Montana Trips


Since 2010, our meticulously curated Montana fly fishing expeditions have evolved annually, reflecting the desires and aspirations of visiting Australian anglers. Our 12-day adventure, traversing three unique Montanan locales, stands as the quintessential offering for those yearning to immerse themselves in the unparalleled beauty and angling excellence of Big Sky Country.

This journey not only grants you exclusive access to some of Montana’s most sought-after guides—booked a year in advance—but also the pleasure of private and comfortable lodging throughout your stay. We streamline every aspect, from transportation to daily itineraries and fishing spots, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the fishing and scenic wonders Montana has to offer.

We encourage you to watch the accompanying short film and peruse the detailed information on this page. Afterwards, we’re just a call away to discuss any inquiries you might have and, hopefully, to welcome you aboard an unforgettable adventure.

Montana, with its expansive skies and the moniker “The Last Best Place,” is genuinely enchanting. Even as seasoned guides, we find ourselves captivated by its landscapes, the unparalleled fishing experiences, and the warmth of its people. It’s an experience that leaves an indelible impression, beckoning you back to its rivers and streams.

Thank you for considering this journey. Enjoy the film, and we look forward to the possibility of fishing with you in the near future.

Warm regards,
Anthony Boliancu

Owner, Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing Centre

Availability

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TRIP Dates Availability
1 Sunday 15th June – Friday 27th June NO
2 Sunday 6th July – Friday 18th July YES
3 Sunday 20th July – Friday 1st August YES
4 Sunday 3rd August – Friday 15th August YES

Trip 1 in June has been booked out.
Trip 2 is now open to bookings from single anglers, pairs, couples and groups.
Trip 3 is now open to group bookings of six or more anglers.
Trip 4 is now open to group bookings of six or more anglers.


 

Your Ultimate Fly Fishing Adventure Awaits

Immerse yourself in an unmatched fly fishing adventure in the heart of Montana. Our meticulously designed 12-day experience guarantees an unrivalled combination of world-class fly fishing, breathtaking scenery, and memorable experiences.

Overview

  • Explore three distinct fly fishing regions in Montana over twelve exciting days.
  • Enjoy 12 nights of excellent, twin-share accommodation. Private rooms available on a first come, first served basis. Couples will always get a private room.
  • Savour two relaxing days of sightseeing as we travel between the different locations with our ‘three days on – one day off format’.
  • Trips run in June – July – August at the peak of the high summer Montana fishing season during the Australian winter.
  • All-inclusive trip: Your transport, quality accommodation, and guided fishing is all included.

Time Needed:  Two Weeks
Price:  POA



An Unforgettable Journey

This extraordinary journey commences and ends in Bozeman, Montana. Our experienced staff members work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure a smooth, hassle-free adventure, taking care of all the logistics, so you can fully immerse in the exceptional fly fishing that Montana offers.

First Leg: Missouri River: A Tranquil Start

The trip starts at the Missouri River in Montana, one of North America’s finest, where you will experience three days fishing and four nights lodging amidst incredible hatches. Experienced Montanan guides will help you make the most of the incredible PMD, caddis and trico hatches that will be in full swing at the time of your trip. This leg includes three days of drift boat fishing.

Second Leg: Dillon, Montana: The Quintessential Experience

We then venture to Dillon, Montana, home to the world-class Beaverhead and Madison rivers, as well as the Bighole, Jefferson, and Ruby. These rivers offer a diverse range of fishing experiences, from the intimate, willow-lined Beaverhead to the extensive riffles of the Madison, and the small stream magic of the Ruby. This leg includes three days of drift boat and or walk-wade fishing.

Third Leg: Yellowstone National Park: Nature’s Marvel

The final leg of the journey is the awe-inspiring Yellowstone National Park. Here, we walk/wade fish in various rivers that are home to native cutthroat trout, set in picturesque landscapes. From the meadows of the Lamar River or Slough Creek, to rock-hopping on the boisterous Yellowstone in the Black Canyon, you’ll experience the best of the fishing on offer. Drift boating on the Upper Madison and Henry’s Fork also on offer here. This leg includes three days of walk-wade fishing and/or drift boat fishing.


Innovative ‘Three Days On, One Day Off’ Format

Embracing our own ‘Three Days On, One Day Off’ format, this trip offers a perfect blend of intense fishing and essential downtime. Enjoy three days of immersive fly fishing in each stunning location, followed by a day to rest, relax, and soak in the local sights as we transition to the next exciting destination. This thoughtful pacing not only maximises your fishing opportunities but also ensures you have the time to appreciate and explore the diverse beauty of Montana’s landscapes and culture. This unique approach guarantees an enriching experience that goes beyond just fishing.


Comfort and Convenience: Your Home Away from Home

We offer high-quality twin-share accommodation close to the fishing. Couples can enjoy private rooms, and early booking may allow for single rooms. We also offer couples-only trips and, for group bookings of six or more, we can arrange private accommodation.

Local Cuisine and Self-Catering

Our guided fishing days include lunch, but breakfast and dinner are pay your own way, providing an excellent opportunity to explore local bars and restaurants with the rest of the group. Alternatively, if you prefer to self-cater, our accommodations come with fully-equipped kitchens, and we can arrange grocery shopping while you are out fishing.

Travel with Ease

All transport, including airport transfers and daily trips to fishing locations and dinners is included. For those who value independence, we offer a self-drive option, allowing you to privately explore the area at your leisure when the fishing is done for the day.


