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Guided Fly Fishing Trips
Our professional guides will make your time on the river productive, educational and fun.
Getting started in the sport of fly fishing can be intimidating, though it need not be particularly difficult. Here at Sweetwater Fly Shop, we do all we can to make fly fishing accessible to the beginner, from happily answering even the most basic questions, to making equipment and reading suggestions, to hosting regular free beginner’s casting clinics throughout the summer season (see our events calendar for details).
For a fully-immersed introduction to fly fishing, many beginners, even first-timers, opt to take a guided fishing trip. Guided trips are not just for experienced anglers; they are also perfect for fly fishing lessons! Our guides are expert and patient instructors and love to introduce beginners to the sport they love. With a full day to fish under the tutelage of a guide, beginners are almost guaranteed to improve markedly in their skills by the end of the day. And catching fish, though never guaranteed, is a distinct possibility.
Not able to schedule in a full day of guided fishing? Consider signing up for a private Cast and Wade lesson to get a jump start on learning to fly fish. You’ll get 2 hours of instruction from a licensed guide and a chance to actually wet your line in the world-famous Yellowstone River.
First time fly angler? Want to learn the basics of fly casting & fishing but don’t want to commit a full day to a guided trip? This fly fishing lesson is for you. Spend 2 hours with one of our talented and patient instructors. First, you’ll go out on our back lawn and learn basic fly casting. Then you’ll walk back to the Yellowstone River, where the instructor will teach you how to tie on a fly and make a basic presentation. If you’re lucky, you might end up with a picture of yourself holding a fish! It’s a great way to “get your feet wet” in the sport of fly fishing.
How Do I Get on the List:
Length of trip: 2 hours
Location: Sweetwater Fly Shop
Price: $150 for 1 or 2 learners
Description: First time fly angler? Want to learn the basics of fly casting & fishing? This lesson is for you.
What’s Included: 2 hours of instruction in our back lawn and on the Yellowstone River, loaner equipment (rod/reel, waders/boots), 6 flies. Not included are licenses, lodging, meals, rod fees on private water, or gratuities.
Dan Gigone is Montana Licensed Fishing Outfitter #27420.