Revised 2/26/12

Western Rivers Flyfishing Sampler


Trout FlyfishingIf you would like meet some very healthy fish with less discerning tastes, then its best to take a long walk. As long as we're walking, why not make it a pack trip into the beautiful Bechler portion of Yellowstone. This is fine small stream fishing for wild trout in some very remote country.

Follow this with a night of comfortable lodging and then on to an overnight float trip through a remote canyon section of the Snake where you can catch Cutts, Browns and Rainbows all on the same fly. All group equipment, food, land transport, boats and guide provided for a week of adventure and great fishing.

For the price of three days of guided fishing, you get ground transportation from Bozeman, MT, hotels, terrific meals, a canyon float on the South Fork of the Snake, and a backpacking trip into the Yellowstone River. We'll help you choose flies and get you to some of the finest Trout water on the planet far from crowds. We can even set you up with the best local guides if you wish. Go ahead, spoil yourself...we know where the fish are big and uneducated.


The Yellowstone area is Mecca to many a fly fisher. Even when the park is well into autumn, every stretch of water within a stone's throw of roadways is decorated by anglers hoping to live a dream. Not only does this cause the fish to grade on a very tough curve, it also takes the luster off our brilliant dreams. There are wild trout in large number and size to be taken, but they may require a little extra effort. By donning our packs for a descent into a wild canyon on the Yellowstone River for the first half and by overnight rafting the South Fork of the Snake (Idaho) for the second half we are able to experience some brilliant backcountry adventure and spectacular fishing.

This trip represents a very good value. Although we organize the trip, outfit and escort you, we are not fishing guides. If you desire, we can recommend some terrific local guides. For those who have basic casting skills, we can certainly put you onto fish with the right flies...after all, we like to fish too! All you need to bring are your pack, sleeping bag and fishing gear. We'll provide all your land transport, gourmet backcountry food, overnight accommodation and high quality camping gear for four lucky anglers. We can even provide quality rods and reels, if needed. Twice the service for less money and an opportunity unique to this trip only. We can do this trip for a minimum of two anglers.

  • Day 1 — Afternoon pick-up at Bozeman airport, drive to Yellowstone via Gardner entrance (stop at Boiling River hot spring for a soak), overnight in Gardner/orientation.
  • Day 2 - 5 —  Drive to trailhead and hike into a canyon on the Yellowstone known for fine Cutthroats and feisty Rainbows. Hike out on day 5 for a fine dinner out and a night in comfortable lodgings.
  • Days 6 - 8 —  Pick up rafts and head to put-in on the South Fork of the Snake. This is a fine stretch of riffled class II water with chances at Cutts, Rainbows and Browns with some shoulders. We'll camp deep in a canyon away from roadways and fish some less accessible waters. The end of day 8 will find us in comfortable rooms, telling tall tales and enjoying a fine western meal.
  • Day 9 —  Shuttle back to Bozeman to return flights.

Dates and Costs

  • By Request
  • $1500/person, double occupancy. Each trip is limited to 4 participants, so register early. Custom itineraries possible on the Madison River, the Lamar or Slough Creek.

Registration information

A $150 registration is required to hold your reservation and is refundable until 30 days of departure. Your balance is also due at this time. When we receive your deposit, you will receive a personal equipment list, a participant profile (so that we may tailor your trip to your interests and tastes in food), and any other pertinent information we can find.

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    • Pay via Check (Registration Form)
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