MADISON FLATS   use front oval photo from brochure?

Other photos to follow…Lund boat. Lake photos


After a bouncy fifty three mile run from Quake Lake, the Madison River finallly starts taking a breather. It slows down below the town of Ennis. At Meadow Lake, the water smoothes out and things get interesting. Large trout from the lake cruise around sipping dry flies and slurping emerging nymphs. Caddis and mayflys…large calibaetis and tiny tricos…damsel flies and crane flys…they all join the party. Brown and rainbow trout over 20 inches are on the prowl. The fly fisher is surrounded by rise rings, noses, backs and tails, slurpers and sippers. I like to wade this fishery. The water is glassy and waist deep. It is classic spot and stalk, closer to bonefishing than trout fishing…more like New Zealand than Montana. Angling methods vary from basic dry fly fishing to slow retrieve nymphing. These fish are large…bring lots of backing. We fish in the morning. We get there in my Lund WC14 Camo with 20HP Yamaha 4-Stroke. We get home dry and safe. This is truly a unique flyfishing opportunity. Join me.