Fly Fishing Report

On a whim, I called the Great Kimboli for a Yellowstone River float trip on one of the unseasonable warm days we had this past winter. Fishing wasn’t brilliant, but we did bring a couple of nice browns to hand on dead-drifted golden stones. Right before the sun ducked behind the horizon quite a few […]

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Madison Valley Sunday April 3rd

I had a day off of work to kill on Sunday (4/3/16) and decided to get out and fish for a little bit. We had excellent spring weather and not wanting to mess with something that is already perfect I headed back down to the Upper Madison to fish for the day. Although somewhat uneventful it was […]

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Madison Valley March 25th

More than just a rental agency, we at Phasmid want you to share our employees experiences and adventures throughout Montana. Pro-Staff Adventures is our way of doing this and keeping our customers in the loop.      Since this is my first post I will give a brief introduction of who I am; My name is […]

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New for 2015! NRS Freestone Drifter Rentals

Bozeman Rental Drift Boats Phasmid is proud to be offering drift boat rentals starting July 1, 2015. However, being who we are, we are not offering just any old drift boat. We are proud to offer NRS Freestone Drifters. Cutting edge boats that offer the durability of a raft but the row-ability of a drift boat. These […]

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Top rated Montana movies

Here is the list, as compiled by IMBD ratings by the Billings Gazette. Some interesting ones here… Top rated Montana Movies  I have seen many, but certainly not all. Powwow Highway I recently saw and it left quite an impression. The one that I recently heard about was Missouri Breaks (not listed), starring Marlon Brando and […]

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New Rental Gear Has Arrived!

Phasmid is officially the most well stocked rental camping gear store in Bozeman. Not only have we tripled our inventory, we have diversified our offerings- ensuring that you, the renter, has the most comfortable Montana experience possible. Some of the highlights for summer 2014 rental gear: YETI coolers. Everyone loves a Yeti! We are carrying […]

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Smoked Trout Tostadas

August 21, 2011 Posted by ADMIN in EXPLORE, LIFESTYLE, MONTANA, OUTDOORS Click to share this Montana cuisine: trout on the grill Recipe and photo by Will Casella Smoked trout, Bing cherry salsa, and kiwi rum chili vinaigrette tostadas HOT SMOKED TROUT • 2 large fillet or 4 smaller fillets • Salt and pepper • Mirin to add color (not required) • Smoking chips […]

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