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Montana Fishing Licenses

Where to get them, prices, and more

Fly Fishing Licenses

Anglers are required to possess a valid Montana and/or Yellowstone National Fishing License for the duration of their guided fly fishing trip. While it is recommended to purchase your license prior to your trip, licenses are generally available the morning of your first day at either your lodging, meeting place, or a local fly shop. Valid licenses must be furnished to your guide prior to fly fishing and be in angler possession at all times.

Montana Fly Fishing Licenses

  • Available to purchase online through Montana FWP
  • Available to purchase in-person at local fly shops
  • Children ages 0-11 are not required to purchase a Montana Fly Fishing License

Non-Resident Licenses

  • 2-Day License: $50
  • 4-Day License: $75
  • 10-Day License: $81
  • Season License: $111

Resident License

  • 2-Day License: $15
  • Season License: $31

Yellowstone National Park Fly Fishing Licenses

  • Available to purchase in-person at local fly shops and park entrances
  • Available to purchase online at www.recreation.gov
  • Children ages 0-15 are not required to purchase a Yellowstone National Park Fishing License, if fishing with a licensed adult

License Rate

  • 3-Day License: $40
  • 7-Day License: $55
  • Season License: $75

    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 List 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.

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