Fishing Licenses not included in price of excursions/trips. For license information check out Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks (MFWP). All prices are subject to change.

Explore Montana's Fishing Paradise.

Cast into the Wilderness

Located in the heart of Yellowstone country we are surrounded by rugged mountain wilderness, high plains and some of the most productive trout streams in the world. We offer the angler access to seldom-fished streams and lakes in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, as well as some of the most fabled rivers in the world. After a day of casting flies into Montana’s crystalline waters, you’ll declare you are in fishing heaven. We specialize in providing our clients with an experience of solitude, the way fly fishing ought to be. Our professional guides are ready to make your fishing adventure in the Big Sky country a memorable one. With wilderness fly fishing pack trips, walk, wade and float fishing offerings and access to hundreds of miles of some of the finest trout waters in the world, we have plenty to challenge and entertain every level of angler. Reserve your place in “fishing heaven” today!

Wilderness Fly-fishing Pack Trips

This trip is for the angler adventurer. We offer 6-day and 5-day wilderness fly fishing pack trips. The first day of the 6-day excursion is spent in our backcountry camp, Independence. Independence is located 55 miles south of Big Timber and accessed primarily by horseback. At Independence you will spend the afternoon hiking, fishing, and enjoying an evening by the campfire. The next day is a four-and-a-half-hour horseback ride to our Hellroaring wilderness camp. You will ride over the Hellroaring Divide topping 10,000 feet proceeded or followed by a pack string straight out of the old west. By the time you descend into beautiful Bull Moose Meadow and our camp, you will be on scenic overload – but that will not stop your eyes from lighting up when you realize the two forks of Hellroaring Creek meet right at camp. You are now among the lucky few who get to experience the solitude and abundant fly-fishing of Hellroaring. Your location is 8 miles north of Yellowstone National Park in the heart of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. Not to fear, our guides will escort you every step of the way. You will find them knowledgeable, skill­ful and HELPFUL. Your ONLY CARE will be to catch fish, have fun and enjoy what is justifiably called “God’s country.” Those who just want to relax, read, backpack, bird watch, photograph or paint will prove just as satis­fied as the angler. In camp accommodations consist of comfortable, roomy, carpeted, wall tents with wood stoves, cots with foam pads, a hot shower, a roaring campfire and first class meals prepared by our camp cook.

The 5-day adventure is the same trip as the 6-day adventure, but without the overnight stop at Independence. The first day of the 5-day trip is a five-and-a-half-hour horseback ride to our Hellroaring camp.

In camp accommodations consist of comfortable, roomy, carpeted, wall tents with wood stoves, cots with foam pads, a hot shower, a roaring campfire and first class meals prepared by our camp cook.

These dates do not include arrival and departure days. For example: Trip 1: July 15-20; your arrival date should be July 14th by 4:00 pm at the ABO Lodge in Big Timber, MT. Your departure date would be July 21st from the ABO Lodge by 10:00 am.

Trip 1: July 15-20
Trip 2:
July 22-27
Trip 3:
July 29-August 3
Trip 4:
August 5-10
Trip 5:
August 12-17
Trip 6:
August 19-24
Trip 7:
August 26-31
Location: Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness
Accommodations: Incoming and outgoing nights at ABO lodge in Big Timber with dinner and breakfast. In the backcountry, tent camp and meals provided.
Trip Length: 6 days; 1 day at Independence backcountry camp, 4 days in Hellroaring wilderness camp, 1 day riding out.
Price: $3,000 – guided fishing
License needed: Fishing licenses can be purchased over the counter or online at MFWP

Custom Trips Available Upon Request

Fishing Licenses not included in price of excursions/trips. (For license information check out MFWP) All prices are subject to change.

These dates do not include arrival and departure days. For example: Trip 1: July 15-19; your arrival date should be July 14th by 4:00 pm at the ABO Lodge in Big Timber, MT. Your departure date would be July 20th from the ABO Lodge by 10:00 am.
Trip 1: July 15-19
Trip 2: July 22-26
Trip 3: July 29-August 2
Trip 4: August 5-9
Trip 5: August 12-16
Trip 6: August 19-23
Trip 7: August 26-30
Location: Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness
Accommodations: Incoming and outgoing nights at ABO lodge in Big Timber with dinner and breakfast. In the backcountry, tent camp and meals provided.
Trip Length: 5 days; 1 day riding into camp, 3 days in Hellroaring wilderness camp, 1 day riding out.
Price: $2,500 per person – guided fishing
License needed: Fishing licenses can be purchased over the counter or online at MFWP
Custom Trips Available Upon Request
Fishing Licenses not included in price of excursions/trips. (For license information check out MFWP) All prices are subject to change.

