Tag Archives: Charlie Conn

The Missouri River Tail Water Campaign

The Missouri River Tail Water Capmaign (1)It was a spectacular day fishing yesterday on the Missouri river just outside of Helena MT. The codename for this annual trip was selected by Griffin Conn (Charlie and Wendy Conn’s 9 year old daughter) and is now famous for being known as “May the Fourth be With You!”The Missouri River Tail Water Capmaign (7)

We navigated up and drifted back down in the Tailwater section of the river below Hauser Dam in Charlie Conn’s new Jetboat (What a machine!).

The Missouri River Tail Water Capmaign (10)

As the morning began, Charlie, Mayra and I were treated to spectacular geologic formations snaking through the canyon section that literally reveals 250 million years of history. Approximately Continue reading »

Wild Week on the Upper Madison

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20160416 Wild Week on the Upper Madison (1)

It was a wild week on the channel section of the upper Madison river this week as we closed out the first official year of the Spring Field Campaign.  Alternating between two days of mid 70 degree weather and brilliant sunshine with two days of 30 degree weather and intermittent whiteouts, the fishing was as expected – Hot and Cold.

Dan Larson, Ron Burnside, Patrick Dowd, Barney Hallin, Charlie Conn and I explored new water that could be the coolest Continue reading »

The Amazon – Part II

A second set of photos from the Amazon that features shots of Manaus, Sid the Sloth, a 12 Ft Anaconda in captivity, a 18 Ft anaconda crushing and eating a 5 Ft Caiman, an extremely rare sighting of a King Vulture, Hawk, River Otters, Arapaima, and various shots of Peacock Bass and Catfish.

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PS: If anyone is interested in making this trip next year, please let me know 🙂

Fourth of July Update from Montana

Friends of FFP.

It was a “Nat Geo” type day in Livingston MT on July 4th fishing tiny dry flies with Charlie Conn on Armstrong Spring Creek.  The fish were selective but catchable in the brilliant sunshine, sipping size # 20 midges throughout the day.  The largest fish pushed the tape at just over 19 inches and took me on a mad chase down river about 100 yards. Continue reading »

“Soft Opening” Status Update

35 people attended the “soft opening” of our Fly Fishing Portraits Gallery last Wednesday  in Bozeman.

In addition to the socializing, everyone had a chance to vote on their favorite pictures.

Photos receiving the most votes:

  • The top 3 Scenic shots were Ben Pierce’s photo from Devils Glenn, my picture of Trevor Covich Spey casting on the Hoh river and Charlie Conn’s photo of the Praying Mantis in the Amazon (attached).
  • The top three fish portraits were of the underwater brown trout from YNP, the Grayling from AK and the Brown trout close up (attached). Continue reading »

Fly Fishing Portraits Gallery – “Soft Opening”

We recently had a soft opening to a select few guests and wanted to share the invitation email prior to our Grand Opening in July.

 Conference room photos 1

Friends of Fly Fishing Portraits.

You are cordially invited to our initial “Soft Opening” of the Fly Fishing Portraits Gallery presented at our new Bozeman office of Success Profiles on Wednesday June 5th from 5:30 to 8:00 PM.  Refreshments and appetizers will be served and we hope you can stop by for a visit.

The address is 670 Ferguson Ave. Suite 3 in Bozeman.  We are located in the office park directly across from The Ridge Fitness Center (all the way in the back of the complex and to the right as you drive in).

On display will be 50 of our fine art game fish portraits and scenic shots (attached are a few pictures of the portraits displayed in our conference room).  There will also be several photos featured by world renowned fishing guide Charlie Conn (Livingston, MT) and photo journalist Ben Pierce (Outdoors editor for the Bozeman Chronicle).  To the best of our knowledge, this will be the only photo gallery dedicated to fly fishing in Bozeman.

A little background Continue reading »

Charlie Conn vs. the Vampire Fish (The Amazon Payara)

~Fly Fishing Portraits update.

A shout out to Charlie Conn who added two new unique species to the Fly Fishing Portraits inventory this month.

The Payara (also known as the “Vampire fish) and the Amazon Tiger Catfish.

The Payara (also known as the Vampire fish)

The Payara (also known as the Vampire fish)

We are now up to 34 species and could easily top 40 by the end of this year!

Scott Quinn and I have also created Continue reading »

Update from the Amazon

Friends of Fly Fishing Portraits,

It was an “Arowana fest” recently at the Agua Boa Lodge.

Charlie Conn’s recent Guide experience in the Amazon produced some exceptional Arowana (along with monster Peacock Bass and Piranha of course).

Attached are a few of the best portraits for the month of January.

Look for updates to the galleries soon!


Fishing Update June 2012: Mongolia Taimen

Charlie Conn is back from Mongolia with outstanding close up portraits of Taimen (the world’s largest trout).  Attached is a sample of what will be in a Gallery here on the Fly Fishing Portraits site.

Taimen from Mongolia, Fly FIshing Portraits, LLC, June 2012

Enjoy and plan your trips to MT this Fall.


Report from Charlie Conn on the Ramganga & Saryu Rivers, India

Fly Fishing Portraits - Charlie Conn with Mahseer, India 2012I’m not a big “bucket list” guy, but last month I had the pleasure of catching a fish that was on my short list of must-catch freshwater fish.  The Mahseer, found throughout Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Indonesia the Indian Peninsula and into Pakistan, is one of the most interesting fish I have ever pursued.  Technically, the Mahseer is a carp and it may seem crazy to go half way around the world to chase a carp, but I found it the most fascinating fishing trip of my life.

Before we were able to wet a line in India, we spent four days touring this amazing country.  With 1.2 billion people occupying India, it was a site to behold.  Watching the way that people interact in the densely populated cities was mind blowing, but equaled by the incredible food and the historical architecture.  I have never been so impressed with a man made monument as I was with the Taj Mahal. Continue reading »