Montana Angler Fly Fishing Blog

Fly Fishing Chile Trip Report: A Wilderness Backcountry Adventure

Chile fly fishing trips overnight river camps
We recently enjoyed a unique adventure into one of the most remote regions of Patagonia to sample a new back country camp with our friends at Magic Waters Lodge. After years of staring at maps of a large but untouched river system our friend Eduardo let us know that they had pioneered a route into...Read more

4 Tips For Fishing The Madison River in August

August wade fishing on the Upper Madison
August is an extremely popular time to visit and flyfish the Madison River . The Madison can fish well during all 12 months of the year, and each month sees a different set of challenges for fishermen to solve. During August, those challenges can include warm, sunny weather, fishing pressure, and...Read more

New Zealand South Island Trip Report: Cedar Lodge 2017

International fly fishing trips Montana Angler New Zealand Cedar Lodge
Cedar Lodge New Zealand – January Most people I know have a bucket list of activities that they hope to accomplish on their brief stay on the planet. I for one am no different. My problem - in the past 10 years, my list hadn’t gotten any smaller and time seemed to be flying by. So one day in March...Read more

March Brazil Peacock Bass Trip Report to Agua Boa Amazon Lodge

Agua Boa Fly Fishing
I have always had a passion for off the beaten path fishing locations and find myself continuously searching for waters a little farther from the paths most traveled. Whether it is hiking a little farther, running a white water canyon or tossing a raft off of a bridge, the fish always seem a little...Read more

Argentina Patagonia Trip Report: San Martin de Los Andes region 2017

Argentina fly fishing trip report
It’s mid-January in Bozeman, Montana. Temperatures have plummeted to below zero for days on end, making it hard for a fishing guide who watches a two-year-old in the off season to get outside. Cabin fever is setting in. The phone rings, its Brian the owner of Montana Angler. He says “hey do you...Read more

Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina Sea Run Brown Trout Trip Report: Kau Tapen

Argentina sea run brown trout with Montana Angler
Tierra Del Fuego – Kau Tapen – Feb 26 th – March 4 th For me, when planning any trip , fish are generally the excuse but rarely the reason. As the Henry David Thoreau quote states “Many men go fishing all of their lives without ever realizing that it is not the fish they are chasing”. Thankfully...Read more

Sink Tips vs. Full Sinking Lines for Montana Streamer Fishing

Sink tip fly fishing on big rivers
Fishing with Sinking lines and Sinking tips Fly fishing industry insiders like to reference the movie A River Runs Through It as a bench mark in the growth of the sport from a cult like following into a mainstream recreational activity. The classic novel by Norman Maclean was made into a Hollywood...Read more

Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park On Opening Day in Late May

Fishing Yellowstone National Park on Opening Day
The fishing season in Yellowstone National Park begins at daybreak on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend each year. For me, this is a special occasion viewed with much anticipation. The park was the site of my first fly fishing trip as a young kid. I spent my college summers working and living...Read more

4 Keys to Success When Fishing the Madison River in Early June

June fishing on the Madison River
Montana is filled with a variety of different rivers, spring creeks and lakes. The diversity of fishing is staggering and the complexity and variety only increases as we consider different times of year as each fishery changes dramatically in how and where the fish are found over the course of the...Read more

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