Fishing Report

April 13, 2018

Madison: While the weather remains cold with a mix of snow in rain for now, there is a hint of spring in the air. We are getting warmer days where the air temperature stays above freezing so during the afternoon hours fishing can prove to be very productive. Flies that are proving to work well […]


Fishing Report

December 27, 2017

EXERCISE CAUTION AND  BE SAFE OUT THERE. WE ARE STILL IN SPRING RUN OFF. RIVERS AND CREEKS ARE HIGHER AND FLOWING FASTER THAN WE’VE SEEN IN AWHILE. THERE HAVE BEEN DROWNINGS FROM PEOPLE TRYING TO CROSS CREEKS AND RIVERS IN MONTANA SO PLEASE BE CAREFUL. Montana Madison River The flow out of Hebgen is 1890 […]


Fishing Report

July 4, 2017

Montana Madison River Fishing has been excellent; it doesn’t get any better than it is right now! Get out there and enjoy the fishing and beautiful Montana summer! Flows out of Hebgen are 1230 cfs and at Kirby, by the West Fork of the Madison the flows are 1690 cfs. Water visibility is good now. […]


Fishing Report

June 1, 2017

Yellowstone National Park Firehole River Yellowstone’s waters are open now to fishing and the opening weekend was great! The Firehole River fished well and anglers enjoyed the cooler temperatures that slowed the runoff a bit. The rivers are out of their banks just a bit, so it is up in the grass along the banks. This […]


Fishing Report

May 1, 2017

Montana Madison River This year we have an above normal snowpack, the year to date precipitation for the Madison River basin is 137% and the Gallatin River Basin is 132%. This means that the flow out of the Hebgen Dam is also above normal at 1410 cfs. The fishing has been good, especially between the […]


Fishing Report

July 2, 2016

Montana Madison RIver Seems like everything is hatching and all the fish are eating, especially in the float section of the river. Salmonflies, Goldenstones, Morning PMD’s; and in the afternoon, caddis. If you stick with the big bug you won’t get many, but the ones you land will be larger. Go with caddis and you […]


Fishing Report

June 23, 2016

Montana Madison River This is the place to go and fish! The river has really shaped up in the past week. The water clarity is good as Cabin and Beaver Creeks and the West Fork are just about done with their runoff already. As for the bugs, they are starting to hatch. Caddis are now […]


Fishing Report

June 4, 2016

Montana  Madison River Flows are a bit lower, 714cfs, than the long term average, 1040cfs, as they’re filling up Hebgen Lake which is 94% full. The river is clear coming out of the dam and then Cabin and Beaver Creeks are dumping in some dirt. Fishing has been good between the lakes and best in […]


Fishing Report

September 3, 2014

Montana Madison River The flow out of Hebgen Lake remains steady, despite heavy rains over the weekend. Cabin and Beaver creeks came up and put some color into Quake Lake. It takes about four days for it to nave through Quake, so the Madison will be slightly off color. The water temperatures have dropped, which […]


Fishing Report

August 19, 2014

Montana Madison River The Morning up until noon or 1 pm has been good, the afternoons are slow, then late evening the fishing picks back up with caddis and spinners. Hoppers #10, flying ants #14 and #16, and beetles #12 and #14 are starting to work. It seems like a slow start to the terrestrial […]


Arrick’s Fly Shop

We love this area and want everyone to experience why we love it! Part of our mission is to help you enjoy the beautiful trout streams of our area and experience the amazing fly fishing Montana and Yellowstone has to offer. So please feel free to stop in, call, or email us with any questions or to book a guided fly fishing trip with us. We look forward to helping you!