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What needs to be said? Southwest Montana is among the best fly-fishing locales in the world. With the Gallatin, Yellowstone, Madison, Missouri, Jefferson all in the area, few places have as much to offer. Any season, any direction - it just doesn't get any better than this.

Gallatin River, Fly Fishing, Gallatin River Guides
David Tucker
A mini-vacation along the Gallatin.  Read more >>
Montana Fly Fishing, Yellowstone River
Dan Gigone
It's easier to see clearly when you know where to look.  Read more >>
Lower Madison River, Fishing montana, fly fishing, floating
John Way
The lower Madison in spring. Spring is a tricky season for the angler: weather is unpredictable, fish are elusive, and stream flows are in constant flux. Finding a waterway worthy of your time and effort can be challenging, but where there’s a will there’s a way. Read more >>
Fly Tying, Bozeman Fly Fishing, Drake-a-Nator
Jeff Hostetler
Saving your fishing universe.  Read more >>
Pioneer Bar, Virginia City Montana, Madison River, Bear Trap Canyon
Fedorka, John
Trophy trout, heavy-handed cops, and small-town hospitality. A Madison River fishing story. Kind of. Read more >>
Yellowstone River, Lower Yellowstone, fly fishing, fishing Montana,
Wink, Callan
A fishing guide's dilemma. Read more >>
Brown Trout Fishing, Montana
Mcknight, Doug
Tying and fishing the Sasquatch. Read more >>
Headwaters, Fishing
Holt, John
Fishing headwater creeks. Read more >>
Ramona Lake, Madison Range, Lee Metcalf Wilderness
Hester, Charley
Fishing Ramona Lake.  Read more >>
Catch-and-Release, Keep 'Em Wet Campaign
LaFortune, Emerald
Fishing-photo protocols. Read more >>
Montana Fly Fishing, Yellowstone Fly Fishing
the editors
Mid-spring fly-fishing gear. Read more >>
Ruby Habitat Foundation, Madison Valley, Ruby River
Brayton, Lea
Managing agriculture, nature, and recreation. Read more >>
Dave Kumlien, Warriors on Quiet Waters
Lewis, Jimmy
Q&A with a local legend. Read more >>
Spring Fly Fishing Montana
Anderson, George
Early-season trout haunts. Read more >>
Photo by John Juracek
Way, John
Floating Etiquette. Read more >>
Quake Lake, Madison River, West Yellowstone
Dehmer, Kurt
The Madison Valley's watery offerings. Read more >>
French'y Fall Fathead, Fall Fly, Gallatin River Guides
Armijo-Grover, Jimmy
Tying the Frenchy's Fall Fathead.  Read more >>
Castle Mountains, Motorbike Fishing, Montana Fly Fishing
Lewis, Jimmy
Fishing by motorcycle, from Bozeman to the Castle Mountains. Read more >>
rainbow trout, catch and release, Montana trout fishing
Gough, Fran
Life and (nearly) death in a trout stream. Read more >>
Cutthroat fishing in Montana, fly-fishing Montana, catch and release
the editors
Or you won't catch them again. "Game fish are too valuable to be caught only once.”—Lee Wulff, father of catch-and-release fishing Read more >>
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