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
May 19, 2018 The year round near-constant temperatures of DePuy’s, Armstrong’s, and Nelson’s Spring Creeks prevent the formation of ice that plagues many other fisheries in the state and are the best Winter fly fishing option near Bozeman, MT with our Montana fly...read more
Not much new to report on. Foam fly fishing is still great with large hoppers being the first choice for getting big fish to look up. Hoppers being a generic term for all big foam flies that float. Don’t forget to twitch. The twitch has been triggering strikes from big fish on all of…read more
Madison River Guided Fly Fishing Trips with the Montana Angling Company Fly fishing the Madison River with our Montana fly fishing guides is a blue ribbon trout fishing experience on one of Montana’s classic trout rivers. The Madison River is a great day trip option...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.
Where are the best places to stay and eat in Montana?
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.