Rates and Terms

Book in confidence during the COVID-19 Pandemic. See provisional cancellation policies For flexible scheduling during the 2020 season at the bottom of the page

Full Day Trips (one or two anglers per guide):
$580 per guide - Regular walk wade trips and drift boat floats - includes flies, leaders, use of rods and lunch
$620 per guide - Yellowstone National Park or Missouri River near Craig

Half Day Trips (one or two anglers per guide):
$450 per guide - includes flies, leaders and use of rods (lunch not included)

Fly Fishing Lodge Packages: (all inclusive lodges include all meals and are located on rivers with great scenery!)
Prices vary by lodge. Visit our fishing lodge packages for more detail on pricing

Stay and Fish Hotel Packages:
Prices vary by hotel. Visit our hotel fishing packages for more detail on pricing

Fishing Vacation Home Packages:
Prices vary by vacation home and cabin. Visit our fishing vacation home packages for more detail on pricing

Overnight Camping and Fishing Trips on the Madison and Yellowstone Rivers:
$580 per day per person (includes all flies, tackle and meals) - add $120 per day per person if group is less than 4 or if a single angler

Overnight Camping and Fishing Trips on the Smith River:
$4700 per person 5 day trip (includes all flies, tackle and meals) 

Wilderness Fly Fishing Horse Pack Trips:
$3000 6 day Hellroaring basecamp trips (extra nights can be added for an additional fee)
*Outfitter Cameron Mayo MT license #10925 

All day trips and many lodging packages can be made all inclusive to pre-pay extras such as gratuities and wader rentals (if needed). Just ask if you would like to pay for all of the bells and whistles up front.

Other Possible Expenses to Remember:
Guide Gratuities (average $120 per guide per day or $130 per guide per day when guides stay overnight - we recommend cash)

Wader Rental - $35 per person/day. Many float trips will not require waders. (note wader rentals are non-refundable once checked out, even if you do not use  them)

Montana Non-resident Fishing License (2 day/$42.50, 4 day/$67.50, 10 day/$73.50, Season/$103.50)

Yellowstone National Park fishing permits are $18/3 days, $25/7 days, $40/season and the daily entry fee is $35 per vehicle if driving separately or $20 per angler if riding with guide.

Private Ranch rod fees - for trips scheduled to private ranches rod fees may apply

Provisional Cancellation Policies during the Covid-19 Pandemic

(only for trips scheduled through Oct 31, 2020)

Provisional COVID-19 cancellation policy Montana Angler owned or 100% Managed Programs including MA exclusive lodges (Madison River Lodge, Boulder River Outpost, Sweet Grass Basecamp), Standard River Camping Trips (excluding Bob Marshal), Ultimate Road Trip, Smith River Expeditions, Day Trips or Hotel Packages.

Any cancelations over 90 days out are still subject to our standard policy, which is a full refund less a processing fee. For any cancellations within 90 days of the trip we are offering a provisional cancelation policy to provide more flexibility to guests while the outbreak persists, which is a 100% credit of payment towards any trips booked later in 2020, 2021 or 2022. If you rebook the identical itinerary, there will be no price adjustments even if that package experiences future rate increases. Guests may also choose to apply the credit toward any program Montana Angler offers (both in Montana or with our destination partners) during the same time period and we will apply the full value of your credit to the new program. You can use your credit to transfer to another individual as a gift to a future trip. As an alternative you may use the dollar value of your credit towards fly shop purchases (we are happy to ship product or a gift card).

All credits may be used for future trips in 2020, 2021 or 2022. If you rebook the identical itinerary, there will be no price adjustments even if that package experiences future rate increases. Guests may also choose to apply the credit toward any program Montana Angler offers (both in Montana or with our destination partners) during the same time period and we will apply the full value of your credit to the new program.  Please email any cancellation requests to [email protected].

