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Montana is Open for Travel 6/1/2020

Montana is Open for Travel 6/1/2020

We are excited to announce that Montana will be open for travel effective 6/1/20. As per Montana Governor Steve Bullock’s recent COVID-19 update and announcement, the existing 14-day self quarantine requirement for out of state travelers will be lifted on the 1st of June. We are looking forward to being back on the water with anglers safely and responsible for the 2020 Montana fly fishing season!

We want to give one more big THANK YOU to all of the local anglers that have supported our outfitter and guides over the last month. It has been a tough last few months for the fly fishing industry in Montana but thanks to the overwhelming support from local anglers, we were fortunate to stay busy on the water, guiding anglers from all across Montana. Thank you all!

We would also like to give a big THANK YOU to the traveling anglers with trips planned for June and July that opted to hold-off on cancelling trips and for their flexibility during these unprecedented times. We are now looking forward to full summer of guiding anglers on their Montana fly fishing trips!

We will continue to prescribe to best sanitation guidelines and practices, and keep in place measures to best ensure the safety of our anglers and guides. We will also continue to update our Booking Policy to provide the most flexibility for anglers during these uncertain times. Full information regarding policies and practices can be found on our Booking Policy page.

Anglers now interested in booking dates for the 2020 Montana fly fishing season are encouraged to contact us directly to learn more. We have prime dates available for Montana fly fishing trips in June on the Missouri River and in July and August on the rivers in Bozeman, MT. Our Fall season is booking us quickly, due to increased demand for later in the season and rescheduled trips. If you are interested in a Fall fly fishing trip in Montana, consider booking your trip now for the best guides and availability.

We hope all of our anglers and their families continue to remain safe and healthy during this pandemic. We are optimistic that conditions will continue to improve around Montana and the rest of our country. We feel strongly that there is no better healing than that of the great outdoors and are looking forward to much more time outside in the coming months. Be well and fish on!

Open for Business and Local Trip Specials 4/27/20-5/24/20

Open for Business and Local Trip Specials 4/27/20-5/24/20

We are excited to announce we will be open for business again effective 4/27/20 as allowed for in the Montana state “Re-opening of the Big Sky” phase 1 plan. We will be offering guided fly fishing trips in accordance with the mandated social distancing guidelines, best sanitation practices, and pre-trip screening requirements.

We would like to note that the 14-day self-quarantine mandate for out of state travelers is still in effect and will be until the phase 3 opening. While there is no set timeline for the phases, we are hoping that the recent nationwide positive trends will continue and we will be able to welcome folks back to Montana in the near future.

Additionally, we will be offering Local Special Trips from 4/27/20-5/24/20. These trips will be offered to all anglers in the state of Montana that meet pre-trip screening requirements. These trips will be offered at a significant discount as anglers will be expected to adhere to adjusted trip expectations including providing their own transportation, lunches, and beverages.

Our guides, like many in the outdoor and travel industries, have been hit hard as a result of the fallout from the COVID-19 outbreak. 100% of Local Special Trip proceeds will go directly to our guides. Our hope is to get anglers on the water and guides back to work in a safe and responsible manner.


Local Trip Specials 4/27/20-5/24/20

  • Full Day Trips: $350 per guide (1-2 anglers)
    • Full day of guided fly fishing with the Montana Angling Company
    • Trip destinations include: Yellowstone River, Madison River, Gallatin River, Missouri River, Paradise Valley Spring Creeks, and Private Lakes
    • Float and Wade Fishing Options
    • Normal rates are $550 per guide. $200 or 36% discount.
  • Half Day Trips: $275 per guide (1-2 anglers)
    • 4 hour guided fly fishing trip with the Montana Angling Company
    • Trip destinations include: Yellowstone River, Madison River, Gallatin River, and Paradise Valley Spring Creeks
    • Float and Wade Fishing Options
    • Normal Rates are $450 per guide. $175 or 39% discount.
  • Greenhorn Trip Special: $200
    • 2 hour introduction to fly fishing and guided trip on private trout ponds in Bozeman, MT
    • 1 hour casting lesson and introduction to the basics of fly fishing
    • 1 hour of fishing on the ponds
    • Great opportunity for families to build the foundation of fly fishing skills for a lifetime of fly fishing the waters of Montana

May is historically one of the best months for fly fishing on the Missouri River and the Paradise Valley Spring Creeks. This is a great opportunity for local anglers to explore their own backyard with our professional guides. The Mother’s Day Caddis hatch is also right around the corner and we expect some excellent dry fly fishing by next week on the Madison River and Yellowstone River.

Please contact us directly to book Local Trip Specials. We want to thank all of our anglers for their patience and flexibility over the last month and look forward to being safely on the water with folks soon.

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

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

Guide Trips on Hold 3/28/20-4/10/20

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 directive expires. We have already reached out to all anglers with trips booked through the end of April so this will not affect any bookings, as alternate arrangements have already been made. If the directive is extended, we will cross that bridge when we get there.

We have updated our booking policy in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Full details can be found on our Booking Information page. In short, we will do our best to remain flexible and accommodate our anglers. We will allow all trips to be rescheduled up to the day before a trip. This policy change is initially in place through 5/15/2020 but will be extended if conditions do not improve. As this is a fluid situation, we will be constantly reevaluating our booking policy and also accommodating all changes on a case-by-case basis.

