Montana

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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Camping in Glacier National Park

Hello travelers, Bozeman is an great spot to start your summer adventures! Once you arrive, Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Glacier National Parks are all easily accessible. Although Glacier NP is a bit further north, it is not to be missed. The scenery is stunning! This park does see less annual visitors than Yellowstone, but it […]

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Camping in Yellowstone National Park

Hello campers and adventurers, Summer is fast approaching, which means it is time to start planning the best way to use those long, warm days. Due to our proximity to Yellowstone National Park, we field a lot of questions about the best places to camp in the park. Here are a few pointers and recommendations […]

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Snow reports!

So far, it has started out as a good year for snowfall. With backcountry avalanche conditions being considerable to high risk this season, more skiers are choosing to spend their time in-bounds for fun. The past few weeks have produced frigid temperatures, but along with that have come some awesome snow storms. The Bozeman area […]

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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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Valley of Snow Tires

It didn’t necessarily happen soon or happen fast, but good news for you ski bums, it is officially winter time here in Montana and we couldn’t be more stoked!!!! The past two weeks we have seen seasonably cooler temperatures and snow working its way down into the valleys more and more often. With big game […]

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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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Explore Montana by camper trailer

Mountain Lake, Montana

Exploring Montana in the early spring offers its’ own variety of beauty. Snow capped mountains, wildflowers, frosty mornings  and less people to contend with for some beautiful camping spots. Taking the Forest River R-Pod out gives us the benefit of a warm and cozy nights sleep while still being able to get out and smell […]

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5 Things to do on your way to Yellowstone National Park

Wilsall, MT Rodeo

Go to a Rodeo Summer starts the rodeo season for not only the local small towns of Montana, but also the Professional Bull riding circuit (PBR).  The local rodeos showcase some excellent display of skills by cowboys and cowgirls throughout the state.  And the view at a few of the rodeo locations is hard to […]

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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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Driving the Beartooth Hwy

Beautiful views from the Beartooth Hwy

  The Beartooth Hwy offers a unique beautiful drive as you enter or exit Yellowstone National park.  The scenic views and mountainsides dotted with wildflowers are only open for a limited time due to snow.  Don’t miss out on a chance to see some truly spectacular sites.  Rent a Subaru or Suburban which handles the […]

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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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Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Montana

Looks like the cat is out of the bag! Not that we are one’s to gossip, but it is certainly one of the best shows on TV. Glad we could play our quiet little part… Original article published by Billings Gazette: Anthony Bourdain finds ‘Parts Unknown’ in Montana DAVID McCUMBER For The Gazette JOSH FERRELL/CNN […]

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Hipster Dog Refuses to Leave Couch

  BELGRADE, MONTANA- Security dog of local car rental agency refuses to perform required hourly perimeter checks on grounds that his duties are unconstitutional. Augustus de Oro y Plata, known locally as Auggie, told reporters Thursday that he was not receiving fair compensation and was effectively indentured. “According to the 1787 Northwest Territories Act, without adequate dog-park trips and […]

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Snow tires on Bozeman rental cars

Rental snow tires

The Ultimate in Winter Driving Safety Since 2016, Explore Rentals has equipped all of our rental Subaru Outbacks with premium snow tires. All of our Mercedes Benz Sprinter van rentals also have dedicated snow tires. Our Chevrolet Suburban rentals have vastly upgraded Michelin MS (Mud + Snow) tires. And of course being who we are, […]

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It worked!

WHAT IS PHASMID? 2-Years ago I enlisted the girlfriend and a grumpy father to mow-in “WHAT IS PHASMID?” in the back of the office, 275-yards x 50 yards high. It finally showed up on Google Earth. Take that you cranky nay-sayers!

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