Montana Fly Fishing Trips

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Trout Stalkers offers many options for guided Montana fly fishing trips. The Madison River is our home stream, so we specialize in guiding on this great river. We cater to anglers of all skill levels, from beginner fly fishermen looking to catch that first trout on a fly, to the seasoned angler seeking a veteran Montana fishing guide who knows these waters like the back of their hand. Our experienced guides will work hard to help you have a first-rate Montana fly fishing experience.

In addition to day trips we offer some unique all inclusive Montana vacation packages in conjunction with the finest Madison Valley ranches and lodges. Check out our Fly Fishing Vacation Package Deals page for more information.

Please see our Rates page for guide fees, deposit and refund policies. 

Full-Day - Typically a 7-10 hour day departing between 6 and 10 in the morning. We will provide beverages, lunch, flies, guidance, instruction, and rods & reels if needed. This is best way to get the full experience of fly fishing from a drift boat.

Half-Day - Typically 3-5 hours either in the morning, afternoon, or evening. Whatever suits you best. We bring flies, snacks and beverages. 

Overnighters - We arrange these trips on an individual basis. We can do a number of different rivers for groups of up to eight anglers. We provide everything except your personal gear.  Please call or write to further discuss the options and pricing of this fly fishing excursion.

Montana Trout Safari - Have boat, will travel! These trips are designed on a completely custom basis. Safaris range from 3-6 days and options include trips to the Big Horn River, Stillwater River, Boulder River, Missouri River, Dearborn River, Big Hole River, Beaverhead River, Blackfoot River, Clark Fork River, Bitterroot River and several smaller waters. Accommodations range from motels and hotels, to fishing lodges or tents. Let’s talk.

Smith River - One of the best overnight camping float trips in North America! The Smith River Expedition is a 5 day, 4 night trip that covers 65 spectacular miles of this beautiful river. Fully outfitted means that you will be camping and travelling in style... Check out our Smith River page or contact us for more details. (We act as booking agent on these trips for Mike Geary's outfit, Lewis & Clark Expeditions. Mike is licensed and permitted by the U.S. Forest Service and the Montana Board of Outifitters)

3-Day Fly Fishing School – In conjunction with our sister shop Madison River Fishing Company, the fly fishing school is designed as an introduction to fly fishing for the beginner. We teach you fly fishing from the ground up. Course activities includes: Introductory classroom style teaching, streamside instruction and lots of fishing. Topics covered include: casting a fly rod, fly fishing knots, fly selection, equipment, fly fishing tactics, entomology & "streamology". Lunches, beverages, flies, leaders, and other equipment is included. Each student will receive his/her own stocked fly box, basic set of fly fishing tools, and MRFC garb upon arrival.

Women's 3-Day Fly Fishing School - Here at Trout Stalkers, we now offer an additional 3-day school just for women. This school offers opportunities to advance your skills whether you are a beginner or the more seasoned angler all while building comraderie with like-minded women. Head to the Women's Fly Fishing School page for more info.

Mountain Lake & Horseback Trips - A trip into the high country is a must for anyone visiting Montana. You can ride to a beautiful alpine lake that's loaded with hungry Cutthroat Trout. Or, pack in for a few days on one of the regions most pristine cutthroat streams. We offer these trips in conjunction with one of our friends and fellow outfitters (Licensed and permitted by the U.S. Forest Service and the National Park Service.)


We fish predominately from McKenzie style drift boats, but walk & wade trips are also available.  Our boats provide an effective and comfortable way to fish and see a lot of water.  A float trip is almost always a pleasant way to spend a day even if the fishing is less than great.

The fabled Madison River is our home water.  We guide the majority of our trips on this wonderfully diverse freestone river anywhere from Hebgen Lake Dam to Three Forks, Montana.  That's about 120 miles of trout-infested water!  

We also offer Full-Day trips, and in some cases overnight trips on other rivers including: Big Hole, Beaverhead, Yellowstone, Ruby, Gallatin, Jefferson, Missouri, and Big Horn. Please refer to the Waters We Fish page for more in-depth river descriptions.

Your guide can provide most all of the tackle you might need. Your guide will also not hesitate to delve into his/her own arsenal of favorite fly patterns in order to get the job done. Please visit our Equipment page for a list of necessary equipment and recommended fly patterns.

Read more about Montana Fishing licenses or click the banner below to purchase a 2018 Montana Fishing License online. All anglers over 12 years of age will need to purchase their own Montana fishing license. These come in 2 day, 10 day and annual increments.