Montana Angler Fly Fishing Blog

A general guide to fly fishing in Belize

Guide Dubs Young and his client with a big Belize permit
Fly fishing in Belize Belize is well known for the famous flats fishing opportunities from its northern border with Mexico to the south border with Guatemala. The most noted of these flats fisheries is found on Ambergris Caye, Turneffe Atoll, the inshore waters near Placencia and Punta Gorda...Read more

Reading Water for Trout Spey Fishing

Reading Water for Trout Spey Fishing
A fun and effective method of trout fishing is the down-and-across streamer swing. The popularity of trout spey fishing has grown exponentially over the last few years and for good reason. The simplicity of spending a day stepping down a run casting and swinging is a refreshing change from the...Read more

Favorite Trout Spey Flies for Montana

The Best Trout Spey Flies for Montana
A fun and effective method of trout fishing is the down-and-across streamer swing. The popularity of trout spey fishing in Montana has grown exponentially over the last few years and for good reason. The simplicity of spending a day stepping down a run casting and swinging is a refreshing change...Read more

Introduction to Trout Spey Fishing

Introduction to Trout Spey Fishing in Montana
A fun and effective method of trout fishing is the down-and-across streamer or wet fly swing. The popularity of trout spey fishing in Montana has grown exponentially over the last few years. The simplicity of spending a day stepping down a run casting and swinging is a refreshing change from the...Read more

Hairwing Flies for Summer and Fall Steelhead

Hairwing Flies for Summer and Fall Steelhead
Many of our guides at Montana Angler enjoy chasing steelhead in the fall. Trips to the Pacific Northwest are priorities on some of our calendars, time chasing these elusive anadromous fish can be highly addictive! A fun aspect of being a steelhead angler is spending time tying flies for fish that...Read more

Fishing Yellowstone Park In August

Yellowstone Park fly fishing in August on the Lamar River
When fly fishing Yellowstone National Park in August, savvy anglers begin working harder to get off the beaten path. The height of tourist season sees relatively high fishing pressure on the easily accessible, famous rivers. If you are willing to lace up your hiking boots, however, you can find...Read more

Fishing The Salmonfly Hatch in Yellowstone Park

The Salmonfly hatch is one of the most anticipated events of the year
The Salmonfly Hatch is one of the most anticipated events each year here in the northern Rockies. Locals and visiting anglers alike eagerly await the chance to fish dry flies so large that they often draw laughs or skeptical looks from those who have never witnessed the hatch. Yellowstone Park is...Read more

Fly fishing knots: From reel arbor to fly

Fly fishing knots: From reel arbor to fly
Does tying knots have you all tangled up? Let us show you the knots you need for a day's fly fishing! Our guides and staff aren't just pros at untangling knots, they're also experts at tying knots! In this post we’ll explain each knot, starting at the reel arbor and working our way out to tying...Read more

Brazilian Amazon Trip Report: Agua Boa Lodge

Bill's Big Peacock Bass in Brazil
It was a clear morning as the Cessna Caravan lifted above the city of Manaus Brazil. Our group was flying two hours over the Amazon jungle to spend a week fishing for peacock bass and a variety of other species at the Agua Boa Amazon Lodge . I peered thru the window, anxious to get a look at this...Read more

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