Blackfoot River Fly Fishing
The Blackfoot River is one of the finest natural bodies of water in the state of Montana. Whether you are looking for an exceptional float trip, a white-water rafting excursion, or a memorable fly fishing vacation, the Blackfoot River flows serve up all of the dynamism available in the natural world. Because the lower river is used so much for non-fishing recreation such as floating and rafting, fishing pressure on it is not as heavy as other areas of the state. For this reason and with excellent management by the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department, the fishing on the Blackfoot River can almost always be expected to be exceptional in many parts of the river at any given time of year.
The Ultimate Fishing Experience
While the short stretch of the upper Blackfoot River, which flows for twenty-five miles in this section of the river, has good access, the fishing can be tough and is best suited to wade fishing. Between the difficult to catch Brown Trout, mile after mile of log jams in the twists and turns of the river, fly fishing from a boat is best a little further downstream. Wade fishing is best for this area due to shallow water, the logjams, and the obstructions. There are other, better areas to the west, which offer wild trout for the taking.
From the Cedar Meadows FAS to River Junction FAS, River Junction to Clearwater Crossing, and onto Johnsrud Park and the Clark Fork, the Blackfoot River features almost every condition imaginable to suit the individual needs of the seasoned angler or the novice alike. When planning a Blackfoot fly fishing trip, its best to know all the ins and outs of these dynamic conditions before embarking on the journey.
Let Montana River Guides show you the best that the Blackfoot River fishing has to offer. We offer guided trips that will help you find the most productive spots to fish when you visit the Blackfoot River for fly fishing.
Blackfoot River Fly Fishing Guides
With the tricky, winding, fast to slow-moving various water conditions on the Blackfoot River, a guided fly fishing trip on the Blackfoot river can make the most of your fishing experience. Having had years of fishing under our belts, Montana Fishing Guides can truly make the difference between a mediocre or exceptional Blackfoot fly fishing trip. When fly fishing the Blackfoot River in Montana, one should have a good plan, a good group, led by the best guides, to really make it the experience of a lifetime.
Blackfoot River Fishing Information
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.
Blackfoot River Fishing Report
During all seasons besides the freeze of winter, the Blackfoot River offers its guests an amazing array of fishing experiences. During off-seasons, one can be almost completely alone on any given stretch of this body of water. During peak season from June-September, one can find isolation off the beaten path, not many people float the middle river canyons and whitewater sections.
With myriad conditions including white water, rushing water, cold to warm flowing waters, deep and shallow parts, and slippery rocks and gravel, the Blackfoot River fly fishing is dynamic and full of potential. Knowing the best times, places and flies during your planning can make all the difference in the world. At Montana Fishing Guides, we stay abreast of the ever-changing conditions and offer real-time fishing reports from moment to moment. This is only one of the best reasons to choose Montana Fishing Guides to help you plan your fly fishing on the Blackfoot. When it comes to having the finger on the pulse, Montana Fishing Guides are experts in the field.
Book A Fly Fishing Trip On The Blackfoot River
Booking a fly fishing trip with Montana Fishing Guides is so easy. And the experience you will have during the adventure will be likewise easy. We handle all the investigation, planning, and navigation. You can relax knowing your next full-day, or multi-day adventure is left up to us to organize. When you book your guided fly fishing excursions with Montana Fishing Guides, your ticket to freedom is assured to take you to places of which you have only dreamed.