Full Day: $500
Fly Fish the Yellowstone River
Float or Walk / Wade Trips Available
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
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
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.
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.