Bozeman, Montana is centrally located in a fly fishing mecca within close proximity of the Madison, Gallatin and Yellowstone Rivers. Within a short drive you can be fishing on one of the Rockies' best fly fishing rivers. With many different famous rivers to fly fish, Bozeman is a destination for anglers of all skill levels.
The Madison River starts inside of Yellowstone National park and flows north where it meets up with the Gallatin and Jefferson Rivers to form the Missouri River. One of the most famous rivers in the state, the Madison should be on everyone's list of rivers to fish.
Read more about fly fishing the Madison River.
Located right in Bozeman, Montana's back yard, this medium sized freestone river offers anglers of all experience levels ample fishing opportunities. Starting in Yellowstone National Park, the Gallatin River flows north for 120 miles until it meets up with the Madison and Jefferson rivers in Three Forks, Montana to make the headwaters of the Missouri River. The Gallatin River is well known for its numbers of wild rainbow and brown trout eager to eat dry flies and nymphs.
Read more about the fishing the Gallatin River.
The Yellowstone River is the longest un-dammed river in the lower 48. Flowing for 680 miles, we concentrate on fly fishing the first 100 miles from the Yellowstone National Park boundary to the town of Columbus, MT. You cannot find a river more diverse in the immediate area. The Yellowstone River is divided up into many different sections that have their own characteristics and emotions. It is difficult at times to keep your eyes on the water without being distracted with the surrounding scenery and unique Yellowstone country wildlife.
Read more about fishing on the Yellowstone River.
Traveling to Bozeman, Montana is very convenient. With the busiest airport in the state, Bozeman Yellowstone International airport offers many direct flights from major cities throughout the US. Airlines with service to Bozeman are United, Delta, Alaska, Allegiant, Jet Blu, Frontier, Sun Country and American airlines. With many flights arriving and departing daily, Bozeman is easily accessible from across the country.
With over 30 different major chain hotels and additional boutique hotels, Bozeman has you covered if you are looking for your favorite hotel or something a little different. If you are interested in a rental home, both VRBO and Airbnb have many different options available to rent both in town and just outside of town in the mountains.
With a population of about 50k, Bozeman boasts a variety of dining options. From great steak houses to locals favorites. You can find both fine dining and quick and easy dinning at a variety of different locations.
Links to restaurants and lodging in the Bozeman area we suggest.
If you're looking for other things to do in the area, Bozeman offers plenty of outdoor activities. River rafting, hiking, mountain biking are all available in the immediate area. Interested in seeing the nation's first National Park? Bozeman is located less than 100 miles away from both entrances of Yellowstone National Park, bordering Montana. If you are coming to Bozeman, Montana for an extended stay, there are many additional activities to experience, besides the great fly fishing.