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Notes From Downstream

A Montana Fly Fishing Blog

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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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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April 2020 Montana Fly Fishing Forecast
April 2020 Montana Fly Fishing Forecast

Things we can count on in April: strong hatches of Blue Winged Olives (BWOs), solitude on the water, and quality dry fly fishing throughout April on our rivers in Bozeman, MT. The BWO hatch is the kick-off to the Montana spring fly fishing season. Anglers will find plenty of rising fish on the Yellowstone River, Madison River, and Missouri River throughout the month on a daily basis.

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March 2020 Montana Fly Fishing Forecast
March 2020 Montana Fly Fishing Forecast

Spring seems to be right around the corner in Bozeman, MT and it is shaping up to be an excellent March for fly fishing in Montana. Winter 2020 has been snowy but mild, leaving most of our rivers open to fly fishing throughout the past few months and setting things up nicely for both float and wade fishing trips in March.

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November 2019 Montana Fly Fishing Forecast
November 2019 Montana Fly Fishing Forecast

The winds of winter are in the air as we move into the home stretch of the 2019 Montana fly fishing season. And what a season it has been. Our anglers have enjoyed some of the best dry fly fishing in recent memory on their Montana fly fishing trips. Our Montana fly fishing guides enjoyed a great season filled with time spent on the water with so many great people. We are looking to closing our season out strong with a great end-of October and November.

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October 2019 Montana Fly Fishing Forecast
October 2019 Montana Fly Fishing Forecast

It’s going to be a good one folks. Looking forward into October our Montana fly fishing guides are excited for what’s to come. We have had a taste of winter with all-time early season snow storms moving through Montana, but looks like classic fall weather will be back this week and the trout will be on the feed.

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September 2019 Montana Fly Fishing Forecast
September 2019 Montana Fly Fishing Forecast

Fall is in the air and we are looking forward to a great September full of fly fishing. 2019 has been the year of the hopper with some of the best hopper fishing in recent years. The bite should continue on through the middle of the month and into early October. Exciting news for our anglers and just as exciting for our Montana fly fishing guides.

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August 2019 Montana Fly Fishing Forecast
August 2019 Montana Fly Fishing Forecast

Great days on the river have kept us busy with anglers and away from the computer, but the fly fishing has been great so far in August 2019 all across Montana and looks to remain the same through the end of the months. Hoppers, hoppers, and more hoppers this year making for great dry fly action on all of our local waters. The Yellowstone River and Madison River have been giving it up daily, making for one of the best Augusts in recent memory. The Missouri River has rewarded the skilled and patient. Will the hopper fishing remain great through the end of the month and in to September? Almost certainly.

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July 2019 Montana Fly Fishing Forecast
July 2019 Montana Fly Fishing Forecast

Better late than never. The excellent fly fishing our anglers and Montana fly fishing guides have been enjoying as of late has been keeping us plenty busy on the water and away from the computer. July is here and with it comes some of the best fly fishing of the year, particularly dry fly fishing on the rivers near Bozeman, MT. Check out our Bozeman Basecamp Trips to learn more about fly fishing trips with our local Bozeman fly fishing guides.

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June 2019 Montana Fly Fishing Forecast
June 2019 Montana Fly Fishing Forecast

June is right around the corner and with it will come some of the best fly fishing of the season in Montana. Looking into the upcoming month, dry flies are sure to be on the menu on all of our area rivers. PMDs, Caddis, and the granddaddy of them all: the Salmonfly, will all be hatching by mid-month. June is probably the best time of the year to target trophy trout with dry flies as the big fish take chances and get sloppy with all of the food around.

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