Recommended Gear for Fly Fishing in Montana

Recommended Gear for Fly Fishing in Montana

Fishtales Outfitting is happy to provide you with a loaner rod and reel if you don’t own one, just let us know.

This is a list of recommended gear for fly fishing in Montana. The most commonly used fly rod / line combinations for fly fishing in Montana are a 9′ to 9’6″ foot 4,5,6 or 7 weight rod with a fast to medium fast action, loaded with a weight forward floating line. High winds are standard here so faster action rods are able to drive your cast through the wind with less effort.. A shorter 8′ 6” to 9′ 4 weight rod is also nice for fishing dries on our smaller streams. We find a floating line to be adequate for most fishing situations; however, an intermediate sink or type 3/4 sink tip is a good addition for the streamer junkies out there looking for that trophy!

Recommended Gear For Fly Fishing In Montana
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Personal Gear List:

  • A fly rod and reel. We have loaner rods if you need one
  • Rain coat
  • Breathable waders and wading boots
  • Extra layers
  • Fishing gloves
  • Brimmed hat
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Rain gear
  • Sunblock
  • Insect Repellant

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