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Brown Trout Release
January 30th, 2023

Get your Gear Ready for Spring Fishing

Get Ready for Spring Fishing Now   The glory days of spring fishing in Montana are not that far off and now is the time to start to prep.  Before you know it, April will be here and all will be floating wild Montana Rivers in search of heafty browns and rainbows.  Your first outing …

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-John Way
Winter rainbow
January 24th, 2023

Fishing Report for January 25 2023

MidWinter Fly Fishing on the Madison Mid winter fly fishing can be a fickle thing.  Weather is everything.  Find a nice day above freezing with a little sun and little wind and you are golden.  Finding these days are rare in the Madison Valley but they do exist. Some Good Days on the River On …

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-John Way
Guided float trip
January 12th, 2023

Float vs. Wade for your First Trip to Montana

Float vs Wade for your first trip to Montana.   Well, you have done it decided to book your first trip to Montana.  You have read stories for years about fabled waters, large wild fish and endless adventure.  You have decided on a river and an outfitter now you need to decide if floating or …

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-John Way
Varney from air
December 6th, 2022

The Best Time of Year to Fly Fish in Montana

The Best time of year to fly fish in Montana Everyone knows the old saying. When is the best time to fish?  When you can get here.  It is true most any time of year a person can catch fish in Montana.  With that being said Montana is a huge state and has tons of …

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-John Way
Hank with a lake run brown
October 4th, 2022

Fall Fishing in the Madison Valley

Fall Means Great Fishing on the Madison River By Hank Kuntzelman One thing our clients always seem to ask us is when is the best time for Montana Trout Fishing? Our answer every time is “spring and fall”. The Madison Valley is truly a special place in fall. Colors change, fair weather fisherman leave, and …

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-John Way
Drift Boat Launch
May 29th, 2022

Muddy Water Madness on the Madison–Big Bugs on the Horizon

High and Muddy Madison River Currently and for the next few weeks the Madison River will continue to be high and muddy.  This statement is a little deceiving .  The river is not that high but just off colored. Normally we do not see this amount of color in the Madison.  This year the flows …

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-John Way
May 4th, 2022

April Snow Puts Snow Pack in the Green on the Madison River

April Snow has elevated the Madison River Snow Pack   You know the old saying.  “April Showers bring May Flowers”?  Here in the Madison River Drainage this year it should say.  “April Snow makes August a go”.   Winter has come late to the Madison River but it showed up just in the nick of time. …

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-John Way
Nymph Fishing the Madison River
April 26th, 2022

Nymph Fishing Big Rivers Like The Madison

Nymph Fishing Big Western Rivers like The Madison Nymphing Big “Scary” Western Rivers by Jim Bob Terry When it comes to fishing rivers like the Madison, the Missouri, the Yellowstone, and any other large Western rivers, nymphing from a stationary position (wading), it can be intimidating. Many spots you’ll fish feature long runs with limited …

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-John Way
Mothers Day Caddis on River Bank
April 14th, 2022

The 6 Best Flies for the Mother’s Day Caddis Hatch on the Madison River

The Best Flies for the Mother’s Day Caddis Hatch on the Madison River By Jim Bob Terry Mother’s Day Caddis Madness With spring unfolding on the Madison River  and May quickly approaching, dry fly anglers all across Southwestern Montana are eagerly awaiting the first signs of Mother’s Day Caddis. On the better years you’ll see …

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-John Way
wayne and rainbow
April 2nd, 2022

5 Reasons Why April Might be the Best Month on the Madison River

5 Reasons why April Might be the Best Month on the Madison River     April might just be the perfect month to fly fish the Madison River.  This are coming together and April is the pinnacle of spring fly fishing.   It is the guides favorite month to fish and be on the water.  While …

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-John Way
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