The Gallatin River is easily accessed from Bozeman and is a remarkable Montana fly fishing destination throughout the year.
Experienced anglers are drawn to the lower river where some of the region's largest Brown Trout reside. The diverse water types in the Gallatin Valley present ideal learning stations for the new angler.
With over 23 years of experience as a Montana fly fishing outfitter on the Gallatin River, our recommendation is to float the Gallatin River between July and October.
"...They hooked me up with a great guide. He was knowledgable, patient and we caught a lot of fish. He really knew the area and got us on stretch of the lower Gallatin where we fished for 7 hours and never encountered another boat... "
Full-day trips are 6-8 hours, with 5-7 hours on the water. Drive time is 20-30 minutes each way from Bozeman, guests usually will ride with their guide. We vary the duration and departure time around conditions and your itinerary.Send an Inquiry
The Gallatin River offers year-round fly fishing opportunities throughout most of its course. Our Gallatin River fishing trips aim to provide a unique Montana fly fishing experience focused on floating the lower reaches from July - October.Check Availability
Rates include a streamside lunch, non-alcoholic beverages, flies, terminal tackle, and the use or rods and reels for 1 -2 anglers. Waders and boots are provided when necessary. Fishing licenses and gratuities are not included.Book Online
Secure a reservation with a deposit when you book your Montana fly fishing trip. Book 30 days in advance and hold your reservation with a 50% deposit. Payment in full is required to secure reservations made within 30 days. See full details here.
The Gallatin River is an incredibly popular Montana fly fishing destination near Bozeman with abundant public access to its blue-ribbon waters.
The fishery varies from a rather sterile headwater stream in Yellowstone National Park to a western river rich with life in the Gallatin Valley. Seasonal hatches like Salmonflies in June and winter Midges are among the annual highlights for the dry fly angler.