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Southwest Montana has some
of the most famous rivers in the United States. Rivers such as the Ruby
River, the Big
Hole River, Rock Creek and
River are known nation wide as high-quality natural trout streams.
Additionally, the rivers in Southwest Montana are probably the most
diverse geographically. Many of the rivers, such as the Beaverhead
River, the Jefferson
River and the Ruby River,
flow through very broad and arid valleys, flanked by tall and distant
mountain ranges. Others, such as the Big
Hole River, flow through a beautiful agricultural valley before
entering the mountains on its journey to the arid valleys further downstream.
Southwest Montana possesses
two very big benefits for anglers venturing to this area on a Montana
fly fishing trip. First, many of the rivers in Southwest Montana are
located closely together, allowing for relatively easy drives between
the rivers. This allows anglers with tight time schedules to visit
more rivers than is possible in other areas of the state.
The second big benefit of
fly fishing in Southwest Montana is that the geographical diversity
can frequently rescue a fly fishing trip that may otherwise be doomed
by the weather or spring run-off. The weather and river conditions
differ markedly among the various rivers in Southwest Montana. While
one river may be running high and muddy due to spring run-off, an angler
usually can venture to another nearby river that is running crystal
Additionally, as many of the rivers in Southwest Montana run
through very arid country, an angler frustrated by rainy and cold conditions
in other parts of
the state can usually find warm, if somewhat windy conditions, on many of the
rivers in Southwest Montana.
Overall, Southwest Montana
has some of the finest fly fishing rivers to be found anywhere, all
of which have extensive populations of large brown and rainbow trout.
Between the geographical diversity of the rivers, their scenic beauty
and the excellent fishing, a Montana fly fishing trip to this region
should be on any anglers list.
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