MONTANA TROUT SPEY
The team at Headhunters refers to the time from November to April as “swing season”. We devote most of our efforts towards chasing Montana trout with Spey Rods and swung flies. Why? Because we like it, and we live on one of the best “swinging” trout rivers in the world. It’s also an effective – often deadly – method during the fall, winter and spring months on the Missouri River. Headhunters has become the primary source for information and education regarding Montana spey fishing. We’re out testing new gear and flies nearly every day.
Spey fishing during the off season is often done on foot, and offers solitude that has become difficult to find in the west. A quiet hike out to your favorite run with nothing more than a fly cup and a spool of tippet is a great way to spend a Winter afternoon. Chinook winds pummel the front range during the off-season, but with them comes warm air that can make fishing very comfortable. When the weather gets nasty, we’d prefer to wear gloves while swinging a spey rod, rather than freeze our fingers trying to tie up tiny double-nymph rigs in a slouch filled drift boat.