The Buzz

The Buzz

Montana is a charmer. She manages to inspire authors, journalists and visitors year after year, season after season. But we can’t blame her. After all, we’re still here.

Don’t expect fashion; do expect character.

New York Times

In our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing. We lived at the junction of great trout rivers in western Montana, and our father was a Presbyterian minister and a fly fisherman who tied his own flies and taught others. He told us about Christ’s disciples being fishermen, and we were to assume, as my brother and I did, that all first-class fishermen on the Sea of Galilee were fly fishermen and that John, the favorite, was a dry-fly fisherman.

Norman Maclean

Missoula—it’s Montana, but it has feng shui and herbal tea.

Garrison Keillor Missoulian

I sat on the fence, lost in the wild beauty of it all…

Cheryl-Anne Millsap Spokesman Review

Like many fly-fishermen in western Montana where the summer days are almost Arctic in length, I often do not start fishing until the cool of the evening. Then in the Arctic half-light of the canyon, all existence fades to a being with my soul and memories and the sounds of the Big Blackfoot River and a four-count rhythm and the hope that a fish will rise. Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of those rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters. –Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It

“I’m in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love. And it’s difficult to analyze love when you’re in it.” –John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

Media Coverage

New York Magazine: Explore City and Country in Missoula

Northwest Travel: Spectacular Montana, Glacier National Park

Calgary Herald: Whitefish, A Hip Mountain Town

Seattle’s Travels: Food & Drink in Montana

Outside: The Best River Towns in America Bachelor Party Planner – Glacier National Park