Legendary Montana Fly Fishing

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Gallatin River Guides - On The Water For Over 30 Years

Our Big Sky, Montana fly fishing trips showcase the great waters of Montana and Yellowstone Park. From our central location we fish the planet’s highest concentration of world class, wild fish fly fishing waters. We offer day trips, lodging packages, and custom fly fishing adventures. Our online store is open all the time.

Since 1984, Gallatin River Guides has been a year-round source for fly fishing the Gallatin, Madison, Yellowstone, and Paradise Valley Spring Creeks. We fish a ton. From beginner to expert, from the Madison River to a technical spring creek, we are your source for all things fishy under Montana’s Big Sky.

Our Year-Round Fly Fishing Trips

Our Year-Round Fly Fishing Trips

Our Big Sky and Bozeman, Montana guided fly fishing trips and lodging packages are offered in spring, summer, fall, and winter on the planet's best waters. We fly fish the world famous Madison, Gallatin, and Yellowstone Rivers and in Yellowstone National Park. Our fishing trips are a great addition to any Big Sky, Montana vacation. Our fly fishing trips enjoy Montana's premier fly fishing waters. Our professional Montana fly fishing guides help you experience fly fishing in our beautiful state. From the spring creeks to the high peaks, we are your source for Montana trout on the fly.

Contact us today to learn more. 

Staying at Big Sky Resort? No problem. We're fifteen minutes away. 

Big Sky and Bozeman Montana Fishing

Big Sky and Bozeman Montana Fishing

Our location in the mountains of southwest Montana, just outsideYellowstone National Park is a fly fisher's dream. If you're not sure what river to fish...fish all the best with one our professional Big Sky, Montana fly fishing guides. Got more than a day consider them all: the Gallatin River, the Yellowstone River, the Madison River, Yellowstone National Park, and private spring creeks

Our Montana fly fishing guides are patient, fun, and professional. Discover the best of Montana fly fishing with one of Montana's most respected outfitters and fly shops.  

Want to fish waters that are a little less known, contact us with a phone number, and we'll call you back on a secure line...

Contact us today to start planning. 

Fishing and Lodging Package Trips

Fishing and Lodging Package Trips

Need a new fly fishing adventure? Looking for the perfect trip for you or someone you know? Thinking about a winter fly fishing trip?

Discover our Montana fly fishing and lodging packages. Our very popular fly fishing and lodging packages are simple, cover all budgets, and get you on the best waters at the best times.

Want to increase your angling skills or learn to row a drift boat? Then take one of our week-long fly fishing guide schools. 

Contact us today to book your trip.  

We’ve fished all over the world but will return again and again to fish with Gallatin River Guides and crew. We had fun and fishy guides, access to amazing public and private waters, lodging, and food that left us stuffed. These guys and gals truly live the dream, and we got to live it, too.

Greg & Jeff Shrader 2

We’ve fished all over the world but will return again and again to fish with Gallatin River Guides and crew. We had fun and fishy guides, access to amazing public and private waters, lodging, and food that left us stuffed. These guys and gals truly live the dream, and we got to live it, too.

Greg & Jeff Shrader

Montana Fly Fishing Schools

Montana Fly Fishing Schools

Our Montana fly fishing schools occur on Montana's best waters with the area's best guides and instructors. We offer The Montana Fishing Guide School and The Montana Women's Fly Fishing School. Based in the Big Sky and Bozeman, Montana fly fishing wonderland, our fishing schools help you or someone you know discover Montana fly fishing on our wild trout rivers. For three or four days you or they can experience the best of Montana's fly fishing. 

Our fishing guide school will hone your skills and prepare you for a career as a Montana fly fishing guide on the Gallatin, Madison, Yellowstone, and Missouri Rivers and the Paradise Valley Spring Creeks. 

The Montana Women's Fly Fishing School was created "To educate, enlighten, and inspire women fly fishers in a supportive, noncompetitive environment. To fish and have fun."

Contact us today to reserve a spot in any of our fly fishing schools.

Who Is Gallatin River Guides

Who Is Gallatin River Guides

We've been fly fishing in Montana for 34 years and counting on Montana's fly fishing waters. Simply put: we are the real deal for Montana fly fishing near Big Sky and Bozeman. Some great folks exist in the fishing biz in Montana. We just think we are the bee's knees. The cat's meow. The cherry on top. The folks to fish with when your plans call to fish the Gallatin River, Madison River, Yellowstone River, or Missouri River. 

We love fishing dry flies to uneducated trout. We seek-out hatches and enjoy the challenge of head-hunting. We don't always use strike indicators, but if we have to, we get after it. At times we also TweetFacebook, and Trip Advisor. 

Our owners, Pat and Brandy Straub, grew up here--no other fly shop owners in Big Sky can say that. Our manager, Jimmy, is as legit as they get. Our guide staff ranges from old to young and our shop staff knows hard work and great customer service. 

Contact us today and join us anywhere fish eat flies. And bring your camera, too. Can't be here now? Visit our blog