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Spring Fly Fishing Trips in Montana

Angler fly fishing in April on DePuy's Spring Creek

Montana Spring Fly Fishing Overview

The first of March is the official start of fly fishing season for us in Montana. Our Montana fly fishing guides are back on the water, fishing licenses have to be renewed, ski racks are put away, and drift boats are hitched and ready to go to the river. It’s still normal to get snow through March but sunny days and warmer temperatures start to signal the end of Winter.

By April our fly fishing season is in full swing with guided fly fishing trips going out daily, happy fish eagerly rising to early hatches of Midges and Blue Winged Olives, and life is good when the wind is down. In May the weather really starts to stabilize, the fish start to spread out of their winter lies, and the fishing can be some of the best of the year.

What to Expect on a Spring Fly Fishing Trip in Montana

Spring fly fishing in Montana can be a special experience. Like the Fall, crowds are thin, the air is cool, wildlife is out and about, snow is in the Mountains, and the trout are happy as can be. Low pressure and cool water can make for red-hot fish fighting action.

This time of year we are usually guiding on the Yellowstone River, the Madison River, the Paradise Valley Spring Creeks, and the Missouri River. All are great fly fishing options this time of year. Dates and lodging for guided Montana fly fishing on the Missouri River in May book early and fast so consider booking well in advance. If you are interested in Montana Spring fly fishing trips check out our Winter/Spring Guide Trip Special. Same great fly fishing experience, at a price that works for everyone. Fish On!

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May 2021 Montana Fly Fishing Forecast

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Montana Fly Fishing in May 2021 May is right around the corner and with it our anglers and guides will kick-off the prime Montana fly fishing season. As water temps climb out of winter lows, some of the first great hatches of the year will arrive on our Montana...

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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.

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