Adventures for Novice to Expert Anglers

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Far Bank Fly Fishing School at Sage Lodge

Whether you are a seasoned fly angler or new to the sport, this trip to Montana with Brad Schuelke is sure to be an exciting and educational adventure. Brad will be traveling with the latest Sage fly rods and RIO fly lines perfectly matched for the Paradise Valley. Students will learn in the classroom on select mornings and evenings and spend the first day learning to cast with Brad and other casting instructors. The second day of the course is designed to teach anglers how to fish with dry flies, nymphs and indicators, streamers and soft hackles, all while wade fishing on the Yellowstone River. The remaining two days concentrate on putting into practice the skills learned with two days of guided fishing with top Montana guides.

Far Bank Fly Fishing Schools are designed so that students leave the course with all the knowledge and skills needed for a lifetime of enjoyment in fly fishing. We do this by keeping the instructor to student ratio to an absolute minimum. On group lesson days there will be a maximum of 4 students per instructor, and on the putting-into-practice fishing days, only two guests per professional guide.

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DETAILS & REQUIREMENTS

Itinerary:

September 16 – 21

  • September 16: Arrive Sage Lodge, Montana
  • September 17: Classroom and casting sessions with Brad and other certified instructors
  • September 18: Morning classroom session, half-day of wade fishing with certified instructors
  • September 19: Full day of guided fishing
  • September 20: Full day of guided fishing
  • September 21: Depart lodge
Price:

$6,999 per person for a 5 night/ 4 day school based on single occupancy

$5,299 per person for a 5 night/ 4 day school based on double occupancy

Includes:
  • Use of Sage and RIO demo gear
  • Accommodations
  • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages at the lodge
  • Fishing instruction
  • Guided fishing
  • Limited beer and wine
  • Tax
How to Book:

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Prime Walk and Wade 2024: DePuys Spring Creek

The Pale Morning Dun (PMD) hatch on DePuys Spring Creek provides the best dry fly fishing opportunities of the year. Although the creek’s technical nature may require intermediate or advanced angling skills, even beginners are welcome to try their hand at it. Join us to experience one of the top and highly sought-after fishing adventures in the region. Please note that we have limited spots available and they are expected to sell out quickly. Contact our concierge team to reserve your spot as soon as possible.

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Montana Outfitter, Nick Penoncello, #49010

Details & Requirements

Minimum Age:

15

Time of Year:

June 2024: 18, 19, 21, 29
July 2024: 1, 2, 3, 5

A limited number of rods are available per day.

Sold Out Days: June 24

Duration:

Full-day trips starting at 8 AM.

Price:

$900 for one angler
$1,025 for two anglers

Includes rod fees.

Includes:

Flies, rods/reels, waders and boots (optional), transportation, non-alcoholic beverages, and a meal of your choice from our Backcountry Menu (included only on full-day trips).

Excludes:

A valid MT fishing license, guide gratuities, and alcoholic beverages (if desired)

Purchase Montana Fishing License

*Additional location fees may apply.

How to Book:

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Float Trips: Yellowstone and Madison Rivers

Fish a pair of Montana’s most fabled trout rivers the way they were meant to be fished; from a custom drift boat. Our seasoned guides will show you a beautiful stretch of river each day, with scenery and wildlife matched only by the fishing.

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Montana Outfitter, Nick Penoncello, #49010

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my own fishing gear?

Absolutely! Your personal fly fishing equipment is welcome.

What should I wear?

Dress in quick-drying layers and bring rainwear, sunglasses and a hat. Sandals or water shoes are recommended if you do not want to wear waders.

Do you provide rental gear for fishing trips?

We sure do! We provide:

  • Fly Rod Rental | $50
    Rod rental includes day use of the rod, reel, net, and fly. Additional flies and terminal tackle are available for purchase.
  • Everything but the Guide – Complete Fishing Accessory Package | $100
    Includes rental of a rod, net, and chest pack (with tippet, forceps, indicators and floatant) as well as a souvenir fly box stocked with in-season flies for you to take home with you.
  • Waders & Boots (package) | $50
  • Float Tube and fins (package) | $50

Details & Requirements

Minimum Age:

10+

Time of Year:

Spring – Fall

April-October (Spring runoff will affect availability in May, June, and July)

Start Time:

Plan on meeting at 8:00 AM in the lobby to depart for the day of fishing.

