Guide On The Yellowstone River Stillwater Anglers

Benefits Of Hiring A Guide on The Yellowstone River

Living in Montana and being in close proximity to The Yellowstone River is a benefit a lot of us take for granted. If your outdoor experiences are limited, one of the most exciting and memorable adventures you can take is a trip with a guide on The Yellowstone River. Here we will discuss some of the benefits of hiring a guide the next time you take a fly fishing trip, as well as describe some of the lessons you’ll learn out in Big Sky Country.

Especially if you’ve been fishing for yourself for years, hiring an expert guide might help you have a complete outdoor adventure you’ve never had. Let’s talk about some benefits and life lessons you’ll learn on a trip to the river with a guide!

7 Lessons You’ll Learn With A Guide on The Yellowstone River

The next time you’re considering a fly fishing trip, considering bringing a guide on The Yellowstone River. Here are a few reasons why we think hiring a guide is a great idea.

You Get A Second Opinion

Having seasoned and certified guides with you is a great way to get to learn the best fishing spots and water, flies to use, and casting techniques. When you hire a guide for The Yellowstone River, they won’t be hovering in your space unless you want them to.

However, they will always be around to answer questions, to ensure your safety and to assist with changing flies, landing fish, etc.  Not getting any action?They might have a better grasp on the insect population in the area and can change up the fly you’re using. Can’t seem to find a spot you like? A Stillwater Anglers fly fishing guide is knowledgeable and full of helpful suggestions.

Increase Your Chances of Catching Fish

A clear advantage to bringing a fly fishing pro with you on your next trip to The Stillwater or Yellowstone River almost guarantees you’ll catch more fish. All of our guides have effective techniques to read the stream and directing their lines to catch the maximum amount of trout.

Though there are always slow days, where hardly any fish bite, our guides know how to read the water. They know the area, they know what the fish want, and have spent years learning each river.Hiring a guide is an advantage for anyone, especially new anglers who might not know the area.

Find New Spots

Another great benefit of having a guide on The Yellowstone River is finding new fishing spots you might not have considered before. They know which spots are the most popular (which means the most crowded), but they also know those hidden gems that you might not have even found before.

Plus, with their knowledge of the water, they can tell you which spots make the most sense for your skill level.

Learn New Skills Or Techniques

Like we discussed above, each and every one of our guides have been fly fishing for years. They live to be outside and they love to share their knowledge with other aspiring and expert anglers.

Chances are, bringing an expert guide with you means they would love to help you tweak your cast or teach you new skills.

Practice Patience and Acceptance

A great life benefit of fly fishing is practicing patience and acceptance. Fly fishing is a rhythmic sport, and oftentimes ends in disappointment when you lose a fish or aren’t getting the eats you want.

When you book a trip with us, you’ll see us practicing patience in learning a new cast or trying new flies. Sometimes we just have to accept that the fish aren’t active in certain places, and it’s time to move on.

Learn To Let Go of Control

Hiring a guide from Stillwater Anglers means that we do all the planning for you. You book the trip and we take care of the rest. We’ll show you the spots to fish, we’ll handle which fly is best to use, and all you have to do is show up and have fun.

Booking a trip is a great lesson in learning to let go and let someone else handle the details. Learning to let go is a great benefit to learn, and since we are a catch and release establishment, you have to literally let go of the fish you catch back into the water. Who knew there were so many lessons you could learn from fly fishing and apply to your life?

Make A New Friend

More often than not, the reviews we get from customers after a fly fishing trip is that they felt they made a new friend. All of our guides are not only great fishermen, they are also just great people and love to connect out on the water.

No matter your skill level or experience, our guides will meet you at your level and help you create a trip you’ll never forget!


We are proud of each and every guide at Stillwater Anglers. Our team is made up of only the best, most experienced, and licensed guides. Stillwater Anglers has high standards for our guides and expect them to deliver a high quality experience to every person who books a guided trip. And we haven’t been disappointed yet! You can read about each guide and book a trip with whoever you think you might connect with.

Remember that we have gear rental options so you don’t have to worry about spending a fortune on new gear that you might not need. If you are looking to stock up before your next trip, stop by the fly shop and let us help you answer questions and get the gear you need.

If you’re thinking of booking a guide on The Yellowstone River, you’ve come to the right place. Browse through all of our guided trip packages and let us create a fun and exciting trip that you and the whole family will love.

What are you waiting for? Book a trip today!