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 novice anglers alike.
Our custom guided fly fishing packages are the best way to start or build on your Montana fly fishing journey.
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 one day, one week, or one month 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 the amazing place that we get to work and can’t wait to share it 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
June Forecast June is right around the corner and with it will come some of the best fly fishing of the season in Montana. Looking into the upcoming month, dry flies are sure to be on the menu on all of our area rivers. PMDs, Caddis, and the granddaddy of them all:...read more
Bozeman Fly Fishing Summary We are in the full swing of the fly fishing season here in Bozeman, MT and anglers have found great fishing with the recent cool weather trend. Flows have dropped on many of our local rivers, allowing for a window of opportunity to take...read more
Bozeman Fly Fishing Summary May is here and the fly fishing in Montana has been great. Between the excellent fishing the past few weeks on the Missouri River and the prolific Mother’s Day Caddis hatch on the Yellowstone, our anglers and Montana fly fishing guides have...read more
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.