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Montana fly Fishing Guides

Montana Angling Company Guided Fly Fishing Trips & Outfitting

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.

Day Trips

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.

Custom Trips

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.

All Guided Trips

Enjoy custom fly fishing outfitting and expert guiding across Montana and Yellowstone National Park. Learn more about all of our guided Montana fly fishing trips.

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.

-Wesley R.

Custom Outfitting. Expert Guides. Authentic Montana.

Meet our guidesexplore our rivers, and contact us to book your next Montana fly fishing trip with the Montana Angling Company.

Plan Your Trip

Learn exactly what it takes to make the most of a Montana fly fishing trip. From first timers to seasoned anglers, our Montana fly fishing outfitter will work to make your trip, your best yet. 

Gear Guide

Whether you are preparing for a day or week of fly fishing in Montana, our gear list includes the essential items we recommend bringing along for the best Montana fly fishing trip.  

Our Montana Rivers

Explore the blue ribbon rivers of Montana with our fly fishing guides. The Montana Angling Company takes great pride in our waters and can’t wait to share them with you.

Lodging Packages

Join us for an ‘all-inclusive’ Montana fly fishing trip that pairs world-class fly fishing with the best accommodations and dining in the Big Sky State at our Montana fly fishing lodges.

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 hardworking 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.

Conservation

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 including Theodore Roosevelt, George Griffith, and Dan Bailey as well as Trout Unlimited and other non-profit organizations for the wonderful fly fishing opportunities we are afforded today. Join us in this legacy and learn about conservation oppurtunities in Montana.

Guide to Fall Fly Fishing in Montana

Fall fly fishing in Montana is a favorite season for anglers. Open waters, quality dry fly fishing, excellent streamer fishing, and picturesque snowcapped mountains, lit with a blaze of fall colors, are a few of the reasons why.

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Guide to Summer Fly Fishing in Montana

Montana fly fishing during the summer offers anglers the combination of excellent hatches, consistent conditions, and plentiful variety that makes for the best fly fishing of the year. Summer is the backdrop for many of our Montana fly fishing guides’ fondest memories of early days...

5/4/2020 Bozeman, MT Fly Fishing Report

A lot has changed in Bozeman, MT since our last Montana fly fishing report in mid-April. Montana is open for business, COVID-19 cases are under control, and the new life of spring has finally arrived. Things are starting to get back to normal.

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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?

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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