Favorite Montana Hatches

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So it’s winter and we are busy blogging, tying flies, skiing, and dreaming about the best hatches of next fishing season.  We’ve listed a few of the Montana Fly Fishing Guides staff’s favorites.  Comment on your favorites.

Eric Adams’s 3 Fav’s:
Spring Baetis – Ski in the morning, fish dry flies in the afternoon.  Oh yeah no crowds.
Mother’s Day Caddis – Flat out the largest hatch on the Yellowstone River you will EVER see.
Giant Western Golden Stone – Yeah the one in late summer.  Big fish on dries.

Eric Paramore’s 3 Fav’s:
Mother’s Day Caddis – if you want to know why check out the 2nd pic in this photo gallery.
Hoppers – I spend most of the winter tying the perfect one.
Hecuba – A cool late summer mayfly.

Perry Coleman’s 3 Fav’s:
Pale Morning Duns or PMD’s – I get back from Florida right in time for these guys on the Spring Creeks.
Hopper’s – I know they aren’t a ‘hatch’ but come on!
Tarpon Worm Hatch – Yeah, it’s not in Montana but neither am I, too busy guiding Tarpon in Islamorada

Dennis Alverson’s 3 Fav’s:
Salmon Fly – Big nymphs, I love the Girddle Bug!
Hoppers – Rising trout, love it.
Summer Caddis – On the Boulder River.

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