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The Montana Sampler

Does not include pre & post-trip lodging, guide & camp staff gratuities, fishing licenses, or alcohol.
Fly Fishing
Road Trips

Your Montana Sampler Includes

Explore Your Choice of Montana's Fisheries

Montana is home to many legendary trout waters and our Montana Sampler is made for those wishing to explore these fantastic fisheries.  On this tour you have the chance to experience a variety of fisheries like freestone streams, tailwaters, spring creeks and Yellowstone Park streams. You can choose from a quick 3 day sampling of several waters or a more extensive 7-9 day exploration of the area.  If you’re unsure of where you would like to go, the itineraries listed below should give you a good idea of the possibilities. However, we can customize your trip with any combination of waters depending on the time of year and other logistical factors.  Your stay may be at various accommodations in the Bozeman/Livingston area, Paradise Valley or the surrounding area. Ease your mind with a soulful soak at one of the area’s hot springs. And, of course, we’re always happy to share the local favorite places to eat and drink with you! 
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Trip Lengths: 3-9 Days
Sample Fishing Itineraries:
3 Days
: 1 day each - Madison, Gallatin, Yellowstone or Boulder, Stillwater, Yellowstone
5 Days: 1 day each - Madison, Gallatin, Yellowstone, Boulder, Stillwater
5 Days: 1 day each - Boulder, Stillwater, Spring Creek, Yellowstone River, Yellowstone Park stream
7 Days: 2 days on the Missouri, 1 day each – Ruby, Madison, Gallatin, Yellowstone River, Spring Creek
9 Days: 2 days on the Missouri, 1 day each – Ruby, Madison, Gallatin, Yellowstone River, Spring Creeks, Boulder, Stillwater
Best Times for Montana Sampler
March, April, July, August, September, October
Recommended Airports:
Arrival & Departure: Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, Billings Logan International Airport

Our guides work very hard to ensure an enjoyable trip, and we encourage you to tip accordingly. As a general rule, gratuities range from $100-$200/day/guide, although an excellent day of fishing, a memorable event, or extra effort on the guide's behalf may deserve more. Please consider that our guides work harder when fishing is slow or during adverse weather. Cash gratuities should be given directly to your guide daily or upon finishing multi-day trips.

Many variables beyond our control, like weather, wind, barometric pressure, water temperatures, and fish behavior, influence the day's fishing. There are many ways you can enjoy a guided trip beyond the fish. Please align your expectations with the conditions and your abilities. No expectations, no disappointments!

Clients frequently invite guides for drinks or dinner after fishing. Socializing is a great way to celebrate the day's events, plan the next day, and connect. While guides always appreciate the client's generosity, buying drinks and dinner are not considered part of or in lieu of gratuities. Socializing extends a guide's long and physically demanding day. Time is required before and after each day's trip for preparing, organizing, and cleaning. 

If you have any concerns or are disappointed in your trip in any way, please let us know. 
Greater Yellowstone Flyfishing Outfitters
Day Trip Policies
When booking a trip with Greater Yellowstone Flyfishing Outfitters, you are entering a professional relationship and agreement. Please read these terms and conditions carefully, as all terms are binding once a trip is booked. Receipt of deposit or final payment confirms that the client(s) has read and accepted the deposit, refund, cancellation, and responsibility clauses. 

A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking to confirm all reservations. Deposits are non-refundable for cancellations made less than 60 days before a scheduled trip. The final balance is due 30 days before a scheduled trip and is non-refundable. 

All cancellations must be made in writing as soon as possible to Greater Yellowstone Flyfishing Outfitters. Due to our reliance on advanced bookings, operation in good faith, securing guides, permits, and addressing other logistics well in advance, we make no exceptions to our refund and cancellation policies.

Rescheduling a trip is the same as canceling and subject to the same cancellation and refund policies. 

For cancellations inside 60 days, refunds or credits towards a future trip will be made if we rebook your guide(s) with another party or if the customer provides a suitable replacement.  

No refunds are made due to any medical, family, or business emergencies or any other unexpected events. 

Refunds or credits are not issued for fishing time lost due to inclement weather. Our trips go out in all safe weather and water conditions. Adverse weather, varying water levels, or undesirable fishing conditions are not acceptable reasons to cancel or receive a refund. Besides, some of the best fishing occurs during adverse conditions. Weather in the Rockies is variable; watch the forecast in advance for the area you plan on fishing and pack accordingly. Visit our Gear Lists for recommendations on appropriate clothing and gear.   

Cancellations by your guide, mutual guide/client decision, unsafe weather or water conditions, state or federal closures, or other uncontrollable circumstances will be refunded in full or credit applied towards a future trip.

Credits issued for future trips must be used within one year of the originally booked trip date. Credits unused after one year will be forfeited.

Greater Yellowstone Flyfishing Outfitters and its guides reserve the right to change itineraries due to unfavorable conditions or for any other reasons deemed necessary.

Trip Insurance
We highly recommend that you purchase trip insurance in advance of your trip. Unforeseen circumstances arise, and travel insurance is very reasonable should you have to cancel your trip for any reason. For more information, visit
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