2017 Dates and Costs
August 13-19. Bozeman and Big Sky based. One spot left.
September 10-16. Bozeman and Big Sky based. Three spots left
October 22-28. Bozeman and Big Sky based. Four spots left.
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At the Montana Fly Fishing Guide School we fish every day for seven days.
Variety and challenge: that is what you will get from our guide school. Visit our blog to see what some of our graduates are up to these days: Where Are They Now?
Tuition and Costs
Commuter Option: $1990 per person. June, July, August Sessions: $2190 per person.
Includes seven full days of Montana fly fishing instruction and fishing, course materials, lunches, two to three dinners, diploma, and job referral. Not included are your fishing license and fishing gear. Flies and tackle for the on-the-water sessions can be purchased throughout the trip from Gallatin River Guides at a school discount.
Lodging Option: $2590 per person. June, July, August Sessions: $2790 per person.
Includes seven nights of lodging, seven full days of Montana fly fishing instruction and fishing, two to three dinners, course materials, transportation, lunches, diploma, and job referral.
Not included are your Montana fishing license and fishing gear. Flies and tackle for the on-the-water sessions can be purchased throughout the trip from Gallatin River Guides at a school discount.
Our schools are all based in Bozeman and Big Sky, Montana. We fish a variety of waters in seven days, not the same river every day. Our schools fill very quickly, so plan accordingly now. The Montana Fishing Guide School fishes the Gallatin, Madison, Yellowstone, and possibly the Paradise Valley Spring Creeks and the Missouri River. All of our instructors are full time professional Montana fly fishing guides.
Montana Fishing Guide School
Our origin and a little history
For a combined fifty-plus years, Gallatin River Guides and Montana Fishing Outfitters have been serving anglers throughout Montana. Our clients return to us every year, year after year. The reason for our continued growth and success is simple: we have personal relationships with the best guides and we fish amazing locations.
A career as a fishing guide is both rewarding and challenging. Fishing guides can earn up to $3,000 a month or more during the busy season. The cost of the guide school is a small investment in giving you the confidence in landing the guide job you've always wanted or for taking your guiding and fishing to the next level. In fact, the investment in the guide school can be returned after a few weeks on the job.
Our guide school is committed to professionalism and quality, just like the guides we hire. Our school is built on the foundation of great teaching from our world-class instructors, our dynamic and challenging course curriculum, the networking and job-placement assistance seminar, and the best classroom on the planet with the rivers, spring creeks, and lakes of Montana.
GRG/MFO Guide School founders, Pat Straub and Garrett Munson, have spent their lives guiding and teaching. They work with dozens of guides a season and truly know what it takes to be a top fly fishing guide. And through their professional teaching and education background, their guide school curriculum is demanding-just like a career in the guiding industry.
Before and during his guiding and outfitting career, Pat spent over a decade as a high school and college soccer coach. This environment exposed him to the important element of educating potential fly fishing guides. The pressure-cooker environment of competitive athletics honed his instructional ability.
Garrett's background in outdoor education with at-risk youth is ideal for the patience and resolve necessary to instruct and mentor future fly fishing guides. He also spent years developing program and curriculum for outdoor education schools in Montana.
Between Pat and Garrett alone, over 365 days a year are logged on the waters of Montana, hundreds of clients are served each year, and some of Montana's top fishing guides are retained in their guide arsenal.top