Montana Angler Fly Fishing Blog

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