Duration:

Half-Day and Full-Day trips available

Price:

Yellowstone River Full-Day $700 per boat, 1-2 anglers

Yellowstone River Half-Day $550 per boat, 1-2 anglers

Madison River Full-Day $750 per boat, 1-2 anglers

All tours will incur a 5% service charge. Guide gratuities are not included.

Includes:

Flies, rods/reels, waders and boots (optional), transportation, non-alcoholic beverages, and a meal of your choice from our Backcountry Menu (included only on full-day trips).

Excludes:

Valid MT fishing license, guide gratuities, and alcoholic beverages (if desired)

Purchase Montana Fishing License

*Additional location fees may apply.

How to Book:

BOOK NOW

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my own fishing gear?

Absolutely! Your personal fly fishing equipment is welcome.

What should I wear?

Dress in quick-drying layers and bring rainwear, sunglasses and a hat. Sandals or water shoes are recommended if you do not want to wear waders.

Do you provide rental gear for fishing trips?

We sure do! We provide:

  • Fly Rod Rental | $50
    Rod rental includes day use of the rod, reel, net, and fly. Additional flies and terminal tackle are available for purchase.
  • Everything but the Guide – Complete Fishing Accessory Package | $100
    Includes rental of a rod, net, and chest pack (with tippet, forceps, indicators and floatant) as well as a souvenir fly box stocked with in-season flies for you to take home with you.
  • Waders & Boots (package) | $50
  • Float Tube and fins (package) | $50

Walk and Wade: Yellowstone and Madison Rivers

Explore the river on foot, wading and fishing from the banks of the Yellowstone and Madison Rivers. Half or full day trips are available to explore the famous rivers on foot. Our skilled guides will take you off the beaten path and closer to where the fish are biting.

During the spring runoff season, which generally runs from mid-May to late June, the rivers may not be fishable. As our exact runoff season varies from year to year, we may be able to offer fishing trips on the Yellowstone River outside of these date ranges.

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Montana Outfitter, Nick Penoncello, #49010

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I bring my own fishing gear?

Absolutely! Your personal fly fishing equipment is welcome.

What should I wear?

Dress in quick-drying layers and bring rainwear, sunglasses and a hat. Sandals or water shoes are recommended if you do not want to wear waders.

Do you provide rental gear for fishing trips?

We sure do! We provide:

  • Fly Rod Rental | $50
    Rod rental includes day use of the rod, reel, net, and fly. Additional flies and terminal tackle are available for purchase.
  • Everything but the Guide – Complete Fishing Accessory Package | $100
    Includes rental of a rod, net, and chest pack (with tippet, forceps, indicators and floatant) as well as a souvenir fly box stocked with in-season flies for you to take home with you.
  • Waders & Boots (package) | $50
  • Float Tube and fins (package) | $50

Details & Requirements

Minimum Age:

10+

Time Of Year:

Spring – Fall

April-October (Spring runoff will affect availability in May, June, and July)

Start Time:

Plan on meeting at 8:00 AM in the lobby to depart for the day of fishing.

Duration:

Half-Day and Full-Day trips available

Price:

Yellowstone River Full-Day $700 for 1-2 anglers

Yellowstone River Half-Day $550 for 1-2 anglers

Madison River Full-Day $750 for 1-2 anglers, $100 per additional angler

All tours will incur a 5% service charge. Guide gratuities are not included.

Includes:

Flies, rods/reels, waders and boots (optional), transportation, non-alcoholic beverages, and a meal of your choice from our Backcountry Menu (included only on full-day trips).

Excludes:

Valid MT fishing license, guide gratuities, and alcoholic beverages (if desired)

Purchase Montana Fishing License

*Additional location fees may apply.

How to Book:

BOOK NOW

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I bring my own fishing gear?

Absolutely! Your personal fly fishing equipment is welcome.

What should I wear?

Dress in quick-drying layers and bring rainwear, sunglasses and a hat. Sandals or water shoes are recommended if you do not want to wear waders.

Do you provide rental gear for fishing trips?

