Montana fly fishing trips, guides, and gear
Gallatin River Guides in Big Sky's home to honest fishing info, guided fly fishing trips and instruction on the waters of Montana and Yellowstone Park, renowned customer service, and the gear for near and far.
Big Sky, Montana Fishing Trips and Vacations. Rivers we fish:
Missouri River flow: 3020 cfs
The Mighty Mo, a river that thinks it’s a spring creek. Don’t be fooled by the slow current and peaceful surroundings, my friend: This is big water with lots of big fish. Read more.
- Spring Creeks
Year-round hatches. Stalking sipping trout. And scenery to die for — that is fishing the spring creeks with Gallatin River Guides. We love these waters and guide them regularly. Read more.
- Upper Madison
Upper Madison River flow: Ice
Famous fly fishing waters. Our guides love this water for its beauty, it’s dry fly fishing, and it’s technicality. Caddis, stoneflies, mayflies, and midges dominate this river, making for hungry and happy trout. Read more.
- Lower Madison
Lower Madison River flow: 1150 cfs
Float fishing abounds on this local river. Thirty minutes from our shop and offering hatches of caddis, mayflies, and stoneflies, this is a great beginners river holding some big fish for those looking for a challenge. Read more.
Gallatin River flow: Eqp
Big Sky Montana’s home water. Fly fish right out our back door. With over 3,500 trout per mile, this river is why we are here. Fish it with us and discover it’s treasures and it’s secrets. Read more.
Yellowstone River flow: Ice
Home to four species of trout, some of which are trophy brown trout and many of which are native Yellowstone cutthroat. Near Livingston and Yellowstone Park we fish this beautiful river. Read more.
- Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park is home to several streams that feature native Yellowstone Cutthroat trout. Slough Creek, Pelican Creek, the Lamar, Gardiner, and Yellowstone rivers all harbor these beautiful, easy-going fish. But, be ready, because they may be easy-going, but they’re ready for a tussle once caught. Read more.
Fishing is what we do.
And been doing it right for nearly 30 years.
Gallatin River Guides is Big Sky's year-round fishing-only shop and outfitter serving the Gallatin, the Madison, and Yellowstone National Park. We fish a ton. Period. Fishing is what we do - not skiing, not biking, not backpacking. We do one thing and we do it well. From beginner to expert, from the Madison to the spring creeks, GRG is your source for fly fishing in Big Sky.
Where We're Fishing Now
Gallatin: Big Sky
Upper Madison: Raynolds
Lower Madison: Warm Springs
Yellowstone: Murray Bar
Montana Trout Tours
Want the best of Montana in one week? We’ve teamed up with Montana Fishing Outfitters to offer the 406OnTheFly Trout Tour. It’s two or three days of float fishing the fantastic Missouri River. Then it’s a quick trip down to Bozeman/Livingston and a float on the Yellowstone or Madison Rivers plus a day or two in Yellowstone Park or on the spring creeks. Or you can do it in reverse order, whatever is more convenient, the fish certainly won’t care. Contact us for more info.
Winter Fly Fishing Trips
Want to learn to fly fish? Need a break from skiing? We offer fully guided fly fishing trips throughout the winter months. And, our rates are discounted! We offer the same trips—two hour; half day; full day. Our winter trips mean solitude on the water, learning how to fish a new season, and the a great addition to your ski vacation. Contact us today to book your winter Big Sky fly fishing guide or Big Sky guided trip.
Need to stock up on gear for your winter trip?
Montana Fishing Guide School
Think you got what it takes to be a professional fishing guide? Looking for an intense week of fishing, rowing, and learning? Then join us in 2014 at the Montana Fishing Guide School. The school is built on the foundation of great teaching from our world-class instructors, our dynamic and challenging course curriculum, the networking and job-placement assistance seminar, and the best classroom on the planet: the Yellowstone, Madison, Missouri, Bighorn Rivers, and fly fishing waters of Montana.