A Montana fly fishing trip can truly be a trip of a lifetime. Our guides will help you prepare for a great fly fishing trip.

Planning Your Montana Fly Fishing Trip

In Montana you can find anything from a slow meandering spring creek to a classic freestone river.

Be sure to check out the links to Montana fishing regulations and their guide to river access locations at the bottom of this page. Enjoy!

Here are river specific guides to begin your search written by Huston Heatherly.

Our river guides will give you all the information you need to have a great trip.

Guides include information about access points, seasonal fly selections, and proper gear and techniques to fish.

Montana rivers covered include the Gallatin, the Madison and the Bighorn Rivers.

Be sure to check out our guides to Oregon and Wyoming rivers

Oregon Fly Fishing Wyoming Fly Fishing

Madison River Fly Fishing

The Madison River might be the most iconic and well-known trout fishery in the United States. The river begins in Yellowstone National Park and flows through south central Montana for nearly 140 miles with much of this stretch being accessible for fly fishing.

Madison River Guide

Fly Fishing the Gallatin River in Montana

As the Gallatin river runs through Montana, it changes its character several times. From a slow meandering meadow stream, to faster riffle, run, pocket water, back to a classical freestone river.

It provides all types of fly fishing the angler might be interested in from delicate dry fly presentation, heavy nymphing, to attractor patterns in fast moving riffles and runs.

Gallatin River Guide

Stock up on flies before your Montana trip

Our Essential Fly Boxes are curated and organized so that you know which fly to choose every time.

Bighorn River Montana Fly Fishing

The Bighorn River, in its entirety, is 461 miles in length and is a tributary of the Yellowstone River. The most fished portion of the river is located in Montana below the Yellowtail Dam and offers 30 miles of pristine trout fishing.

Further down from the Yellowtail Dam is the Afterbay Dam which keeps the water at a level flow and helps to maintain a nearly constant water temperature making it an ideal trout fishery year round.

Bighorn River Guide