Fly Fishing

Flying Fishing Trips Yellowstone - America's Oldest National Park

Yellowstone National Park is one of the finest fly fishing spots in the United States. With crystal clear waters and abundant trout, Yellowstone provides a unique opportunity to experience fly fishing at its best. Fly fishermen will find plenty of fish feeding beneath the surface, including brown, brook, and rainbow trout, among others – along with insects that attract them. Yellowstone’s waters are consistently clean, clear, and cold thanks to snow runoff that helps keep temperatures down year-round. In Yellowstone, you’ll find something to suit all kinds of fly fisherman – from novice to experienced angler – making it the perfect location for an unforgettable day out on the water!

The Yellowstone Fly Fishing Experience

The Character of Waters

Yellowstone is one of the best places in the world to fly fish. The scenery is unparalleled, and the fish are plentiful. Yellowstone has something for everyone, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro. There are many different types of fish to catch in Yellowstone, including rainbow trout, brown trout, cutthroat trout, and brook trout. Yellowstone is also home to some of the largest flies in the world, so you’ll definitely want to bring your A-game!

The Fish You'll Catch

Yellowstone fly fishing is a well-kept secret among outdoorsmen. Yellowstone, America’s oldest national park, is home to some of the best fly fishing in the world. The Yellowstone River, one of the longest free-flowing rivers in the continental United States, is fed by melted water from the Yellowstone Caldera, one of the world’s largest active volcanoes. The Yellowstone River is rich with trout, making it a mecca for fly fishermen.

The Nature & Wildlife

Yellowstone is home to some of the best fly fishing in the world. The scenery is incredible, with crystal clear rivers winding through mountains and forests, as well as geysers and hot springs. While fly fishing in Yellowstone, you will have the opportunity to see all of these different types of scenery. The wildlife is also a big part of the Yellowstone experience, as you may see bald eagles, osprey, and even bears while you’re out fishing.

Had a Wonderful Time

Had a wonderful time with Lance, our guide and teacher, on the Yellowstone River. We learned all the basics and even caught a fish each. It was great that their team shuttled the truck and boat trailer downstream so it was waiting for us at the end. We will definitely return to Paradise and to go with Montana Fly Fishing Guides again.

- Layne G., TripAdvisor

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Yellowstone Fly Fishing Waters

Slough Creek

Fly fishing in Yellowstone National Park’s Slough Creek is an experience like no other. The Glacier Peak Wilderness of the park provides immense views and an abundance of wildlife, making for a truly unique opportunity for the ardent fly fisher.

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Soda Butte

Those looking for a great fly fishing experience in Yellowstone need look no further than Soda Butte Creek. The crystal-clear waters of the creek offer anglers a wide variety of hatches to choose from and make for some memorable days on the stream.

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Lamar River

Yellowstone National Park’s Lamar River is a must-visit location for any seasoned fly fishing enthusiast. With its plentiful trout population and diverse invertebrates, it serves as an ideal spot to cast your line in search of Yellowstone’s native cutthroat trout.

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Yellowstone River

Yellowstone River boasts an abundance of Yellowstone trout, cutthroat, and grayling, to name a few. This is a great destination for anglers who want to test their skills against native fish that have adapted to Yellowstone’s icy cold waters.

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Prefer to Float?

Float Trips on the Yellowstone River and Beyond

Southwest Montana has some beautiful rivers that are best seen from a raft or drift boat. Our guides have spent years getting to know the hundreds of miles of river we float to find the best fishing spots for our clients. We suggest these trips to fishermen of all skill levels.

View the Yellowstone Area and Montana Fly Fishing Rivers