The Stillwater is by far the most over looked River in Montana! Most folks haven’t’ even herd of it? Well let me tell you its awesome! It boasts a great fish population and has a surprisingly good average size for a small River. Its flows out of the Beartooth Mountains, the scenery is unmatched, and its a blast to fish! Fast moving, pocket water and trout eager to eat big dries! Floating the Stillwater from a raft is the only way to go. This river is full boulders and swift water, making wadding difficult. Early summer through the end of August is prime time! This is an easy day trip from Billings. Great pre run-off and early to late summer fishing.
What to Expect
Big dry flies, and hopper dropper rigs are the way got to on the Stillwater. It also boasts some great hatches that bring the fish to the surface. Due to its shallow swift water, and lots of boulders, floating from a raft is necessary.