Brown Trout in Montana: Chasing the One

A good friend told me once that, as anglers, we are constantly chasing the “one fish” that makes us look back on the year and smile. For many of us that enjoy fly fishing in Montana, it’s landing that elusive, two-foot brown trout. Brown trout are one of the top predators in our river systems that can be fooled on a number of tactics, but honing in on several characteristics will increase your chances of landing that record-breaking fish. An…

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…

A Missoula Guided Fly Fishing Trip – FAQs

A Missoula Guided Fly Fishing Trip Frequently Asked Questions   What rivers do you guide? Grizzly Hackle guides on the Clarkfork, Blackfoot, Bitterroot, and Missouri Rivers.  We also guide on a few tributaries on our wade fishing trips. For more information on our Missoula guided fly fishing trips, check out our guided trips page. What is Missoula like? Missoula is a town of just over 70,000 people.  In Montana, that’s a big city! Although, Missoula has a good size population…