A Quick Guide to Ennis, Montana

A winning equation for a small town is a good bar, a good main street and a good fly shop. If you’re near the Madison River in Montana, then that’s even better. That’s part of why Ennis, Montana, is a perfect place to be–whether you’re looking for . . .

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4 Hot Tips for Fishing the Madison in August

Written by: Brian McGeehan, Montana Angler Fly Fishing


By adjusting your tactics, you can catch big Madison rainbows in the dog days of August.
Photos by Brian McGeehan

August is a popular time to visit and fly-fish the Madison River in southwestern Montana. The Madison can fish well during all twelve months of the year, and each month offers a different set . . .

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Podcast: The Salmonfly Hatch, with John Way

This week, we’re talking about a spectacle of nature that happens every year in the Rockies in June—the salmonfly hatch. This is a giant stonefly that excites big trout and fly fishers—but it’s difficult to plan for and not as easy to fish as you might . . .

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5 Flies for the Mother’s Day Caddis Hatch

Each year at about this time, a great natural wonder occurs: huge clouds of small, dark caddisflies appear on most of Western rivers. Mother’s Day caddis (Brachycentrus americanus) emerge in huge numbers and are the first really big hatch of the . . .

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