1st Annual Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Bozeman Roundup



Thursday August 23, 2018 | 3:00 PM

The Emerson Center | 111 S Grand Ave, Bozeman, MT 59715



Bozeman Roundup- FREE ENTRY

3:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Enjoy Live Music, Casting Demonstrations, Fly Tying Courses, Celebrity Appearances, and much more...


6:00 PM Hors d'oeuvres and Silent Auction

7:00 PM Dinner and a BTT Science and Conservation Update

7:45 Live Auction

Join Bonefish & Tarpon Trust for the BTT Bozeman Round Up on August 23, 2018 and help us bring the Saltwater Flats to Bozeman! The event will include local food vendors, notable anglers, clinics, product demos, fly casting, instruction, giveaways and more. You will not want to miss this afternoon filled with activities for anglers of all ages. 

After the afternoon festivities, make sure to register for dinner to enjoy food provided by Outback Steakhouse, drinks courtesy of MAP Brewing, live music from Paul Puckett, and a silent and live auction. All proceeds benefit BTT's conservation efforts to preserve the fish and habitats that we all enjoy. 

For out of town anglers, Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures and our local partners at Gallatin River Lodge, Stonefly Lodge, and Madison Valley Ranch have teamed up to offer some exclusive packages for BTT members and friends. Come and fish Big Sky Country before or after the Bozeman BTT Round-Up on Thursday, August 23, 2018 and a portion of the proceeds from your trip will benefit BTT's conservation program. These trips also include tickets to the Round Up at the Emerson. 

For more information or to buy dinner tickets, go to:

Join us on Saturday, June 2nd from 11 AM - 3 PM for our 1st Annual Four Corners Fishing Fest! We're celebrating fly fishing, high water, and exciting new gear. Hosted by The River's Edge and Fins and Feathers fly shops, we will be previewing all of the newest fly fishing gear for 2018. Factory representatives from the major manufacturers will be on hand to answer any and all of your fly fishing questions. We'll convene in the parking lot of SIMMS Fishing Products - located in four corners. Brands on display and some of their promtions (not all!) include:

  • SIMMS Fishing Products
  • Patagonia
  • R.L. Winston - "Cast a Winston, Win a Winston" promotion
  • Sage
  • Orvis - Cast a H3 Fly Rod and get a FREE hat
  • Scott Fly Rods
  • Thomas & Thomas
  • Echo
  • Waterworks Lamson
  • Hatch
  • Bauer
  • Umpqua Feather Merchants
  • Rio - Bring in your old fly line and get 20% off any new Rio fly line
  • Scientific Anglers - Bring in your old fly line and get 20% off any new SA fly line
  • Airflo
  • Costa Sunglasses

Besides all of this, we will be giving away some great door prizes and a grand prize raffle for one lucky person to win a complete fly fishing package including a fly rod & reel, and waders & boots!

We will also be offering free casting, knot tying and boat rigging lessons - and we are happy to answer any fly fishing questions you have. 

Food and drink will be offered as well as some great camaraderie. So, come by SIMMS Parking lot on Saturday, June 2nd for an afternoon of fly fishing fun!

*SIMMS Parking lot is located at 177 Garden Drive, Bozeman, MT 59718


The River’s Edge in Bozeman, MT is hiring!

Do you love fly fishing and want to be a part of the industry? The River’s Edge flyshop in Bozeman, MT offers the best fly fishing gear and outstanding customer service! Join our dynamic team of passionate anglers and work in a fun environment!

Please email us or stop by to drop off your resume and a cover letter letting us know a little more about yourself.


UPDATE: Sold Out! This class is now full but if you are interested, we are taking names for a waiting list and will also keep you updated on future events. Call The River's Edge West for information 406-284-2401.


Come join Sarah Clark of The River’s Edge for a fun day of learning the basics of fly fishing in a women’s only environment.

This one-day class will include both indoor and outdoor instruction and will cover topics such as: equipment selection, basic entomology, fly selection, need-to-know knots, casting instruction and fly shop layout. Each participant will receive a booklet containing information on the topics covered.

The class is designed for the beginner angler, but is also a great refresher for the intermediate angler. $50 per student, Call 406-284-2403 to register.


We’re a country of rivers and streams. Lewis and Clark discovered this as they made their way westward. And it remains apparent today to anyone who stares out an airplane window. 

As anglers, we have a special appreciation of, and a personal relationship with, these iconic rivers. We also have a great sense of concern. That’s because many of these rivers are threatened by mining, pollution, closure and more. 

Thankfully, there’s a way for all of us to help through Save Our Streams (S.O.S.). It’s a SIMMS program that raises awareness of – and gives back to – these waterways. Part of this program is a series of limited-edition S.O.S. tee-shirts. Each one is designed for a much-loved American river. And a portion of the proceeds from each sale go to organizations working to protect and preserve these rivers for all of us to enjoy.

This month’s shirt benefits the Smith River in Central Montana with proceeds going towards American Rivers to help preserve the uniqueness of this waterway.

SAVE OUR STREAMS Limited Edition Smith River T-Shirt is now available! Follow links for details: SHOP MENS  SHOP WOMENS 

As of May 19th, 2017, all Montana anglers are required to purchase the Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Pass (AIS). You can purchase your pass at the River's Edge or any authorized FWP Montana license providers.

This program was initiated by bill from the 2017 Montana Legislature and will provide significant funding for the state’s fight against aquatic invasive species.

The Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Pass was approved as part of Senate Bill 363 in the final days of the legislative session. Gov. Steve Bullock signed the bill into law Thursday. This AIS pass will be required for all anglers, beginning May 19. The cost is $2 for residents and $15 for nonresidents. This is not a license fee increase, but rather an additional requirement from the legislature to fund the fight against aquatic invasive species.

The AIS Prevention Pass will be available at all Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks license providers and online beginning May 19. Anglers who have already purchased licenses will need to go online or to a license provider and purchase the new pass.

“We know this will be an inconvenience for some anglers, but protecting the health of our waterways is critical,” said FWP director Martha Williams. “The AIS program we have in place is our best chance at keeping mussels from spreading to other Montana waters and at keeping other invasive species from gaining a foothold in the state.”

Also included in SB 363 was a fee for hydro-electric facilities. The AIS Prevention Pass is anticipated to generate about $3.2 million in revenue per year. The hydro-electric fee will generate about $3.7 million.

The 2017 Legislature provided additional funding for FWP’s aquatic invasive species program after the discovery last fall of aquatic invasive mussel larvae in water samples from Tiber Reservoir. A sample from Canyon Ferry Reservoir also turned up suspect for the mussel larvae. In response, Gov. Steve Bullock declared a natural resources emergency in November and an interagency incident command team was set to coordinate the response to the detection.

The resulting response plan includes increasing the number of inspection stations around the state, operating decontamination stations at both Tiber and Canyon Ferry Reservoir, an expanded public education and outreach effort, and doubling the water sampling efforts for mussel larvae around Montana.  

To be very clear:  The new AIS prevention pass will be required for all anglers, including those who have purchased a license prior to May 19.

Also, because it is a separate program and not a fee increase, the pass can be purchased by non-anglers as well who would want to help contribute to Montana’s fight against aquatic invasive species.

As you know, it's runoff season here in SW Montana. Though there are still a few places to fish, some of us are finding more time to tie flies to prepare for Summer fishing. Join tying instructor, Taylor Beard on Tuesday evenings at The River's Edge - West, tying summer patterns on selected dates. Each night we'll tie a different pattern! All classes are drop in style, $10 per student. Limited seats available -reservations encouraged. All levels are welcomed! Call 406-284-2401 for more information.

2017 Dates:

TUESDAYS 6pm-9pm

May 16th, 23rd, 30th

June 6th, 13th


Lewis and Clark discovered this as they made their way westward. And it remains apparent today to anyone who stares out an airplane window. 

S.O.S. Yellowstone River

Spend a day fishing on the Yellowstone River and you’ll understand it’s not merely an angler’s paradise — it’s a treasure you could never put a price on. Two foreign mining companies are trying to do just that by taking the necessary steps to put the price of gold above the value of this iconic river. 

Limited Edition T-Shirt

A healthy Yellowstone River has a positive effect on the entire fishing industry. And we have the opportunity to preserve this gem for generations. Help us keep this freestone treasure — and the communities that rely on her — safe and healthy. There are places to mine — the Yellowstone is not one of them.

$5 from the sale of each t-shirt will go to Greater Yellowstone Coalition towards the Yellowstone River campaign.

Through April 15th, enjoy a full day guided fishing trip for the special price of $350.00 (regular price $495.00).  These guided trips are limited to our local rivers and streams and must be used by April 15th, 2017.  All trips include transportation to the river, shore lunch, selection of soft drinks or water, flies and terminal tackle needed for the day and rental equipment if needed.  Trips do not include a valid Montana Fishing License, personal effects or gratuities.  Spring can be a great time to get out and enjoy the great fishing we have here in Montana.  Please email or call us for more details or to book a guided trip.

Hey Ladies – it’s almost time for the best women’s fly fishing event in Montana. The River’s Edge and Simms Fishing Products are hosting the 9th Annual Chica de Mayo! This popular and ever-growing ladies event will be held at The River’s Edge – WEST and Simms Fishing Products (see schedule below). So, leave the guys at the river and come out for a fun day designed just for you! This year, we will offer five educational clinics for you to learn, ask questions, and fine-tune your fly fishing skills. These clinics will be hosted by some of the best in the field and of course, there will be incentives for your participation. We are also thrilled to welcome Mia Sheppard from Oregon's Little Creek Outfitters as our guest speaker. Mia is an accomplished fishing guide and outfitter, three-time world champion spey caster, and ambassador for several fly fishing companies. Committed to conservation, she works for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, is a river steward for Native Fish Society, and is the conservation chair for the International Women’s Fly Fishers. The Casting for Recovery Crew and The Pink Drift boat will be on hand and there will be some great opportunities to fundraise for this important cause. Did we mention there will be fantastic prizes, plenty of fun, and a cocktail party to round out the day? So, grab a girlfriend and come hang out with some fun and fishy women!  

For more information call The River’s Edge at 406.586.5371 or 406.284.2401.

9th Annual Chica de Mayo - Women's Fly Fishing Event Schedule 

Saturday, May 6th  

1:00 - 3:00: Educational Clinics at The River's Edge - West  

3:00 - 4:00: Program and Speakers at The River's Edge - West   

4:00 - 5:00: Networking & Cocktail Party at SIMMS Fly Fishing Products   

The River’s Edge - West is located at 59 North Star Lane, Bozeman, MT 59718

Simms Fishing Products is located at 177 Garden Dr, Bozeman MT 59718

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