Montana Trout Wranglers

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Learning to fly fish the different types of water currents is a fundemental necessity to catching fish. The upstream mend is a basic technique used when working between the faster and slower currents of most any river or stream. Learn how to spot tricky waters and cast to rising fish without a drag.

Recent warm weather has wildlife officials announcing restrictions on specific rivers in southwestern Montana.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Short Leash Dropper Rig

Fish it with a short leash. What's that, you don't know about the short leash? Well read on to add more fly fishing tools to your toolbox.

Out of the five major species of insects that live in our western rivers, stoneflies are the largest and some of the most anticipated insects that hatch in many of our Montana waters.

Winter can be a great time to fish in Montana for a variety of reasons. You might be on a ski vacation and your legs just can't take another day on the slopes or you need to clear your mind from the day to day grind and a experience on a un-crowded river sounds inviting. Or, the weather is going to be so incredible that if you don't fish after sitting cooped up all winter that someone may have your pulse checked out by your doctor. Wintertime in Montana can offer some great fly fishing opportunities.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Trout Wranglers and Warm Weather

A string of warm days in January and February are bringing anglers out for a banner year of winter fly-fishing.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Fly Fishing Entomology – Part 1

Entomology is the study of insects. This article focuses on the study, understanding and knowledge of aquatic insects and their influence on Montana trout when fly fishing.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Humpy Happiness

Recently Fly Fishing magazine ran an article on one of the all time great dry flies, the Humpy. Have a read as the article offers a good background and fly tying steps to help those of you that would like to tie a few of these for your fly box.

Regular maintenance on your fly fishing gear will not only make your next day on the river more enjoyable but also prolong the life of your equipment. Check out our 5 important tips for getting the most out of your gear.

With winter upon us here in Montana, we may not be on the river everyday but we still fish when the conditions allow. As I have gotten older I choose more wisely the days I chase after trout. The thermometer has to be at least around 30 degrees for one. Fishing during the winter can be rewarding on many different levels. As fly fishing is a popular sport during the summer here in Montana, you may find yourself the only person on the river. Standing in the river surrounded by snow covered mountains is not only very peaceful but relaxing as well.

An overview of the many rivers Trout Wranglers offer guiding trips for. From the Missouri to the Gallatin, from the Madison to the Yellowstone and many rivers in-between. Montana is a fascinating area, with so many sights and sounds. If you're able to spend a few days on the river, we'll look to hit some new water so you can experience great fishing and beautiful Montana country.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

MSU Fish & Wildlife Program

Established in 1936, the Fish and Wildlife Management Program at MSU is one of the oldest and most successful natural resource programs in the United States.  

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