When planning a fishing trip there are always many things to consider. This covers the basic questions that are asked on a regular basis. If you have any additional questions feel free to send us an email.
Getting to Bozeman
Bozeman now has the largest and busiest airport in the state of Montana. They service many of the bigger airlines such as Delta, United, Allegiant, Frontier and Alaska airlines. Many of these airlines now have direct flights from major metropolises during prime seasons. They also connect out of Denver, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Minneapolis. Even though our airport is 1/4 the size of many other bigger cities it is a smooth running point of entry for people coming out to enjoy Southwestern Montana and Yellowstone National Park.
Decide and Reserve Early
Once you have decided on dates to fish it is important to book as early for many reasons. One reason is that there are limited fishing dates throughout the summer. Quality guides are booked early for most of the prime dates. The longer you wait the less chance you have of booking a seasoned and qualified guide. Many of my clients book as many as 3-6 months out to insure they know what to expect. Another reason for booking early is to get the lodging reserved. Many of the destinations we travel to are small fishing towns with very limited lodging options that are based on a first come first served basis. Booking your trip early helps ease the problem of scrambling to find any lodging options that might be left later in the season. This doesn't mean that the lodging isn't available but we want to make your trip as easy and enjoyable as possible. Destinations such as the Missouri River in Craig, MT only has a limited amount of rooms and when they are booked we must stay in other options from 20-45 minutes away. Not quite as convenient as being right in the middle of the action.
The Key to Success is Flexibility
We will always ask you for your input on what you want out of your trip and do our best to fulfill your wishes. We also want to make sure that we give you the best chances for success. Many variables can affect our rivers. We may need to switch rivers after a hard thunderstorm the previous day, a prolonged run off or unfishable winds may have us choosing a different area because the conditions demand it. We always want to satisfy your wants but keep in mind that we might have to switch gears, because of water or weather conditions that are out of our control to give you the best day possible.
Special Needs That Need to Be Addressed
If you have any dietary needs or problems wading, it is important to let us know. Many of our clients have food allergies, are gluten free, vegetarian, recently had a procedure done or need one. Letting us know any special information will help us make sure your trip goes smoothly. We can cater to just about anything but it has happened that we have talked and planned a specific walk wade trip and the client shows up in a leg cast. All we ask is that you give us a heads up before your trip so we can plan accordingly.
To assure that you'll be fishing on the days you prefer, we recommend that you book your trip several weeks in advance. We will confirm your reservation upon receipt of a 50% deposit. Full refunds will be issued when trips are cancelled at least 30 days in advance of your trip date. No refunds will be issued if you cancel within 30 days. We have no control over Mother Nature's unpredictability, refunds are not made when due to inclement weather.
We want you to have an unbelievable time while fishing with us here in SW Montana. The best way to ensure that happens is to have a open dialog about what you want out of your trip, expectations and any special requests that you might have. We will do all we can within our limits to satisfy your needs.