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The rivers in Central Montana flow through a country that is markedly
different than is found elsewhere in Montana. Most of the rivers in Central
Montana begin high in the mountains on the eastern edge of the vast Montana
prairie, and then spill out into the prairie of central Montana. The
rivers in Central Montana also tend to be quite long and flow through
some very remote and isolated countryside.
Fishing pressure among the rivers in Central Montana varies
considerably. Some rivers, such as the Missouri
River and the Smith
River, are internationally known as blue-ribbon trout
streams and can receive significant fly fishing pressure.
Meanwhile, others pristine rivers such as the upper Dearborn
River, the upper Teton
River and the upper Sun
River receive little fly fishing pressure other than
from the locals. As a result, visiting anglers in search
of solitude can find it on many Central Montana rivers -
frequently in a beautiful, pristine setting.
The quality of the fly fishing varies tremendously among
the various rivers in Central Montana. While all the rivers
in the Central Montana offer excellent fly fishing, it is
imperative that any visiting angler understands that only
portions of each river offer quality trout fishing. As all
the rivers in Central Montana eventually spill out into the
prairie, where their flows slow down and the water warms
to lethal levels, the best trout fishing will generally be
found in or near the mountains.
By and large, the rivers in Central Montana tend to flow
through very isolated and sparsely populated terrain. As a result, services
tend to be few and far between. An angler who will be fly fishing these
rivers should come prepared for all occasions, as outside of the handful
of major cities of Great
Falls and Helena, few shopping or lodging opportunities
will be found. Additionally, the distances between the rivers in Central
Montana tends to be significant, making drives between the rivers a time
Overall, a Montana fly fishing trip to the rivers in Central Montana
are worth of a visit for any angler who will be coming to Montana to
fly fish for wild trout. The quality of the fly fishing in Central Montana,
combined with the diversity of the rivers, will make any visit to Central
Montana a worthwhile experience.
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