Category Archives: Techniques

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

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

Top 5 Nymphs For The Madison River

5 Top Nymphs for the Madison River The Madison River is quite simply a fantastic nymph fishery. Day in and day out, nymphing the Madison produces quality fish. The consistency of the fishery is one of the main reasons why it is so famous and draws anglers from around the world. Lets take a look at...Read more

5 Tips For Fishing The Lower Madison At High Water

Big Lower Madison Brown
The “Lower” Madison is one of the most reliable float fisheries in our area during runoff. Though the river will get high, it only rarely becomes too muddy to fish, making it a good option in May and June when the Yellowstone is blown out. The “Lower” refers to the section of the Madison River...Read more

Montana Fishing Guide: Fly Fishing Off the Beaten Path

Fishing Montana off the beaten path
It is hard to pull a fly fishing magazine off of a shelf and not find an article or photo of Montana. The shear number and density of world class trout rivers in the state rivals any other location in the world. Rivers like the Madison, Yellowstone, Bighorn, Missouri, Gallatin, Big Hole, and...Read more

The Best Techniques for Fishing the Madison River's Large Rocks

Fishing large rocks on the Madison can produce big results
Rocks always hold trout in streams and rivers. Island rocks on the Madison river are like normal rocks on steroids and are probably the single best type of trout habit found in a river. Island rocks are special types of medium to large rocks that are surrounded by much smaller sediments like sand...Read more

Low Pressure Trout Strategies

Off the beaten path fly fishing
Trout are smart. Their peanut sized brain my not afford them the kind of intelligence needed to use sign language with their fins or swim a choreographed ballet at sea world, but they do have the cunning to identify fake food with a hook in it. The fact of the matter is that trout remember getting...Read more

Montana Fly Fishing for Carp

Montana Fly Fishing For Carp
Montana fly fishing has deservedly gained a reputation for offering some of the world's finest angling for wild trout. Visiting anglers come to Montana in search of pristine waters, large trout, great hatches and unparalleled scenery. Carp fishing on Montana fishing trips is not usually what most...Read more

Fly Fishing for Large Trout

Fly Fishing for Large Trout in Montana
Montana fly fishing has become synonymous with big rivers and large wild trout. With hundreds of thousands of miles of quality trout streams, spectacular scenery and an unspoiled landscape it is easy to see why the state holds a special place in the hearts of fly fisherman from around the globe...Read more

Strategies for Montana Fishing in October

strategies for fishing in october
One of the most frequent questions I am asked when visiting anglers are planning their fishing trip to Montana is “when is the best time to come out”. That question is impossible to answer so I generally try to feel out what is most important to someone: nice weather, lots of action, dry fly...Read more

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