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Skwala Hatch Update

Spring fishing is on and the first and one of the best hatches of the year is happening now. The skwala stoneflies started hatching on the Bitterroot in the last couple weeks and the trout have been waiting for them. This is arguably the best time of year to fish here in western Montana, as […]

The Bitterroot River Skwala Hatch

We are officially only a little more than a month away from the first boats hitting the water for the 2024 fishing season here in Montana. Our season starts out with a bang during one of the best hatches of the year, the skwala stonefly hatch. Skwalas start to emerge to the surface around St. […]

Travel Fly Fishing: Bahamas Bonefish

Last month my fishing partner Alec and I traveled to the Bahamas to pursue the elusive bonefish. The Bahamas has long been known as a bonefish mecca due to its extensive sand flats that spread for many miles, seemingly endlessly in every direction. Alec and I have fished together all over the Mountain West, beginning […]

River Profile: Rock Creek – Blue Ribbon River

In this 5-part series we will share our knowledge and insights on the five rivers we fish in Montana Rock Creek is the quintessential western trout stream. It originates high in the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness of Southwest Montana in three different forks. These forks converge near the small mountain of Philipsburg creating the famous Rock Creek. […]

River Profile: The Missouri River Fly Fishing

In this 5-part series we will share our knowledge and insights on the five rivers we fish in Montana The Missouri River is simply one of the best and most productive trout rivers in North America. A tailwater river flowing out from underneath Holter Dam; its cold, consistent flows make the perfect habitat for trout […]

River Profile: The Blackfoot River Fly Fishing

In this 5-part series we will share our knowledge and insights on the five rivers we fish in Montana The Blackfoot River starts deep in the Scapegoat Wilderness (part of the second largest wilderness complex in the lower 48) as it spills out into the Ovando valley and becomes one of the most famous trout […]

River Profile: Clark Fork River Fly Fishing

In this 5-part series we will share our knowledge and insights on the five rivers we fish in Montana The Clark Fork is one of the longest river systems in Montana, and also one of the largest. Its origins begin near Butte, MT where multiple small creeks converge. From there, it winds its way along […]

River Profile: Bitterroot River Fly Fishing

In this 5-part series we will share our knowledge and insights on the five rivers we fish in Montana The first river will be the Bitterroot, where we probably spend more days per year than any other, due to its extensive dry fly season and consistent hatches throughout most of the year. The Bitterroot is […]

Montana Guiding Company History

Welcome to the Montana Guiding Company Blog and Newsletter!. A little bit about Montana Guiding Company: In 2011 I moved to Montana from the Midwest for school at The University of Montana. I started guiding fly fishing that next summer, and upon graduation in 2015 made a commitment to the guiding and outfitting world in […]

How to Catch More Fish Out of a Boat

I’ll explain the number one trait that will help you catch more and bigger fish. We fish with clients from all over the country and the world, and some of them get better and catch more and bigger fish consistently, and some don’t. Today, I’ll explain the number one trait that will help you catch […]