Montana fly fishing trips, guides, and gear
Gallatin River Guides is Big Sky's home to honest fishing info, guided fly fishing trips and instruction on the waters of Montana and Yellowstone Park, renowned customer service, and the gear for near and far.
Montana Fishing Trips and Vacations. Rivers we fish:
Missouri River flow: 4630 cfs
The Mighty Mo, a river that thinks it’s a spring creek. Don’t be fooled by the slow current and peaceful surroundings, my friend: This is big water with lots of big fish. Read more.
- Spring Creeks
Year-round hatches. Stalking sipping trout. And scenery to die for — that is fishing the spring creeks with Gallatin River Guides. We love these waters and guide them regularly. Read more.
- Upper Madison
Upper Madison River flow: 914 cfs
Famous fly fishing waters. Our guides love this water for its beauty, it’s dry fly fishing, and it’s technicality. Caddis, stoneflies, mayflies, and midges dominate this river, making for hungry and happy trout. Read more.
- Lower Madison
Lower Madison River flow: 1420 cfs
Float fishing abounds on this local river. Thirty minutes from our shop and offering hatches of caddis, mayflies, and stoneflies, this is a great beginners river holding some big fish for those looking for a challenge. Read more.
Gallatin River flow: Ice
Big Sky Montana’s home water. Fly fish right out our back door. With over 3,500 trout per mile, this river is why we are here. Fish it with us and discover it’s treasures and it’s secrets. Read more.
Yellowstone River flow: 1830 cfs
Home to four species of trout, some of which are trophy brown trout and many of which are native Yellowstone cutthroat. Near Livingston and Yellowstone Park we fish this beautiful river. Read more.
- Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park is home to several streams that feature native Yellowstone Cutthroat trout. Slough Creek, Pelican Creek, the Lamar, Gardiner, and Yellowstone rivers all harbor these beautiful, easy-going fish. But, be ready, because they may be easy-going, but they’re ready for a tussle once caught. Read more.
Fishing is what we do.
And been doing it right for nearly 30 years.
Gallatin River Guides is Big Sky's year-round fishing-only shop and outfitter serving the Gallatin, the Madison, and Yellowstone National Park. We fish a ton. Period. Fishing is what we do - not skiing, not biking, not backpacking. We do one thing and we do it well. From beginner to expert, from the Madison to the spring creeks, GRG is your source for fly fishing in Big Sky.
Where We're Fishing Now
Gallatin: Tying flies
Upper Madison: Gravel Bar
Lower Madison: Mama Macs
Yellowstone: Chop House
Montana Trout Tours
Want the best of Montana fly fishing in one week? We’ve teamed up with Montana Fishing Outfitters to offer the 406OnTheFly Trout Tour. It’s two or three days of float fishing the fantastic Missouri River. Then it's a quick trip down to Bozeman/Livingston and a float on the Yellowstone or Madison Rivers plus a day or two in Yellowstone Park or on the spring creeks. All with some of the best Montana fly fishing guides. Or you can do it starting in Billings and ending in Bozeman, whatever is more convenient, the fish certainly won't care.
Contact us today to plan your trip.
Winter Guided Fly Fishing Trips
Yes! We fish in winter. Our winter fishing guide trips get you on the water when the fishing is the best and with fun, patient, and expert professional Big Sky fly fishing guides. Our rates are all-inclusive, too. In winter we fish the waters near Big Sky and Bozeman, like the Gallatin River, spring creeks, and the Madison River. Contact us today to book your Big Sky fly fishing guide or your Bozeman fly fishing trip or you Montana fly fishing vacation. Fly fish with expert guides in Montana for less!
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Montana Fly Fishing Guide School
Want your dream job? Looking to turn your passion for fly fishing in Montana into a profession? Wanting to take your angling to the next level? Or looking for the perfect gift for the angler in your life? Our classroom: the Yellowstone, Madison, Missouri Rivers and the waters near Big Sky, Bozeman, and Helena Montana. Our guide school is committed to professionalism and quality, just like the guides we hire. Our school is built on the foundation of great teaching from our world-class instructors, our dynamic and challenging course curriculum, and the best classroom on the planet with the rivers, spring creeks, and lakes of Montana.