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Nate Stevane and Trout on the Fly are your one-stop-shop for fly fishing Montana. Nate and his crew of Damn Good Guides go wherever you can find Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout. Their guides are located in Bozeman, West Yellowstone, Ennis, Helena, Cascade, Three Forks, and Cameron, Montana and fish the Madison, Missouri, Yellowstone, Gallatin, Jefferson, Ruby, Firehole, Gibbon, Lamar, and Bighorn Rivers while also offering guided fly fishing trips on Holter, Hebgen, and Ennis Lakes and Soda Butte and Slough Creek.
Nate's Montana ties date back to the late 1800s when his great-great-grandfather decided to call Billings, Montana home after passing through as a cook on a cattle drive. While fishing was in Nate's blood, he didn't pick up a fly rod until 13, which is the age Nate dates his addiction to the sport back to.
Nate regularly explored the Bighorn, Yellowstone, Stillwater, and Boulder rivers and began guiding in 1999 while attending Montana State University.
Twenty-plus years later Nate is still guiding anglers, and enjoys imparting his knowledge to younger, up-and-coming guides. Nate couldn't image it any other way- he cherishes the opportunities he's had to work with anglers from age 8 to 90 of all skill levels, those with disabilities or terminal diseases, families, and large groups. As Nate puts it, "I know how important it is to take time to teach people the skills they need to get the most out of their fly fishing experience, making memories that last a lifetime for the client and for me."
Nate is a single father living in Bozeman, Montana with his two young daughters, Emily and Elizabeth. He makes a daily commute to the waters he guides and looks forward to exploring them with you and your friends.
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Our experience with Nate and Trout on the Fly was definitely one to remember. My father, myself, a friend and his father, fished the Madison, Gallatin, and Missouri rivers in Montana with Trout on the Fly. With our skill levels being all over the map, Nate was very patient and showed exceptional expertise and patience while on our trip, and was a joy to be around. We all caught fish every day! We look forward to fishing again with Trout on the Fly!
Trout On The Fly never disappoints! Nate is the man and will go above and beyond to make sure you and your people are taken care of every time.
Best outfitter / guide anywhere. Professional, competent, encouraging, thoroughly knowledgeable on the water, hatches, and fish. Maneuvers the drift boat with ease. Brings extras of everything just in case clients forget something. Flies? Literally thousands in his suitcase size boxes to meet any situation. Can untangle knots faster than Houdini. Never saw the need for a guide until I went out with Nate; now make time to fish with Trout on the Fly whenever in Montana. Learn something every trip and always have a great time. Wife even asks to come along to fish with Nate. Highly recommended and money well spent.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
You will need your own tackle.
No cleaning service provided.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
Guide, lunch, non-alcoholic beverages, all tackle including flies, leaders and tippet, the shuttle service for the guide’s vehicle from boat put in to the take-out. Your guide will supply rods if you do not have your own.
At an Additional Rate
Wader and Wading Boot Rental – Let us know when booking if you need rental gear and we will arrange to have them upon your arrival. $20 for half day rental and $30 for a full day wader and boot rental. (*if you have studded boots let us know so we can have proper mats for the drift boats*).
Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglassses, Rain jacket
Montana fishing license
Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a 10-20% customary tip.
Yes, cancel for free up to 60 days before the trip.
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Gates of the Mountains, Inc., Gates of the Mountains Road, Helena, Montana, USA
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