Gallatin River fly fishing overview
While a guest at TroutChasers, you will have prime fishing access on this picturesque Montana river. Best known for its excellent summer dry fly fishing and the setting for the movie “A River Runs Through It,” the Gallatin River is a great pocket water with a healthy population of trout.
The average size trout in our stretch of the Gallatin will range from 12-16 inches, and they always seem to be looking on top for dry flies. The Gallatin sees a great number of insects hatching throughout the summer with awesome dry fly fishing being had from May through July. August brings a drop in flows from irrigation, and the hatches will slow up until mid-September through October.
Jason and our guides utilize rafts to gain access to stretches of the Gallatin that rarely get touched by other anglers. Though the fishing from a boat is restricted on the Gallatin, we use the rafts for transport and get out and wade some prime spots that are difficult to access on foot. Your days begins just eight miles away and finishes up at the Lodge!