My brother and I used to fly fish for trout (catch and release) in the Sespe River area above Ojai, California. That gave me an appreciation for the skill required to tie a good fly, along with an understanding of how much wildlife knowledge it takes to be a successful fly fisher. It’s also very relaxing to stand in a river, surrounded by natural beauty. So we’re happy to share news about Montana Fly Company.
Columbia Falls, MT – May, 2014 – Montana Fly Company (MFC), manufacturer of high-quality flies, fly tying accessories and fishing gear, proudly announces the addition of Hogan Brown to its signature fly designer program. Brown, one of the industry’s most well-known tyers, will bring a myriad of patterns and industry awareness to MFC’s designer roster.
Brown, from Chico, Calif., grew up fishing the North Fork and Lower Yuba Rivers and developed a sincere appreciation and passion for fly fishing at a young age. After having graduated from Chico State in 2005 with a degree in social science and eventually receiving a Masters in Education, Brown continues to guide 75-100 days on the Lower Yuba, Lower Sacramento, Trinity and Feather rivers. He has developed a unique approach to tying bass, carp, steelhead and trout flies with the sierra foothills and the central valley of California as his testing ground. He currently has 40 patterns in commercial production and many have become staples on waters all over the world.
“Hogan’s one of those tyers who just understands what it takes to catch fish,” comments Jake Chutz, Montana Fly Company’s national sales manager. “He’s such a student of his surroundings and his endless hours spent in the field have lent to a knack for developing incredible patterns for many different species of fish and their respective waters.”
Below is a sampling of Hogan’s celebrated patterns currently on the market.
“MFC is a such a solid company and I’m excited to bring my patterns to their catalog,” adds Brown. “Their main focus is quality with their offerings and I feel this is a great fit on both sides. Joining some pretty celebrated industry names on their current design team is quite an honor.”
Montana Fly Company produces hand-crafted flies, fly tying accessories and other fly fishing equipment. With an emphasis on personalized service, the team at Montana Fly Company draws on decades of experience in designing products featuring innovative patterns made from high quality materials. Located in the heart of Montana’s fly-fishing community, products are field tested by top guides for ultimate quality and performance. For more information, including a complete product list and retail locations, visit www.montanafly.com
Montana Fly Company
P.O. Box 2853 – 530 First Avenue West – Columbia Falls. MT 59912