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Legendary Montana Fly Fishing

Quality Gear, Experienced Guides, Honest Info

On The Water For Over 30 Years

Our Big Sky, Montana fly fishing trips showcase the great waters of Montana and Yellowstone Park. From our central location we fish the planet’s highest concentration of world class, wild fish fly fishing waters. We offer day trips, lodging packages, and custom fly fishing adventures. Our year-round fly shop on the Gallatin River is our home base and we fish all of Montana’s best waters. Our online store is open all the time.

Since 1984, Gallatin River Guides has been a year-round source for fly fishing the Gallatin, Madison, Yellowstone, and Paradise Valley Spring Creeks. We fish a ton. With over 150 years combined guiding and fishing experience, that is all we do and we do it well. From beginner to expert, from the Madison River to a technical spring creek, we are your source for all things fishy under Montana’s Big Sky.

Our Year-Round Fly Fishing Trips

Montana Fishing Trips

We offer guided fly fishing trips in Big Sky and Bozeman, Montana during spring, summer, fall, and winter on the planet's best waters. Our fishing trips are a great addition to any Big Sky, Montana summer vacation. Our fly fishing trips enjoy Montana's premier fly fishing waters. We have professional fly fishing guides to help you experience fly fishing in our beautiful state. From the spring creeks to the high peaks, we are your source for Montana trout on the fly.

If you're coming to Montana to fly fish, consider one of our full day float trips on the Upper Madison or one of our walk-and-wade trips on the Paradise Valley Spring Creeks with one of our veteran fly fishing guides...like our owner, Pat, who guides the creeks regularly. 

Contact us today to book your Big Sky fishing guide or your summer fly fishing trip or fishing and lodging package. Fly fish with fishing guides in Montana for the Upper Madison, the Yellowstone, and the Gallatin River for anytime of year. Ski Big Sky and fly fish Big Sky in winter.

Staying at Big Sky Resort? No problem. We're fifteen minutes away. 

Three Rivers in Three Days Fishing Trip

Big Sky, Montana Fly Fishing Options

Our location in the mountains of southwest Montana, just outside Yellowstone National Park is a fly fisher's dream. If you're not sure what river to fish...fish all the best in one simple trip. We've created the perfect Montana angling sampler:

Our very popular Three Rivers in Three Days Trip gets you on the Gallatin, Madison, and Yellowstone Rivers. 

Day One: Walk-and-wade the stunning Gallatin River in the canyon they filmed A River Runs Through It. 

Day Two: Float fish the renowned Madison River from the comfort of a driftboat with one of our pro fly fishing guides. 

Day Three: Hit the Yellowstone and Paradise Valley to fool its wild and native trout with big dry flies. 

Lodging is not included in the price, but we can package it for you in Big Sky or Bozeman.

Want to fish waters that are a little less known, contact us with a phone number, and we'll call you back on a secure line...

Contact us today to start planning. 

Fishing and Lodging Package Trips

Big Sky Montana Fly Fishing

Need a new fly fishing adventure? Looking for the perfect trip for you or someone you know?

Discover our Montana fly fishing and lodging packages. Fish the state's best waters in one trip. Our very popular fly fishing and lodging packages are simple, cover all budgets, and get you on the best waters at the best times. Here are our fly fishing package trip rates with some our great lodging partners

Think you have what it takes to be a fly fishing guide? Want to increase your angling skills or learn to row a drift boat? Then take one of our week-long fly fishing guide schools. We've added three sessions this summer and fall. Our July and August sessions are dry-fly focused; September is learning to fish the seasonal transtition; October is all about fall and big brown trout. 

Contact us today to book your trip.  

We’ve fished all over the world but will return again and again to fish with Gallatin River Guides and crew. We had fun and fishy guides, access to amazing public and private waters, lodging, and food that left us stuffed. These guys and gals truly live the dream, and we got to live it, too. Greg & Jeff Shrader

Montana Fly Fishing Schools

Montana Fly Fishing Schools

Our Montana fly fishing schools are in full swing. We offer The Montana Fishing Guide School and The Montana Women's Fly Fishing School. Based in the Big Sky and Bozeman, Montana fly fishing dreamscape, our fishing schools help you or someone you know discover Montana fly fishing or pursue their angling dreams. Space is still available in all schools. 

Our guide school has indoor classes and seven days of on-the-water training on legendary trout rivers and creeks. We cover the skils and techniques professional guides must know. If you dream of being a fly fishing guide or truly want to improve your skils, sign-up here. Our school will hone your skills and prepare you for a career as a Montana fly fishing guide.

The mission of the Montana Women's Fly Fishing School is simple: "To educate, enlighten, and inspire women fly fishers in a supportive, noncompetitive environment. To fish and have fun."

Join us fellow women anglers a fun-filled, no-pressure three-days of fishing, learning, and exploring some of the best waters on the planet.

Contact us today to reserve your spot.

Who Is Gallatin River Guides

Gallatin River Guides Big Sky Montana

We've been in business for over 33 years and are Big Sky's oldest. Simply put: we are the real deal when it comes to Montana fly fishing. A lot of great folks exist in the fly fishing biz in Montana. We just think we are the bee's knees. The cat's meow. The cherry on top. 

We love fishing Royal Wulffs to uneducated trout. We seek-out hatches and enjoy the challenge of head-hunting. We don't always use strike indicators, but if we have to, we get after it. At times we also TweetFacebook, and Trip Advisor. 

Our owners, Pat and Brandy Straub, grew up here--no other fly shop owners in Big Sky can say that. Our manager, Jimmy Armijo-Grover, is as legit as they get. Our guide staff ranges from old to young and our shop staff knows hard work and great customer service. 

Contact us today and join us in Big Sky or anywhere fish eat flies. And bring your camera, too. 

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