2022 Montana Fishing Season

Montana Fly Fishing Guides

2020 and 2021 were hectic seasons for a lot of reasons, most of which everyone knows. 2022 hasn’t really slowed down in terms of guide bookings. However, if you are still planning a 2022 fishing trip or even a couple days of fishing we do have SOME openings. Feel free to contact us with your dates and we’ll be happy to try and arrange something for you.


Yellowstone Valley Lodge Upgrades Amenities

Yellowstone Valley Lodge Upgrades Amenities

Montana Fly Fishing Guides has always been proud to be partnered with the finest riverside lodge in Paradise Valley, Yellowstone Valley Lodge. The lodge has upgraded several amenities in their cabins and restaurant for the 2014 fishing season.  The major upgrades most anglers will notice are:

  • New flat screen televisions & Direct TV in each and every room. While the Deluxe Absoroka Riverside cabins already had this great feature YVL has also added it to the Cozy Riverside cabins.
  • Updated Yellowstone Valley Grill menu featuring locally sourced Lazy SR Ranch.  This local and organic pork is raised just north of Livingston in the Shields Valley.
  • The Yellowstone Valley Grill has also added a Reserve Wine List, which includes a variety of high-end wines.

Not all of our angler choose to stay at Yellowstone Valley Lodge, but it’s certainly worth a look at our Montana Fly Fishing Guides Stay & Fish Packages.  This is the best choice if you’re looking for a no hassle lodging, meals, guiding all-inclusive fly fishing trip.  It’s definitely one of our most requested options!


Yellowstone River fishing report

Well we wrapped up the Fall fishing season here at Montana Fly Fishing Guides on the Yellowstone River this past Saturday. It was probably one of the nicest days of the month with light winds, partly cloudy and temps in the 60s.
We concentrated on the foam holes in lower Paradise Valley using a shallow indicator rig with small baetis and midges size 16-20. Fishing was not easy, but we managed to land a handful of trout including one great 16-inch rainbow which gave us a spectacular fight.

Changing Montana Weather and Fishing Update

Montana Fly Fishing Tripschoose All Inclusive Inset

It’s October with that doesn’t mean fishing is over for the season. Weather is more unpredictable bright and sunny one day, cold and rainy the next. This changing Montana weather often means we have to adapt our fishing tactics. The cool cloudy weather often means better dry fly fishing and good nymph and streamer fishing. Baetis and midges are common especially in the foam holes. Look for risers along the flats as well. Throw streamers and nymphs early and look for good dry fly action between noon and 4 pm.

Small nymphs and midge pupa have been best in sizes 16 thru 20; Griffiths Gnats and Buzz Balls size 16 – 20; brown and yellow streamers size 4 – 6.

Get out there, stay warm and enjoy it before the snow flies!