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 […]


Fishing Report

August 1, 2014

Montana Madison River Fishing has been best in the mornings and slows down in the afternoons. This is because the water temperature rises and the fish shut down. Get there early and look for PMD’s and caddis. Nymphing is good with flashback PT’s and three dollar dips #16 and #18. Fish should start looking for […]


Fishing Report

July 24, 2014

Montana Madison River Fishing well right now in the wade stretch, and also in the float section. In the morning look for PMD’s to start hatching about 9am and they are size #16. You can expect the hatch to last until about 2pm. The nymphs are best matched with pheasant tails and three dollar dips […]


Fishing Report

July 16, 2014

Montana Madison River The Madison RIver in Montana is fishing great! There are still a few salmonflies about and fish will still show interests for another week. Look for more action on goldens #8, and #10. Hatches will be PMD’s starting at 9am and afternoon flavs #14. Caddis will hatch throughout the day and the […]


Fishing Report

July 9, 2014

Yellowstone National Park Madison, Firehole, and Gibbon Rivers These rivers are starting to get warm, so fish early in the morning or late in the evening. The upper Gibbon is still cold and will be best above the falls. Another option is colder tributaries like Nez Perce or the Little Firehole River. Water temps in […]


Fishing Report

June 25, 2014

We are now starting to transition into the dry fly time. Rivers are coming into shape as runoff recedes and hatches are going on. We are seeing PMD’s, caddis, green drakes, flav’s, salmonflies, golden stones, and callibaetis. Almost all the waters are fishing well, just have to wait for the northeast corner to clean up […]


Fishing Report

June 9, 2014

Yellowstone National Park The waters on this side of the park have been coming down and cleaning up recently. The Firehole, Gibbon, and Madison have really shaped up and the dry fly fishing is starting to get good. PMD’s are hatching in the morning, caddis are hatching throughout the day, stoneflies are beginning, and evening […]


Fishing Report

May 23, 2014

Madison in Montana Since the opener, last Saturday fishing has been great. The water is up and off color, but that puts the fish near the banks and they are hungry. Cabin and Beaver Creeks are dumping in dirty water and the West Fork is real brown. We have been using big rubber leg stoneflies […]


Fishing Report

May 4, 2014

Madison River Fishing between the lakes has been great, with lots of rainbows up from Quake Lake. Try not to wade or fish where the rainbows are spawning. The best flies have been glo-bugs, orange and pink. Some days they favor one color over another. Also reports of red San Juan Worms doing well. On […]


Fishing Report

April 15, 2014

Madison River Some of the best fishing for rainbows is going on right now between Hebgen and Quake Lake. The rainbows have been moving up from Quake Lake over the past month getting ready to spawn. They are starting to spawn now and this will continue for several more weeks. The fish are in full spawning […]


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!