Our 3 Go To’s During Runoff in Missoula, Montana

It’s that time of year when the weather warms up and starts to melt mountain snow. The rivers swell up with snowmelt and get big and muddy. It’s when anglers in the Missoula, Montana area, and all over the mountain west have to forego fishing their favorite freestone rivers and find something to do during runoff. The Missoula area has hit the start of runoff and we have been getting lots of calls as to where to go fishing right…

Fly Fishing Missoula, MT: America’s Trout Mecca!

Missoula sits at the convergence of 3 of Montana’s famous trout rivers.  The Clarkfork flows right through town and heads west to Idaho. It drains Montana west of the divide and is home to some of the hardest fighting, dry fly eating rainbows, cut bows and Westslope cutthroat in America.  Just east of town the Blackfoot River dumps into the Clarkfork. This river was made famous by Norman McLean in his book “A River Runs Through It” and even more…

The Best Time to Fly Fish Montana

The Best Time to Fly Fish Montana We’ve been in the fly fishing game for a long time and every year we get one question asked almost more than any other.  “When is the best time to fly fish in Montana?” It’s a great question, but it’s one of those questions that if you’ve lived and fished here for very long, it’s really hard to answer.  It’s a question that doesn’t have an exact answer to the person that asks…

18 Places to Fly Fish in Montana

Fly fishing in Montana tops many a fly fisher’s bucket list. And we can’t blame them. We are lucky enough to live in a state that boasts the best trout fishing in the United States and one could argue the Planet. From the mighty Clark Fork River, Blackfoot River, Bitterroot River, and other Missoula area rivers to the Yellowstone and Gallatin, we’ve gathered our 18 places to fly fish in Montana. These are by no means in order of importance,…

2018 Fishing Forecast: Why you should fly fish in Missoula in 2018

2018 Fishing Forecast: Why you should fly fish in Missoula in 2018 Snow Pack around the state is looking great right now with averages over 100% in our area.  As long as this trend keeps up through the rest of the winter we will be all good for the summer.  Now, we would love to say that snow pack levels are everything, but it’s not.  Warmth matters too and how our snow pack comes out of the mountains.  If we…