Guide Trips



Bozeman Fly Fishing is known as some of the best trout fishing in the world. Our Bozeman Montana Fly Fishing Guides are hard working, knowledgeable, friendly and passionate about what they do. With experience that only comes from spending hundreds of days each year on the rivers, streams and lakes of Southwest Montana, they have the ability to meet and exceed your fly fishing needs and expectations. Let our authentic Montana fly fishing guides, known as some of the best fishing guides in Montana, show you just why Bozeman, Montana remains the top location in the United States for trout fly fishing trips.


When planning your Montana fly fishing trip, many questions can arise:  Which Montana River should I fish?  What is the best time of year to come?  What gear should I bring?  At The River's Edge, we are here to answer your questions.  Simply pick up the phone or send us an email and one of our expert staff members will be glad to assist you in your Montana fly fishing vacation planning. With so many great rivers to choose from, many times your best bet is to make your fly fishing plans based on what time of the year works best for you and leave the rest to us.  

Please scroll down to see our current guided trips rates and policies!  The following is a list of what IS included in all of our guide trips:
  • Rental Rods (If needed)
  • Shuttles to and from the river
  • Shore Lunch with non-alcoholic beverages
  • Flies and terminal tackle needed for the day
NOT included on our guided fishing trips are:
  • Valid Montana Fishing License (Can be purchased online or in the shop the morning of the trip)
  • Personal items needed for the day
  • Additional Rod Fees
  • Gratuities
  • Rental Waders

For more information or questions, please call or email us. If you would like to book a guided trip, please fill out our Guide Trip Request Form online and we will contact you to confirm your day!

We look forward to seeing you in Montana and experiencing a guided fishing trip with one of Bozeman's best and most experienced fishing guides.

The River's Edge Fly Shop and Outfitters

Steve Summerhill MT Lic #5270 

The River's Edge Outfitters is an equal opportunity provider and is sometimes operated under a Special Use Permit with the U.S. Forest Service, Gallatin National Forest.

Montana Guide Trip Available Rivers


In the 2022 guide season, we are excited to have multiple fishing options available for our clients. Below are our most popular rivers for guided fishing trips:

Big Hole River

Gallatin River

Madison River

Missouri River

Private Water

Yellowstone River

Other options may be available upon request. We're here to help make your Montana Fly Fishing adventure one you'll never for get!

Montana Guide Trip Rates


Thank you for your interest in Guided Fly Fishing with The River's Edge Fly Shop. With over 35 years of experience, you've certainly come to the right place. Based out of Bozeman, MT, our guided trips take advantage of the spectacular rivers and streams here in Southwest Montana.  Below find our current guide trip rates and policies. Our guided trips are priced per guide needed per day.

Standard Guide Trip - $585.00

Our Standard Guide Trips typically meet here at either of our shops at 8:00 am and return back to the shop around 3 pm. These trips for up to 2 anglers include a day on the water with one of our experienced guides, a simple sack lunch, river shuttle fees, rental rods/reels if needed and all the flies and terminal tackle needed for the day. Earlier or later meeting times can also be arranged upon request.

Deluxe Guide Trip - $625.00

Our Deluxe Guide Trips also typically meet here at either of our shops at 8:00 am and usually return between 5-6 pm. Our Deluxe Guide Trips for up to 2 anglers are similar to our Standard Guide Trips except they offer a little longer day. Earlier or later meeting times can also be arranged upon request.

Destination Guide Trips - $675.00

Occasionally, we venture out of our local area and head to either the Missouri or Big Hole Rivers. These guide trips are only available as Deluxe Guide Trips and include an extra fee to help cover travel expenses for your guide. 

Off Season Guide Trip - $465.00

Running from November 1 through April 15th, we offer a discounted rate on our Standard Guide Trips. These trips for up to 2 anglers are limited to our local rivers only.

Additional Items

3rd Person Fee - $75.00 (Limited to anglers 15 years old and younger)

Wader Rental - $10.00 

Items Not Included

Not included in our guided trips are a valid Montana Fishing License, gratuities, and personal items you might need for the day including but not limited to sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, gloves, rainwear, layering clothing, phone or camera, etc..

Deposit and Cancelation Policy

We require a 50% deposit per guide, per day to guarantee your reservation. The balance of your trip is due 14 days prior to your trip date. The credit card used to book your trip will be automatically charged for the balance unless you have made prior arrangements to use a different payment method. Trips booked within 14 days of your fishing date require full payment at time of booking. 

In the event that you have to cancel your reservation with us:

  • Your deposit is fully refundable if the cancellation is received more than 30 days prior to your scheduled trip date.  
  • Cancellations made inside of 30 days prior to your trip will result in the loss of your deposit. 
  • Payments on trips that are canceled with less than 14 day’s advance notice are not refundable. 
  • If your schedule changes, rebooking a trip within the same calendar year is possible with no penalty outside of 14 days of your original scheduled date. A $100.00 rebooking fee will be charged for any scheduling changes made within 14 days of the original trip date so long as your rescheduled date is within the same calendar year, otherwise a full cancellation will be in effect. Trips cannot be canceled without penalty or rescheduled within 48 hours of the date of your trip. 

* Please note that we cannot control the weather and therefore trips canceled or rescheduled due to inclement weather will be charged the full cancellation fee. Please watch the weather and come prepared with appropriate clothing and gear for your day on the water.

Trip Insurance

We understand schedules change, flights get delayed, illness and life happens - we get it! For this reason, one of the best ways to protect your vacation investment is the purchase of Travel Insurance. Travel Insurance is very affordable and can protect you from those unforeseen circumstances. If you need help with Travel Insurance or have other travel needs, please visit Kanna Travel at .
Thank you for your interest in fishing with The River’s Edge this season. We will do everything possible to live up to the confidence that you expect from us. We look forward to seeing you soon! Please contact us if you have questions or need further information.


The River's Edge Outfitters operates under Montana Outfitter Steve Summerhill, MT License #5270. The River's Edge Outfitters operates under a special use permit with the Custer Gallatin National Forest and is an equal opportunity provider.