Stillwater Anglers is the only full service retail fly shop in the area, and serves as a hub for all fly fishing related activity, including fishing licenses. Our shop is conveniently located in Columbus, just off of interstate 90 as you head into the Stillwater Valley. We are proud to be in the heart of some of Montana’s premier blue ribbon fly fishing waters. Our shop is within 50 miles or less to access area’s for some of Montana’s top cold water trout rivers: Stillwater River, Yellowstone River, and Bighorn River.
Our prime location and down-home friendly customer service, and appreciation of our waterways and resources will make sure you can truly enjoy your fly fishing experience, whether you're enroute to your favorite local fishing spot, or you've arrived from further afield
High Quality Fly Shop
Our expertise in fly fishing the Stillwater River and other local rivers, allows us to stock our shop with the most relevant tackle and equipment and provide our customers with expert advice and information. The shop is stocked with a wide assortment of flies: Custom tied flies from noteable fly tyers and a full line of the finest handpicked fly tying materials and tools. We offer a variety of high quality fly fishing tackle, gear and equipment at the most competitive prices.
Top of The Line Outfitters
We are fully insured and licensed as an Independent Contractor Fishing Outfitter by the State of Montana. We specialize in guided fly fishing float trips on the rivers in and around the greater Columbus area: Stillwater River, Yellowstone River, and Bighorn River. We use only experienced and well-seasoned guides who know the area waters and share in our philosophy of a total quality, fly fishing experience. We truly believe that fly fishing should be enjoyed and experienced by anyone who wants to pick up a rod and reel; men, women and children alike.
Preservation and Conservation Advocates
At Stillwater Anglers we place an emphasis on the preservation and conservation of the resources; practicing catch and release and measures to prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species. We are members of the national conservation group, Trout Unlimited, and do our part to keep our cold water fisheries preserved and maintain our native trout population.
We Aim For Quality In Everything We Do
Our most basic objective is to create experiences and help change the lives of our customers and clients through the enjoyment of fly fishing. We strive to provide high-quality, reliable, and customized products and services for our customers and clients in order to ensure a first-rate fly fishing experience. Whether your trip is part of a destination vacation or a weekend outing, we will do our best to make it delightful, memorable and fun. We cater to all age groups, genders and levels of experience.
PROUD MEMBERS OF
Federation of Fly Fishers Guides Association, accredited member (FFF)
Trout Unlimited Business Members Program, accredited member (TU)
Fishing Outfitter Association of Montana (FOAM)
American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA)
Stillwater County Chamber of Commerce
Stillwater Valley Watershed Council - Board of Directors
Red Lodge Chamber of Commerce
Billings Chamber of Commerce
Member, Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks, Region 5 Citizens Advisory Council
Thank you very much for all of your professionalism and patience in helping to introduce us to fly fishing! We had lots of fun, and I’m afraid that the two of us are hooked at this point (it’s a good thing!) Serrita just purchased a rod, reel, waders and boots!
Chris, It was a fantastic week and we appreciate all of your hard work... It was great learning how to streamer fish and you were right: it is some fast-action fishing! Looking forward to fishing with you again next summer.
Chris gave my fishing buddy Linda and me a wonderful two days of fly fishing on the Stillwater and Yellowstone in July...The wind caused a few more tangles than any of us expected, but Chris patiently unraveled the numerous messes (usually created by me) so we could get back to fishing. He put us on some great wading places, one of which netted me a huge brown -- my biggest fish of the day…
My girlfriend from California and I had dreamed of one day fly fishing together in Montana and Stillwater Anglers and our guide Luke surpassed our expectations. With temps reaching 100 degrees the fish weren't hungry but Luke was determined to help us get them to bite and we all landed beautiful 15+ inch rainbows. What a blast. We are looking forward to making an annual excursion.