Montana Angler Fly Fishing Blog

6 Weight Fly Rod Review Series - Part Two, Jimmy at Jurassic Lake

Jurassic Lake-Argentina
On a recent hosted trip to Jurassic Lake Lodge in Argentine Patagonia I tested 5 of the 6 rods from the 6 Weight review. I chose not to take the Sage LL along as it was definitely not designed for high winds, big flies and bigger fish. Jurassic Lake is an incredibly windy place littered with giant...Read more

Jurassic Lake Lodge Argentina Fall 2019 Trip Report

Giant Jurassic Lake Rainbow
This was it, I was finally going to check off a long-standing bucket list trip: fly fishing in Argentina . I was sure the fishing at Jurassic Lake (aka Lago Strobel) couldn’t live up to the hype. Stories of endless numbers of giant rainbows that are eager to eat scuds, leeches and large dry flies...Read more

6 Weight Fly Rod Review Series - Part One, Head to Head Lawn Casting

6 Weight Fly Rod Shoot Out
No fly rod is the perfect rod on every river, on every given day. I have often fallen in love with a rod on one river, fishing in one style; only to curse it later under different circumstances. I have also found that over and over again that the rod I enjoyed most behind the fly shop is not the...Read more

Steelhead Scouting Mission to Southeast Alaska

Spring Steelhead Fishing in Alaska
Wild fresh run Pacific steelhead are considered by many to be the ultimate gamefish on a fly rod. These electric sea run brethren of the rainbow trout grow large in the prolific waters of the North Pacific before entering coastal rivers prior to spawning. One of the most remote and least explored...Read more

Spring Creek Fishing Styles

After fishing some of the bigger rivers and catching some “easy” trout there comes a time when it is fun to try something different or a more challenging endeavor. Spring creeks can also make a better angler by focusing on smaller intricacies that might not be noticed on larger rivers, like small...Read more

Montana Fly of the Month: April

Montana Fly of the Month: April
Fly of the Month: April 2018 El Camino, Skwala Stonefly tied by Andrew Grillos April fly fishing in Southwest Montana brings a wide variety of options, a favorite option is trying to hit the skwala stonefly hatch on one of our Montana Rivers . Certain rivers have larger populations of these small,...Read more

A Seasonal Guide to Fly Fishing Montana's Smith River

A Seasonal Guide to Fly Fishing Montana's Smith River
The Smith River is the crown jewel of Montana’s off-the-beaten path fisheries. The Smith is a small but float able river that winds its way through a limestone canyon that effectively divides the Big and Little Belt mountain ranges. Scenery is spectacular with a blend of lush meadows, towering...Read more

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