Montana Winter Fly Fishing

Wild Trout Outfitters offers fly fishing trips year round.

Yes, you can fly fish in the winter and the fishing is excellent. We have some exciting winter locations to wade  within a short drive from Big Sky .We do offer both full day and half day trips year round .Our winter fly fishing season begins in November and continues into May. We will provide you with all the necessary rental equipment you will need. Our guides will get you on the water for one of the most memorable and scenic experiences you will have while visiting the Big Sky Ski Area.

We welcome beginners and experts alike.

We have a friendly, knowledgeable staff and invite you to experience one of fly fishing’s best kept secrets. Winter fly fishing. You don’t have to wait until summer to experience the best fly fishing Montana has to offer. Try our winter season Walk and Wade trip and experience. One of the best kept secrets in Big Sky! . Early winter the days are short. ( November through February) the mornings and evenings can be brutally cold. Therefore, we typically host half-day, mid-day trips on our home River, the Gallatin.

For the more adventurous

As the days get longer we tend to do more full day trips.  ( March through May ).We offer full day Walk/ Wade’s on the Gallatin and Madison River’s. We offer full day walk Wade trips on area spring Creek’s as well. ( Depending on availability ) Sometimes four hours / Half Day’s is just not enough. The full day trip gives us more options and brings the Madison River into play.  Some of the best fishing opportunities during the winter are on the Madison River.

Catch-and-release fly fishing

Our strong catch-and-release fly fishing ethic, as well as our emphasis on education and trout habitat conservation, help ensure exceptional Big Sky Country fly fishing. We have protected our healthy trout populations, for future generations and fly fishing enthusiasts to experience. In this way we can all enjoy our Big Sky fly fishing far into the future. So give Wild Trout Outfitters a call and we can discuss where the fly fishing is currently the best. And what kind of Montana fly fishing trip will suit your needs!

“JD and his crew are not only top notch fly fishing guides, they also understand the importance of customer service in their business. JD knows the trout Waters around Big Sky better than anybody, and put me on a ton of great fish. I would highly recommend JD and Wild Trout to anyone looking for a great day enjoying all that SW Montana has to offer.”

March 2019

Troyl Lutes Glorious day on the Madison

Hey JD:Thanks again for getting us in for the half day on the Gallatin with Ian Secrest. He was a great guide and mentor for 2 rookies and 1 pro.  He got us on good rainbows and this amazing cutthroat!

Rian Cleary / January 2023
Wade/Walk Trips
Full Day1 Angler2 Anglers3 Anglers
Gallatin River$550/day$600/day$700/day
Madison River$600/day$650/day$750/day
Spring Creek Trips$600/day (rod fee additional)$650/day (rod fee additional)$750/day (rod fee additional)
Wade/Walk Trips
Half Day1 Angler2 Anglers3 Anglers
Gallatin River$400/day$450/day$550/day