Full Day: $500
Fly Fish the Stillwater River
Float or Walk / Wade Trips Available
For a fly fishing float you’ll never forget, take a guided float trip down the pristine Stillwater River Valley. The Stillwater River is a sometimes overlooked Montana blue ribbon fishery. A day on the Stillwater includes outstanding Montana mountain views and a handful of prime trout fishing sections, home primarily to rainbows and browns. This trip will offer you great opportunities to wade fish for trout along the route.
PRESSED FOR TIME?
Sometimes you just can't block out a full day - or are bringing the kids and aren't sure how they'll respond to a full day on the river.
Half Day Trips Available
While we recommend booking a full day float to take full advantage of the opportunity, we do offer a half day trip which allows approximately 3 1/2-4 hours of fishing.
Bring Snacks and Food
Price for a Half Day: $400
Fly fishing on these Montana rivers is a unique and powerful way to bond with your family or group.
Additional anglers after the first two are $100 per person for wade trips (up to a maximum of 4 anglers per guide).
Please contact us for float trip group rates.
Great for Team Building
Create Life Long Family Memories
As far as Montana rivers go, the Stillwater River is a smaller, 70 mile long, tributary river of the Yellowstone. The Stillwater comes to life just south of the Beartooth Mountains, flows northeast between the Absaroka mountain range, and passes through Nye and Absarokee. The Stillwater offers you outstanding Montana mountain views and a handful of prime fishing sections. The name of this river is quite deceptive, as most of the Stillwater River includes heavy rapids with occasional slow moving areas which should be navigated by experienced river guides only. There are many opportunities along our route to wade fish as well. Like many of Montana's rivers, the Stillwater’s cold waters are ideal trout fisheries - home primarily to rainbows and browns. Our guides commonly float the stretch of the Stillwater that meets the Yellowstone; at that point the in the river you’ll commonly spot larger rainbow and brown trout, and Rocky Mountain Whitefish.
From dry fly action in the spring to streamer fishing for spawning brown trout in the fall, the Yellowstone has it all for anglers of all experience levels and ages.
If you're fishing in the spring or fall, or even early summer, breathable waders are a must, along with the technical clothing to go along with the system. Summer time temperatures can get well into the upper 90s allowing for wet wading during the day. A good rain jacket is essential also.
Polarized sun glasses: polarized lenses are a must!
Rain gear (thunderstorms can happen at any time).
Fleece jacket and pants, particularly in the spring and fall and later in the summer.
Wet wading gear-quick dry pants or shorts.
A good hat.
Sunscreen and chapstick.
Fishing license: you can pick this up ahead of time or at the shop the day of your trip.
As a full service retail fly shop and outfitters, Stillwater Anglers provides trips tailored to meet your individual needs and desires. We give you a total quality outdoor experience. Basic fly fishing instructions are included, and additional lessons can be arranged. We have guides available who are dedicated to working with avid anglers, novices, and children alike.
We Have You Covered
Standard trout fly fishing equipment is all that is required for a fly fishing trip to to south-central Montana. If you don't have your own rod/reel or boots and waders - don't worry! Use of this equipment for the day of your trip is included in your trip cost.
- Dry Fly Rod: 8'6"-9' 5-6wt
- Nymph Rod: 8'6"-9' 5-'6wt
- Streamer Rod: 9' 6-8wt
Reels and Fly Lines
Standard trout reels with a minimum of 50 yards of backing and weight forward floating lines for all dry fly and nymph rods/reels. A 15' sink tip line is also recommended for your streamer rod.
Flies, Leaders and Tippets
Your guide will furnish all necessary tackle for the day. If you would like to purchase any of these items for fishing on your own during your visit, you can do so at the shop and we will be happy to make some recommendations for you.