Fall is a special time of year for Montana fly fishing trips on the Yellowstone River. Lower flows, clear water, happy trout, and lower angling pressure make for some of the best fly fishing of the year. Our Yellowstone River fly fishing guides particularly like this time of the year for the diversity of fly fishing options. You can fish dry flies, nymphs, and streamers and can expect to be successful anyway you choose.
Notes From Downstream
A Montana Fly Fishing Blog
Our Yellowstone River guided fly fishing trips and custom outfitting allow anglers staying in Bozeman, Livingston, and Gardiner to experience great fishing, comfortable lodging, and excellent dining on their Montana fly fishing adventures.
The Yellowstone River is one of Montana’s great fly fishing rivers. The Yellowstone River runs through Yellowstone Park, Paradise Valley, and eastern Montana onto its eventual confluence with the Missouri River. All of our Montana fly fishing guides know the Yellowstone River well and consider a day fly fishing the Yellowstone River to be the classic Montana freestone fishing experience.
Ask any of our Montana fly fishing guides for two words to describe summer fly fishing on the Yellowstone River and you will be met with the same response: “Big Dryflies”. Runoff generally ends sometime between June 20th and July 15th, usually around the fourth of July, and we feel there is no better way to celebrate our nation’s independence than a day of fly fishing on the Yellowstone River followed by fireworks and fun at the Livingston, Montana rodeo.
The Yellowstone River is a local Spring fly fishing favorite in Montana. On warmer years the ice dams of Winter will clear by mid-March and anglers can find great fishing on nicer days through mid-April. It’s not uncommon to be met with hatches of midges, BWOs, March Browns, and even Skwala stoneflies on calmer days from Mid-March through Mid-April. And you can bet our Yellowstone River fly fishing guides will be there.
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.
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.