The best way for a beginner to learn the basics of Fly Fishing is to attend one of our beginner classes! Duh! Fly fishing is an art and can be very difficult to master without some detailed how-to. An inexpensive lesson is hard to find, so join the fun and try a class. If you love it, jump into the more traditional guided trip; if you don’t love it, no harm done!
Each class is different, but after receiving some basic instruction and casting practice, you will get to be on the water for at least an hour. The class will move at the pace of the group. If everyone is a natural, you will get more time in the water. If the guide thinks you will hook your neighbor’s eye out, hang tight for some more practice. Remember, if you want more time fishing, you are always welcome to return and rent equipment, or sign up for a guided session.
No, we provide everything! All fishing equipment and tackle, waders, and even transportation (if your trip requires it).
No need to break the bank at the local fishing shop, just dress weather appropriate. We recommend quick drying clothing as much as possible and feel free to wear water shoes if you have them because you can get wet if you don’t have waders on yet. Don’t forget the sunscreen, water, and camera!
Trout are native to the Gallatin, Yellowstone and Madison Rivers, which means they were introduced from hatcheries. Rivers are managed to protect habitat, and catch and release practices ensure healthy fish populations.
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!
We run trips rain or shine and always have a good time! Dress in layers and bring a rain jacket if you are concerned. Our cancellation policy allows for free cancellations up to 48 hours before your trip, so check the weather the morning before and call to cancel if you like. If you cancel within 48 hours of your trip, we charge 50-100% of the trip cost.
Ummm.. of course!!! No, just kidding, kinda. Catching a Montana trout is an experience of a life time! Definitely worth a little slime on the hands.
May can be beautiful but it can also be snowy or cold. It has varying water levels, as the water is coming up at this time of year. June brings full on high water and warm sunny days, with chilly nights. July is usually always sunny and warm, and water levels begin to drop. August starts getting a little chilly at night, with lower water. The weather in September can be spectacular but with low water.