Professional Guides

Personalized Instruction

Float & Wade Trips

Guiding on Montana's greatest rivers

Welcome to Southwest Montana, the epicenter of the world's most fabled waters.

World-class guide and outfitter Kara Tripp will work with you to personalize your Montana fly fishing adventure. Experience the wonder of Montana's scenic & wild Blue Ribbon trout streams! Let us share our passion and local knowledge for our beloved rivers.

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📍 Ennis, Montana

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📍 Bozeman, Montana

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📍 Livingston, Montana

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📍 Craig, Montana

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Which trip is best for you?

We offer guiding services perfect for everyone, beginners, pros, individuals and groups.

We'll gear up in our waders (and can assist with rentals if you don't own a pair yet!) and cast while standing in the river. Our knowledgeable guides can offer one-on-one teaching to help you improve your fly fishing skills. Hikes are required to access prime fishing spots, which makes finding fish more time consuming. However, wade trips are widely considered the most rewarding method of fly fishing. From tiny bugs floating on the water to ducks, eagles, deer and more, the slower pace of wade trips will immerse you in the magic of the river. Wading staffs can be very helpful while navigating rocky river beds.

Hop in the drift boat with us and enjoy stunning scenary around every river bend! Guides can assist all members of your group, whether it's netting a fish, tieing on flies or directing you where to cast. From the boat, you won't have to cast far to access fish, making float trips perfect for beginners. If you have physical limitations, float trips are an excellent way to experience Montana fly-fishing in a comfortable setting. Unlike wade trips, where you can only pack the essentials, float trips allow you to bring more gear. Your group will experience different types of water while floating through uninterrupted Montana wilderness.

What we provide

It's important to manage expectations, oftentimes we get caught up in the "catching" aspect of fishing. We can't control mother nature, but we can promise to work hard to provide opportunities for you to experience success by being fully prepared for the day. No matter what, we'll ensure you learn something, become a better angler, create lasting memories, and most importantly walk away with a positive experience!


On the day of your booking(s) your guide will arrange to you meet you at a mutually convienient location.

Fishing Gear

Use our gear checklist to plan for your trip! If you're missing any items, we can assist with renting necessary gear. We believe in Gore-Tex and Merino wool and we fish rain or shine!

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Lunch & Refreshments

Quality lunches are provided on all full day wade and float trips, as well as non-alcoholic beverages and water. We are happy to accommodate gluten free, vegetarian and vegan lunch requests.

Safety First

Every guide is trained in First Aid/CPR Certified, carries a first aid kit. Life jackets and throw-bag are mandatory on all guide boats. *If you are allergic to bees bring your own epi pen or any other medication that you may need.

Montana Fishing Licenses

All members of your party are required to have a Montana Fishing License that spans the day(s) of your trip. We recommend purchasing fishing licenses online after submitting the form below and receiving confirmation of your trip.

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Book a guided trip

Fill out the form below to submit a request for a guided trip! Please note: This form is to request a guided trip, you are not guaranteed a spot until follow up confirmation and deposit paid.

Kara Tripp
Damsel Outdoor Expeditions, LLC
Licensed Outfitter
Belgrade, Montana

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