Montana Angler Fly Fishing Blog

Montana fishing in November

Montana Fly Fishing
Many anglers flat out forget about Montana fly fishing in November. Out of state anglers don't want to make a trip in the late fall and risk winter weather and most locals have moved on to hunting elk, deer, grouse and other fur and feathered critters. November has a lot to offer and can produce...Read more

New Fly Fishing Destinations

New Fly Fishing Destinations
Winter comes early and stays late in Montana. Although we still like to get out in the winter months to wet a line and enjoy some cold weather Montana fishing , the allure of aggressive wild trout and tropical ocean flats is sometimes too hard to resist. Myself and many of our guides have long...Read more

Cast and Blast on the Madison River

Madison River Fly Fishing
I took my yellow lab pup Sawyer on a road trip after several days of laborious shopping for my wife's new car. We searched for mallards and big brown trout, both of which we encountered successfully. I also enjoyed a long night with a frozen water dog in a cold single digit tent. After an exciting...Read more

October Fly Fishing in Montana: Go Big or Go Small!

October Fly Fishing Montana Angler
October is a fantastic time to enjoy Montana fly fishing . Water temps are dropping fast as the days get cooler and the fishing can really turn on as the summer tourists have headed back home and kids are back in school. Tom Jenni and I put on for a three day overnight float on the Lower...Read more

Montana Spring Creeks in September

Fishing Montana Spring Creeks
Jerry (a talented angler eager to employ some new casting techniques) and I enjoyed a fun day chasing healthy trout with small flies on Armstrong's Spring Creek . The fish were cooperative in every run except one. Regardless of the sunny warm weather, we observed small size 24 BWO's in the morning...Read more

Cool Nights, Warm Afternoons, and Reduced Crowds

Montana Fly Fishing
September has blessed us with cool nights and warm sunny afternoons. The fish have been responding very opportunistically to the favorable weather, great water levels, and reduced crowds this time of year. Dry fly fishing is excellent right now throughout the region. We've been fishing the...Read more

Montana fishing in September: what to expect

Montana Fly Fishing in September
September is a transition month in Montana. Fall can arrive early in the Rockies, but warm Indian summers are also possible. Most of the snow from the previous winter has melted out and river flows are low even on a big water year. Nights are becoming longer and temperatures start dropping...Read more

Great Montana Fishing In June

Montana Fly Fishing in June
When summer finally arrives in Montana there is still plenty of snow in the mountains. Warmer weather melts snow at a rapid rate during spring run off and many rivers become high, dirty and dangerous. Although some favorite rivers like the Yellowstone are toast during run off, there are still many...Read more

Tips from the Guides: Catching More Montana Trout

Montana Fly Fishing Guides
There is a lot more to Montana fishing than just the catching, but getting a few trout to the net never hurts! Here are a few tips that most of our guides use with our fishing guests to instantly help folks get more hook ups with very little extra effort. Use foam patterns when fishing dries We...Read more