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2014 Newsletter

Our 2014 newsletter is packed full of fishing tales and more…

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 by Dave Blackburn

Every year, we spend weeks trying to sum up an entire year full of memorable moments. We include all the goings on here in Libby, and tales from wherever our love of fly fishing happened to take us during the year. Here’s a sneak peek at what you’ll find in this year’s newsletter

  • Read fly fishing tales from the river and meanderings from L.A. to Seattle following The Fly Fishing Show and the Wintergrass festival.
  • Take in a heartwarming story about 13-year-old Tucker and his day “up the Yaak” where we joyfully watched as he coaxed in a fish like a pro.
  • We’ve got events and updates from the River Bend Restaurant and we’re adding remote fish camps this year too!
  • We’ll tell you about a place that’s truly away from it all in the extreme NW corner of Montana, and then we’ll fill you in on big game, upland birds and waterfowl hunts.
  • Love fishing AND hunting? Read about the Missouri River Cast and Blast!
  • We’d like to share a few special memories of a special man who passed last year and we’ll truly miss.
  • Check out reviews for Dad’s WW2 Memoirs “In the Company of Heroes” and pick up the Sheldon Mountain Boys CD. 

We hope you enjoy it and we hope to make you a part of our special memories for 2014! 

Read the 2014 newsletter here



About dave

Dave Blackburn started tying flies and fly fishing at the age of 10 and has been fishing and guiding the Kootenai River in Montana for more than 25 years. He graduated from West Virginia University with a BS in Forest Resource Management with an emphasis on water quality and aquatic ecology. He traveled westward and ended up in Montana on the banks of the Kootenai in 1981 where he now resides with his wife, Tammy. He is on the board of directors of the Kootenai Valley Trout Club. He has been a past director of the the Fishing Outfitters Association of Montana and the Montana Council of Trout Unlimited. Dave chaired the Upper Kootenai River Preservation Society, which was instrumental in defeating the Jennings Rapids Dam project. Dave is a FFF-certified casting instructor and a contract tyer for Umpqua Feather Merchants. He teaches fly tying and fly fishing at Flathead Community College. His photos and articles have appeared in Flyfisherman, Fly Rod and Reel, and The Flyfisher magazines.