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Livingston Montana Fly Fishing Guide

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Livingston Montana

The Yellowstone River runs through this Montana town that serves as the Park Country seat and is home to roughly 10000 people. It is a historical railroad town and agricultural center that has become a bedroom community of nearby Bozeman, Montana.

Livingston remains a vibrant community with an energetic downtown hosting a wide range of art galleries, specialty retail stores, bars, and restaurants. The north entrance to Yellowstone National Park is about 50 miles south, near the town of Gardiner Montana.

Livingston works well as a home base for anglers fishing the Yellowstone River or Depuy’s Spring Creek on their Montana fly fishing vacations.

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Yellowstone River

The Yellowstone River is the longest free-flowing river in the lower 48 and joins the Missouri River about 400 miles east in western North Dakota.

Yellowstone River fly fishing is world-renowned for its abundant, wild trout populations and wild character flowing through the stunning landscapes of southern Montana.

Floating the Yellowstone River offers many advantages to anglers fly fishing Paradise Valley, through Livingston, and the lower sections near Big Timber, Montana.

							Success while fly fishing on Depuy's Spring Creek.

Depuy's Spring Creek

Located just a few miles south of Livingston is the world-renowned Depuy’s Spring Creek. This premier trout fishery is the epitome of Montana fly fishing to experienced anglers around the world.

Anglers fly fishing Paradise Valley Montana along this approximately 3-mile stretch of private trout stream relish the consistent hatches and immaculate wild trout habitat.

Year-round angling opportunities are available with a reservation for both guided and non-guided fly fishing. Ideal for experienced anglers, a day on Depuy’s Spring Creek delivers a unique and technical angling experience while fly fishing in Montana.

							Wading angler fly fishing in Montana on the lower Boulder River

Boulder River

The Boulder River divides the Beartooth and Absaroka Mountains, draining a vast wilderness area that includes northern Yellowstone National Park.

This wild freestone river is characterized by a swift current that flows freely through a pristine forest setting that transforms into a wide-open Montana river valley below the Natural Bridge near McLeod, Mt.

Limited public access makes the Boulder an ideal choice for the floating angler in late June and July. Wade anglers do well early and late in the season when the river is low and more easily navigated on foot.

Livingston Fly Fishing Through the Season

April Fishing

Blue-winged olive and midge hatches give way to the legendary Mother's Day Caddis hatch for anglers fishing in Paradise Valley...

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May Fishing

The Yellowstone River "blows out" in early May with the start of the runoff season, making Depuy's Spring Creek the...

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June Fishing

Runoff season begins to slow in late June and the best fishing of the season kicks into gear for the trout waters near Livingston...

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July Fishing

Fly fishing in Montana on the Yellowstone and Boulder Rivers is at its best when levels drop and stabilize, bringing prolific hatches...

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August Fishing

For many anglers, long drifts with big dries during "hopper season" is synonymous with Yellowstone River fly fishing in Montana...

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September Fishing

As Summer gives way to Autumn, anglers fishing near Livingston turn their efforts to streamer fly fishing with the hopes of finding a trophy...

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Livingston Montana and Area Resources

							Anglers fishing and relaxing on a Yellowstone River fishing trip with Fins and Feathers Guide Service

Livingston Fly Fishing Trips

The Montana fly fishing options near Livingston offer a diverse range of guided experiences.

Float the Yellowstone River while fly fishing Paradise Valley or along the lower stretches near Big Timber. Explore area rivers like the Shields and Boulder with our team of expert Montana fishing guides.

Technical-minded anglers will enjoy the challenges of spring creek fishing on Nelson’s, Armstrong’s, or DePuy’s spring creeks during their Montana fly fishing vacation.

Join Fins and Feathers for day trip excursions from your Livingston base or ask us to custom tailor a Livingston fly fishing package around your group’s interests.

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Livingston Fly Fishing Vacations

Fins and Feathers works closely with a variety of lodging partners across Montana.

The Sage Lodge is conveniently located for fly fishing Paradise Valley, featuring luxury lodging in a unique Montana resort setting. Montana fly fishing packages are available here through Fins and Feathers and can be customized to fit your group's skills and interests.

Book lodging in Livingston on your own and rely on our team of Montana fishing guides to put you on the best water during day trips fly fishing on local waters.

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Yellowstone River Fishing Report

The Yellowstone River is a year-round angling destination for wild trout fly fishing in Montana. Native Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Brown Trout flourish in this world-renowned freestone river.

The Fins and Feathers Yellowstone River fishing report includes updated river conditions, hatch news, fly box recommendations, access maps, and local resources.

We have been outfitting Montana fly fishing trips on the Yellowstone River for over two decades. Our Montana fishing reports are based on feedback from our friends in the Livingston fly fishing community and our Bozeman fly fishing guides.

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