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Notes From Downstream

A Montana Fly Fishing Blog

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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May 2020 Montana Fly Fishing Forecast
May 2020 Montana Fly Fishing Forecast

A lot has changed in Montana over the last month. The fallout of the coronavirus has completely changed the outlook for small businesses, like our own, for the 2020. With so much uncertainty, at least we have some great fly fishing to look forward to in May in Bozeman, MT and on the Missouri River.

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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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2020 Missouri River Fly Fishing Trips
2020 Missouri River Fly Fishing Trips

Join the Montana Angling Company and our Montana fly fishing guides on the Missouri River in 2020 and enjoy blue ribbon fly fishing on Montana’s best tailwater fishery. The fly fishing on the Missouri River has been excellent the past few years and we expect the trend to continue this season. Prime dates in May, June, and July are booking quickly and we recommend anglers contact us today to plan their next Missouri River fly fishing trip.

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2020 Bozeman Fly Fishing Trips
2020 Bozeman Fly Fishing Trips

Our Bozeman fly fishing guides and outfitter are looking forward to another great year of fly fishing in Montana in 2020. We have enjoyed a mild winter that has made for great Winter Special Guide Trips, and now have our sights set on the prime Spring, Summer, and Fall fly fishing seasons.

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Guide to Winter Fly Fishing in Montana
Guide to Winter Fly Fishing in Montana

The snow is falling, midges are hatching, trout are rising, and there isn’t another angler around. Winter fly fishing in Montana is an unique experience that can make for special days on the water, when conditions are right.

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Guide to Spring Fly Fishing in Montana
Guide to Spring Fly Fishing in Montana

Spring in Montana means it is time to dust off the fly rods, renew fishing licenses, and head to the river for the start of a new fly fishing season. March 1st is the kickoff of the official fishing season in Montana. Our anglers and Montana fly fishing guides are always eager after a long winter to enjoy some great Spring fly fishing. By the middle of March, winter’s grasp loosens on our Montana rivers and anglers can expect improving conditions through April and into May.

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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.

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.

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