Fall is a great time to fish Montana. But winter weather can strike at any time. How do you prepare for what mother nature can throw at you?
It’s time to bring out the heavy artillery and target those pumpkin colored brown trout that get super aggressive in the fall here in SW Montana. If you are going to be throwing streamers all day it’s best to have the right equipment. Streamer fishing is tough work, but the payoff can be tremendous.
There are over thirty hotels in the Bozeman area. Lots of choices. We work closely with three hotels in the area.
A few quick tips for fly fishing with the dry fly.
Love them or hate them, they do make a difference for the nymph fishermen. We all enjoy casting dry flies to eager trout, but as we all know trout only eat off the surface a fraction of the time. So, fishing nymphs is a productive way to catch more trout. Using a strike indicator takes nymph fishing to the next level.
There aren’t a lot of knots that you need to know for fly fishing. But there are a few that you need to learn to ensure you have success out on the water. Whether you need to change your fly or replace your fly line, these knots will teach you the basics you need to know. Remember to moisten all your knots before you tighten them to avoid friction heat, which may weaken your connection.
The past few months I have sat in on a few of these committee meetings. They move awfully slow, but they seem to be making some progress on coming up with some suggestions for the Fish and Wildlife commission. It will be interesting to see where this leads.
If you have not been to Bozeman, Montana before, you might be surprised about the amenities for fishermen in the area. It is a college town of about 50,000 residents. It boasts many diverse restaurants for every taste. You can find mom and pop diners to really great steak houses and lots in between.
I can’t wait for spring. The snow has been falling, the polar vortex is blanketing the US, football is over, I officially have cabin fever. I have been sitting at the tying bench cranking out flies and letting my mind wander to days in shorts, rowing down the river soaking up the sun, and looking for trout poking there snouts through the surface and delicately slurping in insects.
Montana Trout Wranglers believes that your trip should be a special trip. We don't have 20 guides on staff. We aren't the biggest outfitter in the area. However, we choose quality over quantity.
The Madison River is one of Montana’s most iconic rivers. Many books, magazine articles and videos have been the focus of this famous river. It draws people all over the world to come and wade its waters or float the river though the scenic Madison River Valley. The upper river is nicknamed "the 50 mile riffle" for its shallow, fast moving freestone like water that the wild trout excel in. The lower river is a slow moving tailwater with a slightly different ecosystem but still with a healthy population of wild trout.
This year we will be hosting a fly fishing trip to Patagonia again. This is a very popular trip and space is limited to five anglers. Ron, the outfitter is one of the very best and his guide staff is second to none.
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