Recommended Gear List

Thank you for booking your guided fly fishing adventure with the Montana Angling Company.  Whether you are fishing for one day, one week, or one month this gear list includes the essential gear we recommend bringing to make the most of your fishing trip. Weather is variable in Montana and even the nicest of sunny days can turn to rain, sleet, or snow and although we fish through most of it, good gear can sure make it much more pleasant. We always hope for the best but plan for the worst before any day of fishing and recommend you do the same while packing. We have put together what we feel is a comprehensive list, most of which is available at local fly shops but if you have any questions please feel free to contact us at anytime by phone at 406-579-9553 or by e-mail at Happy fishing!

Gear Provided by your Guide on Every Trip

  • Fly Rod/Reel/Line
  • All Terminal Tackle (Tippet, Leaders, Weight, etc.)
  • All Flies
  • Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • Lunch (Full Day Trip Only)
  • Life Jacket if needed
  • Emergency Rain Gear
  • First Aid Kit

Recommended Personal Gear to Bring

  • Personal Fly Rods/Reels/Lines
  • Personal Tackle
  • Personal Flies
  • Personal Rain Jacket/Pants
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Polarized Sunglasses
  • Boat or Wading Footwear
  • Hat
  • Wading Pack/Vest
  • Light Jacket
  • Sun Pants/Shorts
  • Long Sleeved Sun Shirt
  • Camera
  • Wading Staff if needed

Spring and Fall or Cold Weather Recommended Gear

Spring and Fall (March, April, May, October, November) can be a special time to fly fish in Montana. Great hatches, no crowds, cool afternoons, and eager fish can make for the some of the best angling days of the year. Many days are warm and sunny with blue skies. Other days can be cold and windy. The following gear accounts for that and should be brought along during these Spring and Fall months or anytime weather is forecasted to be colder than normal.
  • Gore-Tex or neoprene Waders and Boots
  • Gore-Tex or equivalent Wading Jacket
  • Wading Belt
  • Warm Hat
  • Fleece, down, Polartech, or equivalent jacket
  • Long Underwear top and bottom
  • Fleece or Insulated Pant
  • Handwarmers
  • Extra Layers
  • Fingerless or fold-over gloves/mittens
  • Wool Socks

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