Nymphing is the key to the Bighorn right now. Baetis nymphs, sowbugs, and zebra midges should produce fish in the slow-moving deep water. Streamers will be more effective on cooler days with overcast. If you fish a streamer on a sunny day, something bright and flashy will be your best option. Try to avoid mid-day fishing as the temperatures rise. Morning fishing will produce well with nymphs and in the late evening, fishing some BWO dries will work.
Looking for a quick introduction to fly fishing or only have a few hours to get out on the water with one of our fly fishing guides? A half-day float on the lower Madison is likely to be the perfect choice.
Full Day guided fly-fishing trips are our standard offering and offer the best opportunity to truly get out and experience the fly-fishing opportunities around Bozeman that attract anglers from around the world.