Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best way to learn about Fly Fishing?
The best way for a beginner to learn the basics of Fly Fishing is to attend one of our beginner classes.
In your beginner class, how much time to we get to actually fish?
Each class is different, but after receiving instruction about insect life, fly casting and other basics, you will get to be on the water for at least an hour. If you want more time on the water, you are welcome to return and rent our gear to continue practicing.
Do I need any special equipment for the class?
No, we provide everything! If you have a pair of shoes that work well in the water, you will want to bring them. Don't wear jeans or long pants that don't dry easily.
Who put the trout in the River?
Trout are native to the Gallatin River, and are not introduced from hatcheries. Rivers are managed to protect habitat, and catch and release practices ensure healthy fish populations.
What is so great about Fly Fishing the Gallatin River in Montana?
The Gallatin does not have huge trout, but it has plentiful trout and they are pretty easy to catch, and pretty to look at!
Rivers here are managed to ensure healthy, natural trout populations. You are catching Wild fish. The scenery is fantastic, the waters are pure, and there is a deep cultural attachment to fly fishing here, highlighted by the book/movie "A River Runs Through It". Fly Fishing in Montana is a classic bucket list item!
Should I read the Book or Watch the Movie?