Originally Posted by sheshovel
I thought Montana was THEE paradise for Fly Fishin.
I think that is a common perception as that is all I used to hear and read about when I was young, there is a lot of water in Montana and I do love to fish The Madison, the spring creeks of the "Paradise Valley", Missouri, Bighorn, the Yellowstone and a few others. I think as the years have gone by Montana has gotten a lot more visitors and the population has grown, so you don't have the wide open spaces like it used to be ( "solitude
can definately be found though"). Many states have waters that can rival some of the water there but for scenery and quality of water, Montana is hard to beat.
Alaska has probably taken over as the #1 fishing destination and definately has more water, larger fish, more fish, and unrivaled scenery. But to be honest this is what i hear from others who have been to Alaska as I have not been fortunate to have made the trip yet. Greginalaska would know about this, so I hope he will give some input on this.
Ahhh, so much water and so little time to fish it all. I guess that is what keeps people fishin.......