Big Sky Mountain Village Introduces New Fly-Fishing Shop7/11/09
BIG SKY, Mont. — It’s easy to get hooked on fishing in Big Sky with the famed Gallatin River running through the area with nearby access to the Yellowstone and Madison. New for the 2009 summer season it will be easier than ever with a new Orvis flyfishing shop opening its doors in the Snowcrest building, a short cast away from the Yellowstone Conference Center.
David Alvin, a 15 year veteran in the fly-fishing industry is expanding his shop, East Slope Outdoors to the Mountain Village including a full-service retail shop, rental equipment, knowledgeable staff and access to local, talented guides who live, work and play on the rivers they guide.
East Slope Outdoors is the only fly-fishing shop in the Big Sky area that is an authorized Orvis full-line dealer to carry technical clothing, rods, reels, flies and accessories. In addition to a wide variety of equipment for sale, the shop will rent rods, reels, waders and float tubes for the visiting angler. For the fisherman unfortunately still at home, East Slope Outdoors will also offer gift items.
“The Orvis brand is fly-fishing,” said Alvin. “They’ve been around for over 150 years and they offer the most unique guarantee in the industry. Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed. If for some reason you aren’t satisfied, they’ll take it back. They’re that confident in their product.”
The new Snowcrest shop will offer guided half day wade trips or full day adventures on the Gallatin River – the river made famous by the Hollywood film, A River Runs Through It. In addition, the professional guides will offer full day float trips on the Madison and Yellowstone rivers.
The Gallatin is a free-flowing stretch of water that originates in Yellowstone National Park connecting with the Jefferson and Madison at Three Forks to form the Missouri river and offers some of the best wild trout habitat with access in the United States. The original Three Forks area was explored by Lewis and Clark who also named the rivers.
Visitors who want to wet their line, yet are tight on time between meetings can rent gear to fish Lake Levinsky, a reservoir located in the Mountain Village that flows into the West Fork of the Gallatin River.
Having a fly-shop within walking distance in the pedestrian village has its advantages including free weekly casting clinics at nearby Levinsky with instruction for all guests of Big Sky Resort. Whether trying out the addicting sport for the first time, or a seasoned pro who can read the waters, the new fly-fishing shop will offer something for everyone.
Visit Big Sky Resort August 6-10 during the Spruce Moth hatch, participate in clinics, relax and stay for $60 a night, per person based on double occupancy. Call 1-800-548-4486 and ask for the flyfishing special. Check out all the activities and events online at www.bigskyresort.com or call 406.995.5765.Back To Press Release Archive