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Sale of Fins & Feathers Of Bozeman Fly Shop

Posted by: Toby Swank
Date: 12/01/2022

In case you missed it - this is the biggest news that's happened here on the Fins and Feathers front in the last 20 or so years. This is from a newsletter I sent out on October 31, announcing the sale of the fly shop, I will continue to operate my Montana fishing outfitting business as Fins & Feathers Guide Service..

Please reach out to me directly at if you have any Bozeman fly-fishing guide trip-related questions.


"It all started with my grandfather, a slice of American cheese, and a neighborhood pond full of Bluegill and Pumpkinseed. The “wonder” of what lies beneath the water captured my imagination then and has inspired me to chase the dream of living a life on the water.

I am excited to announce that our fly shop, Fins and Feathers of Bozeman is being acquired by our good friends at Yellow Dog Fly Fishing. We have worked together on this project for 2 years and I am “thrilled” with the plan we have come up with to enhance the fly-fishing lives of our customers, staff, and various partners throughout the fly-fishing industry.

Fins and Feathers Guide Service will continue as a completely separate entity from the fly shop.

Email me at info@flyfishingbozeman or for help with reservations

Instagram account is @flyfishingbozeman – it’s just getting going the last week

We are on Facebook at Fins & Feathers Guide Service as well

I will continue to be involved with the fly shop operations in an advisory role

Re-branding our Bozeman fly shop will begin in early November with a new look and name, but rest assured that the faces, products, and convenient service will remain the same. Our commitment to helping our customers get the most out of their time on the water will continue to be the emphasis at your Bozeman fly shop.

Please join me in welcoming Yellow Dog Fly Fishing into the fly-fishing retail world tomorrow on November 1, 2022! They are an amazing company that has been deeply entrenched in the fly-fishing industry here in Bozeman for over two decades. I’ve personally traveled the world with Yellow Dog and I am excited to be a part of their next adventure.

Thank you for the years of friendship, camaraderie, and patronage. I can’t believe its been 23 years since we started down this road!

Toby Swank

Fins and Feathers of Bozeman - President & Outfitter