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.