Pro Tips: Fishing Montana’s Smaller Trout Streams

Written by: The Staff of Montana Angler


It’s not the Madison or the Yellowstone, but streams like this offer great fly fishing for trout.
All photos courtesy Montana Angler

As the winter snow flies in Montana, it is easy for the mind to wander to warmer days spent exploring the intimate streams that we fly anglers hold near and dear to our hearts. Perhaps a sense of . . .

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Photos and Story: Big Trout on a Borrowed Fly Rod

Written by: Trent Simon, Three Rivers Ranch


Nevin Ardiaz shows off the beautiful brown trout he caught after I couldn’t tempt it.
Photo by Trent Simon

Before we hit the water, I stopped by the shop with my lifelong friend, Nevin, to grab a few necessities and extra flies that had been working great for me–Soft Hackle PMDs and yellow . . .

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Tuesday Tips: 5 Random Tips for a New Season


Here’s a wound I suffered one summer from a dried tree branch. I was wearing glasses
at the time, but without them, I’d likely be signing my name as “Lefty” right now.
Photo by Bryan Eldredge

Most of us spend a fair amount of time during the winter piddling around with gear, fly boxes, flies, and waders, but when spring’s arrival becomes apparent, it seems like there is always more to. . .

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