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

Apr 17, 2024

The upper has been fishing great and is ice-free in all sections. Double nymph rigs with a worm, zonker, or rubber legs followed by a small mayfly or midge nymph has been our favorite. Water is quite low so be mindful of spooky fish and throw those smaller indicators if you can. Streamer fishing has been picking up and those browns are on the hunt. Midges are out along with some skwalas and BWOs in the lower sections. Don't be afraid to start throwing those chubbies.

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Fly Pattern Suggestions


purple haze, parachute dun BWO, parawulff BWO, buzzball, griffiths gnat


Zonker, Pats Rubber Legs, Perdigons, Green Machine's, zebra midge, $3 dip, shop vac, wire worm, thread Frenchie


Dungeons, Sparkle Minnows, sculpzilla, Boogie Man, Double Screamer, rusty trombone

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