Montana Troutfitters is Bozeman’s oldest fly fishing shop Since 1978

Aug 28, 2023

The Gallatin has been fishing great recently as the flows have dropped and the water clarity has returned to normal. Watch the water temps until you get in the canyon. The further up the canyon you go, the colder the water conditions you will find as temps will continue to rise. Lower Gallatin towards gateway has been fishing productive in the mornings and evenings; however, fishing has slowed down mid-day and afternoons. We're still fishing lots of chubbies, hoppers, and spruce moths as Indicator flies. Dry droppers have working the best, dropping golden stones, caddis larva and pupa patterns, pmd attractors and your flashy attractor nymphs for those bright sunny days.

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Fly Pattern Suggestions


Chubby's, Caddis, Golden Stones, Yellow Sally's, PMD's, Stoneflies


perdigons, hare's ears, prince nymphs, Pats Rubber Legs, Stoners, buggers, leeches, UV worms, Squirmy worms


Sculpzilla, bellyache minnow, McCune's sculpin, wooly bugger, sex dungeon, rusty trombone, mongrel meat, sliders and gonga's.

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