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Fishing in big sky country - Montana Fishing in big sky country - Montana

The pristine rivers and pure air are just two of the reasons that Montana is a popular place for fly fishing, hunting, hiking and countless other activities for the outdoor enthusiast.

One of the many beautiful places to visit is the southwest of Montana near the university town of Bozeman. It is the gateway to the surrounding mountains of Bridger, Tobacco Root, and the Gallatin Range as well as the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park.

Fly Fishing Montana Vacation Spots

Located near the Yellowstone and Madison rivers, the Gallatin River Lodge is a small luxury hotel outside of Bozeman, Montana that specializes in guided fly fishing tours. The lodge is located on 350 acres and is an ideal getaway spot with fantastic views of the Spanish Peaks. They offer fine dining and deliciously filling Montana breakfasts.

The Paradise Ranch Retreat offers two log cabins. The Trout House (a two-bedroom, sleeps four) and Moose Horn Lodge (a three-bedroom, sleeps six), both available for weekly rentals. They are located near Livingston, Montana, 35 miles from the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park. The Yellowstone River is just steps from the door.

Montana Vacation Rentals

Renting a cabin or cottage is a fun way to travel and save money on expensive hotels. Rentals are typically available weekly. Intermountain Property Management has a wide selection to suit every traveler's needs. Rent a cabin by the river and enjoy the quiet and serene Montana life for a week or two. In the evening, as the sun dips down over the Spanish Peaks and the frogs begin their croakings, the sky goes on forever as the colors of the sunset carry the scent of freshness on the breeze. It doesn't get more peaceful than a quiet Montana night.

Trout Fishing on the Yellowstone River

The cold Yellowstone River is known for its rainbow trout. Former NBC anchor Tom Brokaw has a ranch nearby and in an interview with Field & Stream he told them why he loves the Yellowstone. "First of all, the fishing is almost always excellent. I've never made it out for the Mother's Day caddis hatch, but I've received maddening e-mails about it. I generally fish in July and August, using a big attractor that the fish can see and occasionally going deep with streamers and nymphs. The other thing is that you're just 10 minutes off the interstate, and you can absolutely disappear. You'll see moose, eagles, and egrets, and a lot of it is unfenced so you have this real sense of 19th-century Montana on this primal, undammed river. I always think of William Clark going back home on that river, floating down to the Missouri."

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