FAQ

STEPS WE ARE TAKING TO INSURE YOUR SAFTY, OURS AND THAT OF THE COMMUNITIES AS WE BEGIN TO REOPEN FOR GUIDED FISHING SERVICES

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THINGS ARE FLUID AND AS MORE GUIDANCE COMES OUR WAY THIS LIST WILL BE UPDATED

  • Following CDC and Health Care professionals guidance on sanitizing and physical distancing
  • We will ask some screening questions to try and evaluate potential illness
  • Only asking customers to drive separately if thats what they most comfortable doing 
  • Our local shuttle companies are cleaning down vehicle surface after shuttles 
  • If customers prefer or feel safer to bring their own food and beverages then they should
  • Asking customers to bring their own hand sanitizer (we will have some)  
  • We will be washing out the boats after every trip (what we do normally to insure little to no transmission of water born invasive species)
  • We will screen customers for symptoms and will cancel trips with refund for those that show any symptoms or signs of respiratory illness
  • We will sanitize gear, boats and equipment to the best of our ability after every trip

General information for guided fishing trips,

General tackle considerations

  • 5wt and 6wt rods are the standard and remain very versatile
  • 7wt rods with floating lines are great choices for streamer and large nymph fishing 
  • Reels to match the rods that are loaded with floating lines
  • Leaders between 7 1/2' and 9' are in 2x or 3x are standard
  • Waders although not a must are good to have, especially during spring and fall seasons
  • Many flies work and you should bring a collection of general flies if you plan to fish on your own before or after guided days
What are some of the things you should bring?
  • Clothing in layers for cool/cold to warmer temperatures
  • A brimmed hat or ball cap for sun protection
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain jacket
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Comfortable shoes to stand in and or sandals for water in the warmer months
  • Any medications or allergy related products you might need for the day
  • Your own fishing rods and reels if you have them and can travel with them 


What should you expect for weather?

  • Spring can bring everything from rain/snow and colder temperature to warm sunny weather
  • Summer usually brings cool mornings and warm sunny afternoons, rain and thunderstorms can be common
  • Fall can be a warm extension of the summer or can turn colder, with rain and snow storms
  • Winter is usually colder and can range from low 20s to mid 40s for high temperatures


What does Montana Fish Man provide?

  • We can provide fly rods and reels for all the fishing we will do
  • We provide all the flies needed for the day of fishing, purchasing extra flies from shops or from us is fine
  • We can provide polarized sunglasses for those that do not have them and can explain the benefits
  • We can provide transportation to and from lodging
  • Guides carry extra rain gear
  • We provide lunches and beverages for the day, with notice we can accommodate dietary requirements


What we do not provide?

  • Montana Fish Man Outfitting does not provide Montana Fishing Licenses, License can be purchased at Montana FWP or at a local fly shop
  • We do not provide alcoholic beverages although it is ok for you to bring something that you might like


What to expect from your guide?

  • You can expect your guide to be friendly, knowledgeable and patient
  • Guides can be expected to work hard for you to help meet your goals
  • Guides will be prompt, professional and courteous
  • Our guides are great with kids as many are raising future anglers themselves
  • Guides will have up to date and safe equipment and be prepared for what the day brings