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BTT Bozeman Roundup

August 23, 2018 - 3:00pm to 8:00pm

Join Bonefish & Tarpon Trust for the 'BTT Bozeman Round Up', and help us bring the Saltwater Flats to Bozeman! The event will include local food vendors, notable fishing anglers, clinics, product demos, fly casting instruction, giveaways and more. You will not want to miss this afternoon filled with activities for anglers of all ages. 

After the afternoon festivities, make sure to register for dinner to enjoy food provided by Outback Steakhouse, drinks courtesy of MAP Brewing, live music from Paul Puckett, and a silent and live auction. All proceeds benefit BTT's conservation efforts to preserve the fish and habitats that we all enjoy. 
 

When and Where

Thursday August 23, 2018 | 3:00 PM

The Emerson Center | 111 S Grand Ave, Bozeman, MT 59715 

 

Schedule of Events

Bozeman Roundup- FREE ENTRY

3:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Enjoy Live Music, Casting Demonstrations, Fly Fishing Obstacle Courses, Celebrity Appearances, all on the lawn of the Emerson. 

Dinner

6:00 PM Hors d'oeuvres and Silent Auction

7:00 PM Dinner and a BTT Science and Conservation Update

7:45 Live Auction

 

Roundup: Talks on the Lawn

Don’t miss these very special presentations beginning at 3 pm on the Emerson Lawn! 

 

Legendary Angler Stu Apte Stu Apte began fly fishing in the mid-1940s and began guiding anglers in the mid-1950s. Through the years, Stu has held more than 44 saltwater light tackle and fly rod World Records, including the two longest standing saltwater fly rod records.

The Fast Cast

Stu Apte

Demonstrating his signature "Fast Cast,” legendary angler Stu Apte will show you how to get the fly to the fish without making a single false cast. This technique works as well for trout fishing as it does for tarpon, bonefish, and permit. While using this technique, you will eliminate false casts and get the fly to the fish with speed and accuracy—and before they even know you are in their vicinity!

Land a Tarpon in 20 Minutes

Stu Apte

Learn fish fighting techniques that will allow you to turn a fighting fish into a caught fish in under 20 minutes. This technique works on all fish and with all fishing tackle. It was while using these techniques that Stu was able to land two tarpon in the 160-pound class in under 20 minutes, each while using 12-pound class tippet, as well as break the 12-pound-class fly rod record twice in one day—once with a 161 ¾ -pound tarpon in the morning and a 164-pound tarpon in the afternoon.

About the Presenter:

Stu Apte began fly fishing in the mid-1940s and began guiding anglers in the mid-1950s. Through the years, Stu has held more than 44 saltwater light tackle and fly rod World Records, including the two longest standing saltwater fly rod records. 

 


An Introduction to Saltwater Fishing 

Ian Davis

Ian Davis will provide a seminar on making the transition from freshwater to saltwater fly casting. Learn specific techniques for making quick and accurate casts in the wind, as well as presenting the fly to bonefish, permit, and tarpon. 

 

About the Presenter:

Ian Davis is Co-Owner and Saltwater Program Director at Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures. He has been involved in the fly fishing industry since the early 1990s and joined the Yellow Dog team in 2003. He has fished extensively throughout the world in both fresh and saltwater and is an accomplished photographer handling all of the art and illustrations for Yellow Dog's catalogs and other literature. 

 


Bonefish Conservation 101

Dr. Aaron Adams

From the Bahamas to the Florida Keys, and from Cuba to Mexico and Belize, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust has learned a lot about bonefish in recent years—actionable knowledge that is applied to important conservation outcomes, from new national parks protecting bonefish habitats in the Bahamas to angler education and outreach programs benefitting bonefish across the Caribbean basin. And some of the information can help your fishing! Dr. Adams will provide an overview of BTT’s progress and current priorities in bonefish conservation.  

 

About the Presenter:

Dr Aaron Adams is Director of Science and Conservation for Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and a Senior Scientist at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute of Florida Atlantic University. He has lived, worked, and fished on both coasts of the US, as well as throughout the Caribbean, where he has been conducting fish research for more than 25 years. 

 


Fly Fishing Photography Tips 

Brian Gregson

Brian Gregson will share his tips for the traveling outdoor photographer. As Brian explains, “There are numerous ways to get the same thing accomplished. My working photo kits are designed for me — a single shooter, usually with no assistant, working in the outdoor elements with needs to be mobile and able to carry all of my own gear. Of course, we all have different needs, and what works for me might not work for you. After years of trial and error (mostly error) this is my current method to the madness. Enjoy!"

 

About the Presenter:

Bryan Gregson is an award-winning adventure sport and documentary photographer and cinematographer. His work has been featured internationally in publications and advertising campaigns for Patagonia, Volvo, National Geographic, Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, Orvis, and many others.

