406 On the Fly - Custom Trout Tour of Montana

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406 On The Fly ~ Custom Guided Trout Tours

We believe this is the best itinerary you can plan for a Montana angling adventure as it offers a healthy taste of all the amazing fishing Montana has to offer. From the Bighorn to the Bitterroot, a true Trout Tour.

Our popular 406 On The Fly trip is our most specialized fishing adventure. Each trip that we arrange is custom built to the specific desires and needs of our anglers. It's a process to do it right, but an angling adventure like this is worth doing right, and here's how it works:

  • First we help you decide how many days you want to fish; 4 is necessary to make it work, a week is how to do it right, and we've done trips out to 4 weeks.

  • Then we help you decide the areas you want to fish; the Bighorn, the Bozeman area, the Missouri, the Missoula area are the core four, but there's always more.

  • Then we help you decide the type of lodging to make you happy; we shoot for quality and comfy. Our standard package rates are generally chain hotels we like and small town fishing motels we trust. We also use a variety of hosted fishing lodges for our anglers who like to go high-end.

  • Lastly, we build a custom hopscotch itinerary just for you to get the traveling trout trip you've always dreamed of.

If you are coming all the way to Montana and you have the time and resources to travel a bit, getting a sampling of different regions of our state is without a doubt the way to go. Montana is a big place, with a multitude of amazing trout water, and every serious angler deserves to treat themselves to as much of it as they can manage. Our 406 On The Fly Trout Tour does just that.


based on double occupancy and includes five nights lodging and all inclusive guide service.


based on double occupancy and includes six nights lodging and all inclusive guide service.


based on double occupancy and includes seven nights lodging and all inclusive guide service.

Base Pricing is for a four day trip. Customize for a longer trip by selecting additional days when booking.

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Your Host

Garrett's Trip

Garrett M

We are a specialized, stand alone Montana fly fishing guide service based in Helena, Montana. Our business was founded on the banks of the Missouri River with one goal in mind; providing the best experience possible for anglers seeking a Montana fly fishing trip.

from $1678/Experience

Base Price

$1677.50 Per Person Per Experience


$500.50 Per Person


$797.50 Per Person


Pay later options are only available for trips that start more than 30 days from today.

Total Payment


Please note that there is a 50% non-refundable deposit included with your booking fee. In case of cancellation, and in accordance with the Host's cancellation policy, the remaining 50% may be returned to you or applied towards rescheduling a future trip.


  • Guide
  • Flies & Tackle
  • Rod & Reel
  • Guide Service
  • Lodging



Gear List

  • Polarized Sunglasses
  • Weather Appropriate Clothing Layers
  • Waders or Quick-Dry Pants (See Guidelines)
  • Fly Fishing Gear (See Guidelines)

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Rules & Guidelines


Weather can change by the half-hour in Montana, so come prepared for everything. Bring sunscreen and your raincoat no matter when you come. We have had snow in August and sunburns in November. Typical temperatures range from the 30's to 60's in April through June and September through November and 60's to 80's in July through August. The best advice we have is to check the forecast before you are coming and plan accordingly. We think the best way to beat the weather is with a good attitude while wearing the right gear. We've had some of our best fishing in the nastiest weather, and we've had some of our worst fishing in the even more nastiest weather!


Polarized glasses are a must! As for clothing, think in layers. We have large temperature swings in montana, so it is always nice to be able to add or remover a layer when the temperature dictates. Fleece, polypro long underwear, and a raincoat are all essentials. A wide-brimmed hat is also important for sun protection and glare reduction.

Early and late season days can be cold, so breathable waders are essential, and in some instances neoprene can sure be nice. They can be either boot-foot or used with felt-soled wading boots. In the summer 80 and 90 degrees days are common and we are typically in the driftboat or raft most of the day, so waders are hot and uncomfortable. Therefore, we 'wet wade' in shorts or pants. Many manufactures make light-weight quick drying pants that are great for sun protection and dry quickly.

Check the forecast before you travel and prepare according - you might have to pack flipflops and t-shirts or ski hats and gloves, it just depends on the season and current conditions.


For driftboat and raft fishing we recommend a 5 weight or 6 weight, 9' long flyrod. In the fall we might also suggest a 7 weight for casting weighted streamers. For our secret creeks and spring creeks, you might want to bring that 3 weight you've been dying to cast. For fly lines, weight forward floating lines are the norm. Sinking lines are sometimes nice to have if we are fishing streamers, but not essential. Be sure to have plenty of backing on your reel!


Our all inclusive guided trips mean we provide the flies and tackle you will need for a successful day on the water. If you want to bring your own rods that is great, and your own flies even better, but your guide will be prepared for you to show up with no fishing gear.

If any other fly fishing gear is needed before getting out onto the water, we have many fine local flyshops that can take care of your needs. Waders often fall into this category as they are size specific and you want them to fit right, so renting a pair for your trip is often the best way to go.

A Montana fishing license is required by law on any water we may fish, and are available for purchase at our local flyshops, sporting goods stores and online. Montana fishing licenses are generally very affordable compared to other states, and license dollars go directly to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to help manage our fisheries.

Purchase your fishing license here: https://app.mt.gov/Als/Index


Because we are typically fishing the same rivers at the same time year-after-year, we are dialed in on all the worthy lodging options in the locations we fish. Options run the entire spectrum from the budget minded motel to the high-end hosted lodge. We are happy to make reservations and arrangements for you, but you are always free to make your own lodging plans as well. Either way, we will be ready to pick you up at your accommodations and hit the river for a great day of Montana-style fly fishing.

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