I'm limiting my services to walk & wade trips on the Gallatin River and Madison River. I'm primarily working through a couple of well-established, reputable outfits: Wild Trout Outfitters in Big Sky, and Gallatin River Lodge outside of Bozeman. If you're interested in a half day, or full day of guided fly fishing with yours truly, drop me a line. I still have a few days available in July, and August is wide open.
|A beautiful 19" brown from the valley reach of the Gallatin.|
The upper Gallatin is in excellent shape, and will fish well through the summer. It's still a bit early for consistent terrestrial action, particularly the infamous spruce moths, but the attractor dry fly fishing has really turned on over the past week or two. Salmonflies have come and gone, and the goldens are tapering off, but sallies, PMDs, PEDs, pink ladies, green drakes, and caddis are on the menu throughout the course of the day. During non-hatch times, larger fish are being taken on dead-drifted streamers and stonefly nymphs, as well as small nymphs such as dips and p-tails.
|The wade section of the Madison is impressive, even by Montana standards.|