Montana Angler Fly Fishing Blog

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

Winter Fishing Options Around Bozeman

Winter fishing on Depuy's
One of the factors that makes Bozeman, MT such a great trout town is that the surrounding waters offer great fishing 12 months out of the year. Mild winter days offer anglers some prime opportunities to catch trout with very predictable fishing and nonexistent crowds. Winter is the time to...Read more

Patagonia Trip Report: Rio Pico Argentina 2016

Rio Pic fly fishing Argentina
There is something about driving a little farther and working a little harder that always appeals to me when it comes to fly fishing. I guess I am always hoping that the grass IS a little greener on the other side of the fence. Perhaps this is why the Rio Pico region of Patagonia in Argentina has...Read more

5 Tips For Fishing The Salmonfly Hatch On The Madison

Madison River Salmonflys
The annual Salmon Fly hatch on Montana’s Madison River is one of fly fishing’s most storied and anticipated events. Salmon Fly time is hands down your best shot at landing a true trophy trout on a dry fly. The sight of a 3 inch long insect splashing about the surface is enough to draw even the...Read more

Patagonia Chile Fishing Report: Magic Waters Lodge January 2016

Paloma River Chile Fly Fishing
Trailing cows to the summer pasture in the Big Belt mountains, I couldn’t help but daydream about being on the river. Summer in Montana was too short to be wasted on the back of a horse; it is better spent chasing trout. I spent the summers of my early 20’s guiding fly fishermen and doing ranch...Read more

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