Montana Angler Fly Fishing Blog

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

Abaco Lodge Bahamas Bonefishing Trip Report: November 2015

The second half of our November hosted trip lead us to Abaco Lodge on Abaco island. Fly fishing for bonefish is legendary across the Bahamas and Abaco has some of the world’s richest bonefishing grounds. The lodge is located on the world famous “Marls” which is an expansive flats system with over...Read more

South Andros Bahamas Bonefishing Trip Report to Bairs Lodge: Nov 2015

Bonefishing on South Andros Island
We recently returned from a successful hosted “couples” trip to Bairs Lodge on Andros Island in the Bahamas . This was our second trip Bahamas bonefishing trip to Bairs in the last 4 years and it is one of my favorite salt water destinations in the Carribean. Andros island is home to some of the...Read more

Wisconsin Fly Fishing for Musky 2015 Trip Report

Musky on the fly
In later October, 2015 we embarked on our second annual Montana Angler musky on the fly adventure to Northern Wisconsin. Muskellunge is the apex predator across most of the Midwest and southern Canada and one of the ultimate challenges on a fly rod. Muskies are a fish of myth and legend and are...Read more

February 2015 Chile Fishing Trip Report: Magic Waters Patagonia Lodge

Chile Fly Fishing
By Matt Morris: A dozen years ago, I watched a fly fishing film on Patagonia. The movie glorified adventure fly fishing in solitude on untouched trout streams. Big glaciated mountains shot straight up out of the ground, while anglers crushed large trout on dry flies. I immediately put a fishing...Read more

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