While there are always seasons that produce the best dry-fly fishing in Montana, a dedicated angler can find great fishing all year long. Your Montana TroutChasers guides know which fisheries are active during different times of year and are generally the best source of knowledge regarding local rivers.
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 day begins just eight miles away and finishes up at the Lodge!
The spring and fall fly fishing seasons bring the larger rainbows and browns out; when these big bruisers grab your fly it will scare you!
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.
We feel extremely fortunate to have concluded our 2020 season without having to shut down or cancel any trips due to a Covid exposure and/or outbreak on any of our trips or at our property.
In our continuing effort to keep our guests and team safe, our guide staff and those working at the lodge have committed to obtaining the Covid vaccination as soon as it becomes available to them.
We will continue the safety protocols that kept us operating through 2020 and will heed any recommendations by our County Board of Health.
With the uncertainty of travel due to Covid, we cannot emphasize enough the need to protect your financial travel investment with trip insurance. As a small, family-operated lodge, a canceled trip is next to impossible to re-book on short notice. Travel insurance can help to reimburse your expenses should you or someone in your party have to cancel.
Thanks for your understanding – we look forward to seeing you in the future!
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