Harrison Homestead

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For many, Montana is synonymous with fly-fishing. Blessed with miles of rivers, streams, and lakes, Montana offers the angler unrivaled fly-fishing opportunities for wild rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout. Whether you are floating down the Yellowstone, Boulder, Stillwater rivers, or simply wading your way up Montana’s famous Depuy’s, Armstrong’s, or Nelson’s spring creeks, Sweetwater’s Fly-Fish Montana offers a wonderful variety of fishing waters which provide a world-class angling experience for anglers of all skill levels.  Sweetwater Travel Company offers two amazing properties in Montana.  The Harrison House located on the Vermillion Ranch is the oldest home in Sweetgrass County and is listed on the National Historic Register and is the headquarters for our Montana operation.  The other property we offer on the Vermillion Ranch is called the Lewis and Clark Cabin.

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email: Dan Vermillion
email: Pat Vermillion
Call Dan or Pat: 406-222-0624

Jeff Vermillion is the Outfitter of Record for all Sweetwater operations on the Gallatin National Forest by Special Use Permit for the Boulder Drainage - Custer Gallatin National Forest.  

The Fishing

Our Montana operations are designed for small groups which allow for optimal flexibility.  Each day your group will be able to choose from any one of many fishing options. This flexibility allows anglers to relax and fish according to their own schedule.  During your visit, you will fish the famed Yellowstone, the Boulder, the Stillwater, the Paradise Valley Spring Creeks, and, of course, a few secret spots we have discovered over the years.


The Harrison Homestead offers four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a kitchen, dining room, and living room. The basement level has been renovated to include another gathering space, large television and flanked by bedrooms and laundry room. A wide, cozy screened-in porch overlooks the spacious, lilac-framed yard and the grounds around the house are broad and open for those who enjoy strolling about.


Rates vary from $2,700 for a 4 nights/3 days to $3,500 for 6 nights/5 days.  Rates include accommodation, guided fishing, and a chef. All rates subject to change.

Harrison Homestead may also be rented by the week ($3,000 plus bed tax) April through November.  All prices subject to change.  


We recommend using a ⅗ weight rod for trout and bring floating line only. Also bring light waders, 1 pair of felt soled wading boots, polarized sunglasses, a needle nose plier (for debarbing hooks and releasing trout), line nippers, dry fly floatant, split shot and indicator yarn/strike indicator.
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Why Harrison Homestead

Montana offers a great collection of fishing water for the traveling angler and probably offers the best dry-fly fishing for trout in the United States.  It is a big state.  When considering where to fish, it pays to fish with people who have spent their entire lives in Montana.  Sweetwater will make sure you are fishing away from the crowds in the best water south-central Montana has to offer.  Our guides have years of experience and will make your days on the river memorable.

Itinerary in brief

Arrival Day

Please arrive to the Harrison House after 4 pm. The chef should be there to welcome you and show you to your room. Your trip will begin with appetizers around 6 pm. followed by a welcome dinner with fishing beginning the follow morning.

Fishing Days

Each morning will begin with a hearty breakfast prepared by the chef. After breakfast, fishermen will depart with a fishing guide and head to the river. You will fish all day and have lunch on the river. At the end of the day, fishermen will return to the Ranch for drinks and appetizers, dinner, and much needed rest. For any non-fishermen in the group, we can arrange horseback riding, hiking, or a visit to the local art galleries.

Departure Day

Fly Fishing clients will leave after breakfast and rental clients will depart by 9:30 am.