A Fishing Trip to Remember

Our Montana trip combines world-class fishing, stunning landscapes, comfortable accommodation, and the option for a range of other activities, such as hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing on non-fishing days. The majority of the fishing is done out of drift boats, eliminating the need to navigate rough terrain or walk long distances.

Whether you are a seasoned fly fisher or a novice, our experienced Montanan guides are open to customising your experience. We cater to fly fishers of all ages and experience levels. Book now for an unforgettable adventure in the American West!


What’s Included?

  • 9 days of guided drift boat and/or walk/wade fishing with top local (American) guides.
  • 3 days fishing in each of the three different locations.
  • 2 days of sightseeing as we travel between locations.
  • 12 nights of comfortable, twin-share accommodation.
  • Lunches provided on all guided days.
  • Transportation.
  • GVFFC staff members are on the trip to ensure a smooth running but they are fishing as part of the group.

What’s Not Included?

  • Flights.
  • Breakfasts and dinners.
  • Fishing licences.
  • Flies supplied by the guides but not included in price.
  • Tips/gratuities to the guides.


Key Reasons for Choosing Our Montana Trip

  1. Experience: With three decades in the fly fishing industry, we’ve got all bases covered.  We only use the very best of local Montanan guides who are passionate about fly fishing and sharing their knowledge.
  2. Personalised Service: We believe in tailoring our trips to meet your specific needs. We maintain a low client-to-guide ratio to ensure you receive personalised attention and guidance.
  3. Quality and Comfort: Our accommodations are carefully selected for comfort and proximity to prime fishing locations. We also provide transportation in modern vehicles to maximise your comfort during the trip.
  4. Inclusive Packages: Our trip price includes everything from transportation and accommodation to guided fishing with the best of local guides reducing any hidden costs or surprise expenses.
  5. Sightseeing Opportunities: We balance our fishing-focused itinerary with sightseeing opportunities. This way, you can fully appreciate the breathtaking landscapes and rich culture of Montana without having to worry about which side of the road to drive on.
  6. Positive Reviews: We’re proud of our numerous positive reviews from past guests. They applaud the local guides, well-planned trips, and our dedication to ensuring everyone has an enjoyable and memorable experience.
  7. Safety First: We prioritise safety on all our trips. We only book professional, licensed Montanan guides so you can relax and enjoy your fly fishing adventure.
  8. For Everyone: Whether you are an experienced angler looking for a new challenge or a beginner wanting to learn the basics of fly fishing, we can cater to all skill levels.


Client Reviews


Surpassed All Expectations

My journey with Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing Centre (GVFFC) commenced a decade ago when my wife and I, then novices, spent a day mastering streamcraft and casting techniques in the rivers near Thornton. Since that enlightening day, we’ve embarked on a trip to Montana USA, and I’ve enjoyed nine journeys to New Zealand, all under the skilled guidance of GVFFC.

Every trip is carefully customised to cater to individual needs, with the expertise and proficiency of the guides being absolutely top-tier. Their dedication to go above and beyond to surpass our expectations has been a consistent theme throughout all our adventures. I would wholeheartedly recommend GVFFC to any fly fisher seeking to unlock the possibilities of a new location or wishing to enhance their own skills. Their commitment and knowledge shine brightly, no matter where the journey takes you.

– Scott



Memorable Montana Adventure 

Just returning from an extraordinary Idaho and Montana adventure with the team from Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing Centre, I felt it necessary to share my impressions. Although new to fly fishing, this wasn’t my first expedition with GVFFC, having previously joined them in New Zealand. Each trip has been a memorable experience and I’m eager to venture out with them again.

The stay was splendid, featuring stunning homes along world-renowned fly fishing rivers – the accommodations were top-notch. Our Montanan guides were not only knowledgeable and friendly, but they helped me catch some incredible trout and improved my fly fishing skills substantially. A standout moment was the opportunity to fish alongside the GVFFC crew during one of the trip’s lay days.

What made the journey even more thrilling was the dynamic format, moving to various locations and fishing an array of rivers throughout the trip. This allowed us to constantly experience something new, and gave us the chance to witness the breathtaking countryside while being transported between locations. Despite warm temperatures, afternoon showers and cool nights kept us comfortable. In fact, there was no need for waders – sandals and bare legs were sufficient.

I rate this trip as 5 out of 5. The fishing, lodging, wildlife, scenery, and food were all exceptional. But the true distinction of this adventure lies in the team orchestrating it. From my initial call last September to the present moment, their customer service has been unparalleled. This sentiment was echoed by my fellow anglers on the trip, some of whom have been fishing with GVFFC for over 15 years – a testament to their quality. If you’re contemplating one of their trips, I hope my review helps in making your decision.

–  Tim

 

 



Ready to book?

For a fly fishing trip that combines world-class fishing, comfortable accommodations, breathtaking scenery, and personalised service, choose our  Montana trip.

Reserve your spot today and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing Centre
📞 03 5773 2513 | 📱 0418 995 611

 


Montana Fishing Trips

 

Montana Fishing Trips

Montana Fishing Trips

Montana Fishing Trips

We opt to stay in private rental homes that are close to the fishing wherever possible. Our Our Montana Fishing Trips really are special.

Montana Fishing Trips

Moose and elk are regularly sighted from the drift boat. Bears, Bison, and Wolves can be seen on the day of sightseeing Yellowstone National Park we do as part of the trip. Our Montana Fishing Trips are for the adventurous fly fisher looking to fulfill a dream of fishing in the splendour of Magnificent Montana.

Montana Fishing Trips

Montana Fishing Trips

Our Montana fly fishing trips for Australians offers a terific mix of fly fishing opportinities across three vastly different regions.


 

 



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