Fishing Season: April-November

Middle Fork Flathead River - MT

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:

42

Glacier Anglers's Tip of the Week

The snow melt is still steady but water levels and flow rate should return to normal here soon and fishing can expcet to puick back up in a week or two.

Directions open in app

Map of Middle Fork Flathead River

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

Glacier Anglers

5-Day Outlook as of 6/29/22

Water levels and flow should be returning to normal here soon.

Techniques & Tips as of 6/29/22

Dry Flies and Nymphs

Local Species Available April-November

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    Trout

Glacier Anglers's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Griffith's Gnat black 16-20
Bead Head Brassie™ natural 16-20
Micro Egg brown 12-16
Blue Winged Olive olive 16-20
elk hair caddis brown 14
purple haze purple 16
Adams Parachute Dry Fly olive 16
Prince Nymph black 20
ants black 16
copper johns copper 16

Griffith's Gnat

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Glacier Anglers's Recommended Gear

Description: About Middle Fork Flathead River

The Middle Fork of the Flathead River originates in the heart of the Great Bear Wilderness in one of the most remote and pristine areas in the lower 48. Once the river reaches Hwy 2, just west of Marias Pass, if flows westward, following the highway and making up the majority of the southern boarder of Glacier National Park until its confluence with the North Fork near Blankenship Bridge. The Middle Fork is a true Jewel, with excellent West Slope Cutthroat fishing along its entire length.

Nearest Airport:

Glacier International - Kallispel (FCA)

Hatches:

Winter Stone

Best Time to Fish:

afternoon

Best Stretch:

Teakettle to Presentine

Best Access:

Teakettle