Thursday, April 23, 2009

BRTU Women's Fly Fishing Clinic, May 9, 2009

Photo courtesy of Jenny WestHave you heard about the Bitterroot TU Women's Fly Fishing Clinic?

It is Saturday, May 9th, from 10-4pm at Teller Wildlife Refuge (click for map).

Cost is $50 - a bargain that includes lunch and a TU membership. Meet new friends and have a lot of fun.
Learn on water casting, basic knot tying, reading water...basically everthing you need to get you on the water and fishing.
To sign up and for more information, contact:

Fishaus Fly Fishing photo courtesy of Jenny West
Bill Bean
702 North First Street
Hamilton, MT 59840
(406) 363-6158 or toll free (888) 363-6158

or contact Jenny West at or phone 363-3397.

Instructors are Jenny West, Fly Fishing Guide from Hamilton,
and Certified Casting Instructor and Guide, Stacy Jennings.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Bitterroot River and Other Stories by Chris Clancy, Montana FWP Fisheries Biologist

Bitterroot Trout Unlimited General Meeting
April 16, 2009
Chris Clancy, MT FWP Fisheries Biologist The Elks Club, Hamilton, Montana

Chris Clancy presented a dynamic slideshow about trout in the Bitterroot River. He shared stories, photos, fish counts and statistics, and graphs about brown, rainbow, cutthroat trout and more.

There were close to 25 people in attendance and the crowd was immersed in his talk and visual aids. Chris asked for questions, and there were some, but mostly he provided us all with current and facinating information about the state of trout and their habitat in the Bitterroot River and it's tributaries.

He also shared that Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (his office in the Bitterroot) and the Bitterroot National Forest Resource Staff have an especially effective relationship in monitoring and managing the health of the Bitterroot River, tributaries, and fishery. They share information, personnel, equipment and resources. This relationship and working with the University of Montana at Missoula and Montana State University at Bozeman allow better monitoring, information gathering and in depth studies to be accomplished. We are fortunate to have Chris and other biologists like him. Thank you all!

Chris is available for presentations. You can reach him at:
Chris Clancy, FWP, 1801 N. 1, Hamilton, MT 59840
phone: 406-363-7169