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Guide Service 




FULL DAY GUIDED FISHING TRIPS: Please call for the current price.

1/2 DAY 4PM TO DARK: Please call for the current price.

For trips to DePuy’s, Armstrong’s and Nelsons spring creeks, the rod fees vary according to the time of year so call for reservations.


To ensure a quality experience a maximum of 3 anglers per guide will be permitted with a $100.00 fee for the third angler. All trips in the Yellowstone area will commence at 8 AM from the shop and conclude off the river by 6 PM.


Flies, leader, tippet, lunch (for full day floats), water, shuttle fees.  We do not charge a rod fee, so if you need to borrow any gear it is included with the trip.  If you have your own fly rod, we strongly encourage you to bring it if you can.  People seem to fish better with their own gear!  


Once you are sure of your dates, contact us to make your guide reservations. We suggest contacting us as early as possible to insure getting the exact dates you would like. We can often accommodate a last minute request, however the earlier you book, the better for all parties concerned. Please inform us of any health conditions or special dietary concerns you feel we should be aware of upon booking your trip.


Upon booking a credit card number is required. Your card will not be billed until the day of your trip.

Hatch Finders Fly Shop accepts all credit and debit cards.


Their is a $100.00 cancellation fee


We encourage a 5-20% gratuity, but we leave this choice strictly up to you based on the performance of your guide.


Hatch Finders Fly Shop
5237Hwy. 89 South Suite 12
Phone 406-222-0989 – Email

Equipment List


9'6 wt. Graphite Fly Rod (for lakes and larger streams)

9'4 wt. Graphite Fly Rod (for spring creeks and most fly situations)

Floating Fly Line for both Rods

Single Action Fly Reels


Leaders 7 1/2' to 12'
Leader Material 2x to 7x
Fly Dressing
Split Shot
Strike Indicators
Fly Boxes (1 each for Dries, Streamers, and Nymphs)

Rain Jacket
Short & Long Sleeved Shirt
Gloves (for cold weather)
Shorts (for wet wading on warm days)

Chest Waders- Flyweight or Neoprene
Wading Belt
Felt Soles on wading shoes or waders
Extra Wool Socks Long underwear
Gravel Cuffs

Polarized Sunglasses
Insect Repellent
Sun Screen


Welcome to Hatch Finders Fly Shop, the booking agent for Montana’s classic trout waters here in the heart of Yellowstone Country -- Livingston, Montana! Whether you’re a seasoned visitor or new to Montana, we are your line on the best fly fishing in this spectacular region.

Our guide service, is quickly becoming the standard by which others are being measured. From literally hundreds of area guides and outfitters, Hatch Finders has selected a very few who have decades of experience on Montana waters. Polite and informative, Hatch Finder's master guides fish the waters year-round so they know the hatches and habitat of the rainbow, cutthroat, and brown trout. It's knowledge that often makes the difference between a fishing trip and a day of fishing that's not soon forgotten.

Whether it's hitting the Yellowstone's fabled hopper hatch from the bow of a drift boat to fishing far and fine to fussy risers on area spring creeks, national park waters or alpine lakes, Hatch Finder guides are the percentage play. Beginner, novice or veteran fly-fisher, a day of fishing with Hatch Finder guides will make you a better fly-fisher. And wherever you fish in the future, your new knowledge will serve you well. On the water and in the fly shop, Hatch Finders has a singular goal to provide a high-quality experience. The first time with us you'll be a fly-fishing acquaintance; the second time you'll be a fishing buddy.


Spring and summer fishing on the Yellowstone River can be the fun and challenge of a lifetime. In May, the famous and prolific Mother's Day caddis hatch offers the first major dry-fly fishing of the year. Next is the salmon fly hatch, in early July that sees the Yellowstone's big trout come topside for these big flies. The hopper "hatch" in August and September marks the height of the summer fishing season and is not to be missed. As these hatches occur, the river comes alive with wild and aggressive trout hungry from the long, lean winter.

Larger parties can easily be accommodated. It's the finest way to enjoy the beautiful Paradise Valley, where wildlife abounds and the scenery is breathtaking.


DePuy, Nelson and Armstrong's spring creeks just south of Livingston are known far and wide as the Mecca of fly-fishing -- year-round. Dependable hatches occur daily along the miles of classic water. Nymphing and dry-fly fishing are both productive, but the spring creeks' sophisticated trout will test even the expert fly-fisher's skills to the limit.

Booking a day on DePuy's, Nelson and Armstrong's from June through October must be done early -- as much as a year in advance. Although the damage done to the creeks in the spring of 1996 was extensive, repairs and improvements have been made. The two spring creeks are fishing as well as they ever have. In addition, if your taste runs to still water, the Paradise Valley abounds with alpine and sub-alpine lakes brimming with hard-fighting rainbow trout.

Like the spring creeks, most of the lakes are privately owned and angler numbers are tightly controlled. So if you're a still-water angler or if you just want to take a break from the river, let Hatch Finders book you on a lake of your choice -- from bank fishing to float-tubing to fishing from a drift boat. It's all here!

Call or Email us for the latest up to date information.



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