Wild Trout Outfitters wants you to have the best fly fishing experience in Big Sky Country! If you don’t see what you’re looking for here in our Frequently Asked Questions, please call us at the Fly Shop (406) 995-2975. Let’s get started on your dream fishing trip today.

Where is Wild Trout Outfitters located? How do I get there?

Wild Trout Outfitters fly fishing shop is located a half mile south of Big Sky, Montana, along the Gallatin River. We’re just 41 miles south of Bozeman and 47 miles North of West Yellowstone on Highway 191. We’re 34 miles from Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport at Gallatin Field and 47 miles from the West Yellowstone, MT. Ground transportation is provided from our fly shop.

Where can I find WTO rates?

Wild Trout Outfitters offers a range of guided fishing rates, including Custom Trip. Price depends on the type and length of your fly fishing adventure. Check out our Fishing rates here.

Do you offer a current fishing report?

Wild Trout Outfitters’ professional fly fishing staff stay on top of all the news regarding fly fishing in Big Sky Country. You can find our Big Sky fishing report here.

Do you have a seasonal fishing calendar?

Sure do. We encourage fishing in southwestern Montana virtually year round. Check out the When To Come Fly Fishing in Big Sky click here.

What sort of guided trips are available?

What kind of fly fishing trips catch your fancy ? Our specialty is custom trips. Do you want to go wading in one of our blue-ribbon trout streams in the cool of the morning or that glow time in the evening. Or is it a long journey on a slow or fast boat that you‘re looking for ? Check out our Guided Trips to see what interests you. You can always call or email us.

Do I need a Fishing License? Where can I get one?

Montana Fishing License

For a Non-resident 12 and older a 1-day fishing License is the minimum available in Montana. This includes $14.00 for the fishing license (1 calendar day),  $10.00 for the conservation license and $7.50 for the  ( AIS ) aquatic invasive species PREVENTION PASS. All in your 1-day fishing License will be  $31.50. If you want you can add ONE additional calendar day for $14.00 to make a TWO DAY license.  $ 73.50 for 5 days, and $117.50 for a season (these prices include the $10 conservation license and and $7.50 aquatic invasive species PREVENTION PASS). They can be purchased easily on line.   Visit Montana Fish and Wildlife to obtain a license.

Yellowstone National Park

Fishing licenses are required. Wild Trout Outfitters can help you obtain them.  You will need a license from the State of Montana. And, if you’re fishing in Yellowstone National Park, you need one from them as well. For Yellowstone Park Fishing Permit’s Visit https://www.recreation.gov/  Then search Yellowstone Park Fishing Permits. Pick the  Three Day @ $40.00 / Seven Day @ $55.00 or the SEASON @ $75.00. This is new pricing starting May 29, 2021.

Can I rent gear? What should I bring?

You can rent all the gear you would need for a trip at the WTO fly shop. Click here for details on the essentials to bring and rental gear rates.

Do clients ever send in pictures and media of past trips?

We love it when our clients share the details of their Big Sky fly fishing dream. You can find pictures worth a thousand words in our Gallery.

Where can I stay when I come for my fly fishing trip? Lodging and Rental Housing

Looking to plan a fly fishing vacation to Big Sky, Montana with Wild Trout Outfitters ? There are many options available for lodging while you are here fishing. It depends on if you will be spending any time at your place of lodging or if you just need a place to rest after long days on the river.

I recommend The Wilson Hotel if you are looking for clean comfortable rooms with a excellent bar and restaurant (Less than 3 miles From Our Shop).You can stay at Pete & Jeannine’s luxurious log home located less than 10 minutes drive from Big Sky and Moonlight Basin.

You can take a look at this Beverhead Condo # 1453, it is a nice place to stay while you are in Big Sky. The San Marino Cabin on the Gallatin River is also a option if you have a large group or want something on the Gallatin River. If you have a large group or you would like to stay in the Bozeman area check out the Bozeman Cabin, 3 Story Cabin, Tasteful Furnishings, Comfy Beds, 20 Private Acres & One BIG SKY!

The township of Big Sky

With its warm, casual community and wide-open Montana vibe, provides the perfect fly fishing retreat. Big Sky is also located just an hour’s drive north of Yellowstone National Park, providing access to countless fishing destinations and mountain escapes. Big Sky Montana is on the 50 yard line of the super bowl of fly-fishing. You could spend a lifetime trying to fish all the water in a 150 mile radius.If you need some help or some recommendations for lodging just give us a call and we will help you find the lodging that you need to enjoy you stay in Wild Trout Country.

How can I get around? Is there a designated taxi?

Transportation to and from the fishing site is provided by Wild Trout Outfitters. Additionally, taxi services are available, just call Big Sky Taxi at 888-454-5667.

What can I do if I want to get in touch with one of your guides?

Click Here to visit the contact page; pick the guide you would like to get in touch with, then call and J.D and he will get you the contact information.

Cancellation policy for Wild Trout Outfitters. Is a deposit required?

Starting January 1, 2018 – At the time of your booking a credit card number will be taken as a deposit in case of cancellation. If cancellation occurs outside of 30 days of your trip, a $200.00 deposit will be charged for each trip/Guide canceled. If cancellation occurs inside 30 days of your trip the full price of your trip will be charged for each trip/Guide Canceled.

What does my trip include?

Trip Package Inclusions: Full-Day Trips include: Guide, Transportation, Delicious Lunch, and Non-Alcoholic Beverage. Half-Day Trips include: Guide, Transportation and Non-Alcoholic Beverage.

Are reservations necessary? Can I just show up?

Reservations are required for Full-Day Jet Boat Trips and are strongly suggested for all other trip options.

How does Wild Trout Outfitters Operate?

Wild Trout Outfitters is an incorporated company operating under a Special Use Permit from the Gallatin National Forest and Yellowstone National Park. Choose Wild Trout Outfitters, Inc. for your next Montana fly-fishing trip. We look forward to showing you some of the finest fishing in the Rockies-see you soon!

Does the lunch meal cater to vegans and other special diet needs?

Wild Trout Outfitters picnic-style lunches are provided on full day fly fishing adventures. You can customize your meals. We can provide vegan and gluten-free lunches.Just let us know if you have any special dietary needs. Non-alcoholic beverages included on all trips.

What will the weather be like?

You can check the weather at Weather Bug for Big Sky.

What will the stream flow be on the Gallatin River be today?

You can check the stream flow at the National Water Information System.