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Regional weather effects regional fishing markets

We had six months of wind and now endless rain. Rainy seasons like this can dramatically impact small regions too.

We recently put an article up about the overall success of the freshwater fishing industry, but this article from Missoula Montana shows that if you dig deeper into regional issues, weather in one place can dramatically effect the industry - especially a highly-seasonal industry like fly fishing for mountain trout. Read the story and you'll see exactly what we mean.

Missoulian Anglers

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It came from NBC-Montana.

MISSOULA, Mont. - One Missoula fly-fishing shop owner says heavy, continuous rain that makes the rivers rise quickly is trouble for business, because fish bite when the rivers are steady or dropping lower. That led to multiple tour cancellations just ahead of the peak of fishing season.

"We canceled nine boats today, eight boats yesterday. Eight the next day. That's just in the next three days. So far, we've probably lost $15,000 in the next three days," said John Hezer, the owner of Blackfoot River Outfitters.



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