Our guests typically stay in Bozeman, Ennis, Big Sky or Livingston (including Paradise Valley). Bozeman is home to a world class airport servicing 8 major airlines with direct flights to Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Seattle. Montana Angler has guides in the Yellowstone, Madison, and Gallatin river valleys and we own as well as partner with several lodges and hotels in the area. When planning your trip, we can help you find accommodations or you can choose one of our Montana fishing and lodging packages. Our guides will pick you up at your hotel, house rental, or lodge, or meet you at our downtown fly shop in Bozeman.
Bozeman and the Gallatin Valley
Our home base and the location of our full service fly shop and outfitting offices, Bozeman is a small college town (pop: 50,000) with a great selection of accommodations and restaurants. Considered the cultural center of Montana, Bozeman's active nightlife and vibrant community attract many of our guests. Bozeman is also centrally located in regards to many of the rivers that we fish and is a great location to base a Montana fly fishing trip out of. The Madison, Yellowstone, Gallatin, Boulder, East Gallatin, Jefferson, Livingston Spring Creeks, Upper Missouri, Willow Creek, Sitz Ranch and more are all within an hour drive. Bozeman is hard to top for both diversity of fishing and apres fishing dining and nightlife. Our Bozeman fishing guides are some of the best in the country!
Ennis and the Madison Valley
Ennis is a small, quaint Western town located a short 45 minutes from the Bozeman Airport. With a population just over 1,000 people, Ennis a great place to "cowboy up" and experience some world class Madison River fly fishing. The town is located in the spectacular Madison Valley and is an ideal location to base a fishing trip for those looking for a more rustic feel than Bozeman. It is also the ideal area for those that know they will be fly fishing the Madison River for the majority of their stay. In addition to the Madison, there are several other good fisheries like the Ruby, Willow Creek and the Sitz ranch within a short drive from Ennis. Several of Montana Angler's fly fishing guides specialize in the Madison River and call Ennis home.
Livingston and Paradise Valley of the Yellowstone
Livingston is a small Western railroad town with a terrific downtown and the best Fourth of July rodeo in Montana. With a population of just over 7,000 people, it blends small town feel with some great restaurants and pubs. Livingston is just a short 30 minute from the Bozeman airport and is located on the Yellowstone River. This is a great location to base a mid summer or fall fishing trip out of, especially for those that have fallen in love with fly fishing the Yellowstone River. Paradise Valley is located upstream of Livingston on route to Yellowstone Park. With the Absoraka mountains towering overhead, Paradise Valley is home to some of the world's most breathtaking views.
Big Sky and the Gallatin Canyon
Big Sky is an all season resort town located one hour from the Bozeman Airport. Big Sky is most famous for its world class skiing, but the terrific fly fishing on the Gallatin River also makes it a great angling destination. The Madison River is also an hour and twenty minute drive away for those that want to experience a more traditional Montana float fishing trip with one of our guides. Big Sky is popular with many of our guests that want to experience other Montana activities like horse back riding and white water rafting in a beautiful mountain setting. There are also world class accommodations in Big Sky due to the proximity of the superb ski mountain.