The Yellowstone — longest undammed river in America. The very heart of the West. And you can fish it. Join me Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 2 p.m. MT on Instagram Live @troutunlimited when we talk with Dan Gigone from Sweetwater Fly Shop in Livingston, Mont.
Sweetwater Fly Shop is located on the outskirts of Livingston, at the entrance to Paradise Valley, beside the world-renowned Yellowstone River. Livingston is the quintessential Montana town with unique shops and eateries, encircled by the stunning, snow-capped Absaroka, Gallatin and Crazy Mountain Ranges. They have easy access to some of the most celebrated and diverse blue-ribbon trout waters in America: From placid Paradise Valley spring creeks — DePuy’s, Armstrong’s and Nelson’s — to the mighty Yellowstone River which tumbles through the backyard.
Livingston is also the ideal basecamp for exploring all of southwest Montana. They are 45 minutes from Yellowstone National Park–a beautiful drive, south from the shop, through the majestic Paradise Valley to the park’s north entrance will lead to the Lamar, Gardner and Gibbon Rivers as well as hundreds of small streams, lakes and ponds. Bozeman, Montana is a half hour away and the famous Madison and Gallatin River trout fisheries are just beyond that.