Dan Bailey's is the source for information and gear for your next outdoor experience. We share our passion for wild places by helping you experience them. We work to get more butts on bikes, more feet in ski and hiking boots, and more fly rods in hands. We believe everyone should have the chance to feel reverence for wild places and get dirty outside. 

Founded in 1938 by a physics professor who left NYC to start a fly shop in Livingston, Montana, we see ourselves as stewards of Dan Bailey’s legacy and the rivers he helped protect. Our staff members have made similar commitments to place, forgoing careers in academia, the sciences, optometry and others to work at Dan Bailey’s. In 2020, we merged Timber Trails, Livingston’s outdoor company founded on a passion for wild places and giving back to the community, with Dan Bailey’s.

More than just a fly shop, Dan Bailey’s carries the best brands on the market in activewear clothing, hats, sunglasses, footwear, maps and guidebooks, backpacks, sleeping bags and camping supplies, bikes, skis, snowshoes and related gear. We work hard to source our products from local creators and companies that value sustainability and conservation.

Dan Bailey’s offers custom boot fitting with one of the best boot fitters in the industry, and rents bikes, skis, snowshoes and fly rods. We offer top-of-the-line, conservation-based fly fishing and interpretive guide services and designate a portion of the fee from our guiding services for conservation of the Greater Yellowstone Watershed.

See our Services page for more information. As Dan Bailey wished, we hope to assure future generations will have a riffle for their flies, a trout for their efforts, and flowing rivers for their souls. 

Since 1938 we've been outfitting fly fishers for their favorite waters. Whether it's equipment or information, we can help your next fishing trip be a memorable one.