Montana Angler Fly Fishing Blog

10 Tips for Catching Huge Trout

catching huge trout
Fly fishing is much more than catching really big trout, but the fun factor definitely hits 100% when you tie into the biggest fish in the run. Every red blooded fly fisher person should have the luxury of experiencing fighting and landing a truly massive trout at some point in their life. One of...Read more

The 5 Best Options for Fly Fishing in Montana in the Month of May

Depuy's spring creek Livingston Montana
When discussing fly fishing in Montana, May can be a double edged sword. On the positive side, the angler is presented with abundant hatches, ice free rivers, and hungry trout that are eager to feed and put on body mass. On the other hand, mountain snowpack is beginning to melt resulting in...Read more

Fly Fishing Montana in May

May in Big Sky Country is a magical month. The trees are full of buds, the grass is green, the mountains are still white, and the fish are feeding. May marks a season of change in Montana. Spring and summer both readily characterize the weather observed in May, with sunshine, snow, rain, wind and...Read more

Ascension Bay Mexico Flats Fishing Report: Grand Slam Lodge

Ascension Bay Tarpon
I recently had the opportunity to spend a week targeting the legendary flats of Ascension Bay in southern Mexico . We have been looking to add a new Mexican lodge partner that allowed easy access, mixed species fishing and flexible stay alternatives. The fly fishing community is a tight knit bunch...Read more

A Guide to April Fly Fishing in Montana

Fly fishing Montana in April
April is one of our favorite times to get out and fish our local waters. April provides excellent fishing, minimal crowds, and glimpses of good weather to come. Spring fishing is so wonderful that it pains me just a touch to share this information. The days of blistering cold have receded for the...Read more

A Guide to Fishing Depuy's Spring Creek in April

Guide to Fishing Depuy's Spring Creek in April
Depuy’s bolsters a renowned reputation of heavy hatches and technical trout. While this information is founded upon heaps of first hand accounts, many of them are generated from June on. The state of the creek, available forage, and angling pressure are vastly different than the variables of April...Read more

Patagonia Chile Fishing Report: Magic Waters Lodge February 2020

Magic Waters Patagonia Lodge
On a February morning, a foot of fresh snow blanketed my yard in Bozeman as I stared at the vast array of fly rods, dry bags and camera gear piled on my living room floor. The dichotomous situation of organizing boxes of large foam dry flies as I watched fat flakes of snow falling through my...Read more

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