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Address: 1716 West Main Street, Bozeman, MT 59715
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+1 406-587-4707
07:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00

Established in 1978, Montana Troutfitters is Bozeman's oldest fly fishing...

Established in 1978, Montana Troutfitters is Bozeman's oldest fly fishing shop -- so take advantage of our experience!We offer a complete selection of high quality fly fishing tackle and have the area's largest selection of custom, hand-tied trout flies. Montana Troutfitters also provides the most knowledgeable and experienced guide staff in Southwest Montana. Our various guided fly fishing trips offer an unparalleled experience on Montana’s blue ribbon rivers and streams. Let our experience take you to your angling adventures of a lifetime. We pride ourselves in offering the highest quality instruction in the industry. Teaching people to fish is a way of life here at Montana Troutfitters. Located in the beautiful Gallatin River valley, only a short distance from Yellowstone National Park, the Bozeman area offers a staggering amount of world class angling opportunities. The Madison, Gallatin, Yellowstone, Big Hole and Missouri rivers, numerous small streams, the Paradise Valley spring creeks and beautiful mountain lakes combine to make Bozeman a fly fishing nirvana and a very attractive base of operations for a world-class fly fishing adventure.

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Great shop and great guides!

I had a great one-day float trip on the Yellowstone River through Montana Troutfitters. It was quick and easy to book the trip, and they were always friendly and helpful. They... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 September 2016
Shoreview, Minnesota
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Shoreview, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I had a great one-day float trip on the Yellowstone River through Montana Troutfitters. It was quick and easy to book the trip, and they were always friendly and helpful. They had great recommendations for other things to do in the Bozeman area. Our guides, Justin and Ashby, were great. They were very helpful to us beginners, giving us enough... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is my fourth year fishing with Troutfitters and they do not disappoint! Gary Buehner is, hands down, the best guide I have ever fished with! He gets you on the fish immediately, or at least the bites!! Troutfitters is lucky to have a guide like Gary in their arsenal........TOP KNOTCH!

1 Thank Doug F
Clarksburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Simply cannot say enough about the customer service at the shop or on the river with the guides. This was out second trip with these fine folks. Everything is furnished. Great place. Hope to go back next year.

1 Thank 222Roy
Falls Church, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

They were incredibly patient with my two antsy boys. Loved fishing with them and my two seven year olds were fishing like pros

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2014 via mobile

Montana Troutfitters is my go to fly shop for anytime I need a guided trip. They handle everything and every request. My latest trip with old time guide Dave Kumlien was a great success on the Big Hole. This is a fly shop that personable and easy to deal with.

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Clarksburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2014

My brother and I spent four (4) full days on the water with Gary Behrent. We were treated like family members. He had lunch boxed and ready to go every morning. Absolutely took care of everything we needed on this trip. Even picked us up at the hotel. Went to three (3) different rivers and enjoyed minute of the trips.... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2014

Our family loves to fly fish although we have a range of likes and abilities. I love to catch trout on small water where I don't see any other anglers. On this trip my husband promised me he would find a guide who would listen to what I wanted and put me on the water I like. Montana Troutfitters delivered... More 

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Gilmanton Iron Works, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

My wife & I are beginners to fly fishing and wondered how we would be treated by the staff of the fly shop and the guide. We found all of the staff at Montana Troutfitters to be very friendly and extremely helpful, especially John McPherson. Our guide, Gary Behrent, was very patient, incredibly helpful and extremely knowledgeable. Thanks to Gary,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

Fished the Missouri and Upper Madison with head guide Gary Behrent. I've fished with, and shopped at Troutfitters at least thirty times in past seven years and can honestly say they are the best store with the most knowledgable guides in all of Southwest Montana. You need special requests filled, lodging booked on more remote or distant rivers, equipment repaired,... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

This outfit knows how to treat a customer. There's no doubt that many guide services can occasionally provide for a good or great day of fishing, but Montana Troutfitters' owner really want satisfaction, and should there be anything that's not really "to your liking" after the trip, they want to make it right. (personal experience) They go out of their... More 

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