Guided fly fishing and spin fishing trips in the greater Bozeman, Montana area. Let's go fishing!



My name is Brandon Payne and I’ve been guiding in the Rockies for about a decade and a half. Having cut my teeth on the rivers of Alaska, where catching fish was usually as simple as finding one and getting a fly near it, I came to Montana with a fairly naive understanding of trout fishing. Over the past 20+ years, I’ve been learning continuously and don’t see an end in sight. And with that learning has evolved my passion for teaching. Teaching the techniques of fly fishing, but also the value of a day spent on the water. That’s really how I want people to think of a day on the water with Early Bird Outfitting. As part of a learning experience that, whether it lasts a day or a lifetime, enriches their appreciation of the outdoors. If you’re a total rookie with an interest in the sport, a seasoned angler looking to tighten up those loops, a birder who would rather catch more photos than fish, or anything in-between, let’s go fishing together.





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