Fly Fish The Madison, Yellowstone, And Gallatin Rivers
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- We provide you with direct communication with the outfitter or guide to set up a guided fishing trip through our Day Trip program. All communication will be done directly with the outfitter or guide unless stated otherwise.
- Yellow Dog is entirely hands-off in our day trip program, providing the Yellow Dog approved outfitters and guides with referrals and client information.
- To set up a day trip and begin communicating with the outfitter or guide, click the “Reserve Now” button above. You will fill out a short form that will generate an action email that goes directly to the outfitter. The guide will in turn reply to you via email or phone. Please allow the outfitter or guide some time to respond to you, as they may be on the water or out of cell coverage during normal fishing and business hours.
Accommodations are not included with these Fly-Fishing Day Trips basing out of Bozeman, Montana. For travelers planning to overnight in the Bozeman or Big Sky area, we can recommend some local hotel options across many budgets and with various amenities.
Food and Beverages
Your guide will provide a packed cooler with lunch and assorted beverages, including water. Beer and alcohol are not included. Lunches are often had stream-side with tables and chairs or enjoyed while sitting in the boat enjoying the scenery.
Typical Length of Fishing Day
The standard fishing day is six to eight hours long, with most guides amenable to varying times to suit your needs. Typical days have you departing between 7 and 8 AM and returning between 4 and 6 PM.
Where To Meet Your Guide
Most Bozeman fly fishing day trips will meet at your lodging, a local fly shop, a pre-determined common meeting place. Meeting place and times will be well communicated prior to the start of your Montana fly fishing trip arranged by Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures.
How To Get There
The fly fishing around Bozeman, Montana is very easily accessible. Within an hour’s drive from the hotels around Bozeman or in downtown Bozeman, over thirty guided float fishing trips exist on the Madison, Yellowstone, and Gallatin Rivers.
Bozeman is serviced by Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport via Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, and United. Located less than two hours from Yellowstone National Park and a day’s drive from Glacier National Park, Bozeman is a popular Montana vacation destination.
Yellow Dog provides airline reservations ad ticketing assistance through etcTravel Group, and a full-service airline logistics agent that can help book airline tickets, hotels, rental cars, and more. You can click here to request a quote or contact Yellow Dog for more information at 406-585-8667. etcTravel Group offers dedicated support services for all Yellow Dog clients. Service fees may apply when booking or researching tickets, and etcTravel will discuss this with you before sending quotes.
Even within a single day of guided fishing near Bozeman, Montana, numerous fishing options are available. Depending on weather conditions and the time of year, you can fish for wild Montana trout on a variety of rivers and creeks.
Ideally suited for anglers of all abilities, the Madison, Yellowstone, and Gallatin Rivers offer beautiful scenery, dry fly, and subsurface fishing for wild and native trout, and all with outfitters and guides that are safe, professional, and knowledgeable.
Boats and Equipment
Guides fish from specially designed boats and rafts meant for fly fishing rivers in Montana. These fishing trips most often include the use of quality gear and equipment, including rods and reels, leaders and tippet, and all necessary flies.
Rates and Terms
Remember that Yellow Dog’s services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter. All prices listed below are quoted in US dollars.
Full-Day Trip (1 or 2 anglers) = $500 – $600
- Full day of guided fishing for either one or two anglers
- A packed cooler lunch and bottled water
- All necessary equipment, flies, and tackle
- All applicable taxes
What’s Not Included:
- Beer and alcohol
- Fishing license for each angler
- Gratuities for the guide
Please review day trip terms and conditions section for more information specific to location/outfitter:
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Payment Terms For All Yellow Dog Trip Bookings
In order to lock in your trip reservation, we ask that you please remit payment within 10 days of receipt of invoice. For your convenience, Yellow Dog accepts on-line payments via a direct and secure ACH platform – a quick and easy way to complete your trip reservation. Note that all Yellow Dog invoices include a live link that takes you directly to the Yellow Dog ACH platform for fast and easy payment. For open and existing invoices with a remaining balance, payment reminders also include this easy link to the ACH page.
Other customary forms of payment that are accepted are checks or wire transfers. If you would like to pay in a different way or have any questions about alternate payment methods, please contact Yellow Dog at (888) 777-5060 or (406) 585-8667. We are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Beginning September 1st, 2020, Yellow Dog will apply a 3% convenience fee for all credit card transactions.
Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures Standard Forms For Payment
- ACH online payments (for US banking institutions only).
- Traditional checks (sent via mail)
- Electronic wire payments (client is responsible for any wiring fees)
*Please contact us if you prefer or require a different payment option. Convenience fees may apply for other payment methods.
**Please be aware that the ACH platform is only available for US financial institutions and bank accounts. International payments can be made via wire or with a credit card.
About the Outfitter
Greg Bricker’s Freestone Fly Fishing Outfitters offers both float and wade fishing trips on the Yellowstone, Missouri, Jefferson, Gallatin, and Madison Rivers with full and half day options. Our fundamental philosophy emphasizes finding solitude while providing great fishing opportunities, we fully believe fishing is better on the road less traveled. All trips include complimentary usage of rods/reels, all flies and terminal tackle, lunch, beverages, and transportation. Classes, instruction, and individual/group lessons are available upon request.