Fly fishing in Montana is world renowned! Just one visit here and our guides at Swan Mountain Outfitters will prove that the reputation is well deserved. Anglers from all over the world come here to fish for the trout that fill our lakes, rivers and streams.
The Many Ways to Fish
The richness of our surroundings allows us to offer Montana fly fishing trips that meet the needs and desires of all types of anglers. We also have multiple ways of accessing fishing holes- whether you want to boat, foot, or ride your way in. Guests who fly fish with Swan Mountain Outfitters can choose anything from:
- Half-day, full day or overnight fly fishing float trips on the Swan River
- Full day hiking/wading exploration of fishing in the Swan Seeley Valley
- Full day floating on Swan Lake in our pontoon boat
- All day or overnight Fishing/Trail Ride Combinations
- Multi-day horseback/fishing pack trips in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex either to the famed Salmon Forks of the Flathead River, or pristine lakes and streams in the remote sections of the wilderness
Tailored Fishing Experiences
Whether you are a highly experienced fly fisherman or just starting out, we have the Montana fly fishing vacation for you! Experienced anglers will be drawn to the quality of our waters, the abundance of our fish, including a variety of trout. Beginning anglers can combine our fly fishing clinics with a half day fishing trip to get a well rounded mix of instruction and adventure. This is a popular route for folks who have always been interested in the sport, but have been intimidated to give it a try up to this point.
Fly fishing is the most popular type of fishing in Montana, but we also offer spin casting with lures and everything in between. We invite you to peruse the various types of offerings we have and come fishing in Montana with us!
Current Trip Rates
Group Discount Rates: 10% discount available for groups of 6+
3% Administrative Fee: All multi-day trip rates will have an additional 3% administrative fee added per reservation. If you have any questions please feel free to call us at (406) 387-4405.
Additional Fees and Discounts: One-on-one guide: $150 per day extra. Repeat Customer Discount: 10% off. For all trips, a 25% deposit is required upon booking, and is non-refundable. The remaining trip cost is due upon arrival. Credit Cards accepted for deposits with no fee, final payments can be made with a check or cash or a credit card plus a 3% convenience fee.
Cancellation and Refund Policy: For all overnight trips, a 25% non-refundable deposit for each participant is required to reserve a trip. For daily trips we request full payment at the time of reserving, all amounts paid are non refundable within 48 hours of the activity. Above prices do not include tags/licenses that are paid directly to the state of Montana. There are no refunds due to weather or fires or unforeseen changes in your travel schedule. We highly recommend the purchase of trip insurance! All fishing services are offered under Montana License #34041, Patrick M. Tabor 26356 Soup Creek Road, Swan Lake, MT 59911 (406)-387-4405
License Cost & Application Deadline
Non-resident fishing licenses require a $10 Conservation license as a prerequisite. 2-day license are available for $25, 10-day for $56 or full season for $86. When fishing for bull trout each angler must have in possession a valid Bull Trout Catch Card for the specific water he/she is fishing. Catch Cards are free of charge, but must be acquired by application. You can purchase a license online at fwp.mt.gov/hunting/licenses/nonresidents.