My name's Walter Wiese and I have been a Yellowstone & Montana fly fishing guide since 2001. Through Yellowstone Country Fly Fishing, I offer personalized drift boat, raft, and walk & wade guided fly fishing trips and fly fishing lessons in the Livingston, Montana area and in Yellowstone National Park. My guide service is a small and focused one. I guide most trips personally, often using only custom flies I design and tie myself.
Use the navigation bar above to learn more about the range of Yellowstone and Montana fly fishing trips I offer and to see photos and descriptions of the flies I have designed and use. My fishing report and my blog are where you'll find fishing tips, conditions updates, and reports from specific trips. You can also learn more about me and the independent guides I use. Finally, I hope you'll consider buying one of my books.
Want to book a trip or start a conversation? Feel free to contact me anytime. From April through October I'm on the water almost every day, so e-mail is usually the best way to make initial contact.
Large late May or early June Missouri River rainbow.
In addition to providing information on my guided fly fishing trips, this site is intended as a one-stop information source to help visitors to the region plan guided or unguided Yellowstone and Livingston, Montana fly fishing trips. If you want to dig deep in area fishing information, get a cup of coffee or something frosty and check out the Free Guide to Fly Fishing Montana and Yellowstone section of this site. There is more information contained in this chunk of the website than in many guidebooks.
Beside online guide I just mentioned, I've written three books about fly fishing, many magazine articles, have contributed chapters and content to many books and websites, produce regular fly tying videos, and am in the process of developing a podcast. Please check out these resources even if you can't afford a guided trip, and if you like them, consider referring others to my business.
Walter Wiese is licensed to operate on all waters in Montana under general regulations, Yellowstone Park, and the Madison River in Montana. He is Montana Outfitter #22001, Yellowstone Park CUA holder 426SSF, and Madison River SRP Holder #297.
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Website, text, and graphics by Walter J. Wiese. Photos generally by Walter J. Wiese unless noted.