(406) 579-9553

Fall Fly Fishing Trips in Montana

Wade Fishing on the Yellowstone River in October

Montana Fall Fly Fishing Overview

Color is what fall fly fishing trips in Montana are all about. The leaves on the trees light up to various shades of gold, the rivers run gin clear and shades of green and blue start to mix with the river rock below, and the trout change too. Our brown trout become pumpkin orange and black as they start thinking about the spawn and the rainbows turn deep shades of green and silver with their red and pink becoming more exaggerated. There is not a more beautiful time of year to experience guided fly fishing in Montana than the fall with our Montana fly fishing guides. And the fly fishing is great too.

The great hatches of summer continue into September and October but mirror the bugs from the spring. BWOs, hoppers, ants, callibaetis, drakes, sulphurs, and caddis are all on the menu. By late September the streamer bite turns on all across our area as the brown trout become territorial and aggressive leading into their spawning season. Pressure is half of what is was mid-summer but the fishing is never better.

By October our weather pattern has changed and the weather turns crisp with cooler mornings and evenings. Our days start to get shorter again but the fall light makes for some of the most picturesque fly fishing in the world. Expect to fish the Yellowstone River, the Missouri River, the Madison River, Yellowstone National Park, and the Paradise Valley Spring Creeks.

Fly fishing the many rivers around Bozeman, MT during the fall is something every angler needs to experience. The scenery is spectacular, the rivers are quiet, and the fish are on the feed. There is not much more an angler could ask for than Montana fall fly fishing.

Notes From Downstream

Recent Posts

2021 Montana Fly Fishing Season Kick-Off

Now Booking Montana Fly Fishing Trips for 2021 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...

Top 5 Family Fly Fishing Trips in Montana

Best Montana Family Fly Fishing Trips A guided fly fishing trip in Montana is the best way for a family to spend a day enjoying the great outdoors in Montana. Anglers of all ages can expect to have a fun and productive day. Our Montana fly fishing guides work...

Top 5 Corporate Fly Fishing Trips & Group Retreats in Montana

Best Corporate Fly Fishing Trips and Business Group Retreats in Montana Montana fly fishing trips are excellent corporate retreats and team building adventures for business groups. Every year we host corporate groups, across all industries, and of all sizes, on...

Filter Categories

Get in Touch with us

More Information on Fly Fishing Guides, Trips, & Outfitting

2021 Montana Fly Fishing Season Kick-Off

2021 Montana Fly Fishing Season Kick-Off

Now Booking Montana Fly Fishing Trips for 2021 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...

read more
Top 5 Family Fly Fishing Trips in Montana

Top 5 Family Fly Fishing Trips in Montana

Best Montana Family Fly Fishing Trips A guided fly fishing trip in Montana is the best way for a family to spend a day enjoying the great outdoors in Montana. Anglers of all ages can expect to have a fun and productive day. Our Montana fly fishing guides work...

read more

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.

Angler couple enjoying winter fly fishing

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.

Don't Wait, Book Your Fly Fishing Trip Today!