What to Bring
Montana weather is unpredictable. Even in the middle of summer we can have temperature fluctuations of more than 50 degrees in a 24 hour period. The fish are always cold and wet, but you don’t have to be; come prepared.
What You’ll Need:
- Hat (preferably with a brim)
- Glasses (preferably polarized sunglasses)
- Fishing License
Fishing licenses are NOT included on any of our guided fly fishing trips. You can purchase your license online and print it out by following the link below. You MUST have a printed copy of your Montana fishing license on your person while fishing in Montana.
- Cool, long sleeve shirt
- Mid weight fleece & rain jacket
- Long quick dry sun pants
- Sunblock and lip balm *Medications (bee sting kits, inhalers, etc.)
- Shorts and a t-shirt are great for nice weather but beware of the sun
- Sandals or shoes that you can get wet
- Camera (waterproof bag or case)
- Waders and boots are recommended for spring/fall
Bigfork, Montana Fly Fishing Equipment:
Our guides come prepared with all the fly fishing equipment you’ll need for a successful outing. If you have your own, we recommend rods, reels, and line in the 4-6wt range all 9′ in length. We like a 4wt for precision dry fly work, a fast 5wt for big dry dropper rigs and nymphing, and a 6wt for heavy nymphs and streamer fishing. If you only have one, a fast action 9ft 5wt is the best all around set up. We primarily use floating lines with the occasional sink tip for streamer fishing. All flies and terminal tackle are provided by our guides.