There are so many times of the year when fly fishing the Blackfoot River is remarkable. For the adventuresome angler willing to brave the occasionally inhospitable weather of the Montana spring, early March and April offers the beginning of a new season, early season bugs start to hatch and the dry fly fishing can be good. Once the waters clear, after the runoff, in mid to late June, the Blackfoot River fly fishing hits its stride when salmonflies, Golden Stones and Green Drakes fill the air. During the height of summer, early morning and late evening fly fishing are still at its peak on the Blackfoot River. Fall is the secret season on the Blackfoot. Cold foggy mornings give way to sunny and warm afternoons. Bugs? Yup! They’re on the water… Left over tricos are in the bubble lines, BWsO’s show up and still the hopper still gets chugged. And also don’t forget about the good old October Caddis, you should probably have a few of those too.
There are some places in the river, which are best for wading. Some parts require boats, while others are best for wade fishing. No matter what your preference, we at Montana Fishing Guides can help you plan out a strategy for your trip which will bring you exactly what you are looking for from your fly fishing on the Blackfoot River. We know first hand what flies to use, what places to scout, and what stretches of the water will yield the results to make your fly fishing on the Blackfoot the best experience of which you’ve always dreamed. You can only imagine what you want, and we can help you achieve it.
Just picture yourself flying across the country. As you are guided by one of the most prominent Montana fishing experts, you become immersed in the most gorgeous landscapes in the world. At dawn you’re rigging your rod, putting on a leaded and knotting your tippet before you embark on the journey of a lifetime! Birds chirping, and the trickling sound of water on rocks fill your senses. Bald eagles soar above your head. Rainbow light shimmers on the waters in your view as the sun begins to rise.
Your breath makes clouds around you and your thermos of hot coffee. You shove off in the raft, leaving the world behind and your day of fishing begins. A smile forms on your face as you drive a tight loop and turn over your dry fly, landing it right in the middle of a perfect bubble line. This is just a glimpse of what you can experience on a Montana float fishing trip with Montana Fishing Guides.