Montana is Big Sky Country, although its official nickname is “The Treasure State” due to its large deposits of gold and silver. We like “Big Sky Country” better. Montana is the fourth largest state in the Union boasting 145,552 square miles of land, sharing borders with three Canadian provinces, British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. With close to 170,000 miles of rivers and streams and 3,000 named lakes and reservoirs, it’s no wonder that Montana is considered the mecca of Rocky Mountain trout fly fishing. The Maddison, Yellowstone, Gallatin, Missouri, Bighorn and the Blackwater – the inspiration for the iconic book “A River Runs Through it” all reside in Montana. Montana is home to two of our country’s largest and most popular national parks, Glacier National Park at over a million acres and Yellowstone National park over 2.2 million acres. We love “Big Sky Country” and their prolific trout fly fishing.