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Kootenai Angler Featured in The Drake Magazine

Posted on Dec 30, 2015 by Dave Blackburn


We were fortunate to have Myers Reece and Greg Lindstrom out to Kootenai Angler this past October for an article aimed to be published in The Drake Magazine. I gotta say, they did a fantastic job characterizing the Kootenai River and all that this fishery has gone through. With all the obstacles we’ve faced on the Kootenai River, it still remains to be among the best in Montana. And, looking back at the 2015 fishing season, we’re really hitting our stride. Read the introductory snippet from the article by clicking the text below: OnTheMend-Text

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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.