Montana fly Fishing Guides
Montana Angling Co. Guided Fly Fishing Trips
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.
We offer full-day and half-day trips, as well as float and wade fly fishing options, that cater to seasoned and beginner anglers alike. Book your trip with our professional guides.
Our custom guided fly fishing packages are the best way to start or build on your Montana fly fishing journey. Enjoy unique trip offerings and Montana’s best rivers.
Winter and Spring Specials
Take advantage of special rates on your spring and winter fly fishing trips. Enjoy the same great fishing and guides all year long.
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.
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.
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.
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 patient, knowledgeable, hard working, 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.
Notes From Downstream
November Fly Fishing Overview The winds of winter are in the air as we move into the home stretch of the 2019 Montana fly fishing season. And what a season it has been. Our anglers have enjoyed some of the best dry fly fishing in recent memory on their Montana fly...
Bozeman Fly Fishing Overview It’s middle of October in Bozeman, MT: fall is in the air, our rivers are quiet, and the fly fishing has been great. Great fly fishing doesn’t necessarily translate into easy fly fishing every day, in all conditions, but when conditions...
2020 Montana Fly Fishing Trips As we move into the home stretch of the 2019 Montana fly fishing season we can't help but reflect on what a great season it has been and look forward to what a great season 2020 is sure to be. Most of our long time anglers have already...
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.
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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.