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Montana Fly Fishing Gear Guide
Montana Angling Co. Recommended Gear Kits
Men's Apparel and Gear
Women's Apparel and Gear
Rods, Reels, and Lines
Recommended Float Fly Fishing Rod/Reel Combo
Fly Rod: Scott Centric 9′ 5-Weight Fly Rod
Reel: Hatch 5-Plus Fly Reel
Line: RIO Gold Elite WF5 Fly Line
Recommended Wade Fly Fishing Rod/Reel Combo
Fly Rod: Scott G-Series 8’8″ 4-Weight
Reel: Hatch 4-Plus Fly Reel
Bags, Packs and Vests
Montana Angling Co. Guide Trip Gear List
Gear Provided by Montana Angling Co.
- Fly Rod, Reel, and Line
- Flies and Terminal Tackle (Tippet, Leaders, Weight, etc.)
- Non-Alcoholic Beverages
- Lunch (Full Day Trips Only)
- Life Jacket
- First Aid Kit
Recommended Personal Gear
- Personal Fly Rods/Reels/Lines
- Personal Tackle
- Personal Flies
- Hat and Sun Gaiter (Buff Wrap)
- Polarized Sunglasses
- Long Sleeved Sun Shirt
- Sun Pants/Shorts
- Fleece Jacket
- Water-Proof Rain Jacket and Pants
- Float Trip Footwear (Sandals or Water Shoes)
- Wade Trip Footwear (Wading Boots)
- Wading Pack/Vest
- Wading Staff
- Bug Spray
- Alcoholic Beverages
Recommended Cold Weather Gear
- Gore-Tex Waders and Boots
- Gore-Tex Wading Jacket
- Wading Belt
- Warm Hat
- Insulated Jacket
- Fleece or Polartech Mid-Layer Jacket
- Long Underwear/Base Layer Top and Bottom
- Fleece or Insulated Pants
- Fingerless or fold-over gloves/mittens
- Wool Socks
- Fleece Neck Gaiter
Montana Angling Company endorses all of our gear and partner recommendations. We appreciate the support of our anglers and earn affiliate commission with purchases, at no added cost to you.
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/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, 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.