We sure do! We provide:

  • Fly Rod Rental | $50
    Rod rental includes day use of the rod, reel, net, and fly. Additional flies and terminal tackle are available for purchase.
  • Everything but the Guide – Complete Fishing Accessory Package | $100
    Includes rental of a rod, net, and chest pack (with tippet, forceps, indicators and floatant) as well as a souvenir fly box stocked with in-season flies for you to take home with you.
  • Waders & Boots (package) | $50
  • Float Tube and fins (package) | $50

Walk and Wade: Yellowstone National Park

A combination of fishing and wildlife viewing, these trips will include short hikes to fishing spots on famed creeks and rivers within Yellowstone National Park. Spend a day taking in the park’s beauty and getting your line wet for native Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout.

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Montana Outfitter, Nick Penoncello, #49010

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my own fishing gear?

Absolutely! Your personal fly fishing equipment is welcome.

What should I wear?

Dress in quick-drying layers and bring rainwear, sunglasses and a hat. Sandals or water shoes are recommended if you do not want to wear waders.

Do you provide rental gear for fishing trips?

We sure do! We provide:

  • Fly Rod Rental | $50
    Rod rental includes day use of the rod, reel, net, and fly. Additional flies and terminal tackle are available for purchase.
  • Everything but the Guide – Complete Fishing Accessory Package | $100
    Includes rental of a rod, net, and chest pack (with tippet, forceps, indicators and floatant) as well as a souvenir fly box stocked with in-season flies for you to take home with you.
  • Waders & Boots (package) | $50
  • Float Tube and fins (package) | $50

Details & Requirements

Minimum Age:

13

Time of Year:

June – October

Start Time:

Plan on meeting at 7:00 AM in the lobby to depart for the day of fishing.

Duration:

Full-Day

Price:

$800 for 1-2 anglers

$150 per additional angler

All tours will incur a 5% service charge. Guide gratuities are not included.

Includes:

Flies, rods/reels, waders and boots (optional), transportation, non-alcoholic beverages, and a meal of your choice from our Backcountry Menu.

Excludes:

Valid Yellowstone National Park Fishing Permit, guide gratuities, and alcoholic beverages (if desired)

Purchase Yellowstone National Park Fishing License

*Additional location fees may apply.

How to Book:

BOOK NOW

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my own fishing gear?

Absolutely! Your personal fly fishing equipment is welcome.

What should I wear?

Dress in quick-drying layers and bring rainwear, sunglasses and a hat. Sandals or water shoes are recommended if you do not want to wear waders.

Do you provide rental gear for fishing trips?

We sure do! We provide:

  • Fly Rod Rental | $50
    Rod rental includes day use of the rod, reel, net, and fly. Additional flies and terminal tackle are available for purchase.
  • Everything but the Guide – Complete Fishing Accessory Package | $100
    Includes rental of a rod, net, and chest pack (with tippet, forceps, indicators and floatant) as well as a souvenir fly box stocked with in-season flies for you to take home with you.
  • Waders & Boots (package) | $50
  • Float Tube and fins (package) | $50

Walk and Wade: Private Spring Creeks

Walk and wade the world-renowned private spring creeks of the Paradise Valley. Test your skills fishing gin-clear waters loaded with educated trout. The technical nature of these fisheries is best suited for the intermediate to advanced angler.

CONTACT CONCIERGE

Montana Outfitter, Nick Penoncello, #49010

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my own fishing gear?

Absolutely! Your personal fly fishing equipment is welcome.

What should I wear?

Dress in quick-drying layers and bring rainwear, sunglasses and a hat. Sandals or water shoes are recommended if you do not want to wear waders.

Do you provide rental gear for fishing trips?

We sure do! We provide:

  • Fly Rod Rental | $50
    Rod rental includes day use of the rod, reel, net, and fly. Additional flies and terminal tackle are available for purchase.
  • Everything but the Guide – Complete Fishing Accessory Package | $100
    Includes rental of a rod, net, and chest pack (with tippet, forceps, indicators and floatant) as well as a souvenir fly box stocked with in-season flies for you to take home with you.
  • Waders & Boots (package) | $50
  • Float Tube and fins (package) | $50

Details & Requirements

Minimum Age:

15

Time of Year:

Year Round

A limited number of rods are available per day.

