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