Reply To: Madison River, Montana Home › Forums › Simpsons’ Fly Fishing Forum › Madison River, Montana › Reply To: Madison River, Montana July 11, 2015 at 8:11 pm #2658 al simpsonKeymaster another stormy afternoon/evening, but I managed to wedge in an hour of fishing between storms. Fished below Varney Bridge. there were no bugs in the air, but the fish were active under the surface. I caught several 10-13 inch fish, and my first big one this year, a better than 20 inch rainbow. everything was caught on small woolly buggers.