(406) 579-9553

April 2021 Montana Fly Fishing Forecast

Spring Fly Fishing on the Yellowstone River

Montana Fly Fishing in April 2021

April is a favorite month for our Montana fly fishing guides and anglers and 2021 is shaping up to be a great one. April is the official kick-off to the fly fishing season each year and it is amazing to think how far we have come over the last year and how much we have to look forward to in 2021. Anglers from all over the country will be joining us in the next month for Montana fly fishing trips on the Missouri River, Madison River, Yellowstone River, and more as life and fly fishing have started to take a step back to normal.

Spring fly fishing in Montana means streamers and nymphing in the morning with great dry fly fishing in the afternoon. This pattern is exemplified on our western rivers in April with great late afternoon hatches of BWOs, March Browns, and skwala stoneflies that reward the anglers that sleep-in and stay out late. No rush to the water.

Looking ahead the weather is moving into a spring weather pattern that should make for ideal conditions. A solid snowpack will make for good flows all season. The freestone rivers near Bozeman, MT should hold through at least the 25th of the month with reliable flows and clarity. The Missouri River will only get better as temperatures warm and flows increase.

April 2021 Montana Fly Fishing Trips

Planning a Montana fly fishing trip for April 2021? There is likely no better destination in the US than the Missouri River. The nymphing, streamer fishing, and technical dry fishing will treat even the most seasoned of anglers. We still have good guide availability and lodging capacity thru the end of the month.

Closer to Bozeman, MT the Yellowstone River offers great early season dry fly fishing most afternoons. Dense hatches of mayflies and midges make for exciting action. The Madison River offers reliable subsurface fly fishing, with great wade fishing at early spring flows.

Solitude is plentiful on Montana’s rivers in April. For anglers willing to roll the dice on weather, there is no better month to come on a Montana fly fishing trip. Contact us to learn more about our Montana fly fishing guides and book your next trip with the Montana Angling Co.

Notes From Downstream

Recent Posts

May 2021 Montana Fly Fishing Forecast

Montana Fly Fishing in May 2021 May is right around the corner and with it our anglers and guides will kick-off the prime Montana fly fishing season. As water temps climb out of winter lows, some of the first great hatches of the year will arrive on our Montana...

4/19/2021 Bozeman, MT Fly Fishing Report

Bozeman Fly Fishing Overview Spring has sprung in Bozeman, MT and April is always a favorite time for fly fishing in Montana for our anglers and fly fishing guides. Cooler mornings make for great nymphing and streamer fishing, with mid-morning hatches of Blue Winged...

2021 Missouri River Fly Fishing Trips

2021 Guided Fly Fishing Trips on Montana’s Missouri River Our Montana fly fishing guides are excited for another great season of guided fly fishing trips on Montana’s Missouri River. Anglers joining us in 2021 will have a lot to look forward to: stable flows that...

Filter Categories

Get in Touch with us

More Information on Fly Fishing Guides, Trips, & Outfitting

May 2021 Montana Fly Fishing Forecast

May 2021 Montana Fly Fishing Forecast

Montana Fly Fishing in May 2021 May is right around the corner and with it our anglers and guides will kick-off the prime Montana fly fishing season. As water temps climb out of winter lows, some of the first great hatches of the year will arrive on our Montana...

read more
4/19/2021  Bozeman, MT Fly Fishing Report

4/19/2021 Bozeman, MT Fly Fishing Report

Bozeman Fly Fishing Overview Spring has sprung in Bozeman, MT and April is always a favorite time for fly fishing in Montana for our anglers and fly fishing guides. Cooler mornings make for great nymphing and streamer fishing, with mid-morning hatches of Blue Winged...

read more
2021 Missouri River Fly Fishing Trips

2021 Missouri River Fly Fishing Trips

2021 Guided Fly Fishing Trips on Montana’s Missouri River Our Montana fly fishing guides are excited for another great season of guided fly fishing trips on Montana’s Missouri River. Anglers joining us in 2021 will have a lot to look forward to: stable flows that...

read more

Day Trips

We offer full-day and half-day trips, as well as float and wade fishing options, that cater to seasoned and beginner anglers alike. Book your fly fishing trip with our professional guides.

Custom Trips

Our custom Montana fly fishing trips are the best way to start or build on your Montana fly fishing journey. Enjoy unique trip offerings and Montana’s best rivers with our Montana fly fishing guides.

Angler couple enjoying winter fly fishing

Winter and Spring Specials

Take advantage of special rates on your spring and winter fly fishing trips in Montana. Enjoy the same great fly fishing, world-class rivers, and professional guides all year long.

All Guided Trips

Enjoy custom fly fishing outfitting and expert guiding across Montana and Yellowstone National Park. Learn more about all of our guided Montana fly fishing trips.

Don't Wait, Book Your Fly Fishing Trip Today!