Rivers We Fish

Limitless Choices on Your Next Fly Fishing Vacation to Southwest Montana

There is little debate that fly fishing in Southwest Montana is the best the country has to offer. With several of the best fly fishing rivers in close proximity, including the Big Hole River, Beaverhead River, Jefferson River, and Madison River, the Sunrise Fly Shop in Melrose is the perfect location for your next Montana fly fishing vacation. We are fortunate to be located in the middle of 4 of the best fly fishing rivers Montana has to offer. Together, each of these unique rivers can provide everything you seek in a fly fishing vacation.

Fly Fish the Big Hole River—the Perfect Trout Stream

When you come to Melrose and visit the Sunrise Fly Shop, you will have the opportunity to explore the pristine and dynamic nature of the Big Hole River. With three distinctly different sections and five species of fish, the Big Hole offers something for every angler. It would be hard to imagine a more perfect trout stream anywhere. The Big Hole River is truly one of a kind and a “Must Fish” river for any serious fly fisherman.

Experience the Hatches and Huge Trout Fly Fishing the Beaverhead

Having the opportunity to experience the abundant insect life of the Beaverhead River first hand should be a goal of every angler in America. There is no way words can explain how it feels to be on the Beaverhead when millions of mayflies are pouring off. Insects so thick, the sky actually darkens. With such abundant bug life, the trout can’t help but feed consistently.

Want to be on the Only Boat You See? Fly Fish the Jefferson

The low angler pressure on the Jefferson River is one of the most enjoyable experiences a fly fishing angler can ever have. Add to that the opportunity to catch one of the giant trophy trout that the Jefferson River is also known for, and you have one of the most amazing rivers in the Western United States.

Fly Fishing the 50 Mile Riffle

Few rivers in the world have as much fame as the Madison River. With seemingly endless riffles from Hebgen Lake to Ennis, the Madison River has some of the most entertaining water to fish in Southwest Montana.

Our fly fishing guide service caters to anglers of all skill levels. With daily float trips on the four dynamic rivers at our finger tips, we are able to customize trips to each client’s needs. Our experienced fly fishing guides have logged endless hours on the Big Hole, Beaverhead, Jefferson, and Madison. You will find pods of fish eating dry flies on our rivers, or brown trout tucked under banks willing to eat a streamer. We offer wade fishing and guided float trip options on the Big Hole, Beaverhead, Madison and Jefferson Rivers. Our fly fishing guiding season runs from April – October. With the abundant trout fisheries near our fly shop we are able to find excellent wild trout all season long.

So when planning your next fly fishing vacation to Southwest Montana, contact the Sunrise Fly Shop and let us take care of the rest!