We have guides experienced on Montana's most legendary waters. The rivers we fish are to long to list, here are just a few the Bitterroot, Blackfoot, Clarkfork, Missouri, Madison and Yellowstone Rivers. If you wish to fish a river not listed contact us chances are we have a guide experienced on it. If you wish to fish a river we are not permitted on we will hook you up with an outfitter that is.
The Bitterroot River is our home river which meanders through the valley filled with fantastic scenery. It is bordered on the west by the rugged BitterrootMountains and on the east by the beautiful SapphireMountain range. The Bitterroot River has close to 100 miles of fishable water that supports a healthy population of wild West Slope Cutthroat, Rainbow ,Brown and Brook Trout and, Mountain White fish. There are also Pike in the lower stretches. The Bitterroot River is a very diverse free stone river and is renowned for its dry fly fishing and many major aquatic insect hatches. This river differs greatly over its 100 mile journey. From the upper reaches of the West Fork of the Bitterroot River which is a tail water controlled by Painted Rocks Lake with its faster pocket water filled with riffles, runs and rock gardens, to the lower Bitterroot River with its deep holes, long runs, riffles and slow water.
The Blackfoot River
The BlackfootRiver (from the movie A River Runs Through it) is one of Montana’s renowned "blue ribbon" trout streams. We fish the lower 64 miles of this river as the trout fishing can be spotty in the upper sections. The BlackfootRiver is a free flowing river, from its beginnings near the Continental Divide it flows 132 miles to its junction with the Clark ForkRiver. The Trout fishing is excellent and the scenery is spectacular.
The Clark Fork River
The Clark ForkRiver begins near Warm Springs and flows for 275 miles where it empties in to LakePend Oreille. The Clark ForkRiver is notorious for its opportunity's to cast to "pods" of large rising Trout. Fishing for Trout on this river can be divided into two sections above and below Missoula. The upper section is one of Montana’s medium sized rivers Brown Trout are predominate here. The lower section (this is where the "pods" of Trout are found) has big riffles long slow runs and deep holes. For something different one might want to throw on a streamer and go for a big Northern Pike.
The Madison River
The Madison River flows over 140 miles from its headwaters in YellowstoneNational Park to its confluence with the Gallatin River and Jefferson River. We Trout fish thirty seven miles of this up stream from the town of Ennis. The fifty mile riffle as this section is sometimes called is a fast but gentle river. The Madison River offers exceptional Trout fishing in a beautiful setting. The Madison River flows down the middle of the gorgeous Madison Valley, bordered on the west by the Madison range with its gentle sloping conifer forest and on the east by the Gravelly range with it's massive snow capped peaks . This entire section of river has countless riffles, runs and deep holes making this the best Trout fishing on the river.
The Beaverhead River
The Beaverhead River is one of the premier trout fishing rivers in Montana. The Beaverhead produces large trout, particularly Rainbow and Brown trout, and with more than 4000 fish per mile the fishing on this tail water is second to none. The Beaverhead River begins at Clark Canyon Dam, near Dillon, and flows for 80 miles to the confluence with the Jefferson River. We fish the first sixteen miles, between Clark Canyon Dam and Barrett’s Dam, the river flows through arid hillsides. Traversing this section of river, the Beaverhead is rarely in a straight line for long, as it constantly winds and twists its way through the hills. The banks of the Beaverhead River are lined with willows, cottonwood trees and grass making this a very technical river. The willows cover the undercut banks where the big fish hide dry fly placement is critical but the prize is well worth the effort. Nymphing on the Beaverhead river is very productive when you are rigged properly.
The Missouri River
The Missouri River is also known as the Mighty Mo. The Missouri River is a large, classic tail-water river, best described as a gigantic spring creek where the fish grow fast and big This River begins near the town of three forks Mt, and is formed by the confluence of the Gallatin River, Jefferson River and Madison River. There are many dams creating many lakes on this river. The thirty mile stretch from Holter dam to the town of cascade is the prime trout water and where most of the fly fishing takes place. The cold waters released by Holter dam provide prime trout habitat.
The Yellowstone River
The YellowstoneRiver is known internationally as one of the premier trout waters in the world. With it's head waters in Wyoming gaining momentum in YellowstoneNational Park, the YellowstoneRiver rumbles out of the Park near Gardiner, Montana. Surrounded by jagged peaks and banks lined with cottonwoods, the Yellowstone River is one of the most scenic places in Montana and a near perfect fly fishing river. The YellowstoneRiver is usually the last Montana river to come in to shape, and when it drops and clears just enough on the edges, the big bugs (salmon flies) and the big trout turn on. The river holds native Yellowstone cutthroat, rainbow, and brown trout.