Pro Staff Adventures

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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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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Work Work Work Explore Explore Explore. Rinse. Repeat.

As has been the routine for us around Phasmid Rentals (now Explore-Adventures). The past month and throughout August marks our peak season here and we have been busy enough the blog posts had to take a bit of a backseat. That being said, our out-of-work adventuring thankfully hasn’t! What can I say. It feels like the summers […]

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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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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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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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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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Top 5 Places to get Coffee on your Yellowstone National Park Vacation

Top 5 Places to get Coffee on your Yellowstone National Park Vacation

Experiencing the natural wonders, wild life and beauty of Yellowstone National Park should never be done with blurry eyes.  Spotting a meandering moose, observing a herd of bison and enjoying the many hikes and scenic views are activities that require your full attention and all of your energy.  So there is absolutely no way you […]

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Canyon Ferry Fishing Report, April 22

Rumor through the grapevine was the bite is on, so we headed up to the Sylos for an afternoon of walleye fishing and a night of camping. It was no secret that a front was moving in, but according to the weather reports we would be OK until about 1:00pm the following day. We decided […]

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Spring R-Pod camping in Moose Creek campground

During closing ski weekend at Big Sky, I was able to test out the R-Pod to see what she had to offer. The towing and setup were quite easy for a first-time user of the trailer. The weather was beautiful during the weekend but, in typical Montana fashion, when the sun goes down, the temperature […]

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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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