Fly Fishing on the Gallatin, Yellowstone, and Madison Rivers near Yellowstone National Park

Beginner Fly Fishing Lessons


Learn to Fly Fish Lesson - Gallatin River

Adult $66 / Age 5-12 $56 - 3 hours

Join us for this fun half-day activity geared towards families and first time anglers with interest in learning the basics of Fly Fishing. The group lesson will take place on private river front property with a prime fishing hole on the Gallatin River and we provide all the gear and detailed instruction throughout. The Gallatin is one of the best wade fishing rivers in Montana. The area used to be the historic Karst Camp and is famous for the scenery featured in the movie, "A River Runs Through It."

The Class
The guides will begin instruction on fish and fish habitat, reading water, identifying insects, selecting flies, and familiarization with fly fishing gear. The course will flow into dry-land casting practice without hooks at targets. Once the group is comfortable with the basics and understand some river safety tips, we will slip on the waders and head to the river in search of the big bite! If you can't get enough, you can always add a 1/2 day guided fishing trip.
  • Reservations are highly recommended and are the only way to get a guaranteed trip.
  • Montana Fishing License Required- You mush obtain a Montana Fishing License prior to the trip. Buy one at a local retailer or purchase a license online.
  • Meeting location- Montana Whitewater's Fly Fishing Adventure Center at mile marker 55.5 on Hwy 191
  • Address- 55365 Gallatin Rd., Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730.
  • Lunch not included. You can purchase lunch adjacent to your trip at our Main Office, mile marker 64, a great option if you are doing a packaged activity.
  • We need a minimum of 2 people to run this trip and a maximum of 6 per guide.
  • As a company, we recommend following catch and release policies in order to keep the fish populations healthy.
Want More Fishing?

Learn and Guided Fly Fishing
Adult $170 / Age 6-12 $150 - 6.5 hours

After your Learn to Fly Fish Lesson, add a half day Guided Walk and Wade fishing trip on the Gallatin for a full day of fishing fun! Stay with your guide for an additional 3 hours and really get comfortable with the rod in the water!

Same details as above apply. Feel free to book the guided portion the following day as well to suit your vacation plans!

Operating under:
Phil Sgamma
Outfitter #9396
PO Box 7236 Bozeman MT, 59771
(406) 539-4239
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