Full Day: $500

Fly Fish the Yellowstone River

Float or Walk / Wade Trips Available

Yellowstone River, Montana
Available Spring, Summer, and Fall
Shuttle Provided
Lunch Included
Full Gear Included
Tackle Included
Book a Full Day Float

We don’t have to travel far for this trip, as the river is just a hop, skip and a jump from our Columbus, MT based Fly Shop. This trip is a highlight for any fly fishing fanatic! Our Guided fly fishing floats take place on the prime stretch a cold and clear influx of water produced great trout fishing pockets. Fly fish for trout in the great Yellowstone River throughout the spring, summer or fall.

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

BOOK A HALF DAY

 

GROUP EXCURSION

Fly fishing on these Montana rivers is a unique and powerful way to bond with your family or group.

 

Wade Trips:

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

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The Yellowstone River is one of Montana’s best known rivers. At nearly 700 miles long, it is the longest undammed river in the contiguous United States. Known to fishermen around the world as one of the best trout rivers, the Yellowstone, much like all Montana rivers, get’s it’s cold and clear water from its Yellowstone Park tributaries. The river runs swiftly downstream through South Central and Southeastern Montana to the Missouri River in North Dakota, varying in width from 75 to 300 feet.

The Yellowstone River transforms as it goes. Where it begins, it flows through steep canyons and narrow bouldered corridors where the river’s cold waters quickly move downstream. Our Guided floats take place on the prime stretch where the river begins to broaden and the waters begin to slow down. This portion of the river is the least crowded, typically fished by local anglers. It meets up with the Stillwater River, providing a cold and clear influx of water and fish numbers. You’ll be sure to find a mix of large rainbows, browns, and the native Rocky Mountain Whitefish within our beautiful 50 mile stretch of the of the river’s blue ribbon trout waters, just downstream of Big Timber and Livingston.

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.

 

What to Bring With You

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.

Checklist:

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 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.

  Camera.

  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.

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What's Included

Trip includes the use of all gear, flies, leaders, tippet, tackle, non-alcoholic beverages, shuttle transportation, and transportation to and from the river. Full day trips also include lunches and snacks.

The Day of Your Trip

The day starts and ends at a pre-arranged location, to and from which we shuttle you to the river. You will likely be on the river fishing by mid-morning. If yours is an all-day trip, we stop mid-day for a streamside lunch and the opportunity for additional wade fishing, relaxation, and nature watching.

Custom Guided Trips

We mainly fish the Stillwater, Yellowstone, and Bighorn Rivers, but trips can be made to other waters out of the Columbus/Stillwater Valley area with prior arrangements. While our focus is on fly fishing, spin fisher persons and non-fishing passengers are also welcome.

Watercraft and Conservation

Depending on the river fished and the prevailing water conditions, we use either rafts or drift boats for our guided float trips. These crafts comfortably accommodate two anglers, all of their personal belongings, extra gear and tackle, plus a cooler for lunch and beverages. During the trip, we practice catch and release plus other conservation measures and practices.

Gratuities

Gratuities are not included in the prices listed above. Tipping your guide your personal choice, based on your degree of satisfaction with the guide's services. Generally, the amount should reflect your guide's effort, helpfulness, attitude and courtesy. If you would like guidance on determining a gratuity we would be glad to help.

Deposit Policy

A 50% deposit is required to reserve each day. Deposits can be made using credit card, cash, check or money order. Once a deposit is received by Stillwater Anglers, trip dates are scheduled and guides and boats are reserved. The balance due is payable no later than upon completion of the trip(s).

Refund Policy

Deposits will be refunded in full if the trip is canceled at least twenty one (21) days prior to the scheduled trip date. Deposits will be forfeited if the trip is canceled within twenty one (21) days of the scheduled trip date. Deposits may be applied towards a new trip date if rescheduled at least twenty one (21) days prior to the originally scheduled trip date. Cancellations within a week of the trip date without a reschedule date booked will be charged full fee. We understand that unforeseen circumstances can lead to canceled trips, and we reserve the right to make refund decisions on a case by case basis. Your deposit confirms acceptance of our rate and refund policy.