We ask our anglers try and keep all trips booked as long as possible. This is the best way to support guides and outfitters during these times, as hopefully things may improve in the interim.

Will continue to be open and available for new trip bookings during this closure as well as answering all calls and e-mails with questions and concerns. Our outfitter handles all bookings and inquiries personally and is always available to talk fishing. We would encourage anglers interested in trips for later in the 2020 and 2021 season to reach during this time to start the planning process.

We are all in this together and hope everyone and their friends and family are staying safe through this crisis. Be well and hopefully we will all be back on the water soon.

Welcome to Our New Website!

Welcome to Our New Website!

Welcome to the new and improved www.montanaanglingco.com!

We are always hard at work to improve our guided Montana fly fishing trips and custom outfitting. Our new website is a reflection of our commitment to providing anglers with the best customer service from the start through the end of our trips. We would invite you to explore our new website and learn about our exciting new offerings for anglers. Visitors familiar with our old site will be happy to see improved organization, expanded trip offerings, and new information about our services. We are interested in any feedback you have. Contact us and let us know what you think!

What’s New:

  • Expanded Trip Offerings
    • Basecamp Trips: Learn about our custom fly fishing trips based around our regional fly fishing hubs in Bozeman, MT and on the Missouri River. We have put together the most comprehensive trip programs that include an unmatched variety of Montana’s best rivers.
    • Overnight Trips: Fly fishing with our guides and camping on the banks of our blue-ribbon rivers make for a perfect Montana fly fishing trip. Enjoy comfortable camping, hearty meals, and fly fishing on the Yellowstone River. We are now taking bookings for the 2020 season.
    • Adventure Trips: One of our new offerings we are most excited about. These trips are very limited and are a new and unique offering. Perfect for anglers that have seen it all or want to head way off the beaten path.
    • International & Hosted Trips: While Montana is our home and we feel offers the best fly fishing for wild trout around, there is a whole lot of world to explore out there. Our outfitter has traveled for and guided fly fishing extensively across both the US and internationally and understands what it takes to have a truly great trip.
  • New Lodging Partners
  • Updated Montana Rivers: Explore our blue-ribbon rivers and learn what makes fly fishing in Montana so great.


Fly Fishing with the Montana Angling Company

Fly Fishing with the Montana Angling Company

Fly Fishing in Montana with the Montana Angling Company

Fly fishing in Montana is what we live for. Our outfitter and Montana fly fishing guides have made it their job to give our anglers the best guided fly fishing experience in the Big Sky State. From our home base in Bozeman, MT, anglers are able to enjoy blue ribbon fly fishing on famous waters like the Yellowstone River, Missouri River, Madison River, Gallatin River, the Paradise Valley Spring Creeks, Yellowstone National Park, and many other waters more off the beaten path.

We pride ourselves on showing anglers their best Montana fly fishing experience yet. We work hard, every day, to make sure it happens. We invite you to book your next guided fly fishing trip in Montana with the Montana Angling Company and learn what distinguishes us as a Montana fly fishing outfitter.

Personal Service

Our outfitter personally handles all of our Montana fly fishing trip bookings, so you can count on his experience from the moment you first contact us. Fly fishing has taken him all over the world, from Montana to Chile and just about everywhere in between. His experience outfitting, guiding, managing lodging, and working in fly shops gives him a unique perspective on what makes a great Montana fly fishing trip. He understands that personal service for anglers is what matters most.

We treat every trip as custom and work with our anglers to build their ultimate Montana fly fishing trip. Whether you are booking a day trip or a multi-day fishing package, know when you book with the Montana Angling Company, you will receive the personal service anglers deserve.

‍Unmatched Variety

We are lucky in Montana to have such an abundance of great fly fishing. Through our custom outfitting, we extend the opportunity for all of our anglers to access an unmatched variety of fly fishing. From the famous blue ribbon rivers to waters off the beaten path, we have something to offer every angler. From our home base of Bozeman, MT we have several lifetimes worth of blue ribbon fly fishing. Our network of local guides across the state allows anglers to experience truly unmatched variety on their trip with the Montana Angling Company.

True Experience

At the core of the Montana Angling Company is the hardest working and truly experienced guide staff around. Our Montana fly fishing guides are all professionals with decades of combined experience on all of our Montana rivers. Quality of guiding largely impacts the quality of any Montana fly fishing trip, so we only work with the best guides we can trust and depend on to work hard for all of our anglers. Our anglers can count on our fly fishing guides to have the experience to make their next Montana fly fishing trip truly great.

Emphasis on Education

Fly fishing is a sport that, as anglers, opens the door to a lifetime of learning about the outdoors and ourselves. As a Montana fly fishing outfitter we feel we have a responsibility to provide our anglers with new learning and educational opportunities on every trip. By emphasizing this aspect of our sport, we are able to provide something of value for anglers of every skill level and background. We consider ourselves to be teachers as much as we are fly fishing guides and our anglers are able to enjoy the benefits of both on their fly fishing trips.