When is the best time of year to fly fish?
Fly fishing is available any time of year when the weather and river conditions permit. The primary season is March-November, with the busiest season being June-September. Our central location allows the guides to choose any river based on conditions and are not locked into one location.
Do I need my own equipment?
We provide all the gear necessary for fishing on walk-wade trips and drift boat floats, including terminal tackle such as; tippet, leaders, and flies. Rods and reels, lunch, and water are also included. Not included is a valid Montana fishing license or a gratuity for the guide.
We ask that clients please dress appropriately including, a hat, polarized sunglasses, and layers to keep warm or cool. During the summer, shoes that can get wet are recommended. Please bring rain gear, pants, and a jacket; but these can be provided if necessary. We encourage bringing waders and boots, or they can be rented from a local fly shop if needed for walk wading or early and late-season weather.
How do I get a fishing license?
To save time, please purchase your fishing license before the trip. Take a screenshot of your license (not the receipt) with your phone; we may be fishing where there is no cell service. Fishing licenses are available online at, FWP Online Licenses (mt.gov). Or, licenses can be purchased in person at any local fly shops before the trip.
Montana fishing license: All anglers must have a required $10 conservation license and a $7.50 invasive species pass. Non-resident fishing licenses, with the included fees for conservation license and invasive species pass, are sold as two consecutive days for $42.50 each, ten-day $73.50, or season $103.50.
How many people do the guides take at a time?
Boats have room for two guests and the guide. If there are more than two people, we will take more than one boat.
How long and what is the day like?
Our summer trips usually start with a 7:00 AM meet time. We drive anywhere from a few minutes to an hour to where we launch the drift boat. We will stop and have lunch on the river and come back to the lodge between 3:00 and 5:00 PM.
What is the cost?
A Full-Day Fishing Trip (walk/wade or drift boat floats) that includes one or two people costs $620 per guide. Also included are rods and reels, tackle, lunch, and water.
*If you enjoy your trip, please consider tipping your guide. Gratuities are optional but are an important part of a guide’s income with the average tip being 20-25% per day.
What is your cancellation policy?
We require a 50% deposit to confirm and secure your reservation. The deposit is refunded less a $100 processing fee if we receive a written cancellation 90 days before the arrival date. If the cancellation is within 90 days, the deposit will not be refunded. The same applies to rescheduling. The balance is due on the day of the booked trip.
The guides count on advanced bookings and their schedules are very busy, so there are exceptions to our cancellation policy.
Montana weather changes quickly- fishing trips are rarely canceled due to weather conditions.
Do we bring the fish back to the lodge or home?
The preservation of the sport and fostering healthy fish populations are very important to our community and us, so we practice catch and release. We also use barbless hooks for the same reason.