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Stillwater River Fly Fishing Guides, Trips, and Outfitting

Stillwater River Fly Fishing Guides

Floating and fly fishing the Stillwater River with our professional guides is the ultimate whitewater fly fishing trip for anglers that enjoy fast-paced fly fishing in a world-class scenic setting. Floating the Stillwater River requires strong rowing skills and knowledge of the river to navigate the many rapids and hazards found on its length. Our Stillwater River fly fishing guides have the experience to provide anglers with a fun and safe fly fishing trip on Montana’s Stillwater River. Our guides use high-end rafts outfitted with fishing frames to float and fly fish the Stillwater River.

Due to the unique nature of fly fishing on the Stillwater River, fly fishing guides with the experience to navigate the river are in short supply and high demand. Anglers are encouraged to book their trips well in advance, for best guide availability.


Stillwater River Fly Fishing Trips

Fly fishing trips on the Stillwater River offer anglers some of the best fly fishing in Montana during the summer season. Anglers can expect great dry fly fishing from mid-July into early-September. Strong hatches of stoneflies, mayflies, caddisflies, and terrestrials keep the wild Stillwater River trout on the feed. At its best the action of the Stillwater River is non-stop and anglers can expect a productive trip for brown trout and rainbow trout.

We offer Full Day Float Fly Fishing Trips on the Stillwater River. Anglers can expect to float an 8-14 mile stretch of water, with opportunities to wade fish throughout the day. Fly fishing the Stillwater River is also a great part of a Custom Trip or Bozeman Fly Fishing Trip. Our guides emphasize learning, safety, and having fun on every trip.

Our Stillwater River fly fishing trips generally focus on the river upstream of Absorakee, MT in July and downstream of Absorkee, MT in August and September. The float season on the Stillwater River for fly fishing trips generally runs from July 10th through September 15th. All Stillwater River fly fishing trips are subject to safe flows.


Stillwater River Fly Fishing Outfitting

Our outfitter operates out of our home base in Bozeman, MT. The Stillwater River is about a 2 hour drive from Bozeman, one of our longer trip commutes. We generally ask anglers to meet our guides at 6 or 6:30AM for Stillwater River fly fishing trips.

Fly fishing the Stillwater River is also a great option for anglers in Livingston, MT and Billings, MT. For these anglers our guides can meet locally in Livingston, MT or in Columbus, MT at a local fly shop near the river. Anglers interested in Stillwater River fly fishing trips with our outfitter and guides are encouraged to contact us to book a trip or learn more.

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.

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