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Experience the Best Fly Fishing in Montana

 

Montana is home to some of the best fly-fishing rivers, spring creeks, and lakes on Earth. The amazing diversity of wild trout waters ensures that there is a destination to match nearly all interests and skill levels. The vast variety of waters and hundreds of miles of blue ribbon rivers and streams within a short drive helps to spread anglers out and ensures that there is always a "hot river" to visit. We specifically work with Montana Angler outfitters who hold several special federal and state permits for fishing restricted waters. In addition, we also have an extensive private water leasing program that allows us to fish numerous massive ranches to gain exclusive access to over 100 miles of secluded and lightly fished waters you wouldn’t typically be able to access.

Whether you are looking to get out for the day or start off your Montana vacation with a week-long trip, we offer bespoke tours whether you want to embark on your adventure with a local expert guide, as an individual, or in a group. Bring along your gear or let us set you up with the best, fishing is also at the top of our priorities!

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Sample Itinerary

Day 1:

  • Upon arrival, your Montana 406 Outdoors Adventures guide greets you with a welcome gift bag filled with local snacks, gear, and a customized fishing map.

  • Transfer to your accommodations in Bozeman and check in to your hotel or lodge, which features stunning mountain views and rustic decor.

  • In the afternoon, enjoy fishing on the Gallatin River, known for its scenic beauty and abundance of rainbow and brown trout.

  • For dinner, savor a delicious meal of locally sourced ingredients at a farm-to-table restaurant in Bozeman.

Day 2:

  • Wake up early for a sunrise fishing experience on the Yellowstone River, where you can spot wildlife such as bald eagles, elk, and moose.

  • Enjoy a picnic lunch on the riverbank, complete with gourmet sandwiches, fresh fruit, and local craft beer.

  • In the evening, head to a local hot spring to soak in natural mineral water and relax after a day on the river.

  • For dinner, try a Montana specialty dish like bison steak or trout almondine at a cozy western-themed restaurant.

Day 3:

  • Start the day with a breakfast of huckleberry pancakes and fresh coffee, a local favorite.

  • Spend the morning fishing on the Madison River, known for its deep pools and challenging currents.

  • For lunch, try a Montana-style burger topped with bacon and huckleberry jam at a classic roadside diner.

  • In the afternoon, explore the charming town of Ennis and visit local art galleries and boutiques.

  • For dinner, enjoy a steak dinner at a historic restaurant that has been serving up delicious meals since the 1800s.

Day 4:

  • Enjoy a full day of fishing on the Missouri River, one of the most famous and productive trout streams in the world.

  • Stop for a picnic lunch on the riverbank and try local Montana cheeses and meats.

  • In the evening, unwind with a scenic horseback ride through the mountains and valleys.

  • For dinner, have a seafood feast at a riverside restaurant with stunning views of the sunset.

Day 5:

  • Start the day with a half-day fishing trip on the Gallatin River, where you can try your hand at catching some of Montana's most prized fish species.

  • For lunch, visit a local food truck that serves up tasty tacos made with locally raised beef.

  • In the afternoon, go on a guided hike in the nearby mountains and see stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

  • For the farewell dinner, enjoy a unique dining experience at a chef's table, where you can watch the chef prepare a multi-course meal using local and seasonal ingredients.

Day 6:

  • Before departing, enjoy a final breakfast of fresh pastries and locally roasted coffee.

  • Transfer to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) and say goodbye to your Montana 406 Outdoors Adventures guide, who will provide you with a personalized photo album of your fishing trip as a memento.

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Related Activities

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White Water Rafting

Experience Yellowstone, Glacier and beyond like never before on an adventurous trip down the river! Make it a couple hours or a couple of days. Prices start at $100/head. Here are some of our most popularly requested trips:

  • Full Day Rafting on the Yellowstone River

  • Half-Day Whitewater Rafting in Glacier National Park including Dinner

  • Half-Day Glacier National Park Whitewater Rafting Adventure

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Missouri River Canoe Trip

Lewis and Clark famously first explored this river and documented the harsh and unforgiving wilderness they encountered. Today we have better technologies, but most won't be available here. Off-grid and remote, we take you down the river on the camping trip of a lifetime. View pictographs, animals and more on our 3-5 day trips starting at $1500/person.

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Follow the Lewis & Clark Trail

Take a ride back in time with Lewis and Clark on their historic route. Having traversed uncharted wilderness by land and boat, we've got a much easier route now, but not one that is any less unique, beautiful and memorable. Take a day to drive along the scenic route and stop at historic points, visit the museums and landmarks, and then spend another on the river, checking out documented sites and other markers along the way.

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