Fly fishing the Madison River with our Montana fly fishing guides is a blue ribbon trout fishing experience on one of Montana’s classic trout rivers. The Madison River is a great day trip option for anglers staying in Bozeman, Ennis, Big Sky, and Livingston, Montana or a great part of a custom fly fishing trip for anglers statewide. Thick hatches, high trout per mile numbers, majestic scenery, abundant wildlife, and our experienced guides make fly fishing the Madison River an excellent addition to every Montana fly fishing trip.
Notes From Downstream
A Montana Fly Fishing Blog
Fly fishing the Madison River during the summer is one of the classic Montana fly fishing trips every angler needs to experience. From Hebgen Lake to Ennis Lake, the 50 mile riffle stretch of the Madison River runs cold and clear through the town of Ennis, Montana, one of the trout capitals of the world.
The Madison River is Bozeman, Montana’s favorite local spring time fishery. Fishing is steady and good from March through April when weather cooperates. Streamer fishing can be great, nymphing is solid, and the dry fly angler can expect success on days the BWOs hatch. Easy living for anglers and our Madison River fly fishing guides.
It’s fair to say that when anglers think about fall fly fishing trips on the Madison River in Montana, the first thing that comes to mind is the fall run of trophy trout from Hebgen Lake into the Madison River in Yellowstone National Park. There is good reason for this. But we’re going to save that for our write up on Yellowstone National Park Fall Fly Fishing.
3000 plus trout per mile. 50 miles of riffle. The Madison River offers anglers some of the finest blue ribbon fly fishing in Montana. While the numbers mean the odds are always in your favor while fly fishing the Madison River, many first-time anglers are surprised to see the swift rocky waters of this classic western river and are often confused on how to fish it. Over the course of a Montana fly fishing season, our Montana fly fishing guides employ a variety of tactics to keep rods bent, nets wet, and anglers smiling. Dry fly fishing, nymphing, and streamer fishing all have their time and place on the Madison River. Understanding exactly when, where, how, and why to employ each is the best way to make your next Madison River fly fishing trip, your best yet.
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.
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.