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Gallatin River Cast & Raft

Fish the Gallatin River, then paddle down it! This package begins with a 3 hour fishing lesson, catered to families and first timers, at Karst Kamp, our convenient riverfront property. The guides will begin with instruction on fish and fish habitat, reading water, identifying insects, selecting flies, and familiarization with fly fishing gear. The course will flow into dry-land casting practice, without hooks, at targets. Once the group is comfortable with the basics and understand some river safety tips, we will slip on the waders and head to the river to try to catch the big one!

  • Montana Fishing License Required- You mush obtain a Montana Fishing License prior to the trip. Buy one at a local retailer or purchase a license online.**
  • We follow catch and release policies in order to keep the fish populations healthy.

** If you choose not to purchase a fishing license, you may still attend and complete the class. The only restriction would be during the casting, you would not be able to use a fly with a hook. Therefore you would not be able to physically reel in a fish.

After your Fly Fishing lesson, head to our main office (8 miles north on Highway 191) and take a break for a bite. You can purchase lunch at Blazing Paddles Cafe or bring your own, then start gearing up for rafting.

The rafting portion is 3 hours, with about 2 on the water. The Gallatin River is a small river that runs through a scenic, rocky canyon. It has fun rapids and is the most challenging commercial rafting available in the Yellowstone Area. We run 2 main sections of the river, catering to a more or less challenging experience. Our friendly office staff we will help you pick the appropriate one depending on your group and water levels.

Fish the Gallatin River, then paddle down it! This package begins with a 3 hour fishing lesson, catered to families and first timers, at Karst Kamp, our convenient riverfront property. The guides will begin with instruction on fish and fish habitat, reading water, identifying insects, selecting flies, and familiarization with fly fishing gear. The course will flow into dry-land casting practice, without hooks, at targets. Once the group is comfortable with the basics and understand some river safety tips, we will slip on the waders and head to the river to try to catch the big one!

  • Montana Fishing License Required- You mush obtain a Montana Fishing License prior to the trip. Buy one at a local retailer or purchase a license online.**
  • We follow catch and release policies in order to keep the fish populations healthy.

** If you choose not to purchase a fishing license, you may still attend and complete the class. The only restriction would be during the casting, you would not be able to use a fly with a hook. Therefore you would not be able to physically reel in a fish.

After your Fly Fishing lesson, head to our main office (8 miles north on Highway 191) and take a break for a bite. You can purchase lunch at Blazing Paddles Cafe or bring your own, then start gearing up for rafting.

The rafting portion is 3 hours, with about 2 on the water. The Gallatin River is a small river that runs through a scenic, rocky canyon. It has fun rapids and is the most challenging commercial rafting available in the Yellowstone Area. We run 2 main sections of the river, catering to a more or less challenging experience. Our friendly office staff we will help you pick the appropriate one depending on your group and water levels.

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