Packing List for Standard River Camping Trips

Packing List for River Camping Trips and the Ultimate Road Trip

Camp Gear Provided by Montana Angler:

  • all meals once in camp
  • all beverages
  • Sleeping Bags (professionally laundered after each trip)
  • Sleeping Pads
  • Pillows
  • Cots
  • Sleeping Tents (max 2 guests per tent)
  • Hand wash station, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, etc
  • Large dry bag for your personal items not needed while fishing

Fishing Gear by Montana Angler:

  • fly rods
  • flies, leaders, tippet and all other fishing tackle
  • waders are only needed in spring and fall and can be rented at added cost

Personal Gear to Pack for Camp:

  • Small flash light
  • Polarized Sunglasses
  • Personal toiletries (toothbrush, glasses/contacts/medications, etc)
  • 2 heavy duty trash bags to separate dirty clothes from clean in your dry bag
  • Sun Screen
  • Phone or Camera for Photos 

Recommended Clothing:

  • Sandals (not flip flops) for on the river
  • Sun hat
  • Rain coat and rain pants
  • Comfortable shoes like sneakers for in camp
  • Layers of clothing for camp and river (fleece, etc.)
  • Quick dry, breathable clothing for on the river
  • Pair of long underwear (maybe 2 for spring or fall trips)
  • Gloves and warm hat for early spring, fall or winter trips
  • Swimsuit if weather permits

Montana Fishing License:

  • MT fishing licenses can be purchased online - see our fishing license page for information
  • If you arrive early before your trip you can also purchase them at our fly shop at 435 E. Main Street in Downtown Bozeman

Optional Fishing Gear (NOTE - we provide ALL fishing tackle and can rent waders if needed. This list is ONLY for those that choose to bring their own fishing gear):

  • Waders (usually only needed for cooler times of year, wet wading is common in mid summer)
  • Wading boots (NO studded boots, they damage the boats)
  • Fishing Vest or Pack
  • Clippers & Forceps 
  • Leaders 9'- 3x,4x
  • Strike Indicators                                 
  • Tippet Material 3x,4x,5x most common
  • Split Shot B,BB
  • Dry Fly Floatant
  • Fly Boxes
  • Wading Staff (optional)
  • 5 or 6 wt fly rod (most commonly used)