Spring Creeks Fishing Report for January 11, 2021 - Fins & Feathers
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Spring Creeks Fishing Report 1/11/2021

Date: 01/11/2021

Current Conditions

Weather near Livingston has been slightly warmer than Bozeman but it has been crazy windy in that direction. Fishing the creeks in the Winter months can be some of the best. Just look for a day with slightly less wind to have more fun. Nymphing has remained the most productive method. Good imitations for the creeks include Zebra Midges, Scuds/Sowbugs, Micro Mays, and Pheasant Tails. With all of these patterns, fish a #16 or smaller. These spring creek trout are known to refuse flies, so fishing fluorocarbon leaders can really up your chances. I like a 9-10ft tapered leader to 5x. Use sensitive, small indicators like a Pulsa or made of yarn. As always when headed to the creeks, make sure you have some flies that imitate different life-cycles.

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COVID 19 COMMUNICATIONS – Nov. 22, 2020

  • Store capacity is limited to 5 guests
  • Face coverings are mandatory – we have them available if needed.
  • Respect social distancing and use provided hand sanitizer.
  • In-store license sales are temporarily suspended (buy online at fwp.mt.gov)
  • Order online (select pickup at checkout) or over the phone for Curbside Service
  • Private shopping is available in 30 minute time-slots, book online for free.

The Livingston Area Spring Creeks have limited rod availability. Be sure to call and make a reservation before you make the drive. Nelson's-(406) 222-6560, Armstrong's-(406) 222-2979, DePuy's-(406) 222-0221

Montana Fly Fishing Packages

Fins & Feathers of Bozeman’s Montana fly fishing packages offer convenience and value by bundling our guided services together with several lodging options in Bozeman. Check out the example pricing based on double occupancy in the rooms and with a guide.Call our Bozeman fly shop at 877-790-5303 or contact us to make a reservation and confirm availability.

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Full-Day Guided Trip

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.

  • Typical Full Day Trips Are 6-8 Hours in Duration
  • 1-2 Anglers Maximum Per Guide/Boat
  • Full Day Trips Are Generally Float Trips
  • Full Day Trips Available on Yellowstone, Madison, Gallatin, and Jefferson rivers
  • Drive Time Is Typically 30-60 Minutes Each Way
  • Fishing Licenses and Gratuities Are Not Included
  • We are requiring that guests drive in separate vehicles to and from the river at this time.
  • Limited Availability from Nov. 1 - March 15 ; e-mail us for availability
  • COVID-19 Operation Plan
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The Livingston Area Spring Creeks have limited rod availability. Be sure to call and make a reservation before you make the drive.

Nelson's: 406.222.6560
Armstrong's: 406.222.2979
DePuy's: 406.222.0221

Montana spring creeks are home to some of the most coveted wild trout waters found anywhere in the world. These small streams are spring-fed bodies of water characterized by consistent year-round water temperatures and stream flows. These stable environments provide exceptional habitat for many insect types along with the trout that feed on them. Generally speaking, there is dry fly fishing to be found just about any day of the year on the regional spring creeks.

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