The Bozeman Family Fly Shop Is Closed Due To The Covid-19 Pandemic. In An Effort To Comply With The Governor’s Executive Orders, We Will Remain Closed Until April 10, 2020. We Will Continue To Assess The Situation And Modify Our Policies As Need To Help Protect Our Community.
Fishing is a great way to practice social distancing but please keep a few things in mind: Driving separately is a good idea if meeting a friend on the river (not the time to save gas); If the access point or parking lot is crowded, try another spot; Give fellow anglers at least 10 feet when passing on trails or boat ramps; and Please consider postponing booked guide trips instead of cancelling them outright. Our local guides and outfitters are being hit especially hard by the impacts of the Covid-19 virus outbreak. You can substantially reduce the impact by not asking for a refund unless it’s absolutely necessary.
The Bozeman Family Fly Shop is proud to offer high quality, affordable fly tying materials and fly fishing equipment to the region’s anglers. We work with people of varying levels of experience, from beginners to veteran fly fishers and tiers. The shop is focused on providing easy to comprehend instruction to all anglers including children. We strive to be a family and community oriented fly shop without the egos and attitudes that make folks uncomfortable.
An integral part of our philosophy is to encourage anglers and future anglers to spend time in the shop. We offer a large table with some vises available anytime for folks that want to tie a few flies while they’re visiting. The shop will provide the materials free of charge to make it easier to try fly tying. We have a relaxed environment where information is shared openly providing new anglers an opportunity to learn free from pressure. This is the way fly shops used to be and you still find them from time to time. Now, we have one in Bozeman too!
For those people looking to catch fish on their own creations, we offer basic fly tying classes during the winter months. The shop also provides fly fishing classes for folks who are just trying to get started in the fantastic sport of fly fishing. Believe me, if I can learn to do it, so can you! All classes are taught by knowledgeable instructors with many years of experience helping people learn about this amazing sport.
Many people avoid fly fishing because of the costs associated with getting started are too high. Although it’s true that a good bamboo fly rod can cost over $1500, high end graphite rods can easily cost $900, and the best waders now cost nearly $1000, it’s very possible to get started without having to get a loan from the bank. We have kits available that include a rod, reel, backing, line, leader and the case for less than $200.00. These kits cast and fish very well and even come with a lifetime warranty. We offer rods from St. Croix, TFO, Redington, Powell, and Mystic in a variety of line weights, lengths, and actions to suit any angler’s needs. Our reels are manufactured by Galvan, Waterworks-Lamson, Redington, and TFO all providing high quality, affordable reels.