FRESHWATER   >   MONTANA, USA
HUBBARDS YELLOWSTONE LODGE

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Hubbards Yellowstone Lodge is an excellent family-run ranch on the doorstep of the Northern border of Yellowstone National Park.

With stunning views from the lodge down Paradise Valley, you can watch the Yellowstone River meander its way into the distance.

The lodge offers great access to the famous trout-streams of Yellowstone as well as to private water on this 26,000 hectare ranch and nearby access to some of the world’s finest spring creeks (DePuy’s, Armstrong and Nelson’s) the fishing here is limitless.

The ranch also offers a superb riding program as well as sightseeing and wildlife viewing in Yellowstone.

  • Season: June to October
  • Wild Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout,Cutbows, Brook Trout and Grayling
  • Wide range of non-fishing activities
  • Family-run traditional ranch
  • Remote wilderness location
  • Borders Yellowstone National Park with Great Park access
  • Average temperatures: 0℃ in winter, up to 14℃ in summer months

The lodge itself is perched high on the hill overlooking the Yellowstone River valley and surrounded by mountains on the shores of Merrell Lake which is a great place to drift boat fish for Rainbows and Browns.

The timber-built lodge overlooks Merrell Lake and provides a great family atmosphere. Apart from fishing, the lodge has a great riding program where you can experience first-hand the life of a Montana cowboy and help in rounding up the cattle. The food and dining and bar service is all first-class. At the end of a week fly fishing at Hubbard's Yellowstone Lodge you will leave feeling like you are part of the family. Hubbard's Lodge is made up of four lodges. The main lodge has six guest-rooms and the sister lodges have twelve twin-rooms, each with their own private facilities and plenty of room to store gear and equipment. All the rooms have a mix of views across the nearby pastures, lakes and Yellowstone River.

The main lodge has a dining area, a lounge and a bar where you can relax. The food is gourmet and there is plenty of it. Perfect for a day outside whether horse-riding, rafting or fishing. There is plenty of room at Hubbard's Lodge to spread out and enjoy yourself.

A typical day starts following your breakfast at 7:00am and you then head out fishing at 8:00am. Take a riverside lunch and then fish the afternoon until 5:00 or 6:00pm. You then head back to the lodge for the evening meal. If you want to fish in the evenings, this can be also be arranged along with any other activities acoording to your mood and to the weather.

Fly fishing in Yellowstone National Park is an awe-inspiring experience. Hubbard's Yellowstone Ranch is located in a unique position on the northern border of Yellowstone National Park and thus has access to the famous rivers and streams that flow through the park. The Firehole, Madison and Gibbon offer the unique experience of casting at rising Brown Trout while being surrounded by Buffalo, geysers and spectacular surroundings.

During the summer months, when the Hopper season provides outstanding dry-fly fishing, Soda Butte and Slough creeks offer the chance of twenty-inch-plus Cutthroat0151and this is just the fishing inside the park. On the ranch property itself there is the spring-fed Merrell Lake, Tom Miner Creek and the opportunity to horse-ride into the hills and fish on untouched alpine lakes. But some of the finest fishing is still to be had while undertaking a float trip down the mighty Yellowstone River or testing your skills on the huge Trout of the famous spring creeks all located within easy drive of the lodge.

There is equipment at the lodge which guests can use for those travelling light. However we would advise all anglers to take their own waders, rods, reels, lines, terminal tackle and flies.
Rods and tackle in the 4-5 weight range are adequate. Dry flies, nymphs and streamer patterns all work and Yellowstone is famous for its Stoneflies and Drakes and as the season progresses Hoppers, ants and beetles. But the fishing is predominantly Dry fly. A floating line works for most situations but it's always worth carrying a sink tip line with you. With literally thousands of miles of water to fish, you will be spoilt for choice deciding where to fish. You can float down almost fifty miles of the Yellowstone or for the more adventurous you can even hike to the Grebe or Cascade and target Grayling.

Wading is generally trouble-free and the fishing is very productive. The river is populated with Cutthroats, Rainbows, Browns, Grayling and Brook Trout. Most fish are in the fourteen- to seventeen-inch range, with larger specimens caught each year—around twenty to twenty-four inches.

The rates for this destination vary throughout the season. We offer the best available rates for this destination and do not charge for our service. By calling we are able to tailor a package to specifically suit your requirements at the best available rate. As we have offices in both the United Kingdom and Australia we can also ensure you are being quoted in your local currency. Please enquire for the latest rates and availability, including information on any applicable special offers and group discounts.

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CONTACT OUR AUSTRALIAN OFFICE

There are various international flight options to the USA. Take an internal four to five hour flight to Bozeman, Missoula or Butte and then a one to two hour drive to the lodge.

The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 for Fly Odyssey Ltd, and in the event of their insolvency, protection is provided for the following:

  1. non-flight packages commencing in and returning to the UK;
  2. non-flight packages commencing and returning to a country other than the UK; and
  3. flight inclusive packages that commence outside of the UK, which are sold to customers outside of the UK.

1, 2 and 3 provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled. 1 and 3 provides for repatriation. Please note that bookings made outside the UK are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with Fly Odyssey Ltd.

OVERSEAS BOOKINGS

Contact: Mat McHugh
Tel: +44 (0)1621 743711
Mob: +44 (0)7936 708305
Email: enquiries@flyodyssey.co.uk

CHALK STREAMS BOOKINGS

Contact: Gilly Bate
Tel: +44 01730 825626
Mob: +44 (0)7817 304232
Email: g.bate@flyodyssey.co.uk

AUSTRALIA BOOKINGS

Contact: James Laverty
Mob (Australia):
+61 (0)499 900816
Email: j.laverty@flyodyssey.com.au