 


 

Fly Tying Seminar

Doug McKnight

Doug will share his two decades of experience and showcase the various techniques used to tie fresh and saltwater flies.

 

About the Presenter:

Doug McKnight is a 20-year veteran of guiding, running successful fly shops and guide operations, tying good flies, and regularly harassing large fish with a fly rod. He is a fly designer for Umpqua and has many unique and creative patterns to his credit.  He is also a talented up-and-coming artist focused on capturing the beauty of fish and places with oil paint.  His writing, fly patterns, photography and art have been featured in many publications, including Fly Fisherman, The Drake, Midcurrent, Outdoor Life, and others.

 


Live Painting of a Yeti Cooler  

Paul Puckett

Stop by and watch a master at work! Paul Puckett will be on the lawn customizing a Yeti cooler to be auctioned off at the evening’s dinner. Watch Paul’s process as he creates a one-of-a-kind piece. He will also be showcasing his musical talents with a solo performance during the Roundup.

 

About the Artist:

Paul specializes in custom fish portraits, wildlife and sporting art. Based in Charleston, S.C., he works from watercolor and oil, his loose style leaving room for the details that bring fish to life on paper.

 


Book Your Trip Before the Event! 

For out of town anglers, Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures and our local partners at Gallatin River Lodge, Stonefly Lodge, and Madison Valley Ranch have teamed up to offer some exclusive packages for BTT members and friends. These packages will not only get you out on the water before/after the event, but a portion of the proceeds will go back to BTT's important work. These trips also include tickets to the gathering at the Emerson on August 23rd. 

Come and fish Big Sky Country before or after the Bozeman BTT Round-Up on Thursday, August 23, 2018 and donate to BTT. You will pay the retail package rates (no upcharge), and a portion of your package is donated directly to BTT due to the generosity of the lodge of your choice and Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures. For more information see below or email jake@yellowdogflyfishing.com .

 

Gallatin River Lodge

Gallatin River Lodge

Book Gallatin River Lodge (Bozeman) before or after the event

Lodge package options and donations:

  • Four nights and three days is $2,137.00 per person based on double occupancy ($430 donation to BTT per person)
  • Three nights and two days is $1,537.50 per person based on double occupancy ($310 per person donation)

What's Included

  • Number of nights of lodging as outlined in your package
  • Number of days of guided fishing as outlined in your package
  • Bozeman airport transfers to and from the lodge (if needed)
  • All meals & picnic lunch on the river on each day of guided fishing
  • Non-alcoholic beverages at the lodge and on guide trip
  • Transportation to and from the river on guide days
  • River shuttle fees
  • Rod/reel, fishing tackle, flies, leaders, etc (provided by the guide)

What's Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Gratuities for guides or lodge staff
  • Alcohol at the lodge or on guide trip
  • Waders/wading boots
  • Fishing licenses
  • Lodging taxes (will add upon final invoicing)

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Stonefly Lodge

Book Stonefly Lodge (Twin Bridges) before or after the event.

Package options and donations:

  • Four nights and three days is $2,995.00 per person based on double occupancy ($450 donation to BTT per person)
  • Three nights and two days is $2495.00 per person based on double occupancy ($375 per person donation)

What's Included:

  • Number of nights of lodging per your chosen package
  • Number of days of guided fishing per your chosen package
  • Breakfast and dinner (Stonefly Lodge)
  • Packed cooler lunch on guide trips
  • Equipment needed, flies, and tackle
  • Private water fees (if applicable)

What's Not Included:

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers (can be arranged at an additional cost)
  • Breakfast or dinner (Stonefly Inn)
  • Fishing licenses (available at the fly shop)
  • Gratuities for guides or lodge/inn staff
  • Alcohol (BYO)
  • Lodging taxes (will include upon final invoicing)

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Madison Valley Ranch

Book The Madison Valley Ranch (Ennis) before or after the event.

Package options and donations:

  •  Four nights and three days is $2,955.00 per person based on double occupancy ($445 donation to BTT per person)
  • Three nights and two days is $2,170 per person based on double occupancy ($325 per person donation)

https://www.yellowdogflyfishing.com/destinations/montana/madison-valley-...

What's Included:

  • All lodging
  • All meals (buffet breakfast, streamside lunch, evening appetizers, and a four-course dinner)
  • All house beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages at the lodge
  • Use of rods, reels, and waders
  • Flies and tackle
  • Lodge staff gratuities
  • Round-trip transfers to and from where your guided trip is each day
  • River shuttle fees for guides' vehicles
  • Use of property amenities including fishing on the Jurassic Pond, Jack Creek, and the lower Madison River

What's Not Included:

  • Airfare
  • Airport transportation (can be provided at an additional cost)
  • Fishing licenses
  • Gratuities for guides
  • Taxes (will include upon invoicing)

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