It is a really fun time to fish the Gallatin right now. A plethora of bugs are hatching right now so fishing an attractor dry with a dropper will keep an angler occupied all day. The water looks good and the flows are still dropping. PMDs, caddis, yellow sallies and green drakes are all on the menu every day. Dry fly fishing has been good early and in the evenings but fish are eating smaller Chubby Chernobyls all day. Terrestrials have been picking up as well so fishing an ant or beetle is not a bad option. Streamer fishing has been ok with a small black or olive pattern.
COVID 19 COMMUNICATIONS – July 10, 2020
- Store capacity is limited to 5 guests
- We are not selling fishing licenses at this time (go to fwp.mt.gov and buy online)
- Face coverings are mandatory – we have them available if needed
- Respect social distancing and use provided hand sanitizer
- Order online and select Pickup at checkout for curbside service
- Call us at 406-586-2188 to place your order over the phone
- Book a time for private shopping
- Buy Flies online and save 20% (enter FLIES_20 at checkout)
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Gallatin River Overview
The Gallatin River is one of the more scenic, blue-ribbon trout waters found in the Bozeman area. The river changes in character from a small mountain stream near its headwaters in Yellowstone National Park to a medium-sized, classic western river once it flows into the Gallatin Valley. The middle portion of the river flows through the Gallatin Canyon and is characterized by pocket water and swift currents. Once it leaves the canyon stretch, the river slows its pace with much of the trout water being found in a classic riffle, pool, and run water types. The Gallatin River is noted for having very clean, cold water throughout its course and served as the setting in which much of “A River Runs Through It” was filmed.