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HATCH FINDERS Fly Shop
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TERMS & CONDITIONS

We are the designated agent for Montana outfitter Dale Siegle #363 of Blue Ribbon Fishing tours. Dale can be reached at dalesiegle@montana.com or call 406-220-2700 .

Also Montana outfitter Rob Olson #8976. Rob can be reached at rob@fishingwithrob.net or you can call 406-579-3619.

Bouth gentelmen are highly skilled fly fishermen. There's no bad day of fishing whenyou fish with eather of these anglers. They are some of Montana's finest fishing outfitters.

For trips to DePuy’s, Armstrong’s and Nelsons spring creeks, the rod fees vary according to the time of year so call for reservations.

IMPORTANT

To insure a quality experience a maximum of 3 anglers per guide will be permitted with a $100.00 fee for the third angler. All trips in the Yellowstone area will commence at 8 AM from the shop and conclude off the river by 6 PM.

MAKING A RESERVATION:

Once you are sure of your dates, contact us to make your guide reservations. We suggest contacting us as early as possible to insure getting the exact dates you would like. We can often accommodate a last minute request, however the earlier you book, the better for all parties concerned. Please inform us of any health conditions or special dietary concerns you feel we should be aware of upon booking your trip.

DEPOSIT & FINAL PAYMENTS:

Upon booking a credit card number is required.

Hatch Finders Fly Shop accepts all credit cards.

CANCELLATIONS:

There is a $100.00 cancellation fee

GRATUITIES:

We encourage a 5-20% gratuity, but we leave this choice strictly up to you based on the performance of your guide.

CONTACT

Dandy Reiner at
Hatch Finders Fly Shop
5237 US Hwy. 89 South Suite 12
Phone 406-222-0989 – Email flyshop@hatchfinders.com

Equipment List

ROD, REEL & LINE

9'6 wt Graphite Fly Rod (for lakes and larger streams)

9'4 wt Graphite Fly Rod (for spring creeks and most fly situations)

Floating Fly Line for both Rods

Single Action Fly Reels

VEST FILLERS

Vest
Nippers
Forceps
Leaders 7 1/2' to 12'
Leader Material 2x to 7x
Fly Dressing
Split Shot
Strike Indicators
Fly Boxes (1 each for Dries, Streamers, and Nymphs)
CLOTHING

Sweater
Jacket
Rain Jacket
Short & Long Sleeved Shirt
Hat
Gloves (for cold weather)
Shorts (for wet wading on warm days)
WADING GEAR

Chest Waders- Flyweight or Neoprene
Wading Belt
Felt Soles on wading shoes or waders
Extra Wool Socks
Capilene Long underwear
Gravel Cuffs
MISCELLANEOUS

Polarized Sunglasses
Insect Repellent
Sun Screen
Camera
A GOOD ATTITUDE!


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Call or Email us for the latest up to date information on this exciting fishery.

406-222-0989 Email: flyshop@hatchfinders.com

CORE GUIDES

Welcome to Hatch Finders Fly Shop, the booking agent for Montana’s classic trout waters here in the heart of Yellowstone Country -- Livingston, Montana! Whether you’re a seasoned visitor or new to Montana, we are your line on the best flyfishing in this spectacular region.

Our booking service, is quickly becoming the standard by which others are being measured. From literally hundreds of area guides and outfitters, Hatch Finders has selected a very few who have decades of experience on Montana waters. Polite and informative, Hatch Finder's master guides fish the waters year-round so they know the hatches and habitat of the rainbow, cutthroat, and brown trout. It's knowledge that often makes the difference between a fishing trip and a day of fishing that's not soon forgotten.

Whether it's hitting the Yellowstone's fabled hopper hatch from the bow of a drift boat to fishing far and fine to fussy risers on area spring creeks, national park waters or alpine lakes, Hatch Finder guides are the percentage play. Beginner, novice or veteran fly-fisher, a day of fishing with Hatch Finder guides will make you a better fly-fisher. And wherever you fish in the future, your new knowledge will serve you well. On the water and in the fly shop, Hatch Finders has a singular goal to provide a high-quality experience. The first time with us you'll be a fly-fishing acquaintance; the second time you'll be a fishing buddy.

YELLOWSTONE RIVER

Spring and summer fishing on the Yellowstone River can be the fun and challenge of a lifetime. In May, the famous and prolific Mother's Day caddis hatch offers the first major dry-fly fishing of the year. Next is the salmon fly hatch, in early July that sees the Yellowstone's big trout come topside for these big flies. The hopper "hatch" in August and September marks the height of the summer fishing season and is not to be missed.

As these hatches occur, the river comes alive with wild and aggressive trout hungry from the long, lean winter. McKenzie drift boats, which seat two fishermen, are the way to make the most of the Yellowstone's spring and summer trouting.

Larger parties can easily be accommodated. It's the finest way to enjoy the beautiful Paradise Valley, where wildlife abounds and the scenery is breathtaking.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Due to spring snowmelt and the resulting high waters in most area rivers, the months of June and July are prime for experiencing the raw beauty of Yellowstone National Park. Fishing, hiking, biking and horseback riding are just a few activities available to our clients.

SPRING CREEKS

DePuy and Armstrong's spring creeks just south of Livingston are known far and wide as the Mecca of fly-fishing -- year-round. Dependable hatches occur daily along the miles of classic water. Nymphing and dry-fly fishing are both productive, but the spring creeks' sophisticated trout will test even the expert fly-fisher's skills to the limit.

Booking a day on DePuy's and Armstrong's from June through October must be done early -- as much as a year in advance. Although the damage done to the creeks in the spring of 1996 was extensive, repairs and improvements have been made. The two spring creeks are fishing as well as they ever have. In addition, if your taste runs to still water, the Paradise Valley abounds with alpine and sub-alpine lakes brimming with hard-fighting rainbow trout.

Like the spring creeks, most of the lakes are privately owned and angler numbers are tightly controlled. So if you're a still-water angler or if you just want to take a break from the river, let Hatch Finders book you on a lake of your choice -- from bank fishing to float-tubing to fishing from a drift boat. It's all here!