Dallas fly fishing meet Montana fly fishing

Dallas fly fishing meet Montana fly fishing

Dallas fly fishing, welcome to Montana!

American Airlines has announced it will begin a Dallas/Fort Worth to Bozeman direct flight starting this June 2016. This is great news for Dallas fly fishing aficionados looking to get to the best Montana fly fishing without the long layovers or multi-city routes typically involved. The newly remodeled Gallatin Yellowstone International Airport has stated that flights will run from June to October and again from December to April.

The summer months are prime fishing times for local Dallas anglers to beat the Texas summer heat and spend a quality long weekend enjoying the Big Sky of Montana. Dallas fly fishing anglers looking to take a quick spring getaway can take a scenic 2-hour drive to the Missouri River and get in some great early season fishing. Contact us today to learn how you can save 20% on our Spring fly fishing trips!

Here’s some information about spring fishing from our previous blog post:

April brings consistently warmer days, and the options seem limited only by your gasoline budget or level of angling wanderlust. The tailwaters, spring creeks and freestones throughout the state will start to witness plenty of spring baetis. On the more technical water, these small mayflies, also known as Blue-winged Olive, are best imitated with any number of Rene Harrop CDC flies, and subsurface with brown/olives and pheasant tails in sizes 14-18. On the larger freestone rivers, more traditional flies like Parachute Adams, Wulffs, and bead-headed CDC Pheasant Tails will do the trick.

The more noteworthy rivers at this time include the Missouri River, Armstrong Spring Creek, Bighorn River and the Upper Yellowstone River. As the warmth of April increases, an explosion of insects begins with the fabled Mother’s Day Caddis, March Brown’s and continued baetis. The caddis gets all the press, but the baetis and March Brown mayflies occur just before and throughout the Mother’s Day Caddis (shown below), ending only when the rivers finally swell with a full-swing run-off. While anglers still have to deal with the occasional bout of snow or cold weather the trout seem to be happy to cooperate with the smorgasbord of eatables spring brings with her.

To learn more about this great new flight check out the article in the Bozeman Dailey Chronicle.

Yellowstone River Fishing Report 2/16/2012

Yellowstone River Fishing Report 2-16-2012

Well, it’s two days after St.Valentines day and I’ve already fished about 15 days this year. The mild winter up here has kept most of the rivers ice free which is good for those of us who enjoy rising fish and solitude on the rivers. What a difference a year makes! Last year at this time we were waist deep skiing powder, this year we’re waist deep in the rivers.

We’ve been fishing the Yellowstone pretty much anytime the wind isn’t blowing. It’s a great time to be out swinging streamers or looking for rising fish. Dry fly fishing has been much more productive on cloudy days. When the sun is out we’ve been able to pick fish up on small zebra midges, blood worms, and emerging midge patterns.

We’ll be on the Upper Madison tomorrow with an update soon to follow! (We’re hearing reports of big fish being caught on midge dries!!)