Montana Angler Fly Fishing Blog

Madison River Fly Fishing: 5 tips for the fall

Madison River Fall Fishing
Madison river fly fishing is possibly at its best in October. The river is nearly empty as tourists have gone home and many locals are in the woods fishing. This is also a time of the year when some of the largest trout of the year are landing including a few fish each year in the 28-30" class. Dry...Read more

Montana hopper fishing in October?

Montana Fall Fishing
I had a chance to get out on Sunday for an afternoon and do some wade fishing on one of my favorite Montana secret streams. This little gem is just an hour from Bozeman and is a favorite of a few of our montana fishing guides including myself! October is usually thought of as a time to huck big...Read more

October Fly Fishing in Montana

Montana Fly Fishing
October fly fishing in Montana often produces our biggest trout of the year. Large browns are prepairing to spawn and are much more aggressive than normal. The big trout are also moving upriver and we get several spawning runs of huge trout that run out of lakes such as Canyon Ferry, Ennis and...Read more

Fly Fishing in the Rain for Monster Montana Browns!

Montana Brown Trout Fishing
While the faint of heart may cringe at the thought of spending the day on a river on a cold, wet, gloomy day; die hard anglers salivate at the chance. Seasoned Montana fly fisherman understand that inclement weather offers the best shot at hooking up on a monster brown. Giant browns like the 25"...Read more

Twitching Hoppers

Hopper Fishing
There is something absolutely addictive about hopper fishing in Montana . Watching big fish large flies is the apex of fly fishing. Once mid July comes around everyone becomes hopper crazy and begins throwing countless foam hoppers on our local rivers. By mid august fish have seen a lot of hoppers...Read more

Salmon Fly Hopper

Montana Hopper Fishing
The dry fly fishing in Montana has been hot and getting hotter. I was fortunate this week to guide a skilled angler, John, into some exciting dry fly opportunities. On Wednesday, we enticed lots of eats on size 6 rogue salmon flies on the upper reaches of the Yellowstone just below the park. We...Read more

Post Run-Off on the Upper Madison

Madison River Fly Fishing
We fished the Upper Madison today on a guide trip. The river has been steadily dropping (currently at 1850 cfs) and the water clarity is improving to about two feet of visibility. Although we didn't net a large number of trout today, we interacted with some true hogs. The moderate visibility...Read more

Fishing through run off

Montana Fly Fishing
Each year Montana rivers become swollen from the melting snow pack. Typically run off begins sometime in mid-late may and can extend into June and even July on big snow years. Despite the fact that some rivers are un-fishable and dangerous during run off, there is still great fishing to be had......Read more

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