Bozeman Montana is undoubtedly one of the best places for trout fishing, whether you're an experienced angler or new to fly fishing.
World-renowned fisheries like the Yellowstone, Gallatin, Missouri, Madison, and Jefferson Rivers are nearby, each offering a unique Montana fly fishing experience for the angler while being surrounded by stunning landscapes.
With endless options for a day of fly fishing in Montana, Bozeman is a dream destination for anglers.
"This was my fourth summer to fish with Toby in the Bozeman area; in addition, I have fished on Missouri in May the past two years with Toby. Easy to describe Fin and Feathers - "One of the Best". Toby is one of the hardest working guides I have ever fished with; if you don't catch fish, it is not because Toby did not try. My trip this year included my 15-year-old grandson. Toby went out of his way to make sure he had a good trip and he did. Last year I took seven of my friends to Bozeman, we used three other guides - all of whom I would recommend highly."
- Noble G.
Fly fishing in Montana is a year-round activity enjoyed by many local anglers with April through September being ideal for traveling anglers.
In the spring, experienced anglers come for the blue-winged olive and caddis hatches of April and May. The Salmonfly hatch in late June is an unforgettable experience for every angler.
July is the best month for fly fishing near Bozeman as the rivers are clear with stable flows. Myriad aquatic insects hatch throughout the early part of the month with terrestrials such as grasshoppers becoming more important towards August
The season ends with two months of streamer fly fishing for the legendary trophy Brown Trout of Montana before winter settles in.
Bozeman has unpredictable weather in Spring (March) with occasional snow showers in April.
Summer is mild with heavy rainstorms in July and prime fly fishing from mid-June to August. Mid-summer is primetime and is the best time of the year to fly fish in Montana.
Autumn has cold nights and shorter days with increasingly likely chances for heavy snowstorms. Winter is frigid with heavy snowfalls and closed mountain passes for winter sports.
The Bozeman fly fishing rivers are numerous and world-renowned, providing anglers with a diverse fly fishing experience. From day trips near Bozeman to weeklong Montana fly fishing vacations, our experts create customized day trip itineraries to fit your skills and interests.
You can spend one day floating the Yellowstone River, fishing hoppers for trophy Brown Trout in solitude near Big Timber, followed by a float and wade trip on the Madison River near Ennis, Montana.
The fly fishing in Montana is a unique experience from one day to the next on the fabled trout fishing waters near Bozeman.
Anglers fishing near Bozeman never run out of options as there are hundreds of miles of legendary Montana trout fishing waters that are easily reached from Bozeman.
Whether you are a DIY angler or prefer to explore the area with one of our Bozeman fly fishing guides, rely on the Fins and Feathers fishing reports for help planning your next excursion.
Our Montana fishing reports are updated regularly and feature essential planning tools such as streamflow charts, shuttle information, river overviews, and fly recommendations that are relative to current fly fishing conditions.
Fins and Feathers has been an outfitter of fly fishing trips in Montana for over two decades. Our Bozeman fly fishing guides have fished it all - through droughts to historical floods.
Ever wonder why we don't offer 3-person trips with one guide? Should you book a wade or float trip?
Answers to these and many more common questions from our experts are available. Contact Us if you have trouble finding the answer to any of your questions regarding fly fishing in Montana.