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