Flyfish Bozeman in 2014 – Fins and Feathers Bozeman
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Flyfish Bozeman in 2014

Fishing, in general, has been great the last couple of weeks here around Bozeman and across SW Montana. The rivers are all a little high still thanks to a healthy winter snow pack, but the clarity is great and the fish have been eating well. This is defintley one of the times of year that I am reminded of why Bozeman is such a perfect fly fishing destination.

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Right now, we have hundreds of miles of fishable, quality trout waters – not just 20 or even 50 miles – but lieterally hundreds of miles of water within an hour’s drvie from our fly shop. From the top of the Yellowstone near Gardiner to well below Big Timber, Lyons Bridge to Headwaters on the Madison, who can count the Gallatin, the Jefferson has plenty of miles right now too, plus some of the lesser known and smaller rivers….there is a ton of fishing to be had right now on our guided trips! This really is unlike any other wild trout destianation in the Rockies and we have been having a blast fishing and guiding here the last couple of weeks.

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The big bugs are done, but the Caddis, PMD’s, and Yellow Sallies are keeping fish looking up at times and feeding throughout the day. Our guides have mostly been dead-drifting or slow-stripping Scuplin patterns with small droppers over the last week. The nocturanl stones will becoming more active and noticeable in a matter of days and hoppers won’t be too far behind, watch our fishing reports for current updates.

2014 is shaping up to be a fantastic fishing year here in Bozeman, so come on out, enjoy the diversity of water unlike anywhere else and hangout in one of the best towns in the USA. Our guides are busy, but we always try to make room for last minute and short-notice bookings once the season gets going. Whether you want to fish for a day or a week, we’ve got the guides, rivers, and amenities to make this a great year to get “Hooked” on fishing Bozeman.

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