Satoshi Yamamoto

Satoshi Yamamoto brought his passion for fly-fishing and fly-tying from Japan to Montana and became the first ever Japanese guide in Livingston. He fishes and guides big rivers like the Yellowstone and Madison, spring creeks in our area, and various waters in Yellowstone National Park. He’s a great guide with any skill level and he loves passing on his knowledge and tactics.  Satoshi is probably the only guide in the area that can translate the complicated mood of spring creek fishing in both English and Japanese. Satoshi is an innovative fly-tyer as well. He’s a fly-designer for Montana Fly Company and Pro Staff at Regal Vise. His fly-tying interests vary from tiny midges to 5-inch streamers and anything in between. Satoshi loves to take his new patterns out and test them on local waters. Satoshi maintains his blog,, to share his fishing experiences and his fly designs. Satoshi earned his Masters’ in Animal Science from Montana State University and he’s also a professional cattle breeder when he’s not guiding.

“Fly-fishing guide and cowboy in Montana are synonymous for me; being independent and working very hard with professional pride. That’s THE Montana Life.” – Satoshi’s life motto 

“I fish through you” – Satoshi’s guiding motto

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