Montana Angler Fly Fishing Blog

Fall Run Browns On The Madison River

Madison River in Yellowstone Park
For myself and many other local anglers, Montana’s fall run of Brown Trout is the most anticipated event of the year. Large, lake dwelling trout begin moving into the river systems during late September and October and are accessible to fly anglers during this pre-spawn period. Productive fishing...Read more

Fishing Yellowstone Park in October

Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park in October
October is when we really see the seasons shifting here in Yellowstone Country. While we typically get at least some warm, Indian Summer days, chilly weather and sub freezing mornings become the norm. October is the definitive big fish time in Yellowstone National Park . Migratory fish are moving...Read more

Top 5 Nymphs For The Madison River

5 Top Nymphs for the Madison River The Madison River is quite simply a fantastic nymph fishery. Day in and day out, nymphing the Madison produces quality fish. The consistency of the fishery is one of the main reasons why it is so famous and draws anglers from around the world. Lets take a look at...Read more

Fishing Yellowstone Park in July

Simply put, July is a prime time to fish in Yellowstone National Park . As run-off subsides early in the month, anglers have a chance to target fish that have not seen flies since the previous fishing season. Both water levels and temperatures are at prime levels and the hatches are both thick and...Read more

5 Tips For Fishing The Lower Madison At High Water

Big Lower Madison Brown
The “Lower” Madison is one of the most reliable float fisheries in our area during runoff. Though the river will get high, it only rarely becomes too muddy to fish, making it a good option in May and June when the Yellowstone is blown out. The “Lower” refers to the section of the Madison River...Read more

New Options for Spring Fishing on the Madison River

Spring Fishing on the Madison River
Fishing regulation changes for 2016 have opened up some great new options for anglers on the Madison River. Previously, much of the river was closed between the end of February and the 3rd Saturday in May. Now, the entire river from Hebgen Lake to the Missouri River, nearly 100 miles of productive...Read more

Mexico Fly Fishing Trip Report: Costa de Cocos Lodge, Xcalak

Costa de Cocos Fly Fishing Lodge Xcalak Mexico
Myself and fellow Montana Angler guide Tony Nahorny traveled south to our partners at Costa de Cocos Lodge in Xcalak, Mexico in late February for a week-long escape from the Montana winter. It would be my second trip chasing saltwater fish on the flats, while Tony is a fairly experienced saltwater...Read more

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