Yellow Dog was born and bred in Montana, and our office is located in the heart of Big Sky country. Montana is Mecca when it comes to blue-ribbon trout rivers. And since this is our backyard, nobody knows the famous waters of this great state better than we do.
Located in a remote and isolated setting eight miles north of Yellowstone National Park, Absaroka Beartooth Outfitters – which operates mid-July through the end of August – offers isolated wilderness fishing from a well-established and comfortable backcountry tent camp.
Unquestionably one of the greatest trout rivers in the world, fly fishing the Bighorn River is an angler’s dream-come-true. It’s clear, trout-filled waters flow from the base of the Yellowtail Dam in Fort Smith, MT and abundant insect hatches produce exceptional rainbow and brown trout fishing year-round for both novice and expert anglers alike.
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This first-class facility is located directly on the banks of the Bighorn, a clear, cool Montana tailwater river that hosts thousands of rainbow and brown trout per mile. Here you can fish long days for large, wild trout – returning each evening to enjoy the comforts and amenities of the nicest lodge in the area.
Located in Twin Bridges, Montana, Four Rivers Fishing Company is one of the oldest full-service fly fishing operations in the area. With five of Montana’s most famous rivers located within a 40-mile radius of Twin, this is truly the “trout Mecca” of the lower-48.
On a 350-acre ranch just outside the town of Bozeman, Montana sits the Gallatin River Lodge, a full-service fishing lodge situated within easy striking distance of the Yellowstone River, the Lower Gallatin, the Upper and Lower Madison, and numerous spring creeks and lakes (all less than an hour’s drive from the Lodge).
The lodging at the Great Waters Inn is second to none. It is one of the oldest and most trusted lodges in Southwest Montana. Our complete fishing packages offer anglers world class fly fishing and premier lodging in a prime location within Southwest Montana.
Linehan Outfitting Company is located in the northwest corner of Montana, with a setting entirely different from what you expect in Montana - one of lush forests and few crowds. With many fishing and lodging choices, Linehan Outfitters lets you completely customize your Montana fishing adventure!
The Missouri River has quickly become known in the fly fishing world as one of the most productive trout fisheries in North America. The Lodge at Eagle Rock is the first all-inclusive, full-service luxury fishing lodge on the Missouri River.
The backyard of the Madison Valley Ranch is a fly fisherman’s playground. Spectacular Big Sky Country views inspire any guest and the daily wildlife viewing is reminiscent of the West as seen by Lewis and Clark.
When it comes to pure dry fly fishing, the rivers in Missoula’s vicinity provide some of the best opportunities! Accommodations for packages are at the Missoula River Lodge with three different fully-furnished locations, all on the centrally-located Clark Fork River.
Missouri River Ranch, located just outside Craig, Montana, offers couples, friends, families and small corporate groups luxury accommodations and Missouri River frontage surrounded by 160 acres of wildflowers and meadows
Besides being one of the best stocked fly shops in the Western United States, their services also include fully guided fishing trips on the Missouri River, lodging options, drift boat and gear rentals, and shuttle services. Not to mention a great deli and convenience store attached to the fly shop.
Ruby Springs Lodge has a well-earned reputation for being one of the best-run, most exceptional fishing lodges in the entire Western United States. High-end and incredibly nice in every detail, this operation consists of two main lodge buildings and a number of private cabins built directly on the banks of Southwest Montana’s Ruby River.
The Silver Bow Club is a high-end, family-owned Montana guest ranch perfectly situated on 1,800 acres with 3 1/2 miles of private river access on the Big Hole River outside of Divide, Montana; perfect for a Montana fishing trip. Enjoy the entire 15,000 square foot main lodge when coming with family, spouse, or a group.
This is a fully-guided float trip on the pristine, protected, and isolated waters, covering 60 river miles and winding through a scenic and remote canyon over the course of five days.
The South Fork of the Flathead is known in the fly fishing world as the Mecca for dry-fly cutthroat fishing. Located in the 1.5 million-acre Bob Marshall Wilderness, America’s first ever designated wilderness area, the South Fork is formed from the junction of Danaher Creek and Young’s Creek.
