Montana Trout Wranglers

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Most of the trips we guide are using a drift boat to fish our large western rivers. For many of our inexperienced anglers this is a new experience. Many anglers want to cast directly out from the drift boat at 90 degrees, or towards the back of the boat.

A Call to action for everyone who fishes the Madison River or ever wanted to fish the Madison River. Public comment is open until October 30th, and your comments are very valuable. There are different proposals out there on how to manage the river and we need your comments to not allow rest and rotation.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Fishing Hoppers and Techniques

Fishing grasshoppers in late summertime is a great way and a lot of fun to fish many of Montana's rivers and streams. Area fly shops carry huge selections of hoppers in many different sizes, tied with many different materials and in various color schemes.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

The State of MT During Covid

We are all very concerned with this ongoing pandemic. We have received many inquiries about current fishing conditions and what is happening in Montana with C-19.

Great news from the Governor this afternoon.

At a news conference this afternoon on 5/19/20, the Governor spoke about entering phase two of re-opening Montana. He has moved up the 14 day quarantine to expire June 1st.

Spring is a great time to fish Montana. The valleys starts to turn green, the mountains are still covered in snow and the trees begin to bud. Spring weather in the Rockies can be unpredictable. You can be wet wading one day and bundled up in waders, fleece, and rain jackets the next. Here is a list of things you should bring with you, so you are prepared for any weather condition.

Our cancellation policy has been revised during the coronavirus situation. You have 14 days prior to your scheduled trip to receive a full refund and up to 7 days for a 50% refund.

Governor Bullock hosted a press conference where he announced moving to Phase II of Montana’s reopening plan on June 1st. Embarking on Phase II of the reopening plan includes lifting the 14-day out-of-state travel quarantine on June 1st as well. 

This time of year, the trout are hunkered down and not moving far to eat. You want to fish the slower moving water, water that they don’t have to expend much energy to live. Nymph fishing is primarily the preferred way to have success this time of year. There are windows of opportunities for dry fly fishing, but conditions must be just right.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

A Quick Update on the Madison River

A few months back we asked you to take a scoping survey regarding the Madison River.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Follow the Train Tracks

Watch a video on How to Make a Roll Cast by RIO Products.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Planning Your Montana Fishing Trip

Planning your Montana fishing trip is fairly easy if you have a good idea on when you want to visit and what you want to do.

We are happy to let you know that we will be offering a great special this spring. From March 1st to April 30th we are discounting our full day fishing trips 20%. To go along with this great rate, we also have a great early season rate on rooms at the Best Western Grantree Inn in Bozeman. Basically, you can fly fish the Bozeman area with a professional guide and get a great room for the same price as our summer prime rate for a guide.

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