Montana’s rivers are famous the world over for their thriving wild trout fisheries, whitewater recreation, and their clean, clear water. Montana still has what the rest of the country wants – plentiful clean water and free-flowing streams. Which is why Montana Fly Fishing Guides, llc. is a proud supporter of Montanans for Healthy Rivers. Please support their efforts to protect and conserve Montana’s most valuable natural resource.

Montana Fly Fishing Guides gets you on the best trout waters, period. Our backyard boasts some of the best fly fishing in the world and it’s our mission to give you the best experience possible. The incredible variety of water including spring creeks, large freestone’s and perfect tailwaters not to mention the hundreds of miles of fishable water make us unique.

The area around Livingston is considered to be a Mecca of fly fishing Montana by anglers the world over. Livingston is located just north of Yellowstone National Park near many famous Montana fly fishing rivers in Paradise Valley. Nearly a dozen world class Montana fly fisheries are within a few miles drive and we guide them all.


Is the Yellowstone River which is the longest freestone river in the country. This un-dammed river boasts the longest stretch of “blue ribbon trout stream” in the nation. Fly fishing Montana superb hatches of caddis, mayflies, stoneflies and terrestrials it’s a must on your fishing checklist. The Yellowstone River is undammed so the river levels fluctuate almost on a daily basis. So it’s important to go with a Montana fly fishing guide who knows what’s been happening on a day to day basis. You don’t get many vacation days away from work so why not spend at least one day with a Montana fly fishing expert.


Are the nearby spring creeks of Armstrong spring creek, DePuy spring creek, and Nelson’s spring creek. These unique spring creeks offer spectacular views and world class walk and wade fly fishing. Fly fishing anglers from around the world travel to test wits with these selective trout. As private waters they are often booked years in advance, but due to our relationship with these landowners we have a number prime summertime rods available. On these fly fishing Montana gems you’ll see amazing hatches of Pale Morning Duns (PMD’s), Blue wing olives (BWO’s), Sulphur’s, Midges, Terrestrials, Caddis, and a number of other spring creek hatches.


Yes, more – the Missouri River may just be the best trout fishery in the world. We have confidence in saying that as there are over 8,000 trout per mile on this 40 mile stretch of water. Truly preposterous numbers, but as a tailwater (dam controlled) fishery these trout, which average 16″, can be picky. Feeding on the enormous amount of insect life does make them fat, but choosing the right flies in combination with technique are crucial. We spend our April, May and June on this amazing fishery and we’ve yet to find an angler that hasn’t appreciated this amazing fly fishing destination.


How about a wild raft ride through the upper Yellowstone River, the Boulder River, or the Stillwater River? In addition to drift boats our Montana Fly Fishing Guides also have a raft in order to fish some of Montana’s more exciting stretches of water. The next time you hire a Montana fly fishing guide ask them if they also have a raft. If not you might be missing out on a great Montana fly fishing adventure. These river have up to class II whitewater and are great Montana fly fishing trips. Our Montana fishing guides will show you how to fish pocket water from a raft and some other great techniques to make your day on the water more productive. Come and see for yourself and we guarantee you’ll be back for more.

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