For specific information about our wilderness fly-fishing trip, please download our guide.
Download our wilderness Fly-fishing guide

Wilderness Fly-Fishing Trips

Any angler visiting Montana will not want to miss the opportunity to experience a few days of backcountry fishing. This 3-day, 2-night backcountry guided fly-fishing adventure in the Absaroka-Beartooth wilderness allows an angler to get off the beaten path to do some mountain fishing but get back in time to fill their Montana vacation with other activities. The 1.5 to 2 hour horseback or 1 hour ATV ride to camp allows time to fish the afternoon you arrive and the morning before you depart. The day in between, we pack a lunch and stay out all day fishing the creeks and high mountain lakes of the wilderness. Evenings include relaxing by the campfire, sharing stories under a star filled sky, delicious meals provided by our camp cook, and comfortable tent accommodations. Our guides are experienced and flexible to your needs.

This trip is a 3 day, 2 night backcountry guided fly-fishing trip.

Trip: between June 15th and August 31st, please call 406-579-3866 to schedule your trip.
Location: private land in the Absaroka-Beartooth Backcountry
Accommodations: backcountry tent camp with meals provided
Optional Accommodations for Incoming and Outgoing Nights: ABO Lodge in Big Timber with dinner and breakfast included in price. $150/room/night, 2 people per room.
Trip Length: 3 days
day 1: morning pack in, afternoon fishing
day 2: all day fishing
day 3: morning fishing, afternoon pack out
Price: 
$1,680 per person for 4 or more people. ($560/person/day) guided fishing
$1,980 per person for 2-3 people. ($660/person/day) guided fishing
2:1 angler to guide
License needed: Fishing licenses can be purchased over the counter or online at MFWP

Custom Trips Available Upon Request
Fishing Licenses not included in price of excursions/trips. (For license information check out MFWP) All prices are subject to change.

For specific information about our 3-day Backcountry fly-fishing trip, please download our guide.
Download our Wilderness Fly-fishing guide

Walk & Wade Fishing Trips

We offer single or multi-day walk and wade fly fishing on the Yellowstone Ranches just 5 minutes from Big Timber, Montana. The ranches offer miles of private Yellowstone River frontage. If you want to fish for a couple of days, we have private land access to both the upper and the lower Boulder River and several spring creeks in the area including exclusive rights to a small spring creek just north of Big Timber. For the angler that loves to walk & wade fish these private land ranches offer solitude and easy access to the rivers and creeks.

Full-day price:
$560/day per guide (includes lunch)
Half-day price:
$440/day per guide (lunch not included)

Fishing Licenses not included in price of excursions/trips. (For license information check out MFWP) All prices are subject to change.

Accommodation options:
ABO Lodge or Ranch House on Cross Triangle Ranch in Big Timber. For information on the Lodge and Ranch House, please call 406-579-3866.
The Grand Hotel in downtown Big Timber http://www.thegrand-hotel.com

Peak season is June through September. However, due to our many fishing options, we can provide productive fishing most of the year. Trip dates are to be determined with our clients. Please call or email to request trip dates:
cameron@aboadventures.com
406-579-3866
406-931-0102

For specific information about our walk and wade fishing trip, please download our guide.
Download our walk and wade fishing guide

Float Fishing Trips

We offer single day and multi-day float fishing trips on southwest Montana’s finest rivers. Absaroka Beartooth Outfitter is based out of Big Timber, MT with fishing partners based in Livingston and Bozeman, giving us the ability to cover the whole region. We typically focus on the Yellowstone, Boulder, Madison and Gallatin rivers, with the ability for multi-day trips on the Missouri, Big Horn and Big Hole upon request. Our boats accommodate two fishermen and a guide. A day on the river starts early in the morning with transportation included to and from the river. You will fish with comfort and ease from the best drift boats on the market. Fishing from a drift boat offers the angler several advantages, including the ability to present their fly correctly without difficult wading conditions or impeded back casts. Floating gives fishermen the chance to cover more water, see lots of scenery and have new fishing opportunities with every cast. Our guides like to fish the river in accordance to the conditions, hatches and fish activity of each day. Our goal is to customize your trip to be the best possible. If the fishing is getting hot early or late we try to adjust river time for your best fishing opportunity. This is not an 8-5 job for us. It’s about fishing and sharing the incredible opportunities Montana has to offer. Non-anglers are encouraged to join in the adventure. Whether the non-anglers’ preference is to float and read or to enjoy the sights, sounds, and fresh air of the Big Sky Country, our comfortable drift boats will provide them a relaxing day on one of Montana’s pristine rivers. 

Full-day price: $560/day per guide (includes lunch)
Half-day price: $440/day per guide (lunch not included) Fishing Licenses not included in price of excursions/trips. (For license information check out MFWP)
All prices are subject to change.

For specific information about our float fly-fishing trip, please download our guide.
Download our float Fly-fishing guide

Fulfill Your Sense of Adventure.

Deposit, Payment and Refund Policy

A deposit of 50% of the trip is required to book your reservation. This deposit is non-refundable. The balance of the trip is due 30 days prior to trip date and is nonrefundable. Trips not fully paid by this date will be considered cancelled. We recommend Trip Cancellation Insurance. Montana Outfitters & Guides Association suggests Global Rescue travel insurance. http://www.montanaoutfitters.org/travelersinsurance/

We accept Credit Cards (Visa/MasterCard only) and Checks. Make Checks Payable to: Absaroka-Beartooth Outfitters, Inc.

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