Montana Angler Fly Fishing Blog

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

How You Can Help Maintain Access For All on the Madison River

Madison River at Three Dollar Bridge
The Madison River has long been an iconic fishery in the world of wild trout rivers. The fish counts, size of the fish, and spectacular scenery have attracted anglers from far and wide for many decades. The popularity of the sport of fly fishing as well as population growth in Western Montana has...Read more

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