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

Nov 09, 2023

The stone has been fishing ok, but snowmelt has caused some inconsistency. Baetis are being seen some days and there have been some pods of risers along the banks. When fish aren't rising heavy double nymph rigs will be most consistent. Fish have started moving into winter holding water so target those deep back eddies. Whitefish continue to be out and about so try zonkers and small streamers under your indicators if targeting trout. Streamer fishing has been good with large articulated patterns. We have done best fishing streamers slow and deep with a jig retrieve. Check wind conditions before heading out and please remember to steer clear of spawning brown trout.

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Fly Pattern Suggestions


rusty spinner, purple haze, parachute dun BWO, extended-body BWO, parachute adams


zonker, goblin, wooly bugger, perdigons, san juan worm, wire worm, naughty bunny, egg patterns


dungeons, mongrel meat, Schultsys sculpin, rusty trombone, goldie

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