Montana Fly Fishing Trip

Montana Fly Fishing

High Trails Adventure - Grades 9-12+

From the world-renowned, blue-ribbon waters of the Madison River, to the sparkling alpine lakes of the mountains, this marvelous adventure combines great backpacking with an opportunity to become an experienced fly fisher in a setting without comparison. Open to alumni and new participants.

16 Days

$3,795

  • July 2nd - July 17th
  • July 21st - August 5th
  • Bozeman, MT

Day 1-2

Arriving in the mountain town of Bozeman, Montana, we’ll feel immediately steeped in the sportsman and fishing culture of the region. Meet up with your leaders and the rest of your exciting group at the airport before making the short drive to our first night’s campsite where we’ll setup our tents and make dinner together for the first time before crawling into bed under the stars in Big Sky country. The next morning, we’ll wake up early to embark on an introductory day of both whitewater rafting and zip-lining. The Gallatin River is known for its exciting rapids and beautiful views, both of which we’ll experience while shooting down the river in our paddle rafts and flying overhead through the tree canopy on a dramatic zipline. Certainly, this first full day will be a great opportunity to get to know each other better and grow closer as a team.

Day 3-5

Getting our lines wet, we’ll begin a customized in-the-field fishing seminar where we’ll learn both basic and advanced fly fishing techniques that will certainly fuel our excitement for the upcoming components of our adventure and greatly contribute to our success and enjoyment throughout the rest of the trip. During this informal and fun experience, we’ll also learn about fish ecology, fly fishing ethics and how to protect this beautiful habitat. Whether you’re a new or experienced fisherman, you’re sure to take a great deal of knowledge and enjoyment from our time spent learning from expert local guides.

Day 6-9

With the knowledge of seasoned anglers under our belt, we will head to Yellowstone National Park. Here, we’ll cast into the most famous fly fishing streams in the country. Names like The Fire Hole River and the Lamar Valley quicken the heart rate of any seasoned fly fisherman, and we’re sure to find out why. These trout-filled streams will give us plenty of successes to make us proud of our accomplishments. We will take three days to head into the backcountry of what was once referred to as America’s “Wonderland,” so that we can access the most pristine, untouched water possible. Of course, we’ll also spend the worthwhile time to visit many of Yellowstone’s iconographic geothermal features and other amazing sights. In addition to the many geysers, wildlife and other wonders we’ll see while out fishing, we’ll also make special visits to Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.

Day 10-14

Our second backcountry experience promises to be even more amazing than the first. This time, we’ll benefit from our now close team, and acquired wilderness and fishing skills. Montana’s wilderness areas are full of expansive, alpine plateaus unlike anything you’ve ever experienced — at once humbling and inspiring in both their scope and beauty. This is easily the most stunning backcountry fishing destination in Montana. As with our experience in the Yellowstone backcountry, we’ll be traveling self-supported through the wilderness, enjoying access to an abundance of seldom-visited alpine lakes and streams whose shores and banks rarely see another human footprint. As our days together in the backcountry draw to a close, we’ll likely start to grow reflective over the waning days of our adventure, but take heart in the excitement still to come.

Day 15-16

As a fitting culmination to a once-in-a-lifetime journey, we’ll team up with local guides, Oarsmen Expeditions, and embark on an amazing day of drift-boating down the Madison River. Of course, our guides will know all of the “secret” eddies to stop off at during our float trip. Moreover, this will be a great chance for us to experience one last fishing adventure together — certainly a high point on the crescendo of our  journey of fun, camaraderie and accomplishment. The next morning, we’ll return to Bozeman to take in the local flavor of the town, walk along the old main street shops and enjoy an ice cream before sitting down to our traditional, end-of-adventure banquet. Here, we’ll recount the journey’s greatest catches, savor wonderful food and appreciate the chance to remain steeped in each other’s company for one last evening. On the final morning of our journey, we’ll rise early to head to the airport together for our emotional goodbyes and safe return flights home.

Day 1-2

Arriving in the mountain town of Bozeman, Montana, we’ll feel immediately steeped in the sportsman and fishing culture of the region. Meet up with your leaders and the rest of your exciting group at the airport before making the short drive to our first night’s campsite where we’ll setup our tents and make dinner together for the first time before crawling into bed under the stars in Big Sky country. The next morning, we’ll wake up early to embark on an introductory day of both whitewater rafting and zip-lining. The Gallatin River is known for its exciting rapids and beautiful views, both of which we’ll experience while shooting down the river in our paddle rafts and flying overhead through the tree canopy on a dramatic zipline. Certainly, this first full day will be a great opportunity to get to know each other better and grow closer as a team.

Day 3-5

Getting our lines wet, we’ll begin a customized in-the-field fishing seminar where we’ll learn both basic and advanced fly fishing techniques that will certainly fuel our excitement for the upcoming components of our adventure and greatly contribute to our success and enjoyment throughout the rest of the trip. During this informal and fun experience, we’ll also learn about fish ecology, fly fishing ethics and how to protect this beautiful habitat. Whether you’re a new or experienced fisherman, you’re sure to take a great deal of knowledge and enjoyment from our time spent learning from expert local guides.

Day 6-9

With the knowledge of seasoned anglers under our belt, we will head to Yellowstone National Park. Here, we’ll cast into the most famous fly fishing streams in the country. Names like The Fire Hole River and the Lamar Valley quicken the heart rate of any seasoned fly fisherman, and we’re sure to find out why. These trout-filled streams will give us plenty of successes to make us proud of our accomplishments. We will take three days to head into the backcountry of what was once referred to as America’s “Wonderland,” so that we can access the most pristine, untouched water possible. Of course, we’ll also spend the worthwhile time to visit many of Yellowstone’s iconographic geothermal features and other amazing sights. In addition to the many geysers, wildlife and other wonders we’ll see while out fishing, we’ll also make special visits to Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.

Day 10-14

Our second backcountry experience promises to be even more amazing than the first. This time, we’ll benefit from our now close team, and acquired wilderness and fishing skills. Montana’s wilderness areas are full of expansive, alpine plateaus unlike anything you’ve ever experienced — at once humbling and inspiring in both their scope and beauty. This is easily the most stunning backcountry fishing destination in Montana. As with our experience in the Yellowstone backcountry, we’ll be traveling self-supported through the wilderness, enjoying access to an abundance of seldom-visited alpine lakes and streams whose shores and banks rarely see another human footprint. As our days together in the backcountry draw to a close, we’ll likely start to grow reflective over the waning days of our adventure, but take heart in the excitement still to come.

Day 15-16

As a fitting culmination to a once-in-a-lifetime journey, we’ll team up with local guides, Oarsmen Expeditions, and embark on an amazing day of drift-boating down the Madison River. Of course, our guides will know all of the “secret” eddies to stop off at during our float trip. Moreover, this will be a great chance for us to experience one last fishing adventure together — certainly a high point on the crescendo of our  journey of fun, camaraderie and accomplishment. The next morning, we’ll return to Bozeman to take in the local flavor of the town, walk along the old main street shops and enjoy an ice cream before sitting down to our traditional, end-of-adventure banquet. Here, we’ll recount the journey’s greatest catches, savor wonderful food and appreciate the chance to remain steeped in each other’s company for one last evening. On the final morning of our journey, we’ll rise early to head to the airport together for our emotional goodbyes and safe return flights home.