Thanks for visiting us at Montana Fishing Outfitters
We are here to help you make your Montana fly fishing trip come to reality. We consider ourselves Montana’s Most Unique Guide Service because we offer top-notch angling adventures with our team of professional fly fishing guides throughout Montana. From our home water, the trout-filled Missouri River in central Montana, to the classic Blackfoot River in western Montana to the picturesque Yellowstone River in Paradise Valley, we get around.
We have been chasing trout since across Montana since the mid-90s, but Montana Fishing Outfitters was founded from a lifetime of angling across the country and around the world. Our roots are in Montana, it's where we love to live, and we look forward to sharing our passion for all things fly fishing with you; amazing big sky landscapes, sparkling rivers, days afloat with good friends, and we’ll definitely catch some trout too!
We've got a wide variety of blue-ribbon trout waters, top-shelf professional fly fishing guides, and detail-minded personal customer service just waiting for your arrival. Let us help make your Montana fly fishing trip happen this year and you will not be disappointed.
August is here and we are ready to embrace the late summer fishing season in Troutopia. This is the month we can expect warm temperatures that make for perfect afternoon siesta conditions for fish and fisherman, but overall it is a cooling time period as we move toward September and the fall season. Here's what you need to know about trout fishing in Montana in August:
I have a theory about fishiness, and here it is:
Every person is born with an inherent fishy factor that sticks with you throughout your life. Regardless of experience and ability in angling, your fishy factor will play a big part in your productivity as an angler in any given day on the water. No matter how many different places you go, how good your technical casting and presentation skills become, your fishy factor will remain unchanged. It is a part of you.
This is our good friend Greg Hanson, from the friendly and recently trendy town of Phillipsburg, Montana. And that is his hat. It's a central piece of the pretty amazing tale about to be told.
With the ever popular growth of the Montana Fishing Guide School, we have decided to expand our offerings for summer 2016. If you or someone you know wants to live the lifestyle of a fishing guide or just wants to be a better angler, the Montana Fishing Guide School is a great choice.
With a forecast like that we can expect our sunscreen stock portfolio to shoot up along with the flows on some of our rivers as the remaining mountain snowpack continues to melt out. It's the overnight lows pushing the 60 degree range that make a big difference, and 90 degrees in the afternoon is real warm by Montana standards for early June.
With June coming up quick, it's time for a Montana fishing report and short range forecast for you, our fishy friends. May has brought us some great moisture this year, with lots of rainy days and relatively cool temperatures which has helped to preserve our snowpack and fill the reservoirs that feed our tailwater rivers. Things are looking quite a bit better for our summer flows and fishing than they were a few weeks ago - keep it coming Mother Nature!
I don't recall ever having as serious a birder in the boat as Hank was, and at 19 with a scraggly beard and a pretty serious looking zoom lens on his camera, I wasn't quite sure what to make of him.
It has been a month of classic spring rocky mountain weather here, with more on the way; 80s tomorrow, 50s by Friday. The north wind has been relentless, even on high pressure days when we should see gentle downstream island breezes, and we are more than ready to see it head back to Canada for the summer.
Tomorrow, Friday April 29th, is the annual gathering of the Upper Missouri Watershed Alliance in Craig, Montana. 6PM at the Craig Fire Hall. You should definitely come and here's why:
Overcast skies, highs in the 50's, a bit of precipitation - perfect springtime fishing conditions in Montana! Baetis madness is set to commence the next few days, and hopefully we'll see the March Browns make an appearance too. Gear up, fill your thermos, and pack your reach cast for some fantastic fishing.