Gallatin River Walk Wade with Efferson Outfitters

$
325
-
$
495
/ Angler
Capacity:
1 - 3 anglers
Days:
Daily
Duration:
4 hours - 1 day
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Russell E
The Gallatin is a great freestone River with lots of opportunities to catch wild trout.  Mostly rainbows in the 10 to 12 inch range on average and of course some opportunities for some pigs as well.  There are also whitefish and brown trout but not as common.  The Gallatin is a great place to learn the basics of fly fishing.  
 
Highlights
  • Rods and flies are included. Wader rentals are available
  • KUnches are included with full day trips
What is Included:
Lunch
Drinks & Snacks
Flies
Tackle
Rod & Reel
Rates
Per
Capacity
Minimum number of anglers for this price
Dates
Duration
Price
Angler
1
 angler
Daily4 hours
$
325
Angler
2
 anglers
Daily4 hours
$
375
Angler
3
 anglers
Daily4 hours
$
425
Angler
1
 angler
Daily1 day
$
395
Angler
2
 anglers
Daily1 day
$
445
Angler
3
 anglers
Daily1 day
$
495
Fishing Waters
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Maclean’s famous story, A River Runs Through It, is set on the now famous Blackfoot River. Despite this, Robert Redford’s 1992 movie version was largely filmed on the Gallatin as he ... morefelt the scenery and fishing were more cinematic. The river originates high in the mountains of the Gallatin Range inside Yellowstone National Park and flows for 115 miles until it intersects with the beginning of the Missouri River at Three Forks. Inside the Park, where it runs for more than 25 miles, floating is not allowed and there are restrictions on fishing. Once it exits the park, it crosses a forty-mile expanse of mostly public lands, and runs parallel to a highway that makes it quite accessible. Because the river is narrow for much of its run, float fishing is restricted from Yellowstone Park to the confluence with the East Gallatin River. No wonder this river has a great reputation for wade fishing!

Unimpeded by dams, the river provides consistent, easily waded flows from mid-summer through mid-spring. Rainbows predominate with an estimated 1400, 8+ inch, fish per mile from the West Fork confluence at Big Sky to the mouth of the canyon. Browns are abundant accompanied by occasional cutthroats, brook trout, white fish and graylings. New to the lower most band of the river are northern pike. Never known for trophy trout, the river offers excellent dry fly fishing and beautiful surroundings. Since the fish are recognized as indiscriminate eaters, the Gallatin has come to be known as an excellent river for those learning to fly fish.

Like much of Montana, the River played a significant role in the state’s history. First explored by Native American hunters, by the early 1900’s, the area eventually became known to fur-trappers and gold prospectors. By the turn of the twentieth century logging rose in importance to the local economy as loggers famously rode the logs down river to prevent them from jamming. The towns of Bozeman and Three Forks are most closely associated with the River although given the importance of Maclean’s legacy, Livingston should also be considered as part of its history and heritage.
Destination
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A uniquely western mix of quaint and kitsch, West Yellowstone is a gateway to one of three, Montana based, national park entrances. While tourist shops and nature attractions threaten ... moreto distort the town’s true character, serious fly fishers should not be put off. In 2009, Forbes Magazine rated West Yellowstone as one of the top ten fly fishing destinations in America, describing it as the trout epicenter of the world. If that weren’t enough, in 2010, Forbes went on to list Firehole Ranch, located on Hebgen Lake, as the 5th best fly fishing destination in the world, one of only two cited in the US.

Epicenter is in fact an accurate way to describe this town. Top rated trout streams surround West Yellowstone such as the Madison, Gallatin, Yellowstone and Henry’s Fork of the Snake. The Upper Madison, Gibbons and Firehole Rivers are a stone’s throw away. For those partial to float and deep-water fishing, Hebgen Lake, Earthquake Lake, Henry’s Lake and Island Park Reservoir provide a large roster of fishing options. Heartier souls can go ice fishing during winter months while for those inclined to participate, the region hosts several, competitive, ice fishing tournaments. 

Lodging choices are abundant, ranging from rustic campsites to absolute luxury. Year round sports opportunities are available including horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. 
Outfitter
Fly Fishing southwest Montana at its best. Whether you have been fishing for years and just need someone to take you to the best stretches of numerous Blue Ribbon trout streams or ... morea first timer wanting to learn the basics, Efferson Outfitters will deliver a beautiful experience with lots of opportunities to catch and release wild trout. Our main goal is for you to have fun. At Efferson Outfitters we have patient guides and most of all we do not practice arrogance or attitude, we want you to have a good time period and will always work very hard to give you a trip you will remember forever. We offer walk wade trips, float trips, and probably the most exciting and remarkable Jet boat trips up the Missouri River where a fish of a lifetime is almost a sure thing.

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