Skwala Fishing

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Operating as usual

Photos from Skwala Fishing's post 01/30/2024

We heard rumors of our namesake bugs hatching in February and decided to investigate. We’re talking dead-of-winter, might-be-negative 40-in-the-Rockies, skwalas. On certain rivers in California, the first big bugs of the year—size 12, (maybe larger, depending on the river) quad-winged, egg-laden, awkward fluttering stoneflies—hatch in February.⁠

We teamed up with our good friends to investigate the matter. Kick your feet up in the Skwala Lounge to read all about it. ⁠

Photos from Skwala Fishing's post 12/26/2023

Merry Christmas!!! 🎅🏻🎄⁠

Skwalaclaus has fly form. If you’re not following Shane Schuster (), you should be. He’s not just a tyer, he’s a proper artist (that’s pronounced ar-teest). He brought Skwalaclaus to life on the vice, complete with stocking, bauble, present, and beer! Speaking of which, do you have to wait till 5:00 on Christmas?⁠

Photos from Skwala Fishing's post 12/14/2023

For the final Skwala day we bring you an opportunity to immerse yourself fully in the holiday spirit of both giving and receiving. ⁠

Today we’re donating 20% of our gross online sales to That means that one out of every five dollars you spend with us today goes to protecting and restoring cold water wild trout fisheries and habitat.⁠

This frontline group of anglers, outfitters, guides, biologists, businesses, and fish advocates are working to halt the decline of wild trout populations—starting right here in Montana with the imperiled Jefferson River Basin. ⁠

Every purchase you make today benefits this grassroots group, Montana’s trout, and your future self, who will enjoy the comfort and performance of new Skwala gear and feel good about supporting a worthy cause. So go ahead, engage in a little retail therapy. You know, for the trout.⁠

Timeline photos 12/12/2023

Make sure you get over to the Springhill Suites in Bozeman, MT for the 2023 Chili Throwdown hosted by Madison Gallatin Trout Unlimited this Wednesday, December 13th! Head over and listen to friend of Skwala John Yousko give a talk on chasing steelhead in British Columbia and enter for your chance to take home a Fusion 3/2 Puffy!

Photos from Skwala Fishing's post 12/04/2023

Sheep make terrible Christmas gift pets. Dogs are a much better choice. Wool from Merino sheep, on the other hand, can make a fantastic Holiday gift. 

TODAY ONLY, get 20% off the amazing Thermo 150 Hoody.

Is it a light baselayer or the softest sunshirt you've ever worn? The correct answer is yes.

Speaking of correct answers, let's get back to our trivia game. Answer the following question in the comments below (no cheating, or Skwalaclaus will fill your stocking with wind-knotted leaders). We'll randomly select a winner from the correct answers and send you a care package with a hat, stickers, and other goodies we find around the office.

What's the name of The Simpson's dog and how did they get him?

Photos from Skwala Fishing's post 11/26/2023

Fly shops don't just sell fly fishing gear, they bend the trajectories of our lives.

Until tomorrow, get 20% off some of Skwala's most popular gear only at your local Skwala Retail Partner.

RS Waders, Fusion 3/2 Puffys, Sol Wet Wading Pants, and Thermo 350 Hoodies are all on sale today and tomorrow to kick off our 12 Days of Skwala super sale.

Once the Open signs flip over to Closed Monday night, these deals are gone. But don't worry, the Skwala-Days are just beginning. We have lots more to celebrate.

Photos from Skwala Fishing's post 10/11/2023

Sometimes you have to immerse yourself their element if you want to get the fish, and the shot. knows how to do both, and Skwala gear helps get him there.⁠

Photos from Skwala Fishing's post 09/15/2023

Even if you can't figure out what that one fish who's always rising by the bridge is eating, at least your Carbon waders will keep you comfy.⁠

Photos from Skwala Fishing's post 09/14/2023

Hoodies: they're not just for eating Flamin' Hot Cheetos on the couch anymore. The Apex hoody transforms your favorite sweatshirt into performance fishing apparel. You can still eat Flamin' Hot Cheetos but that radioactive dust will brush right off. ⁠


We're excited to join Mark as he kits up in Skwala to battle the fish and elements of South America!

Photos from Skwala Fishing's post 07/28/2023

Not all river lunches are created equal. Note: Skwala assumes no responsibility for any driftboat cooking mishaps caused by this post. Cook delicious river snadwiches at your own discretion.

Photos from Skwala Fishing's post 06/07/2023

Which is your favorite hybrid? Our Fusion Hybrid jacket, which combines fleece sleeves with a stretch insulated core? Or. A fatty cutbow that inhaled a dry fly? ⁠

Could go either way, really.⁠

Photos from Skwala Fishing's post 05/31/2023

Tight loops>Rod Vaults.

What you do with your rods matters more than how you transport them.

Photos from Skwala Fishing's post 05/25/2023

Different conditions, different shirts.

We make a variety of sunshirts because fishing conditions change, but you always need a comfortable shirt with good sun-protection.

Photos from Skwala Fishing's post 05/24/2023

Marc Pierce enjoys long walks on the beach in his Sol Tropic Hoody, doing yoga with crease flies while standing in the breakers, and supporting up-and-coming GT models.

