Best Montana Family Fly Fishing Trips
A guided fly fishing trip in Montana is the best way for a family to spend a day enjoying the great outdoors in Montana. Anglers of all ages can expect to have a fun and productive day. Our Montana fly fishing guides work exceptionally well with anglers of all skill levels, including teaching those that have never picked up a fly rod before. There is no greater success for our guides than introducing a new angler to the sport of fly fishing and sharing with them the joy of catching their first trout on a fly rod.
From years of experience guiding families of anglers in Montana, we have determined the best Montana fly fishing trips for families. All of these trips are perfect for family groups of 3-8 anglers that want to have a great day of fly fishing, learn about the Montana outdoors, and have fun on a family adventure in a safe and professional setting.
Top 5 Montana Fly Fishing Trips for Families:
1) Full Day Fly Fishing Trips
A Full Day Fly Fishing Trip is the best trip for families that want an authentic and immersive fly fishing experience on Montana’s best blue ribbon rivers. Families of anglers can expect a full, 8-hour+, day on the water complete with: professional guided instruction, a group streamside lunch, and plenty of opportunities for fun and angling success throughout the day. On full day float trips we pair anglers up to 2 per guide and are able to float 8-12 miles of river in drift boats on a full day trip. Full day float trips are generally the best option for family groups of 2-8+ anglers as we are able to all float the same stretch of river, meet up for lunch, and provide ample angling opportunities for all. Wade fishing trips are well suited for smaller family groups of 2-4 anglers that prefer a more intimate experience on smaller streams. Full day family fly fishing trips are best for angling families of all skill levels, ages 6+.
2) Yellowstone National Park Fly Fishing Trips
Guided fly fishing trips in Yellowstone National Park are a great way for families to check off two of the great Montana adventure experiences: fly fishing and visiting America’s greatest national park. Our professional fly fishing guides have the experience to lead families of anglers all across Yellowstone National Park and lead them not only to great fly fishing, but also teach them about the natural history of Yellowstone. There is nowhere else in the world you can fly fish with geysers erupting and bison wallowing in the background. A day of guided fly fishing in Yellowstone is sure to make for lasting memories for the whole family. All Yellowstone National Park fly fishing trips are wade fishing trips and are best for angling families of all skill levels, group size of 2-4, and ages 8+.
3) Half Day Fly Fishing Trips
Half day trips are the best Montana fly fishing trips for traveling families of anglers, short on time, to check fly fishing off the bucket list. We strongly recommend families wanting the best overall experience to consider a Full Day Trip, as there is more time for instruction and is more productive for beginner anglers. However, if time is of the essence, the shorter 4-hour duration of a half day trip may work better for your family. Float fishing trips destinations on half day fly fishing trips are limited to the Lower Madison River and the Yellowstone River near Livingston, MT. Wade fishing half day trip destinations are limited to the Gallatin and East Gallatin River. Half day trips are best suited for smaller family groups of 2-4 anglers, of all fly fishing skill levels, and ages 6+.
4) Overnight Fly Fishing Trips
For the adventurous family there may be no better trip than an Overnight Fly Fishing Trip in Montana. Over 2-3 days angling families will float 20-30+ miles of the Yellowstone River and enjoy riverside camping and cookouts with our Montana fly fishing guides. Our guides take care of all of the hard work, so your family is able to relax and enjoy the great outdoors. Camp amenities include home cooked meals, comfortable tents and sleeping arrangements, and family-friendly camp activities including campfires and s’mores. Overnight Trips lend themselves best to outdoor-oriented families of 4-6 anglers, of all fly fishing skill levels, and ages 12+.
5) Custom Fly Fishing Trips
Custom fly fishing trips are the best Montana fly fishing trips for dedicated angling families looking for a multi-day fly fishing-focused adventure, that includes professional guides and the best fly fishing, on the best rivers, and at the best lodging. Our outfitter works with angling families on custom trips to build tailored itineraries that exceed expectations. We can accommodate family groups of all sizes, all skill levels, on custom trips 2-8+ days in length. We generally strive to maximize angling diversity on custom trips and feature different rivers, streams, and lakes each day. Families interested in booking a custom fly fishing trip are encouraged to book 4-12 months in advance for the best availability and most trip options. Custom fly fishing trips in Montana are great for family groups of all sizes, all fly fishing skill levels, and ages 8+.