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A Montana Fly Fishing Blog

2021 Montana Fly Fishing Season Kick-Off
2021 Montana Fly Fishing Season Kick-Off

Happy new year to all of our anglers! The Montana Angling Company and all of our Montana fly fishing guides are looking forward to a great 2021 Montana fly fishing season, full of great days on the rivers and streams of Montana. Bookings for 2021 Montana fly fishing trips are coming in daily and we are expecting another banner year. After a tough 2020 we are ready to roll with any of the punches that 2021 might bring, and excited to host all of our anglers again and share with them, the best fly fishing trips in Montana.

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10/13/20  Bozeman, MT Fly Fishing Report
10/13/20  Bozeman, MT Fly Fishing Report

Mid-October is a favorite time in Bozeman, MT for anglers and our Montana fly fishing guides. All of our Montana rivers are fishing well as well as the rivers and streams of Yellowstone National Park. Fall is in the air, the trees are lit up with color, and anglers will find plenty of solitude on our blue ribbon waters.

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September 2020 Montana Fly Fishing Forecast
September 2020 Montana Fly Fishing Forecast

The winds of fall are in the air and our Montana fly fishing guides are looking forward to a great month ahead full of fly fishing and having fun on the water with our anglers. We have had a great past month of hopper fishing and it looks like there is no end in sight! Looking ahead we are excited to fish with many of our long time returning anglers in Bozeman, MT and on the Missouri River.

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8/4/20  Bozeman, MT Fly Fishing Report
8/4/20  Bozeman, MT Fly Fishing Report

August is hopper season in Montana and it is shaping up to be another banner one in 2020. Our anglers and Montana fly fishing guides have enjoyed good to great hopper fishing on all of our Bozeman area rivers over the past weeks. The Yellowstone River has been fishing particularly well, in spite of the heat wave this past week.

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August 2020 Montana Fly Fishing Forecast
August 2020 Montana Fly Fishing Forecast

The hoppers have arrived on the rivers around Bozeman, MT and August is shaping up to be another great hopper season for our anglers and Montana fly fishing guides. We have already had some great fun-filled days of trout rising to terrestrials on the Yellowstone River and Madison River and look for conditions to only improve throughout the month.

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July 2020 Fly Fishing Forecast
July 2020 Fly Fishing Forecast

July in Montana is always a favorite for fly fishing anglers, and July 2020 stands to be great one. Flows are shaping up well for excellent fly fishing daily on the rivers near Bozeman, MT as well as the Missouri River near Craig, MT.

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June 2020 Fly Fishing Forecast
June 2020 Fly Fishing Forecast

There is a lot to look forward to for anglers fly fishing in Montana in June 2020. Starting 6/1/2020 Montana is officially open to out-of-state travelers, which means anglers from all over will once again be able to enjoy fly fishing in the Big Sky State. Summer weather is also in the near-term forecast along with the first great summer hatches of caddisflies and Pale Morning Dun (PMD) mayflies that come with it. Put up your waders, grab your flip-flops and fly rods, and let’s go fishing.

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Montana is Open for Travel 6/1/2020
Montana is Open for Travel 6/1/2020

We are excited to announce that Montana will be open for travel effective 6/1/20. As per Montana Governor Steve Bullock’s recent COVID-19 update and announcement, the existing 14-day self quarantine requirement for out of state travelers will be lifted on the 1st of June. We are looking forward to being back on the water with anglers safely and responsible for the 2020 Montana fly fishing season!

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Guide to Fall Fly Fishing in Montana
Guide to Fall Fly Fishing in Montana

Fall fly fishing in Montana is a favorite season for anglers. Open waters, quality dry fly fishing, excellent streamer fishing, and picturesque snowcapped mountains, lit with a blaze of fall colors, are a few of the reasons why.

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Guide to Summer Fly Fishing in Montana
Guide to Summer Fly Fishing in Montana

Montana fly fishing during the summer offers anglers the combination of excellent hatches, consistent conditions, and plentiful variety that makes for the best fly fishing of the year. Summer is the backdrop for many of our Montana fly fishing guides’ fondest memories of early days and late nights, on the water in pursuit of rising trout with anglers. From the wild freestone waters of the Yellowstone River to the mighty Missouri River tailwater, anglers can count on truly blue ribbon fly fishing on all of our Montana rivers throughout the summer season.

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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.

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.

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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.

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