Boulder River Outpost - All Inclusive
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MADISON RIVER VALLEY ~ YELLOWSTONE RIVER VALLEY ~ GALLATIN RIVER VALLEY ~ BOZEMAN ~ ENNIS ~ LIVINGSTON ~ BIG SKY ~ GARDINER
Montana Angler Fly Fishing, 76 Lucille Lane, Bozeman MT 59718
Location, location, location! The all
inclusive Boulder River Outpost places you
in in the heart of one of the most
spectacular valleys in all of Montana. The
Boulder river slices through Montana's
highest mountains with the Beartooths to
the east and the Absarokas to the west.
Our Boulder River Outpost is located on
the banks of the East Boulder river and
just a 1/2 mile from the main boulder and
twenty miles from the Yellowstone.
We have a huge variety of lightly fished
waters at our fingertips including access
to private ranches, strictly permitted rivers
and technical spring creeks. The dry fly
opportunities in the Boulder Valley and its
surrounding wates are some of the best in
the state! After a great day of fishing come
back to our rustic and comfortable cabins
and enjoy a delicious meal prepared by
our camp cook. If you haven't had enough
you can grab a rod for a few more casts
on the East Boulder or enjoy the sweeping
views of the ranch country where Robert
Redford's "The Horse Whisperer" was
The Boulder Valley and Surrounding Area
The Boulder Valley offers unspoiled, spectacular scenery and several world class blue ribbon fisheries. The valley is
largely undeveloped with the upper 30 miles flowing through National Forest Land (the headwaters drain the North side of
Yellowstone National Park). The Outpost is located near the National Forest Land on the Main Boulder and East
Boulder. The vast majority of the lower Boulder from the downstream to Big Timber is made up of several huge ranches.
The Upper Valley is heavily timbered and offers dramatic mountain scenery with towering peaks on both sides of the
river. Gin clear water and several spectacular waterfalls add to the sublime setting. As the river continues its path
towards Big Timber the dense timber breaks and the river flows through pastoral ranches with the tall mountains in the
near distance. The two main tributaries: the East Boulder and West Boulder also provide great fishing and more idylic
At Big Timber (just a short drive downstream) the Boulder joins the Yellowstone River which produces outstanding big
river float fishing. The next river over is the Stillwater which is also a target from the Boulder River Outpost - it is like a big
brother of the Boulder with clear waters and swift currents. North of Big Timber Montana Angler leases two ranches on
Big Timber Creek and Sweetgrass Creek which offer excellent lighlty pressured small stream dry fly fishing.
We fish a giant swath of Montana and our guides feel that the diverse fishing opportunities from the Boulder River
Outpost are some of the best variety from one location of any region in the state. Most of the waters that we target are
also very lightly fished, either because most guides can't row the techical water on the Boulder with drift boats (we use
both rafts and drift boats), or because they can't access the National Forest waters, or because the don't have access to
the private ranches in the region that we have exclusive access to. Dry fly fishing is often spectacular and most of the
summer we fish almost exclusively on the surface.
Boulder River above the Natural Bridge
The Boulder above the Natural Bridge offers busy pocket water with aggressive rainbows, brook trout and cutthroat trout
that love to eat dry flies. Large attractor dries prevail early in the season followed by a terrific green drake hatch and late
season spruce moths and terrestrials. Scenery is spectacular and the great fishing extends for over 30 miles upstream
of the camp!
Boulder River below the Natural Bridge
Below the 300 foot water fall at the Natural Bridge the Boulder enters big ranch country but doesn't loose its fast pocket
water nature. Browns and rainbows dominate hear and dry fly fishing remains our favorite technique. Larger trout in the
16-18" range are common and fish over 20" are regularly caught on the lower floats near the Yellowstone. This water is
often floated in the summer using our skilled guides and customized rafts with fishing frames, seats and anchor
West Boulder River
This medium sized river has a mixed bag of mostly rainbows and cutthroats - some of which are very big. The valley is
gorgeous. We also offer trips into the remote wilderness area at the headwaters either by hiking or by horse back. An
overnight extension to the West Boulder tent camp in the backcountry is also an option.
East Boulder River
The East Boulder is smaller than the West Boulder. The trout aren't as big but the action can be great and as a bonus it
flows right along the edge the Outpost providing for some great evening fishing after dinner.
This legendary river is best floated. It provides outstanding fishing from its headwaters in Yellowstone Park all the way to
beyond Columbus. From our Boulder River Outpost we focus on the "Lower Yellowstone" from Livingston to Columbus
where huge browns and big rainbows wait. A variety of hatches come off in the spring and early summer followed by
outstanding terrestrial fishing with hoppers, ants and beetles in the late summer and early fall. Late season produces
some huge pre spawn brown trout on streamers and big nymphs.
