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Wade Fly Fishing Trips

Blue-Ribbon Fly Fishing on Montana’s Smaller Streams

Wade the Waters of Montana

Enjoy guided wade fishing trips with the Montana Angling Company and our Montana fly fishing guides. Wade fishing trps on small streams offer anglers an intimate and slower-pace experience, where the simple joys of fly fishing are self-evident. Dry fly fishing and sight-fishing is often the focus of our wade fishing trips, as the character of both small rivers and their trout lends well to these pursuits.

These trips are well suited for both beginner and seasoned anglers. The fly fishing on our wade trips varies from classic high-mountain streams, filled with eager trout, to technical and rewarding fly fishing on spring creeks, perfect for advanced anglers. Wade fishing trips allow our guides to work closely with anglers and emphasize teaching and learning throughout the day.

Public Water Wade Trips

Our public water wade trips allow anglers to access smaller streams via “high-water mark” access. For these trips anglers can expect to remain in the stream bed for the majority of the day and cover 2-4 miles of stream with their guide. Destinations include:

  • Gallatin River
  • East Gallatin River
  • Shields River
  • Boulder River
  • and more

Private Water Wade Trips

Private water wade trips allow anglers to access streams on private property, which make for a secluded experience and easy movement along the stream corridor, both in and out of the water. Additional “Private Water Rod Fees” are paid to the land owners for access. Destinations include:

Yellowstone National Park Wade Trips

Wade fishing trips in Yellowstone National Park are a great way to combine the best of both guide fly fishing and a western nature experience. Anglers will enjoy fly fishing in a one of a kind setting with productive trout waters. Our Yellowstone Park fly fishing guides are in high demand, and advanced bookings (4-8+ months) are recommended. Destinations include:

  • Firehole River
  • Gibbon River
  • Madison River
  • Yellowstone River
  • Lamar River
  • Slough Creek
  • Soda Butte Creek
  • Gardner River
  • and many other backcountry small streams

We do not publicize all of the streams our wade fishing trips lead to. Many of these streams are unknown to many Montana anglers, and better kept that way. We encourage anglers interested in wade fishing trips to contact us directly to learn more.

Book Your Next Montana Fly Fishing Trip


Full Day Wade Trip: $700 per guide (1-2 anglers)

Half Day Wade Trip: $600 per guide (1-2 anglers)


Professional guiding and instruction, Local Transportation, Rod and Reel, Flies, Terminal Tackle, Streamside Lunch (Full Day Trip Only), Non-Alcoholic Beverages, and River Shuttle


Montana and/or YNP Fishing License, Personal Outdoorwear, Guide Gratuity, and Private Water Rod Fees (if applicable)

We make guided fly fishing trips to Montana easy and fun!

In addition to our custom trips, the Montana Angling Company also offers Multi-Day Trips based out of our Bozeman Fly Fishing Basecamp and Missouri River Fly Fishing Basecamp throughout the fly fishing season as well as all-inclusive lodging packages.

Bozeman Fly Fishing Basecamp

Uniquely centered to give anglers access to the greatest diversity of blue-ribbon rivers, streams, and lakes in Montana.

Lodging Packages

Just as important as the rivers you fly fish are the places you stay and the people you meet.

Missouri River Basecamp

Diverse fly fishing trip centered around the world-class fly fishing on the tailwater stretch of the Missouri River near Craig, MT.

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