(406) 579-9553

Montana fly Fishing Guides

Montana Angling Company Guided Fly Fishing Trips & Outfitting

Guided Montana Fly Fishing Trips

The Montana Angling Company is based in Bozeman, Montana and offers guided fly fishing trips on Montana’s finest trout rivers, streams, and lakes. Fly fish the Yellowstone River, Missouri River, Madison River, Yellowstone National Park, and more blue ribbon waters across the Big Sky State with our Montana fly fishing guides.

Day Trips

We offer full-day and half-day trips, as well as float and wade fishing options, that cater to seasoned and beginner anglers alike. Book your fly fishing trip with our professional guides.

Custom Trips

Our custom Montana fly fishing trips are the best way to start or build on your Montana fly fishing journey. Enjoy unique trip offerings and Montana’s best rivers with our Montana fly fishing guides.

Winter and Spring Specials

Take advantage of special rates on your spring and winter fly fishing trips in Montana. Enjoy the same great fly fishing, world-class rivers, and professional guides all year long.

All Guided Trips

Enjoy custom fly fishing outfitting and expert guiding across Montana and Yellowstone National Park. Learn more about all of our guided Montana fly fishing trips.

Amazing Fly Fishing Experience

I have fished with guides across the United States and South America, and can say with confidence that Max’s patience, passion, and knowledge of fishing are second to none. Whether you are an expert angler or fishing for the first time, Max is the guy you want to have in your boat.

-Wesley R.

Custom Outfitting. Expert Guides. Authentic Montana.

Meet our guidesexplore our rivers, and contact us to book your next Montana guided fly fishing trip with the Montana Angling Company.

Plan Your Trip

Learn exactly what it is going to take to make the most of your Montana fly fishing trip. From first timers to seasoned anglers, we will work to make your trip, your best yet.

Gear Guide

Whether you are fly fishing for a day or a week, our gear list includes the essential items we recommend bringing to make the most of your Montana fly fishing trip.

Our Montana Rivers

Explore the blue ribbon rivers of Montana with our fly fishing guides. The Montana Angling Company takes pride in our great waters and can’t wait to share them with you.


Just as important as the rivers you fish are the places you stay and the people you meet. At our Montana fly fishing lodges anglers can count on the best experience in the Big Sky State.

Meet Our Guides

Our Montana fly fishing guides are the literal backbone of the Montana Angling Company. With decades of combined experience, we have assembled one of the most hardworking and good-natured group of fly fishing guides you will find anywhere. Our select group of licensed guides and outfitters emphasize safety and customer service above all else. Their commitment to their clients is evident in their hard work on the oars, professionalism, and willingness to always go the extra mile to make sure you day on the water is your best fly fishing experience yet.


Fly fishing is a sport steeped in a long tradition of conservation dating back well before our time. We, as Montana fly fishing anglers, guides, and outfitters, enjoy the benefits of the hard work of the great conservationists that came before us every day we spend on our rivers. We have people to thank like Theodore Roosevelt, George Griffith, Dan Bailey, Aldo Leopold, Bud Lily, and Lee Wulff, among many others, for the wonderful fly fishing opportunities we are afforded today in Montana.

3/30/2020 Bozeman, MT Fly Fishing Report

Plenty of solitude on the water in Bozeman, MT. Stay local, stay safe, and go fish. The good news is that the fly fishing has been great on all of our local rivers. The daily rhythm this spring has been nymphing in the morning followed...

April 2020 Montana Fly Fishing Forecast

Things we can count on in April: strong hatches of Blue Winged Olives (BWOs), solitude on the water, and quality dry fly fishing throughout April on our rivers in Bozeman, MT. The BWO hatch is the kick-off to the Montana spring fly fishing season. Anglers...

3/28/2020 Shelter in Place and Guide Trip Update

As of 12:01AM on 3/28/2020 Montana has been issued a directive to shelter in place and a closure of all non-essential business. In accordance with this directive all guided fly fishing trips with the Montana Angling Company will be on hold until 4/10/2020 when the...

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included with a guided fly fishing trip?

A guided fly fishing trip with the Montana Angling Company includes expert guiding and instruction on one of Montana’s best rivers or lakes, local transportation, non-alcoholic beverages (you may bring your own alcoholic drinks), use of rod and reel, tackle, flies, river shuttle, and a nice streamside lunch.

What is NOT included with a guided fly fishing trip?

A guided fly fishing trip with the Montana Angling Company does not include guide gratuity, a Montana or Yellowstone National Park Fishing license, private water rod fees, personal accessory gear (hat, sunglasses, sun gloves, etc.), waders, wading boots, or alcoholic beverages.

What gear should I bring on my guided fly fishing trip?

Please refer to our Gear Guide for more information.

When is the best time to come fly fishing in Montana?

Whenever you can make it! But to break it down simply March, April, May, October, and November you can expect low angling pressure, great fishing, but variable weather. June, July, August, and September are prime time: fly fishing is great, especially the dry fly bite, and weather is generally reliable. We have put together a fishing calendar that addresses all things fly fishing in Montana you may want to consult for more detail here.

Where are the best places to stay and eat in Montana?

We have compiled a list of recommended lodging and restaurants that can be found here. Please give us a call at 406-579-9553 for personal recommendations or ask your guide, they are always good for a local watering hole or two.

What should I wear on a guided fly fishing trip?

Great question! Every angler should come prepared with sunglasses, hat, and suitable clothing and footwear everyday. In the Spring and Fall this means dressing warm in quick drying layers. Bring waders, wading boots, good rain gear, gloves and a warm hat. During the summer this means dressing cool in sun protective lightweight fishing clothes. We recommend long sleeves, pants, and water-friendly shoes. For some this means a tank top and bathing suit. Always be prepared for inclement weather. We have seen it snow every month of the year. Keep an eye on the forecast as your trip nears and pack accordingly.

Don't Wait, Book Your Fly Fishing Trip Today!