Start time:

Plan on meeting at 8:00 AM in the lobby to depart for the day of fishing.

Duration:

Half-Day and Full-Day trips available.

Price:

Full-Day $700 for 1-2 anglers + rod fees

Half-Day $550 for 1-2 anglers + rod fees, $100 per additional angler

All tours will incur a 5% service charge. Guide gratuities are not included.

Includes:

Flies, rods/reels, waders and boots (optional), transportation, non-alcoholic beverages, and a meal of your choice from our Backcountry Menu (included only on full-day trips).

Excludes:

A valid MT fishing license, guide gratuities, and alcoholic beverages (if desired)

Purchase Montana Fishing License

*Additional location fees may apply.

How to Book:

CONTACT CONCIERGE

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my own fishing gear?

Absolutely! Your personal fly fishing equipment is welcome.

What should I wear?

Dress in quick-drying layers and bring rainwear, sunglasses and a hat. Sandals or water shoes are recommended if you do not want to wear waders.

Do you provide rental gear for fishing trips?

We sure do! We provide:

  • Fly Rod Rental | $50
    Rod rental includes day use of the rod, reel, net, and fly. Additional flies and terminal tackle are available for purchase.
  • Everything but the Guide – Complete Fishing Accessory Package | $100
    Includes rental of a rod, net, and chest pack (with tippet, forceps, indicators and floatant) as well as a souvenir fly box stocked with in-season flies for you to take home with you.
  • Waders & Boots (package) | $50
  • Float Tube and fins (package) | $50

Fly Fishing 101

Learn the basics of fly fishing with one of our experienced instructors and introduce yourself to the beauty and challenge the sport offers. This two-hour class will provide a brief classroom session, a casting lesson, and an hour of instruction on our spring-fed trout pond.

Advanced Reservations Required.

CONTACT CONCIERGE

Montana Outfitter, Nick Penoncello, #49010

Details & Requirements

Minimum Age:

8

Time of Year:

March – October

Duration:

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Price:

Starting at $180 per lesson (up to two people) | $50 for additional anglers

Guide gratuities not included.

Includes:

Flies, rods/reels

Excludes:

Guide gratuities

How to Book:

CONTACT CONCIERGE

Open Casting on Pond

Want to learn the basics of how to cast a fly rod and the skills to catch a trout? Grab a line and head out to our opening casting pond. You can also sign up for a casting lesson with our Adventure Team to help you prepare for your fishing adventure.

Pond Hours:

  • Sunrise – 10am: Fly fishing only
  • 10am – 5pm: Open Water – Fly fishing and stand-up paddleboards allowed
  • 5pm – Sunset: Fly fishing only

Pond Practices:

  • Fly fishing only
  • Catch and release
  • Single, barbless hooks required

CONTACT CONCIERGE

Montana Outfitter, Nick Penoncello, #49010

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my own fishing gear?

Absolutely!

What should I wear?

Dress in quick drying layers.

Details & Requirements

Minimum Age:

All Ages

Time of Year:

Year Round

Start Time:

Sunrise – Sunset

Price:

Included in resort fee. No fishing license required.

How to Book

CONTACT CONCIERGE

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my own fishing gear?

Absolutely!

What should I wear?

Dress in quick drying layers.

Fly Casting Lessons

Learn the basics of fly casting from one of our experienced instructors in this one-hour lesson on the lawn. This session will cover casting, line control, and fly presentation to prepare you for a fly fishing experience during your Montana adventure.

CONTACT CONCIERGE

Montana Outfitter, Nick Penoncello, #49010

Details & Requirements

Minimum Age:

6

Time of Year:

Year Round

Price:

$45 per person

Guide gratuities not included.

How to Book:

CONTACT CONCIERGE

Fly Tying Class

This guided class will teach you the basics of tying, and you can keep your flies! After your lesson, test your flies out on the casting pond to see what you can catch.

CONTACT CONCIERGE

Montana Outfitter, Nick Penoncello, #49010

Details & Requirements

Minimum Age:

8

Time of Year:

Year Round

Duration:

1 hour

Price:

$45 per person

Guide gratuities not included.

How to Book:

CONTACT CONCIERGE

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