Travel to Montana
Bozeman, Billings, and Craig
Traveling to Montana
While Montana may not be close to anywhere, we are also far from nowhere. Getting to Montana has never been easier for anglers planning a Montana fly fishing trip. Most of our anglers can count on flying into either Bozeman, Helena, Great Falls, or Billings and venturing out from there. Shuttles, taxi, or Uber are available from every airport to surrounding towns and lodging, but we do recommend anglers rent a car if they want flexibility during their stay. Our guides can also accommodate airport pick-up or drop-off as a part of a half-day trip on the day of your arrival or departure. Catch a plane or hit the road and we will see you in Montana.
Anglers traveling to Bozeman, MT and the surrounding area
Airport: Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport
Direct Flights Include: Dallas TX, Denver CO, Salt Lake City UT, Seattle WA, Chicago IL, Las Vegas NV, Minneapolis MN, Phoenix AZ, Portland OR, Atlanta GA, Houston TX, Los Angeles CA, San Francisco CA, and New York NY
Local Transportation: Rental Cars, Uber, and Big Sky Shuttle
Destination Rivers: Yellowstone River, Madison River, Gallatin River, Yellowstone National Park, and more (clickable link to Bozeman Basecamp)
Anglers traveling to Billings, MT and the surrounding area
Airport: Billings Logan International Airport
Direct Flights Include: Denver CO, Seattle WA, Phoenix AZ, Salt Lake City UT, Dallas TX, Las Vegas NV, Minneapolis MN
Local Transportation: Rental Cars, Uber, and Magic City VIP
Destination Rivers: Bighorn River
Anglers traveling to Craig, MT and the surrounding area
Airport: Helena Regional Airport in Helena, MT or the Great Falls International Airport in Great Falls, MT
Direct Flights Include: Denver CO, Minneapolis MN, Salt Lake City UT, Seattle WA, San Francisco CA, Portland OR, Albuquerque NM, Ontario Canada, Las Vegas NV, Chicago IL, and Phoenix AZ
Local Transportation: Rental Cars, Uber, and Helena Town Car
Destination Rivers: Missouri River, Blackfoot River, and Dearborn River
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 and 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, a 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?
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.