MONTANA FLY FISHING TRIPS

World Class Fishing With Montana's Finest Guides!
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MONTANA FLY FISHING TRIPS

World Class Fly Fishing With Montanas Finest Guides!
Book Your Trip Today!

We want your vacation to start from the second you contact Montana Waters Outfitting about booking your next fly fishing adventure. We will ask you the questions, Who? What? When? Where? and Why? Once we establish your wants and needs, you get to sit back relax and let us get to work planning different options that we feel will go above and beyond your expectations. We pride ourselves in the ability to get to know you the angler on a level where we can pair you appropriately with the right guide, to the most comfortable place for you to stay. What we won’t do is just put you with the next available guide that is on the list. There are many different personalities of guides and anglers alike. You may have never held a fly rod before, or maybe you consider yourself to be a seasoned angler, we assure you that we have the right guides for you.

GUIDED FLY FISHING TRIPS

Full Day Trips –
Full day trips are the most common and a great way for friends and family to enjoy any number of Montana’s blue-ribbon trout rivers together. These can be completely custom to what you want. From floating to walk and wading.

Rate – $550 per boat, 1 or 2 anglers.

Included – Lunch and Beverages(non alcoholic), rods, reels, flies and tackle, transportation to and from the river.

Half Day Trips –
A great option if you have travel plans and you just can’t resist spending just that little bit of extra time on the water before heading back home. Or maybe you want to enjoy the company of your friends and family sitting around the cabin or lodge. Catch up on the past events that have happened since you’ve last seen one another. Half day trips range from about 4-6 hours.

Rate – $450 per boat, 1 or 2 anglers.

Included – Beverages(no lunch), Snacks, Rods, Reels, Flies and tackle, transportation to and from the river.

Jet Boat Trips –
Fish the popular Land of the Giants a.k.a “L.O.G.” with one of our licensed U.S. Coast Guard Captains for the opportunity to catch the fish of a lifetime. Or venture below Cascade where drift boats are not a reasonable option and the trout receive less pressure then the upper stretches of the Missouri. Maybe even stumble across some carp, if you do, be sure to hold on!

Rate – $650 per boat 1 or 2 anglers

Included – Lunch and Beverages(non alcoholic), rods, reels, flies and tackle, transportation to and from the river.

Multi-Day, Multi River Trips –
You’ve flown or driven all the way to Montana. You have a week or more to fish. You’ve fished the same rivers the past 5 years. Lets break the mold and let us plan a trip for you the allows you to see even more of the beautiful sights, sounds, of our magnificent state without sacrificing precious fishing time. Fish the Missouri for 3 days, then head over to the Blackfoot, Bitterroot, or Clark Fork for a day or two. Then finish in paradise valley fishing the Yellowstone, or come back to the Missouri. The options are endless.

Rate – Due to the many options that you have and the trips are completely custom, rates will be available upon gathering trip and lodging details.

Winter and Spring Trips Full Day–
Cabin fever have you down? Finally there is a break in what can seem the never ending cold that Montana can experience and you need to feel that tug of a trout. Maybe you are visiting your in-laws over the Christmas Holiday and for well being of the family, and your sanity, you just need to get out of there for a while. Well, guess what? Montana Waters Outfitting guides are feeling the same way and are readily available. Starting November 15th, running through April 30th, we have a discounted rate to help motivate you to get out of the house and on the water.

Rate – $450

Included – Lunch and Beverages(non alcoholic), rods, reels, flies and tackle, transportation to and from the river.

BOOKING YOUR TRIP

Now that you have decided on what type of trip that you want, it is time to book with us. You can call or text. Or feel free to drop us an email at Stephen@montanawatersoutfitting.com. We do our best to answer each of your calls, texts and emails as efficiently as possible.

DEPOSITS & CANCELLATION POLICY

Booking more than 30 days in advance:
We require a 50% booking deposit on all trips booked outside of 30 days from the date that your trip is scheduled. The remaining balance is due the final day of your trip.

For Bookings Inside of 30 Days:
We take full payment up-front on all bookings made inside of 30 days from the date your trip is scheduled.

