Guided Float Pricing
Our guided fly fishing trips are all a full day for one or two fishermen spent drift-fishing river stretches of at least 10 to 14 miles. We provide an experienced guide, rods (if needed), flies, leaders, and a stream-side lunch. You only need to bring a Montana fishing license, sunglasses, hat, and a hooded jacket as the weather of Montana can change on a moment’s notice.
Full-Day Guided Float Trip
1 or 2 Anglers
Not included: Rain gear, Montana fishing license, and guide gratuity.
We are frequently asked what the gratuity should be after a day of fly fishing. A typical gratuity is between 15% and 20% of the total trip cost. Fishing guides face numerous costs like insurance, flies, food, fuel, shuttle fees, and simple wear and tear on their gear. Rest assured guides always appreciate your gratuity.
A 50% deposit is required to secure day or days requested for guide trips. All Deposits are non-refundable unless you cancel more than 30 days in advance of your trip. At that time 50% of your deposit will be returned to you with 50% kept to cover bookkeeping expenses. Cancellations made less than 30 days in advance of your trip will receive no refund of deposit. We will apply deposit money for canceled trips to future booked dates for the same year if requested.
Frequently Asked Questions
We meet at our Clark Fork Trout shop at 715 Hwy 135. The shop has good parking for vehicles and the shop allows us to stage and decide upon a plan for the day.
Each guide will have 5wt or 6wt boat rods for you to use during the day. Many of us keep several different rods rigged for nymph, dry, and hopper fishing so we can quickly adjust to conditions. Feel free to bring your own favorite rods as well.
The guides provide a good selection of flies that we use during the day. We are out on the water clear of trees and bushes so we hopefully will not lose a lot of flies.
When we take a booking we are careful to ask about food allergies and take that into consideration when preparing lunch. Feel free to bring along snacks or specific foods if you choose and we will put them in the cooler for the day.
Nope, we are all very good teachers and enjoy coaching. During the season we teach lots of new customers to fly fish for the first time. It is an important step in the continued success of our chosen sport.
You will be in a hardened boat with an experienced guide. Each boat carries life preservers and they will be readily available. The trip is only as safe as you make it, so be sure to listen to your guide.
Always bring a hooded jacket and sunglasses. We have a wide variety of unexpected weather here in Montana including afternoon thunderstorms. A hooded jacket will provide you with protection in the event of a summer storm.
Any day on the river is better than a day at work. That’s why we guide in beautiful Montana. August is our warmest month and we might stop to cool off in the river, if needed. September is one of my favorite times with abundant hoppers on top water. July is the most predictably good weather.