Spring Creeks Fishing Report for July 16, 2021 - Fins & Feathers
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Spring Creeks Fishing Report 7/16/2021

Date: 07/16/2021

Current Conditions

The spring creeks are a good option during this hot summer we are having. Break out the lighter tippets, smaller flies, and delicate casts to target trout holding in these temperature stable creeks. The hot weather is bringing terrestrial fishing to southwest Montana faster than usual, so don't be afraid to use smaller ant patterns and beetles when fishing these creeks. The smoke is acting as cloud cover, so the fish will be less spooky and more likely to take dries off the top. Caddis, midges, and PMD's are hatching, be prepared to use light tippets, a 10 foot 5x leader should do the trick. Nymphs will also be a good option, use smaller, unweighted pheasant tails, caddis pupa, and mayfly imitations.


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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 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
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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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