Species
Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout
Destination Type
Lodge
Fishing Style
Drift Boat, Dry Fly, Wading
Season
May - October
Fishing Days
4 - 10+
Rate
$$
Why We Go
  • Access hundreds of miles of pristine trout water within an hour's drive of the lodge
  • Experience the vibrant city of Bozeman, MT for dinner each night
  • Relax in a charming historic bed and breakfast fishing lodge in downtown Bozeman
  • Fish by driftboat or on foot on such fabled rivers as the Yellowstone, Gallatin and Boulder
  • Explore Yellowstone National Park and a vast number of other activities well suited for mixed groups
Overview

Description: A fly fishing B&B that combines the best of Montana fly fishing with the charm of downtown Bozeman.

Unique in the world of fly fishing, Bozeman Fishing Lodge is best thought of as a fly fishing bed & breakfast. Groups of two to six enjoy exclusive use of this spacious home in the heart of downtown Bozeman. While breakfasts are served at the lodge and lunches are on the river with your guide, evenings are enjoyed on your own in Bozeman with a wide range of dining options. The fishing program focuses on an array of blue ribbon fisheries that are easily accessed from Bozeman. Several rivers are at your fingertips, including the Yellowstone, Madison, Gallatin, Jefferson and various streams in Yellowstone National Park, ensuring your trip is filled with a variety of quality options.

Nestled in the heart of Bozeman’s historic downtown, Bozeman Fishing Lodge is a gateway to world class fly fishing, luxury accommodations and the opportunity to experience everything that this vibrant, western town has to offer. Jake and Laura Gryzb, owners and operators of Bozeman Fishing Lodge, want to share the incredible fly fishing and dynamic community that has captivated their hearts and souls. Unlike most lodges in the region Jake and Laura’s operation is best thought of as a warm and friendly fly fishing bed and breakfast. Jake is an adept outfitter with more than a decade of experience guiding the waters surrounding Bozeman, while Laura imparts her service-oriented and amiable attitude into running the lodge. This place is easy to reach, perfect for short getaways, close to some of the most fabled trout streams in the west and is within easy walking distance to all the amenities of downtown Bozeman.

Fishing Program

Bozeman Fishing Lodge sits geographically in the center of some of Montana’s best trout streams and offers access to hundreds of miles of fishing opportunity. Guests have the option of floating the larger rivers such as the Yellowstone, Madison and Jefferson or may walk and wade on smaller streams like the Ruby, Lamar and Gardiner Rivers. Guides also have access to several private streams that may require an additional rod fee. Anglers will fish two per guide and will depart the lodge around 7:30 AM for the day’s fishing.

Accommodations

Bozeman Fishing Lodge is a luxury home that was built in the late 1880s. In fact, it was one of the first homes built on historic Wilson Avenue in the downtown area. The lodge has been restored and refinished to maintain the lovely antique character of the building. The result is a blend of classic appeal with modern, high-end comforts creating an elegant, boutique-style B & B. Bozeman Fishing Lodge sleeps two to six anglers in three double occupancy bedrooms. Each bedroom has a king bed that can be split into two XL twin beds. The master bedroom has a spacious ensuite bathroom and the other two bedrooms share a full bath upstairs. An additional bathroom is available on the ground floor.

Breakfasts typically consist of freshly baked muffins and pastries, warm quiche, fresh fruit, yogurt and granola. While anglers are out on the water, their guide will provide a hearty and delicious made to order shore lunch. Back at the lodge in the evening, guests can enjoy a hot shower followed by local microbrew or glass of wine on the lodge’s back deck before hitting the town for dinner. Dinner is not included, so guests have the opportunity to explore the many excellent restaurants immediately surrounding the lodge. Additionally, if dining in house is preferred, Jake and Laura are happy to arrange for a private chef to come to the lodge for an exquisite, catered meal.

Additional Experiences

Due to Bozeman Fishing Lodge’s location, guests can easily explore all of the wonderful restaurants, local events, art galleries, coffee shops and nightlife of Bozeman, Montana on foot. With a rental car, guests can explore Yellowstone National Park via the North Entrance, located an hour and a half south at Gardiner, MT. Those who prefer not to fish can enjoy a scenic float down the river, meet their group members for a shore lunch, and take off to spend the rest of the day doing whatever they please.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Bozeman, MT. A lodge representative will pick you up at the airport and transfer you 15 minutes to the lodge.

Days 2 - 5: Full days of guided fishing.

Day 6: Depart lodge.

Rates & Details

2024 Rates:

Lodging: $705 per night + tax and fees 3 night minimum, up to 6 guests

Guided Fishing: $625 per guide per day for 1 or 2 anglers

Included: Lodging, lunches, guided fishing, airport shuttles, fishing tackle and flies

Not Included: Airfare, breakfast and dinners, alcohol, staff and guide gratuities

Species: Rainbow trout, brown trout, cutthroat trout

Season: April to October

Capacity: 2 - 6 guests

Fly Water Q&A

Who is best suited to this destination? This lodge is well suited to all anglers and is excellent for private parties. Mixed groups of anglers and non-anglers will work very well at this lodge with the quick fishing access and large variety of additional activities.

Where is the lodge? The lodge is a historic home in the heart of Bozeman, MT.

How do I get there? Guests will fly into Bozeman and can either rent a car or will be picked up by a lodge representative.

When should I go? Late June through August will offer the best dry fly fishing. There is good spring and fall fishing with cooler temperatures and less crowds in the area during those times. Due to runoff, late May through late June are best avoided.