Cancellation Policy: Deposits for cancelled guide trips will be refunded in full with a 30 day or more notice. Cancellations within 30 days will forfeit full amount of deposit. If a trip is cancelled with less than 24 hours notice, the full price of the guide trip will be charged. Our guide trips go out in all safe weather and water conditions, therefore inclement weather, water levels or undesirable fishing conditions are NOT acceptable reasons to cancel or receive a refund. Trips cancelled by the guide or mutual guide/client decision due to unsafe weather or water conditions, state or federal closures, or other uncontrollable circumstances will have the entire deposit refunded.

We accept most major credit cards, checks, and cash for payment.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the usual itinerary for a guided fishing trip?

Your fly fishing adventure with Montana Waters Outfitting will go something like this. You will meet your guide(s) in the morning at a designated meeting spot that is set up either a couple of days or the night before. This is usually at a fly shop. Here is where you really get the feel and buzz of small Montana trout towns. Guides and fellow anglers are hustling around getting ready for the day. Washing boats, icing down beer, swapping river info from the previous day’s outing. This is where your guide will ask you what your expectations and goals are. Please BE HONEST with yourself and your guide in what you want from your trip. If you tell a guide you’re a great dry fly angler and can cast 90ft and want to hunt heads all day, that’s the section and day that they will provide for you. So if you get out there and can only cast 20ft and get bored if you haven’t hooked a fish in 3 hours that is due to the lack of communication between you and your guide. Once you’ve established the plan for your day, your guide will drive you to the river, and will fulfill the plan you created in the morning. Then, generally 8-10 hours later you will end up back where you met. This is where you say your “see you laters,” or reminisce about the day over a cold beverage at the local saloon. 

What is included with a guided fly-fishing trip?

A Montana Waters Outfitting fly fishing trip includes unlimited instruction from an expert guide, transportation from the meeting point to the river and back. All guides will have appropriate rods, reels, flies, and tackle available for use for the day if you don’t want to travel with yours. We will provide a hearty stream side lunch, and non-alcoholic beverages.

What is not included with a guided fly-fishing trip?

Montana Waters Outfitting does not include Montana fishing license or any extra personal weather protection gear. We may have a spare moldy rain slicker under our seat, but unless you are close to our size, we won’t have extra waders, wading boots, gloves, rain gear, glasses etc. We also do not provide alcoholic beverages, although they are allowed and often encouraged. Gratuity is not included but is appreciated. We commonly get asked what an appropriate tip is at the end of the day. The average tip is 100-150 per FULL day and 75-100 per half day. All guides that work with Montana Waters Outfitting understand that tips are not a guarantee and that they must be EARNED.

How far in advance should I book my trip?

At Montana Waters Outfitting we pride ourselves in hiring the top guides specific for your needs and wants. Many of them book a year in advance. We understand for many, this is a long way out and life happens. We completely understand that you may need to change dates and plans. We still recommend if you have a guide or guides that you like, or a cabin or lodge that feels like home away from home, reserve them as soon as possible. We try to be very understanding about cancellations or changes. You can always call or email, and I assure you we will work our hardest to accommodate you over the course of the year.

Where is a good place to stay?

Montana rivers have many different lodging options. From small cabins to extravagant all-inclusive lodges and everything in between. I have laid them out on the “Lodging” page. Always feel free to call or email us with any questions, as most guides have a decent knowledge of most cabins and lodges and can give you an honest opinion of the pros and cons that we have learned from friends that have stayed there in the past.

Can we keep fish?

At Montana Waters Outfitting we generally practice catch and release fishing. If in a good location and the conditions are safe for both you and the fish, you are more than welcome to snap a few pictures of your trophy catch to share with friends and family. We then safely release the fish back in the water so it can continue to make memories for generations to come. Feel free to ask your guide to help with the pictures as they have probably taken a few of them before and can offer a helping hand to turn the classic “grip and grin” into something a little more appealing.

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

Thanks for showing your interest in letting Montana Waters Outfitting be a part of your next fly fishing get away. We look forward to hearing from you.

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