Montana is the heart of fly fishing in the United States. When you arrive in Montana you are instantly engulfed in a rich fly fishing culture. Some of angling's most famous personalities were brought up on the rivers of Montana and when you visit you can see why they were so profoundly touched by them. Rivers like the Yellowstone, Bighorn, Gallatin, Madison, Beverhead, Big Hole and the Blackfoot are places that all anglers who love to fly-fish for Trout should visit at least once.
The scenic beauty of Montana, its unique wildlife, wide open spaces, lack of people and vast number of waterways provide countless opportunities to fly-fish for Brown, Rainbow, Cutthroat and Brook Trout. The diversity of the fishing is endless. The spring creeks of Montana are a delight. Drifting down one of the larger freestone rivers is one of the most enjoyable ways to take in the scenery and wildlife while experiencing some great wild-trout-fishing. There is also the summer-hopper-fishing which will provide some of the best dry-fly fishing that you can experience.
Passport with minimum six months validity and photo ID to purchase fishing licence.
A Visa is not required for UK, Australian and NZ citizens for most short visits but it is always worth checking. From 2016 you will need a passport with an integrated chip.
Montana is easily accessed from Europe, the Middle-East and Asia with flights from many countries.
- Currency: US Dollars
- Capital: Mid West State Capital Helena
- Airport: Various international Airport options
- Population: 1 million
- Language: English
- Religion: Protestant and Roman Catholic
- Electricity: 220v two-pin
- Time: 7 hours behind GMT and 18 hours behind Australia