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Heading to Montana for the Fish

by Rick Chapo

Montana is a stunning state for angling enthusiasts. If you are going to explore the angling opportunities, you should stay at one of the many Montana angling lodges.

Heading to Montana for the Fish

While Montana is known for its wide open spaces and mountainous terrain, it's not overwhelmingly considered a great angling state.

Montana does have some good angling spots, however, and as a place where you can have a vacation that involves both angling and other outdoor activities, Montana can't be beat. Choosing to stay at one of the Montana angling lodges located throughout the state can be a great choice for your family's next vacation.

One of the most beautiful and diverse Montana angling lodges is the Broken Arrow Lodge and Outfitters, located in Alder, Montana. This lodge, in the Ruby Valley, offers guided and unguided fly angling; but that's not all. They also have a dude ranch (which is open throughout the summer) as well as opportunities to go hunting for game such as elk and deer during the winter months. The Ruby River is right near the Broken Arrow Lodge, and during the spring and summer are the best times to take advantage of this lodge as a angling destination. There is also a stocked trout pond on the lodge's property, as well as a full fly angling outfitter, which sells fly angling equipment as well as renting rods and other necessities. Other amenities here include home cooked meals, comfortable rooms with satellite TV and even hot tubs to relax after a long day of angling.

Another of the big Montana angling lodges is the Rainbow Ranch Lodge, located in Big Sky, Montana. This resort, just 12 miles north of Yellowstone National Park, offers their guests amenities and luxury rooms that are a notch above the ordinary lodge quality. Here, fly angling is actually available on site, into the Gallatin River, as well as through guides who can take you on a full or half day trip. You can even take a horseback ride to a alpine lake that's there for your fly angling enjoyment. When you get back to the Rainbow Ranch Lodge, be sure to enjoy a fabulous meal in the restaurants here, which have award winning wine lists for your enjoyment.

No matter what sort of angling you're into, Montana angling lodges make it possible to stay in this area and fish in style. The abundance of guides and equipment available in the lodges here make this a great place for a family fly angling trip, as well as a perfect area for all the wilderness lovers in your family.

About the author: Rick Chapo is with NomadJournals.com - makers of rugged journals for fishing trips.

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