Montana fly fishing is at its best during the big insect emergences of early summer. During this time, stoneflies, mayflies, caddisflies, and midges cover streamside vegetation and cloud the skies. In this great video, Brian McGeehan of Montana Angler in Bozeman offers a few tips on how to ensure fly-fishing success during this prolific period by changing your fishing tactics to target selective trout. He discusses where to find fish throughout the day, how to use your powers of observation to choose the right flies and presentations, and how to extend the hatch to catch those last, hungry trout looking for bugs.
Brian is focused on his home waters in southwestern Montana, but these concepts hold true wherever trout swim.