The comprehensive list to make sure you are covered
Your Fly Fishing Gear Guide
Gear Provided by your Guide on Every Trip
- Fly Rod, Reel, and Line
- All Terminal Tackle (Tippet, Leaders, Weight, etc.)
- All Flies
- Non-Alcoholic Beverages
- Lunch (Full Day Trips Only)
- Life Jacket if needed
- Emergency Rain Gear
- First Aid Kit
Recommended Personal Gear to Bring
- Personal Fly Rods/Reels/Lines
- Personal Tackle
- Personal Flies
- Personal Rain Jacket/Pants
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Bug Spray
- Polarized Sunglasses
- Boat or Wading Footwear
- Wading Pack/Vest
- Light Jacket
- Sun Pants/Shorts
- Long Sleeved Sun Shirt
- Wading Staff if needed
Spring and Fall or Cold Weather Recommended Gear
- Gore-Tex or neoprene Waders and Boots
- Gore-Tex or equivalent Wading Jacket
- Wading Belt
- Warm Hat
- Fleece, down, Polartech, or equivalent jacket
- Long Underwear top and bottom
- Fleece or Insulated Pant
- Extra Layers
- Fingerless or fold-over gloves/mittens
- Wool Socks
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.
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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.