Mountain Man Fly Fishing Report for the Week of 8.4.14


The Mountain Man reports the following for fly fishing in western Montana: Spruce moth action is in full force on the Blackfoot and Rock Creek.  Size 10 splayed winged tan elk hair caddis is currently a great pattern to use.  Also, there is good carp fishing on the upper Missouri, and small woolly buggers or streamers are working.  You […]



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Missoula Area Fly Fishing is Improving with Cooler Weather


Blackfoot: The Blackfoot is really fishing well now with the cooler evening temps. Spruce moths continue to be the fly of choice! Attractors and hoppers still have the fish looking up but don’t be afraid to nymph the deeper holes during the heat of the day. September promises to be a fantastic fishing month on […]

Good Opportunities in the Missoula Fly Fishing Report


Blackfoot: The Blackfoot continues to fish well. The early and later parts of the day will provide the most success. Grass hoppers, attractors, spruce moths have been the ticket. The caddis hatch in the evening continues to be great once the sun gets off the water. Bitterroot River:  The Root is still offering some good […]

Good Dry Fly Fishing in the Western Montana “John Perry” Fishing Report: 7/2/2012


Hey Captain, The past week fisherman on the upper Bitterroot and on Rock Creek were having very good days fly fishing with dries.  Best patterns were stimulators sizes 10 and 12, caddis patterns 10, 12, and 14 and large green drake patterns.  Most of the fish in Rock Creek were ranging from 10 to 15 […]

Salmon Fly Day’s: Hosted By Rock Creek Mercantile This Saturday


On June 23rd, the Rock Creek Fisherman’s Mercantile will be hosting what we hope will be the first of many “Salmon Fly Days,” a festival that will celebrate the world famous salmon fly fishing in Montana. This year, the event is also going to be a non-profit fundraiser for Reel Recovery, an organization that provides […]

Top 5 Places to Catch Fish On Dry Flies This Weekend: Fishing Report 6/12/2012


Montana Rivers although unstable this time of year are starting to produce some fantastic dry fly fishing opportunities.  Across the state there are many opportunities to catch nice fish on Big DRY FLIES! That is hard to beat for most fly fisherman.  Keep in mind that prior to driving to a river for fishing, you […]

Improving Fishing Opportunities in the Western Montana Fly Fishing Report

Rock creek Montana

Despite all the rain, most of Western Montana’s Rivers have been on the drop for the past week! That means improving fishing conditions and hungry fish! Bitterroot River: The Root has been steadily dropping over the past week and decent conditions should remain until things warm back up. This is a great time of the […]