Fly Fishing Montana

Fly Fishing Montana

by John Holt


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Anyone who fly-fishes Montana—or plans to—should own a copy of this useful guide. Fly fishing expert John Holt has compiled a complete inventory of Montana’s fly-fishing waters, moving across the state, drainage by drainage, devoting plenty of space to the main river of each watershed as well as the many tributaries, small streams, reservoirs, and alpine lakes that frequently get left out of other guidebooks. The maps are large and easy to use, and the fishing descriptions cover seasonal variations, river conditions, and preferred fly patterns. Also included are travel suggestions, river access, etiquette and rules, and a hatch chart.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762796823
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 04/01/2015
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 254,746
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

John Holt is the author of more than a dozen published works of nonfiction, two short story collections, and a novel. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers including Fly Fisherman, The Denver Post, Sports Afield, Men’s Journal, Gray’s Sporting Journal, American Cowboy, Big Sky Journal, Fly Rod & Reel, Audubon, E, and Travel and Leisure.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Drainages West of the Continental Divide 1

Bitterroot Blackfoot 3

Blackfoot River 21

Upper Clark Fork 37

Lower Clark Fork 61

Flathead 81

Glacier National Park 121

Kootenai 133

Swan 151

Drainages East of the Continental Divide 161

Beaverhead River 163

Big Hole River 181

Blackfeet Reservation 193

Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone 203

Gallatin River 211

Jefferson River 221

Madison River 229

Marias River 243

Milk River 249

Missouri River 255

Upper Missouri 263

Lower Missouri 272

Musselshell River 281

Red Rock River 287

Smith River 291

Stillwater River 299

Yellowstone River 305

Travel in Montana 327

Additional Indian Reservations 328

Real and Perceived Dangers 329

Suggested Gear 331

Stream Etiquette 333

Whirling Disease 335

Stream Access 339

Hatch Charts 345

Further Information 362

Index 363

About the Author and Photographer 374

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