📷 : Kern Stevenson

The Best Fly Fishing (how-to) Books 05/08/2023

Remember when we read books instead of looking stuff up on YouTube? Those were better days.

Now in the Skwala Lounge, we give you the best fly fishing how-to books of all time. Check it out and tell us what you think of our picks.

The Best Fly Fishing (how-to) Books Youtube and other channels have emerged as the go-to places to learn how to fly fish. We feel differently, and wanted to remind the angling world of the original place of how-to information on fly fishing: books! Check out our list of The Best Fly Fishing (How-To) Books ever.

Photos from Skwala Fishing's post 04/21/2023

You fishing this weekend? Chasing the elusive skwalas perhaps? (They're still around in some spots, just sayin'.)

Runoff is coming, so get out and enjoy the clear water while we have it.

Where you headed? We’ll be at Nunya Creek.

Photos from Skwala Fishing's post 04/14/2023

It might be spring, but that doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods yet. The Fusion Collection combines breathable, full stretch textiles and innovative insulating technologies to keep you warm when you need it, no matter the season.

Hit the link in our bio to learn more about what the Fusion Collection has to offer.


We’re back on the road, this Thursday, April 13th! Our very own Rich Hohne will be hanging out from 4-7pm with the team Creekside Angling Company ingcompany to answer questions and help folks learn all about what we are doing at Skwala. Come by and let Rich know what you think about Skwala over a beer.

Photos from Skwala Fishing's post 04/10/2023

There is a lot that goes into layering but it shouldn't be as hard at it seems. Layering is a critical design concept that we use across our product line up to ensure that when you need to, your layers won't get in your way. Whether it is on the inside or the outside, we've got you covered without compromise.

Check out the latest addition to the Skwala Lounge to learn all about layers and why we think its so important at Skwala.

Photos from Skwala Fishing's post 04/04/2023

Everybody's heard of Merino, but do you know WHY Merino is kind of a big deal? Did you know it's been around for 500 years, making it the original branded textile? Did you know exporting Merino sheep out of Spain was once cause for ex*****on? Or that the "father of modern Merino" was a racketeering scoundrel who survived numerous duels and scrapes with the British crown? Do you know what sets Merino apart from other wool?

Our Thermo 350 tops and pants are both made from the absolute finest Merino on the planet and are now back in stock!

Head over to the Skwala Lounge for a little Merino TED Talk. Link in below.


Have you bought our new Invisibility Suit yet? Of course not. We're assuming none of you "bought it" from the very beginning, but hopefully you enjoyed watching our fake product video half as much as we enjoyed making it.

Want a FREE limited edition Bushy Camo sticker? Click the link below and we'll gladly send one to you.


🚨Introducing the Invisibility Suit!🚨​

Tired of painstaking stalks to get in position? Sick of worrying about your profile, shadow, or cast? Do you wish fly fishing were easier? Our new Invisibility Suit solves all your problems. Created in partnership with the visual deception wearable experts at Bushy Camo, you have to not see it to believe it. ​

Share with your fishy pals that need to know and check out the link in our bio for all the details. -->

Photos from Skwala Fishing's post 04/01/2023

Our tireless R&D team has spent the last 4 years hard at work in our secret subterranean laboratory beneath the Haufbrau in Bozeman.

After testing our ideas against the smartest and most wary predator, we've achieved the impossible. Introducing the world's only fully waterproof, breathability, and comfortable fishing garment, that leaves you undetectable against all fish, rodents, and other anglers. Announcing the Skwala Invisibility Suit – designed in conjunction with the experts in visual deception wearables at Bushy Camo. ​

Ready to give your fishing game a leg up? Follow the link in our bio to buy your own Invisibility Suit today! -->


The biggest innovation you've never seen in fly fishing is coming! Stay tuned, because the newest offering from Skwala is going to blow your mind.

Photos from Skwala Fishing's post 03/27/2023

We love hoodies (who doesn't?) but let's be honest: your favorite cotton hoody kind of sucks for fishing.

Introducing the Apex Hoody. Combining the comfort and functionality of a classic hoody with the technology and performance brought to you by the most advanced hard-faced fleece. It's your favorite hoody, all grown up.

Hit the link and meet your Apex Hoody. -->


Last week we dropped our list of the best (mostly fly) fishing books ever written. Many of you complained that we forgot Thomas McGuane. We didn't forget McGuane, but we might have snubbed him. While we agree McGuane is one of the most skilled writers of our generation, we think The Longest Silence is overrated as a fishing book, and if you got all the way through 92 in the Shade, then you need to share whatever you're smoking. We think McGuane's best work has nothing to do with fishing at all. Go read these books for themselves, and tell us why we're wrong, or right.


Skwala founder, CEO, fearless leader, and verified stick Kevin Sloan is headed to the trout Spey Clave at Red's Fly Shop in Yakima Valley, Washington this weekend. Come meet Kevin, check out our gear, and dial in your trout spey game.

In addition to being a great resource to learn more about 2-handed fishing from some of the best anglers in the world, it looks like we might also catch the skwala hatch this year.

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