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Top 5 Montana Fly Fishing Trips

Yellowstone River Brown Trout on a Montana fly fishing trip

The Best Montana Fly Fishing Trips

Planning a Montana fly fishing trip can be a daunting task. Between travel, trip options, so many different rivers to choose from, and lodging, fly fishing in Montana can be overwhelming for both seasoned and novice anglers alike. We have the experience from years spent outfitting and guiding all across Montana to narrow the choices down to our top 5 favorite Montana fly fishing trips.

Our Montana fly fishing guides feel strongly these trips are well suited for anglers of all skill levels and fun for all anglers. These trips are a great starting point for any Montana fly fishing adventure or additions to an already accomplished lifetime of angling. Here are the Montana Angling Company’s top 5 Montana fly fishing trips:

 

1) Bozeman Fly Fishing Trips

Bozeman, MT is the perfect home base for a Montana fly fishing trip. In Bozeman, there are lifetime’s worth of blue ribbon fly fishing. The Yellowstone River, Madison River, and Gallatin River are all just outside of town and offer some of the best fly fishing in Montana throughout the Montana fly fishing season. Drive 30 minutes in any direction from Main Street and you’d have a hard time not running into world-class trout water. Bozeman also offers great amenities including comfortable lodging and great dining for après fishing. Our Bozeman Basecamp Trips are a great way for anglers to make the most of their next Montana fly fishing trip to Bozeman, MT.

 

2) Missouri River Fly Fishing Trips

The mighty Missouri River is quite possibly the single best trout stream in the state of Montana. And we don’t throw that around lightly. 5000+ trout per mile and the largest average size river trout in the state of Montana are stats that speak for themselves. The Missouri River is the perfect destination for any Montana fly fishing trip.

Travelling to the Missouri River is easy with airports in both Helena and Great Falls and great lodging options on the banks of the river near Craig, MT. Our Missouri River Basecamp Trips pair the world-class fly fishing on the Missouri River with our professional Montana fly fishing guides and lodging partners. We would also encourage anglers to experience fly fishing on other nearby rivers including the Blackfoot River and Dearborn River on their Montana fly fishing trip at our Missouri River Basecamp.

 

3) All-inclusive Lodging Packages

Our lodging packages pair world-class fly fishing, lodging, and dining together, to make your next Montana fly fishing trip a truly all-inclusive experience. Join us at our Montana fly fishing lodges and enjoy the best guided fly fishing experience in Montana with your family and friends. We have offerings ranging from rustic to modern, on all of Montana’s best rivers. These trips are always in high demand so we encourage interested anglers to plan their trip 4-12+ months in advance for best guide and lodging availbility.

 

4) Spring Special Fly Fishing Trips

Spring fly fishing in Montana is as good as it gets, and a Montana fly fishing trip in April is a sure bet for finding true solitude on the water. Imagine yourself fishing the blue ribbon waters on the Madison, Yellowstone, and Missouri River with not another angler for miles. This is often case for anglers on our Spring Special fly fishing trips. We offer Montana fly fishing trips on our same great rivers with our same great Montana fly fishing guides at a special rate during the month of April for anglers wanting to get in on the early season action. Cooler temps often make for later starts and shorter days, so our discounted rate reflects that. But the fly fishing is consistently great with strong hatches of midges and BWOs bringing fish to the surface, solid streamer fishing, and excellent nymphing throughout the month.

 

5) Custom Montana Fly Fishing Trips

For the angler that wants a truly unique Montana fly fishing trip, we offer our Custom Fly Fishing Trips. Anglers booking custom trips can expect to work with our Montana fly fishing outfitter to build their dream trip, catered to their preferences for length of trip , time of year, preferred fly fishing style, time of year, group size, lodging, and just about anything else you can think of. Want to fish 5 rivers in 5 days during the prime Montana dry fly fishing season? We’ll make it happen. When you book your Montana fly fishing trip with the Montana Angling Company know you will get the personal service and experience to make your next trip, your best one yet.

Contact Us to book your next Montana fly fishing trip today.

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