Based out of Twin Bridges, the Stonefly Lodge & Inn provides angling guests opportunities to fish famous Southwest Montana rivers such as the Big Hole, Beaverhead, Madison, Jefferson, and Ruby Rivers, all within a one-hour drive of your door.
Sunrise Pack Station specializes in horseback riding adventures, day rides and fishing vacations into the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park. They offer a unique vacation experience.
Rather than working with one single outfitter out of the Bozeman area, we’ve organized a team of the area’s finest guides, outfitters, and lodging options to create a network that ensures that you’ll be matched with the best guide, on the best waters, at exactly the right time of year.
Yellowstone Valley Lodge – recently renovated and re-opened – is a highly-personalized Montana fishing lodge located in beautiful Paradise Valley, Montana. Built directly on the banks of the world-famous Yellowstone River – known for its prolific hatches and excellent cutthroat and rainbow fishing – YVL offers the finest location in the entire area.
The trout fishing opportunities in Idaho are legendary, and anglers from all over the world travel to this state to fish such storied waters as the Henry’s Fork, South Fork of the Snake, and more. Southeast Idaho shares borders with Yellowstone National Park, Montana, and Wyoming which any traveled fly angler will contend has the highest concentration of famous trout rivers anywhere in the lower 48-sates.
Mike and Sheralee Lawson’s roots are five generations deep in Henry’s Fork country. In 1976 they started Henry’s Fork Anglers, just upstream from the Harriman Park section of the Henry’s Fork on Idaho’s Highway 20. Henry’s Fork Anglers continues today as a stand-alone fly fishing shop and outfitting business
Henry’s Fork Lodge offers some of the finest accommodations and dining, and one of the most diverse fishing programs in the entire Yellowstone region. On any given day, anglers staying at the Lodge have the option to fish the Henry’s Fork, South Fork of the Snake, the Madison River, Hebgen Lake, Yellowstone Park, and many other stillwaters and smaller streams in the area.
This fishery has been managed by the state of Idaho as a catch and release fishery since 1973, making it one of the best fisheries in the northwest for both numbers of fish and for consistently good action on a dry fly. If you are someone who loves to throw dry flies and are seeking a fully-outfitted, wild, multi-day float trip, then this trip is a must!
The South Fork Lodge is a beautiful, high-end Western lodge built directly on a dramatic bend of the world-famous South Fork of the Snake River in scenic Swan Valley, Idaho. This stunning wilderness location offers a perfect blend of rustic elegance, outstanding activities and exceptional hospitality.
The Lodge at Palisades Creek is located a few miles beneath Palisades Dam on the South Fork of the Snake River in Swan Valley, Idaho. The South Fork is hands-down one of the finest dry fly fishing rivers in North America – or for that matter anywhere on the planet.
Situated directly on the banks of the Henry's Fork is TroutHunter Lodge, one of our top picks for guided fishing and lodging in eastern Idaho and the Yellowstone region. Each TroutHunter lodge package is constructed to meet your expectations, putting you on the right water, with the right flies, at any time of year.
Wyoming may be the least populated state when it comes to humans, but it’s definitely not the least populated state when it comes to trout! So whether you want to search for trophy-sized wild trout, seek solitude on a quiet spring creek, or get off the beaten path to fish less crowded waters, the state of Wyoming should be on every angler’s list to fish.
The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch is a super high-end, robust, family-friendly community setting, offering a collection of well-appointed accommodations with refined Western personality for groups of any size up to 150 guests. It is ideal for families, couples, and large corporate groups.
As part of the Brush Creek Ranch collection of properties, the French Creek Sportsman's Club presents the most desired ranch in the Platte River Valley. Gather at this elite enclave, a 15,000-acre sporting paradise which is famous among the nation's premier hunting and fishing properties.
This is an amazing tailwater fishery that offers some of the best wild brown trout fishing in the United States complimented by impressive numbers of hot and heavy rainbows. There are also a number of great whitewater sections on these floats, which adds to the overall excitement of each trip!