Yellowstone Girls Expedition

Yellowstone Girls Expedition

Catch wild and native trout in America's first National Park

Yellowstone and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem provide legendary settings for an all girls fly fishing trip into the wilderness of America’s first National Park. The thousands of miles of water offer something for everyone! Beginners can find non-stop action for small but eager trout while advanced anglers can refine their skills on technical water filled with large but selective trout. We will visit some of Yellowstone’s most famous fisheries in search of trophy trout and epic scenery. Imagine matching blanket caddis hatches on the Madison, nymphing for trophy cutthroat on the Gardner, throwing hoppers on Slough Creek, pounding the banks of the Yellowstone with big streamers, and when it is time to wrap things up we finish the trip off with local guides for a full day float fishing trip down the Madison or Yellowstone Rivers. This is the perfect expedition for the burgeoning female fly angler looking to take their fly fishing skills to the next level! Hurry up because space is limited on this trip of a lifetime!

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What to Bring

We have put together a list of all that you will need for a successful and comfortable expedition. We offer a rental program for most of the big ticket items like fly rods, reels, sleeping bags, etc..

  • Fish some of America’s most famous rivers including the Madison, Gardner, and Lamar
  • Float fish the productive and scenic waters of the Madison or Yellowstone River with the best local guides. 
  • Take in the natural beauty of Yellowstone’s unique ecosystem
  • Enjoy a unique wilderness fishing experience with an all female group
  • Camp out under a blanket of stars

Days 1-5

Arrive in Bozeman, MT and head into Yellowstone National Park.  Learn the basics of fly fishing (or refresh your skills) in the best classroom possible... Right on the river!  Your guides will introduce you the basic knots and casts, how to read water, what bugs to select, and other aspects of fly fishing in this hands on fly fishing crash course.  After nailing down the basics, we will explore the waters of YNP in search of wild and native trout... and maybe a few trophy fish as well!

Days 6-9

Head into the Yellowstone backcountry for four days to experience some amazing fishing in one of the world's most famous national parks.

Days 10-12

After exiting the backcountry, we will spend a few days fishing and completing our service project.  Then we will cap off the trip by float fishing the Madison or Yellowstone Rivers in search of trophy trout with expert local guides.

Day 13

All good things must come to an end.  we will pack up and head to Bozeman, MT for our departing flights.


The Yellowstone Girls Expedition begins and ends at Bozeman Airport. Participants can fly to/from the airport on arrival/departure day or be dropped off/picked up by a parent/guardian. Participants can arrive at any time on arrival day. On the last day of the trip flights that depart before 2 pm are ideal. Unaccompanied minors will be met at their gate. Participants flying as an adult should follow signs to the baggage claim. Their LFFE trip leader will meet them there. On departure day, your trip leaders will help you get checked in and wait with the group until the last participant's flight leaves the ground.

Do I need to have fly fishing experience? 

Our Adventures are made up of students ranging in experience from total beginner to expert. Regardless of your skill level, your guides, along with a variety of water fished, will make you a more confident and independent angler. 

Do I need my own fishing equipment?

Students are responsible for their own fly rod, reel, line, and a few other personal fishing items. Please contact us for a full packing list. Don’t have your own gear? Not a problem. We have top-quality Orvis rods and reels available to rent.

What other equipment will I need?

We will send you a full packing list if you are interested in signing up for one of our Adventure Academies. Group gear such as tents, stoves, etc., is all provided by LFFE. Personal gear such as sleeping bags and backpacks are all available to rent.

Ready to Enroll?

Click "Enroll Now" or give us a call to get started. You can also send us an email at [email protected].

If you have any questions you can Request Information and we will contact you soon with answers.

Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions was started in 2010 as a graduate thesis for my Master's Degree in Environmental Conservation Education at NYU. The operating premise was simple - by coupling amazing wilderness fly fishing camps for teens with environmental education and service learning we can help inspire future generations of fly fishing conservationists. We have been growing our unique list of trips and experiences ever since.

When it comes to choosing a summer program for your teen the options are endless. For the teen who loves to fish, be outside, and has a strong sense of adventure we have made the choice easy. We are the leader in teen fly fishing adventures and are dedicated to providing the best backcountry fly fishing experience with opportunities for teens to engage in leadership training, community service, and backcountry camping.


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Will Lillard, Founder/Director/Guide

Contact Us

[email protected]

Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions
2540 King Road
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

(828) 577-8204