How will I fish? 75% of the fishing is done by boat. Anglers will fish two per guide and will have a variety of drift fishing and walk and wade options. An additional day is fishing the “Land of the Giants” on the Missouri River, on this day guests will access the fishing spot by jetboat.

Is there wade fishing? There are many walk and wade opportunities. Sweetgrass creek by Big Timber, Otter Creek, Gardner River and Shields Creek. Yellowstone, Boulder and Gallatin Rivers offer side channel and island fishing. Most of the Gallatin is not floatable and the upper Madison is a walk wade section only.

Where will I fish? There are nearly 500 miles of fishable rivers. The main options will be the Yellowstone, Boulder, Madison and Beaverhead Rivers, and a myriad of walk and wade creeks that are fishable throughout different parts of the summer season.

How long does it take to reach the fishing grounds? Anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour and a half.

What type(s) of fish will I catch? Brown, rainbow, cutthroat and cuttbow trout are the main fish, and anglers will also be able to catch whitefish, carp, walleye, brook trout, and grayling.

How many fish will I catch? This will change with condition and time of year, but anglers will average ten fish a day each.

Will I see other anglers?Y es you will, although this varies depending on the location.

What are the guides like? All of the guides are professional and full time fishing guides with over 100 days on the water each year. The guides are adaptable with different personalities and dynamics.

What are the physical demands? It depends on what the guest wants, there are options for everyone but most of the fishing is easily accessible.

Are there any special skills required? There are no special skills required and the guides are great at teaching if that is what the angler would like.

Does the lodge provide equipment? The lodge will provide everything including waders, boots, rods and reels, flies and terminal tackle.

What is your favorite setup for the trip? A 9-foot 5-weight rod with floating line will get the job done for most situations. Guests may opt to bring a 10-foot 6-weight rod for streamer fishing.

What are the top flies? The lodge will have the selection of flies that works best for each trip, but a standard selection includes stonefly nymphs, pink and yellow hoppers, purple and gold chubby Chernobyl, purple haze and zonkers.

What are the options if water conditions become challenging? There are a number of different fishing locations, meaning guides have options if one particular river is experiencing poor fishing conditions. Guests should be prepared to fish in sun, rain, wind or snow.

What is a typical day like? On the day of arrival, lodge owner, Laura Grzyb, will meet everyone at the lodge for check in, have a beer or wine to get acquainted, fit waders and boots and answer questions and discuss time for breakfast, then guests have the evening to themselves.

Breakfast is anywhere from 6:00 – 8:00 AM, coffee is set to turn on early. Laura will arrive at the scheduled time to fix breakfast and guides will arrive 15 minutes before departure to talk about what to expect for the day.

Anglers are off the river by 4:00 or 5:00 PM and if guests want a cold beer they may have the option to stop by a local watering hole on the way home. Upon arrival guests will have a light snack tray with beer and wine at the lodge, Laura will be there to touch base with clients about the next day and can help make dinner reservations for the night. Each trip is customized to what the group wants. If folks prefer to stay in for dinner, a private chef can be arranged for wine tastings and food pairings.

What is the general vibe, atmosphere and style of the lodge? The only guests at the lodge will be your party and the atmosphere will be whatever you like. The house is cozy, spacious and modern.

Is there an on-site owner, manager or other point-person at the lodge? Laura will be at the lodge in the mornings and upon arrival from the day of fishing, but other than that will be not be there. Guests will have the cell phone of both Laura and Jake if they need anything during their stay.

Where do we eat, and what are the meals like? Breakfasts are made warm each morning in the lodge and lunches are ordered each night for the next day of fishing. Breakfast is usually an eggs and bacon type fair with fresh fruit and pastries. Guests can choose from a large lunch menu of sandwiches and salads, and are on their own for dinner. The lodge is located in walking distance from many dining options, and guests may also request shuttles or use ride share apps for their transportation if they have not rented a car.

What is the alcohol policy? Alcohol is allowed at the lodge and guests can bring their own or request certain liquor be purchased in advance to be billed for their stay. Laura and Jake will include a small selection of wine and local beer for guests during their stay.

Where do we stay, and what are the accommodations like? The lodge is a historic home in downtown Bozeman that is spacious and homey. There are three bedrooms, each with two queen beds. The master bedroom as an ensuite bathroom, with a separate full bathroom for the other two bedrooms upstairs, as well as a powder room on the main level. The main level has a kitchen, dining room, sitting room and tv room with a large deck in the backyard. The house works well for couples and groups of up to 6 guests or larger families.

Is there internet and/or cell service? There is good cell service in Bozeman and the house has Wifi for guests to use.

Are there other activities? There are many activities in the area including hiking, farmers markets and craft fairs with food trucks, live music on Main Street, art walks on the first Friday of every month, site seeing and float tours for wildlife viewing, Yellowstone National Park tours, hot springs, white water rafting, mountain biking and shopping.

Are there any other expenses? Guests of the lodge should plan on rod fees for the Paradise Valley spring creeks, gratuities, meals and extra alcohol, and transportation to restaurants.

Do I need a visa? A visa is not needed for this trip.

Are there any health concerns, dangers or annoyances? Weather in the Rockies can be unpredictable and guests are encouraged to bring layers for cool mornings and evenings with an option for lighter clothes during the heat of the day. Rain and snow are a possibility in most months of the year. Wind can be an issue around fall, and in early summer there may be some mosquitos at boat ramps.

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