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Full day Float Trips: No more than 2 anglers per boat. Float trips leave at 8 am and return around 6pm. Float one of the areas world-renowned rivers such as the Madison or Yellowstone Rivers. Other rivers are available by special arrangement. Riverside gourmet lunch and beverages provided. Learn techniques and history from our knowledgeable guides, while enjoying the magnificent scenery as we fish and float. Truly a western experience!
Full day Walk Wade: 6-8 hours of walking and wading the Gallatin River, Upper or Lower Madison River, or one of the many spring creeks in Yellowstone National Park. Spend the morning learning fly fishing techniques and Entymology, then implement what you have learned catching fish in the afternoon. Trips will typically leave at 8am and return around 6pm. Full day trips include lunch and non-alcoholic beverages.
Half day Walk Wade: 4 hours of walking and wading the Gallatin River or its tributaries near Big Sky, Montana. Learn fishing techniques and strategies as well as basic Entomology. There will be ample time for catching fish too! A great introduction to fly fishing for kids and adults. Snack and beverages are provided. Trips typically are from 8am until noon or 1pm until 5pm.
All trips include transportation to and from river.
Flies purchased at Grizzly Outfitters with trip are $20/dozen Rental Gear Available at Grizzly Outfitters ½ price with booked trip.
A 50% Deposit is required at time of booking, can be refunded in full 30 days from day of trip, within 30 days deposit is retained, unless prior arrangement are made with outfitter.
Ennion Williams has guided the waters around Southwest Montana for over 15years. Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Ennion came to Big Sky and worked at Lone Mountain Ranch as a chef, guide and manager for 18 years. After leaving in 2010, Ennion has been guiding and fishing the local waters. Travelling for fly fishing is a passion as well, and has taken him to Chile, Argentina, Belize, Bahamas, Mexico and British Columbia. Ennion and his team of guides will show clients the rivers around Big Sky including the Madison, Gallatin, Yellowstone, Jefferson and Missouri. Montana outfitter #7043
Brian KimmelBrian Kimmel is a native Montanan and has been blessed to grow up in the mountains that feed the trout filled waters of Montana. Owner and outfitter of Shadow of a Trout Outfitters, Brian’s experience and passion for fly fishing are evident in his guide style. If you are just getting started in the sport or if you’ve fly fished the world, join Brian for a rewarding day on one of Montana’s wonderful rivers. Fishing extensively across Montana from the Clarks fork to the Big Horn and all the waters in between, home water riffles always draw him back to the Missouri, Madison, and Yellowstone. Brian has been pursuing his passion of fly-fishing for almost 20 years. Montana Outfitter #6398
Grizzly choiceGrizzly's Choice Let us choose your guide and river based on what river is fishing well and who is available.
Fishing Report - Wednesday July 17th, 2013
Gallatin 8/02/2013 The Canyon has been fishing really well lately. The sunlight has been producing some good spruce moth hatches as daytime temps warm up. The water has stayed slightly cooler recently with consistent evening thunderstorms and cool nights. However, mid day, the fish are moving into the heavier oxygenated water. Fish small nymphs: lightning bugs, shop vacs, copper johns- all in 18's and 20's.
Madison 9/11/2013 Ants, Some hoppers still, Zonkers, Buggers, Soft Hackle Pheasant Tails, and beatis nymphs are all doing well. Fish the undercut banks downl low and the big boulders in the middle up high.
Yellowstone8/02/2013 The Stone has been hit or miss lately with recent rainfall almost daily in the park. Getting ahead or behind the mud plugs is key. Hoppers are out pretty much everywhere, especially on the banks of freshly cut fields. Strip streamers if the water is muddy.
MissouriProductive fishing on the Mo lately...it always seems productive. Big fish sipping dries and taking small nymphs in the big deep runs. PMD's, Caddis, Trico's are all going off on a day to day basis. Fishing the Missouri is a must do for any Montana trout fisherman. We suggest booking two days in a row up there to really get it dialed. That way you are spending too much time in the car in one day. Get up there quick!