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FAQ's & Additional Info

Pre-Trip FAQ's

Here are some common questions we hear, time and time again, from prospective guests during the booking process. Check them out and email us with additional questions or if you need further clarification.

Additional Information

A Few Words on Montana Crowds

Crowding is a big concern to everybody these days. As more and more people move to the region and competition for our water resources grows, we have become increasingly sensitive to this “hot topic.”

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Bozeman Information

Bozeman is a small, college town situated in the Gallatin Valley of southwest Montana.

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Customer Service

Customer service is the “Great Equalizer” when it comes to deciding on where to make your next fly-fishing or fly-tying purchase these days. Fins & Feathers of Bozeman is a “real-life” brick and mortar specialty fly shop that has been in business for 20 years.

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Fall Fly Fishing

Fall Fishing Fall is a great time to fish here in Montana. Summer tourist season winds down and gone are the crowds of summer. Brown Trout become aggressive, and fall Baetis hatches bring fish to the surface.

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Fly Fishing: The Seasons

Brief overviews of what fly fishing are like during the four seasons in Montana.

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General Fishing Information - South Western Montana

Montana fly fishing is world renowned because of the overwhelming abundance of quality, wild trout rivers, lakes, and streams.

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General Stream Access Laws

Montana has a great stream access law that allows recreationists to access most streams in the state. Where streams or rivers flow through private land you are allowed to be fishing in the stream as long as you enter through a legal access point and stay within the ordinary high-water mark.

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General Techniques

Fly-fishers are more experienced today than ever before and this allows our guides to make attempts to provide each angler with an experience that is unique to their own expectations.

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Montana Fishing License Information

We sell Montana Fishing/Hunting Licenses here in the shop.

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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how uses and protects any information that you give when you use this website.

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Recommended Gear

To help you get the most out of your trip to Bozeman, here is a list of recommended gear. This is by no means and complete list but covers most of the bases.

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Returns: Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed

We have a carefully curated selection of gear and accessories from the fly-fishing world from some of the best manufacturers and distributors in the industry.

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Rod Fees for Private Water

All private waters are catch and release only Reservations Required Limited Rods

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We offer free ground delivery in the United States on orders over $50.

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Spring Creek Infomation

Local spring creeks are well known for producing reliable hatches and surface-feeding fish for most of the year.

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Types of Fisheries in Montana

The topography and geology of Southwest Montana have created a wide range of fisheries ranging from tiny alpine lakes to the vast western rivers like the Missouri and Yellowstone.

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Winter Fishing

Winter can offer good fly fishing without the crowds or selective trout of summer. Fishing can be really good when the weather warms up enough to melt off the ice and slush.

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Yellowstone National Park Fishing Information

Yellowstone National Park is a Mecca of fly-fishing in the Rocky Mountains. The waters that leave the park form the nation's most famous trout rivers.

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