Montana in the summer

Even with the state's decision to place "Hoot Owl" closures on our local rivers - (the Big Hole and Jefferson), we are still finding some great fishing virtually everywhere we go. Hoot Owl closures in effect close the river to sport fishing from 2 pm until midnight. We are still getting a good full day of fishing by leaving the lodge early, and incorporating some of my friend Jorge's mentality - siestas when we get back! Early mornings have been the real highlight of the day, on the Big Hole and Jefferson, and as always the Beaverhead (no hoot owl here) is almost automatic for those that like to throw lead and small nymphs - as well as pretty decent dry fly opportunities if you know where to look...

Looking forward, we have been having great cloudy afternoons with occasional rain. This is keeping our temps at more reasonable levels and if it continues should really alleviate any possible river closures. Feel free to call the shop and talk with Rooster regarding river flows and closures anytime!

Our Location

Stonefly Inn & Outfitters, Dan "Rooster" Leavens

409 N Main Street,

PO Box 428,

Twin Bridges, MT 59754

Phone. 406-684-5648