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Jack C. Mauer has more than a thirty year investment in fishing, floating and wading the waters of western Montana. He is intimately acquainted with the surrounding fisheries and their corresponding ecologies. It is his passion and enthusiasm for the art of fly fishing, a respect and knowledge of trout habitat, and the ability to expertly instruct the technical aspects of fly fishing that clients appreciate as they return to western Montana and Wapiti Waters. Contact Jack at 800-254-5311.

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Nate Schweber - our friend from New York - or Missoula

Nate Schweber on Soda Creek in Yellowstone Park
Above is a photo of Nate. Nate is originally from Missoula, Montana and is now in New York City in a band called New Heathens.

About the New Heathens! They have a great sound, you can check it out on their website Some of the reviews call them American Roots Rock or Rootsy Rock and Roll. I think their sound is more complex than that! Tell us what you think...
The New Heathens from New York!Members: Nate Schweber, Singer, Guitar, Harmonica; Butch Phelps, Guitar; Dominic Tiziano, Guitar; Eric Seftel, Drums; Brandy Wood, Bass
Genre: Rock n Roll Hometown: New York City

You can see by this slide show that Nate still spends time in Montana and fishing. We have quite a bit in common, including a love of music!

A Note from Nate: Thanks for digging the band. I'm working on trying to come up with the songs and, more importantly, money to finish a second record. We're working with a producer named Eric "Roscoe" Ambel who played with Steve Earle and produced a bunch of cool bands that I dig including the Bottle Rockets and the Yayhoos. Making records is almost as expensive a hobby as flyfishing.

I tried my luck on Connecticut's Housatonic River this past weekend. Beautiful fall colors. I hooked one brown trout on a nymph but lost him. Fish were rising all around but I couldn't get them to take anything I was offering. I tried big nymphs, little nymphs, big dries, little dries, streamers and everything in between. Nothin'. To be honest, it reminded me of a few times I've fished the Bitterroot when the same thing has happened: fish rising everywhere, but not to any of my flies.

Well, Nate, we know what you mean. The fishing in western Montana this fall is amazing. The days are calm and beautiful; the water is like glass. That means the fishing is technical and even though the fish are rising, it takes a lot of effort to find out which of our flies and what size they will be interested in. At least you have targets to throw to. When you do hook up, though, the rewards are fantastic!


  1. Great blog, photos and articles. Most of my fishing is done in Canada. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you tight lines and big fish. Rick

  2. Rick, thanks for commenting. It helps to know people appreciate the blog. I am aiming for photos and short blogs - directing people to other sites that might be of interest, but keeping ours pretty short. We have been hunting here in Montana so the blog has been a bit neglected. Bagged some antelope and deer but still looking for the elusive wapiti (elk). Please comment again. Great to hear from you!
    Merle and Jack

  3. By the way, feel free to share messages and photos about your fishing and outdoors in Canada. I would love to post info about you on the blog!


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