Provisional COVID-19 cancellation policy for Montana Angler Partner Programs and Lodging

Many of our packages involve a blend of guide services provided by Montana Angler and a stay at a partner lodge or vacation rental. We also partner with Montana based horse pack outfitters. Finally, we provide booking services for many international destination lodges. With these packages we default to the lodge partner’s cancellation policy. Any cancellations over 90 days out are still subject to our standard policy, which is a full refund less a processing fee. For any cancelations within 90 days of the trip we are offering a provisional cancelation policy to provide more flexibility to guests while the outbreak persists. Each of our partner lodges in Montana, or our international partners abroad have unique cancellation policies. If your package involves a partner lodge we default to their cancellation policy for the lodging component. Many of our partners are also adjusting their standard policies and we are tracking any changes. If your trip is within 90 days we will commit to offering a full credit towards the guided fishing portion of your trip (if operated by Montana Angler guides) and then work with our lodging partner to determine if a credit will also be offered on the lodging component of the trip.

All trip credits with Montana Angler operated components of your trip be used for future trips in 2020, 2021 or 2022. Guests may also choose to apply the credit toward any program Montana Angler offers (both in Montana or with our destination partners) during the same time period and we will apply the full value of your credit to the new program.  You can also transfer any credit you have to another individual as a gift to a future trip. As an alternative you may use the dollar value of your credit towards fly shop purchases (we are happy to ship product or a gift card).

 

Please email any cancellation requests to [email protected].

Standard Cancellation Policies below apply for trips scheduled for August 1st 2020 and later:

Cancellation Policy for Day Trips, Vacation Home and Hotel Packages
A 50% deposit is required to secure a reservation within 7 days of booking. The balance is due 60 days prior to the start of the trip. In case of a cancellation, the deposit is fully refundable less a $100 processing fee if the written cancellation is received prior to 90 days of the arrival date. For cancellations within 90-60 days of arrival, the deposit is non-refundable. Requests to move a scheduled trip date are the same as cancelling and re-booking. If a cancellation must be made within 60 days of arrival no refund will be made on payments. Because of our reliance on advanced bookings, we must make no exceptions to our cancellation policy. Montana weather is often variable, trips are not cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. If you are at all concerned with the cancellation possibility, we strongly encourage you to purchase trip insurance. 

Cancellation Policy for Fishing Lodge and Overnight Camping Trips
A 50% deposit is required to secure a reservation within 7 days of booking. The balance of the trip is due within 60 days of the trip. In case of a cancellation, the deposit is fully refundable less a $200 processing fee per person if the written cancellation request is received prior to 90 days of the arrival date. For cancellations within 90-60 days of arrival, the deposit is non-refundable. Requests to move a scheduled trip date are the same as canceling and re-booking. If a cancellation must be made within 60 days of arrival no refund will be made on payments. Because of our reliance on advanced bookings, we must make no exceptions to our cancellation policy. Montana weather is often variable, trips are not cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. If you are at all concerned with the cancellation possibility, we strongly encourage you to purchase trip insurance. 

Cancellation Policy for International Trips and Alaska:
50% deposit is required to secure a reservation within 7 days of booking. The balance is due 90 days prior to the start of the trip. Deposits and final payments are NON-REFUNDABLE unless client replacement is found. Montana Angler Fly Fishing is solely a booking agent and not an outfitter on international destination travel. Requests to move a scheduled trip date are the same as cancelling and re-booking. Montana Angler Fly Fishing is not responsible for any loss, damage or injury arising while traveling, fishing or practicing any other activity. Because of our reliance on advanced bookings, we must make no exceptions to our cancellation policy. Adverse weather conditions are possible on any trip and in some situations can negatively affect fishing conditions or loss of fishing days. Refunds are not made if fishing days are lost due to adverse weather related conditions. If you are at all concerned with a cancellation possibility, we strongly encourage you to purchase trip insurance.

Trip Insurance
We strongly recommend that you purchase trip insurance. Unexpected events do arise and travel insurance is very reasonable. Insurance on a $3000 lodge package will cost between $100-$140 depending on age. There are many good travel insurance providers, but we recommend Global Rescue as a good option.

All trips are operated by licensed outfitters and guides
Brian McGeehan MT Outfitter #10770
Hell Roaring Horse Pack Trips Operated by Absaroka Beartooth Outfitters: Cameron Mayo MT Outfitter #10925 
Bob Marshall Float Trips Operated by Rich McAtee and the Montana Wilderness Lodge MT Outfitter #33514
Trips on the Beaverhead and Bighole rivers out of Healing Waters lodge are outfitted by Mike Geary MT Outfitter #1574

Montana Angler Fly Fishing Inc.
435 East Main Street
Bozeman MT, 59715

406-522-9854