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Paradise Valley Spring Creeks

 The ultimate small stream fly fishing experience near Livingston, Montana

Paradise Valley Spring Creeks Fly Fishing Trips

Fly fishing the Paradise Valley Spring Creeks with our Montana fly fishing guides is the best Montana small stream fly fishing trip for anglers that favor a unique experience in an intimate setting. Depuy’s Spring Creek, Armstrong Spring Creek, and Nelson’s Spring Creek are all world famous fisheries in their own right. Private access, reliable hatches, dynamic habitats, and a consistent supply of cold and clean water make for some for the finest fly fishing in Montana. Each fishery requires a rod fee to access, which limits pressure, and it is well worth the price of admission.

Our Paradise Valley Spring Creek fly fishing trips are all wade fishing trips. Sight fishing to rising trout on these creeks is one of the classic Montana fly fishing experiences. Our fly fishing guides are all experienced professionals that have the knowledge, patience, and commitment to teaching to make your fly fishing trip a success.

DePuy’s Spring Creek is the favorite of many of our anglers and a true year-round option, yet each creek has its own character and charm. Fly fishing on all three creeks is best suited for intermediate to seasoned anglers, but beginners that enjoy learning and are willing to work for fish will enjoy the technical yet rewarding fly fishing opportunities.

Fly Fishing the Paradise Valley Spring Creeks

The Paradise Valley Spring Creeks are true year-round fisheries offering stable water temperatures and great hatches of mayflies, caddisflies, and midges throughout the year. The hatches on the creeks as reliable as they are predictable: BWOs in April, PMDs in June, Tricos in July and August, Sulphurs in August and September, BWOs again in October, Caddisflies come and go throughout the summer, and Midges hatch all year long.

Our anglers and fly fishing guides consider the technical dry fly fishing to be the main attraction for fly fishing on the Paradise Valley Spring Creeks. It is hard to imagine a more perfect day than one spent sight-fishing to the rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout that inhabit these creeks.

The difficulty of fly fishing can range from intermediate to demanding and best described as often challenging but always rewarding. The trout are big, smart, and picky. The flies are often small, tippets are light, and drifts must be just about perfect. Blanket hatches of mayflies and midges will often bring large groups of rising fish to the surface, so anglers can expect lots of opportunities throughout the day. Good casts and presentations are frequently rewarded with takes.

Nymphing and streamer fishing can also be productive in the creeks. Both blind- and sight-nymphing can be productive, and a great entry into this kind of technical fly fishing. Due to their spring-fed origins, the creeks stay near constant temperature year round and provide some of the best spawning habitat for Yellowstone River trout. These river trout move in and out of the creeks and offer opportunities for true trophy sized fish pre- and post- spawn.

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Prime Season:

March 15-April 30, June 15-July 31, and September 15-October 31

Notable Hatches:

PMDs (June 15-July 15); Western Sulphurs (August 10-September 10); BWOs (April 1-April 30 and October 1-October 31)

Nearby Towns:

Bozeman, MT; Livingston, MT; Gardiner, MT; Big Sky, MT

Nearby Rivers:

Yellowstone River, Boulder River, Yellowstone National Park, Madison River, Stillwater River, Gallatin River

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My wife and I had a wonderful experience fishing with Montana Angling Company. Max was able to teach my wife to fly fish from scratch and she caught 5-10 really nice 18-20” fish her first time! He was very patient and knowledgeable. Thank you for such an amazing day! I would highly recommend from beginners to advanced fly fishermen and women.


- Cooper M.

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Max is the perfect guide and teacher. My wife and I are newly retired and wanted to try fly fishing for the first time. We learned tons and caught lots of trout float and wade fishing. Can't wait to come back for our sophomore course. Thanks Max and Peter.

- Cliff B.

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I've been guided by Max and his guides on the Yellowstone, Madison, and Missouri rivers and have had a blast every time. Their guides are knowledgeable, respectful, and patient--even when I tangle my line. The Montana Angling Co is a great choice whether it's your first time fly fishing or you're a seasoned pro--these guys know where the fish are and what they're hungry for.

- Maggie O.

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Max’s professional demeanor, unmatched knowledge of fly fishing, and top rate gear combine to make any guided trip with him a special experience. Regardless of your ability or experience, you will not only catch fish, but you will have an excellent time as well.

- Josh W.

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I have fished with guides across the United States and South America, and can say with confidence that Max's patience, passion, and knowledge of fishing are second to none. Whether you are an expert angler or fishing for the first time, Max is the guy you want to have in your boat.

- Wesley R.

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We had an awesome experience with Montana Angling Co. Max worked with us to make sure we had the perfect day to go fishing. Our guide was Guy Flynn, and he was great. He was very patient with us and we enjoyed the conversation. He was putting us on fish all day long. Overall, we had a great experience, and I will definitely use Max's company again on our next trip to Montana.

- Bryan L.

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