Montana Angler Fly Fishing Blog

Terrestrial fly fishing in Chile: The Cantaria Beetle

Fly Fishing in Chile: The Cantaria Beetle
Do you like fishing huge dry flies? Chile is the perfect place! The Chilean Cantaria beetle is a unique food source that makes for some incredibly exciting fishing opportunities on our Chilean fishing trips . Most flies that we use to imitate this giant food source tend to be tied on size 1-4 hooks...Read more

Alaska Spring Steelhead

Fly fishing for remote, wild coastal Alaska Steelhead
VIAGGIO Steelhead Explorer Trip Report – Bill Buchbauer April 26th – May 8th 2017 Petersburg, Alaska Each Spring I am drawn back to SE Alaska in search of steelhead and adventure . In April and May thousands of wild steelhead make their spawning runs into the pristine streams and rivers of the...Read more

Fishing Yellowstone Park in June

Fly fishing Yellowstone National Park in June
Although June is the height of run-off here in the Northern Rockies, fishing options in Yellowstone National Park abound. In fact, fishing the park during June is one of the premier ways to beat run-off. The fishing season in YNP opens Memorial Day weekend so the fish will not have faced much...Read more

Patagonia Baker Lodge Trip Report

Chile fly fishing Patagonia Baker Lodge
Patagonia Baker Lodge trip report for March 13th - 17th 2017 Arrival / Baker Having heard and read about the mighty Baker River in southern Chile for years, it finally fell into the crosshairs for myself to host a trip with 3 great fishing buddies. As we walked through the doors of the Patagonia...Read more

Southern Belize Fly Fishing Trip Report: Copal Tree Lodge

Belize fly fishing
Belize is home to some of the world’s best flats fishing on a fly rod. The small country is protected by one of the longest barrier reefs in the world (second only to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef). The barrier reef system that runs the length of the country protects a vast interior network of...Read more

3 Best Destinations to Catch Your 1st Permit

One lucky angler with his first permit on a fly
Fly Fishing for your first permit Fly Fishing for permit often becomes a lifelong endeavor. But before anglers become consumed with hunting, stalking, casting, and hopefully hooking, you'll need to catch your first permit. Like so many other things in life, not angling related things, the first...Read more

Cuba Fly Fishing Trip Report

Cuba fly fishing trip report
There is something about Cuba… Maybe it’s the allure of traveling to a forbidden (or once forbidden) land that creates the attraction for many citizens of the US. Is it the rebellious pride that comes from telling friends, family, and acquaintances that you are traveling to Cuba, or that you’ve...Read more

September Fishing in Yellowstone National Park

September fishing in Yellowstone National Park
September in the greater Yellowstone region is quickly becoming one of the most popular times to visit and fish. September is a great time to fish Yellowstone National Park because water temperatures are dropping into the optimal range and trout feel the urge to pack on the pounds for the upcoming...Read more

5 Tips For Late Summer Fishing In Yellowstone Park

Fighting a Cutthroat in the Yellowstone Backcountry
Late summer is one of the most popular times to visit and fish in Yellowstone Park . According to the Park Service, August accounts for almost 25% of yearly visits to the park, and my guide calendar backs up that fact. Although it is the most convenient time to visit for many folks, August and...Read more

Fly Fishing Chile Trip Report: A Wilderness Backcountry Adventure

Chile fly fishing trips overnight river camps
We recently enjoyed a unique adventure into one of the most remote regions of Patagonia to sample a new back country camp with our friends at Magic Waters Lodge. After years of staring at maps of a large but untouched river system our friend Eduardo let us know that they had pioneered a route into...Read more

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