The stillwater is the sister river of the main boulder and is found one river valley to the east. It is slightly larger in volume
but offers similar fast action pocket water with great dry fly fishing. It is a long drive from the major guide centers of
Bozeman and Livingston which helps keep it off the radar of many of the areas guides. At higher flows we float the
Stillwater in rafts and at lower flows it is best wade fished.
We have access to a great small stream fishery on a private ranch on the North Fork of the Musselshell. The stream is
rested several days each week and never fished two days in a row. Enjoy one undercut bank after another, each with
eager trout that rarely see flies. This is a great place to attempt a Montana grand slam since all four species of trout can
be found: cutthroat, brown, rainbow and brook trout.
Another fantastic small stream that drains the rugged Crazy Mountains. This is just 45 minutes from the Outpost and we
fish private water on a 25,000 acre ranch. The sweeping views are breathtaking if you can take your eyes away from the
creek and its aggressive trout.
Burns lake is on another private ranch and offers the chance for trophy trout on both dries and nymphs. The lake is
amazingly productive with great hatches of callibaetis mayflies and damseflies. Fish up to 10 lbs swim in its depths.
Livingston Spring Creeks
For anglers that wan't to test their skill on some of the most prolific and technical waters in the world we can visit the
famous spring creeks near Livingston (about an hour drive) including DePuy, Nelson and Armstrong. These wade fishing
streams are born from underground springs and are infested with aquatic insects and other macroinvertebrates that result
in an amazing density of trout. Hatches on the creeks are spectacular but expect to work hard to fool the often highly
Outfitters: Mike Lovely #4955 and Brian McGeehan #10770
Our camp chef and guides work hard to ensure that you will enjoy outstanding dining while at the Boulder River Outpost.
We prepare hearty breakfasts each morning that may include blueberry pancakes, bacon, omeletes, hot coffee, OJ, and
fresh fruits. Lunches are generally picnic style along the river but we sometimes return to the cabins to grill bruats or
chicken to break up our day on the water. Dinners are a multi course event that begin with a generous supply of
appetizers while our guests enjoy some of the locally brewed beers we provide or a refreshing glass of wine. Entrees are
often grilled on our outdoor fire pan and desserts are always home made. We frequently put to use cast iron dutch ovens
over hot coals to prepare succulent side dishes or tasty desserts.
Prosciutto wrapped asparagus
French cheese assortment with crackers
Mixed Greens ~ Mixed Greens, Amaltheia Goat Cheese, Shaved Almonds, Dried Cranberries, Shaved Carrots, Golden
Beets, Vinaigarette Dressing
Bison Tenderloin ~ Locally raised Montana Bison Tenderloin encrusted in herbs and grilled to your taste, Dutch oven
baked baby red potatoes, grilled vegetables.
(Other possible entrees include grilled New York Strip steaks, grilled wild Salmon, Tequila Lime Chicken, Lobster and
Wild Mushroom Ravioli).
Pineapple Upside Down Cake ~ prepared in a Dutch oven
(Other possible desserts include frozen key lime pie, raspberry orange trifle, peach raspberry shortcakes with whipped
cream and fresh fruit)
Boulder River Outpost All Inclusive Rates
3 Night/2 Day - $1650 per person
4 Night/3 Day - $2275 per person
5 Night/4 Day - $2900 per person
6 Night/5 Day - $3405 per person
7 Night/6 Day - $3870 per person
*** for single guide to client ratio add $235 per day
Packages include: Equipment use, wader rentals, all meals, complimentary wine and beer, guided fishing, rod fees on
any private water days.
Packages do not include: airport shuttle, guide gratuities, fishing licenses
"What an amazing trip! We have been fishing Montana for over ten years and our last
trip with your team at Montana Angler was by far the best that we have ever
experienced. I can't believe how good the fishing was and how few other anglers we
encountered. The guides were amazing and the fishing on the Boulder River and on
the private ranches we visited was incredible. We'll be back!"
Tom and Jim Peterson ~ Denver, CO
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The Boulder River Outpost sits on the edge of several massive ranches where Robert
Redford's "The Horse Whisperer" was filmed. There are two cabins and a game room. The
smaller bunkhouse cabin has three bedrooms, a living area, full kitchen and single bath. The
larger main cabin has two bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as a larger kitchen,
mudroom and wader room. Each cabin has a wood stove and wood accents. The Outpost
can accommodate up to 10 anglers but we do not mix groups and you always have the
entire facility exclusively for your group. The minimum group size is 2 and maximum is 10.
Our guides and camp cook also stay at the Outpost to prepare all meals, tell stories and
engage our guests in some good hearted lawn games after a day on the water. The East
Boulder River flows along the property boundary and offers some great wade fishing and the
Main Boulder is just 1/2 mile down the gravel road.