Montana River Float Trips

We offer full day and half day float trips on the world famous Madison, Yellowstone, Missouri and Gallatin Rivers. An enjoyable and effective method of fly-fishing for a variety of reasons. You’ll experience several miles of prime blue ribbon trout water in a single day and cover sections of rivers that are inaccessible to wade fishermen. We’ll stop at the better runs for wade fishing, giving you the best of both worlds.

Our Montana fly fishing float trips are fully customizable depending on local hatches and your schedule. When you come to fly fish in Big Sky we want you on the water when the fish are feeding. So, if your schedule permits, we will tailor the trip to maximize your time on the water during the best hatches. One of our best tactics for fly fishing from a boat is to use a dry-dropper rig. Start with a large, buoyant Foam Grasshoppers or Chernobyl Ant, and drop a weighted nymph, from the hook of the large dry fly using about 3 feet of tippet to the nymph. Many days, the big attractor fly will do the job, if not, the nymph drifting below the large, attractor dry fly usually produce excellent action. We also use a standard double nymph rig fished under a indicator producing steady action when the trout are not in the mood to feed on the surface, And when all else fails, throwing streamers ( Wooly Buggers, Sculpins, and Zonker’s) rarely fail to produce.

You will soon find that fishing in Montana from the bow of a drift boat is now your preferred fishing platform. Riding downstream in a safe, comfortable drift boat or raft, one or two anglers with their own personal guide have an excellent opportunity for trophy trout fishing, all the while enjoying a tremendous view of the river and surrounding landscape. This is truly a wonderful way to enjoy your fishing adventure.

Call or email us today about this wonderful way to do some fly fishing the Big Sky way.

Wade/Walk Trips
Full Day1 Angler2 Anglers3 Anglers
Upper Madison River$450/day$475/day
Yellowstone National Park$450/day$475/day
Missouri River$525/day$525/day
Gallatin River Float Trips$325/half day
$325/half day
$450/half day