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Fly Fishing Reports

Season: Spring - Fall 

"Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it."

– Norman Maclean

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Blue Ribbons

Surrounded by 7 Blue Ribbon Rivers

Bozeman has been dubbed the 'Fly Fishing Capitol of the World' which is a tall claim, but surrounded by seven blue ribbon rivers, it is easy to see why. A Blue Ribbon fishery is a designation made in the United States to identify recreational fisheries of extremely high quality. Official Blue Ribbon status is generally based on criteria which address water quality and quantity, water accessibility, natural reproduction capacity, and angling pressure. Photo: NBC Montana


Gallatin River

4 Miles from our farm. 

The Gallatin River originates in Yellowstone National Park and flows all the way to the confluence of the Missouri River. In its upper reaches, it flows through a spectacular alpine environment within the Gallatin Canyon where the fishing scenes from the iconic movie 'A River Runs Through It' were filmed. The Gallatin is a very picturesque river with crystal clear water, lots of trophy trout with fast action and high catch rates. Photo: Jim Hug

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Yellowstone River

36 Miles from our farm. 

The iconic Yellowstone River is the longest free flowing river in the lower 48 and one of North America’s most productive wild trout fisheries. This massive river drains much of Yellowstone National Park and it’s surrounding wilderness areas. The Yellowstone River offers more than 200 miles of diverse high quality trout waters that include a variety of fish species and hatches. Photo: Trout On The Fly Outfitters

Missouri River

37 Miles from our farm. 

The Missouri River is one of the best Montana fly fishing rivers. It begins at the historic Three Forks where many pioneers camped, including Lewis & Clark. It is where the Gallatin, Madison, and Jefferson rivers all meet to create this massive stretch of water. The Missouri river is known for great hatches, premier dry fly fishing, large trout and carp fishing. Photo: Glacier to Yellowstone Outfitters

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Madison River

100 Miles & 30 Miles from our farm. 

The Madison River is a headwater tributary of the Missouri River, about 183 miles long, in Wyoming and Montana. Its confluence with the Jefferson and Gallatin rivers near Three Forks, Montana forms the Missouri River. This blue ribbon river offers an amazing diversity of water and varies significantly from its source in Yellowstone National Park to its confluence with the Missouri River. Different sections of the river offer totally different fishing experiences , hatches and techniques that include Hebgen Lake, Quake Lake, the Upper Madison, Ennis Lake and the Lower Madison. Photo: Jake Schilling

Boulder River

85 Miles from our farm. 

The Boulder River is one of the most beautiful fly fishing rivers in Montana. Originating in the Absorka Beartooth Wilderness just north of Yellowstone Park , it flows north to its confluence with the Yellowstone River. The crystal clear waters are filled with rainbows and browns that are willing due to low fishing pressure. Witnessing large trout appearing from the depths if this aquarium like water to gobble up your fly is a must see for any fly fishing enthusiast.  Being too rough for drifting, it is an ideal wading experience. Photo:

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Big Hole River

130 Miles from our farm. 

The Big Hole River is a very scenic river that can be a highly rewarding trip. It is a blue ribbon river that begins at Skinner Lake, up in the Beaverhead Mountains of Southwest Montana and flows for 155 miles into the Jefferson River at Twin Bridges. The ecosystem is beautiful as it originates in towering mountains as it moves into the Big Hole River Valley. 

The Big Hole River is home to fluvial Arctic Grayling, Cutthroats, Brook Trout, Mountain Whitefish, Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout. Photo:

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