Breathtaking scenery and world class fly fishing in Northwest Montana
Join us on a fly fishing adventure in the breathtaking Flathead Valley, the productive Missouri River tailwater, Whitefish Lake or one of our top secret scenic stillwater fisheries. We float, wade, and enjoy Glacier National Park as the backdrop while chasing wild trout in iconic western rivers.
We Love Our Rivers
We spend our spring and fall chasing big rainbows and browns below Holter Dam. Crowds are minimal and the fishing is hot when we run Missouri trips.
Summer on the Flathead River system is phenomenal. Native westslope cutthroats and Glacier National Park in the background. We fish the middle, north and mainstem of the system. Each section offers unique options for float and wade fishing trips.
We fish a number of top secret streams and lakes, offering the opportunity for a completely custom trip and unique experience. If you want to explore and see some new ground, get in touch about one of these trips.
Reports and News
Fishing Report 05-20-21
From water to bugs, it’s all things “big” in and around Glacier National Park and the Flathead Valley. With a string of high pressure systems, the big river is showing her might with water
Fishing Report 4-2-2020
Fishing around Glacier National Park and throughout the Flathead Valley is starting to heat up. Bugs are coming off, trout are on the move, and plenty people are getting out and enjoying everything
Waiting Around to Fly. Gringos Fishing in Patagonia.
A couple of gringos get together in remote Patagonia, Chile. They fish, laugh, and have a great
Trout Unlimited Endorses Wild Montana Anglers.
We are humbled to have Trout Unlimited endorse Wild Montana Anglers.
The All-Mighty Reach Cast
Here is a informative and entertaining video to up your dry fly fishing game. From the folks at Scumliner Media and Head Hunters Fly shop.
Bad Rock Canyon Conservation Project.
A few years ago, I was guiding on the Flathead River. I stepped out of the boat to ramble around the river bank while my anglers methodically fished a riffle that was holding rising
2020 Big River Fishing Recap
WHAT A YEAR. If I had to give 2020 a theme song, I would choose “Help” from the Beatles. It has been a shit show of year but I don’t have to tell you that, you lived it too. From Covid to
Fishing Report 7-25-20
Times are good in the Flathead Valley! The water is dropping quick and the trout are looking up. Big water: The entire Flathead system from the forks of the Flathead River to Flathead Lake is fishing
Fishing Report 7-3-20
Holy smokes it has been an interesting water week in the Flathead Valley. Water flows in the big river were on the drop but Mother Nature decided it wasn’t going to stay that way. She’s the
Fishing Report 6-24-20
This winter’s snow is still coursing through the veins of the Flathead River system but the surging water is starting to subside, trout are looking to feed, and we are stoked to be back on the big
The Great American Outdoors Act. We can do this!
With any luck, Americans could have a BIG win for our public lands and the national agencies that manage them. The Great American Outdoors (GAO) Act will be making its way through the Senate this
Fishing report 6-14-20
Things are happening in the Flathead Valley. The West side of Glacier National Park is open, tourist are funneling in, and our local fisheries are a great excuse to get outside and enjoy the Montana
Fishing report 6-5-20
Its been a hot one out there this week. We are loosing our snow pack quick but with this warm weather bugs are hatching, cutthroat are spawning, and people are getting out and enjoying our public
New AIS Rules for Nonresident Boaters in Montana.
Reduced AIS license fees and vessel permit requirements are just some of the new regulations for out of state boaters coming to Montana in 2020. If you or someone you know are coming to Montana and
Fishing Report 5-19-20
Did I hear you say the “Big Bugs” were out? – the crazy eyed fisherman knocking on my car window. Big water: She is big! Flowing at 31,500 CFS, it’s going to be a little while
Trailer Love. A Drift Boat Trailer Rebuild.
I have a hard time getting rid things that are dear to me. Does that make me a hoarder? Possibly, or maybe it’s that I have a passion for refurbishing equipment. With the guiding season off to a
Fishing report 5-12-20
Big water: The big water is running around 21,300 CFS. Thats pretty big but it appears to be on the drop and hopefully we will get another short window to fish the big river before it decides to
The snowpack is stout!
Everyone likes a hardy snowpack. One of the most important indicators as to how our summer fishing season will play out is our springtime snow pack. Ultimately our aquifers, lakes, and rivers are
Fishing Report 4-10-20
Spring appears to have sprung in the Flathead Valley and the fishing has been similar to the weather, HOT. Big water: The big river and it’s tributaries have seen quite the turnaround this
Fishing the Flathead Valley and Montana 2022.
nglers on our home waters in the Flathead Valley were treated to prolific hatches and a river that changed its look after an above average high water season. The folks we guided on the Missouri River
Hybrid “Cuttbow ” Trout Prefer Swimabouts.
Local biologist's study focuses on hybrid trout in the Flathead River
Glacier National Park Area Fishing Report 5-5-21
The big flush from the mountains in and around Glacier National Park has finally arrived. Mother Nature took it’s sweet time this year. As a result, we enjoyed some great fishing later into the