Our guided fly fishing float trip adventures are conducted on some of Montana’s most sought after trout dense rivers. We’re blessed to work in an area that has more blue ribbon water within an hours drive than anywhere else in the state. From Freestone Rivers to Tailwaters, the following is a list of our core home waters. Single and multi day trips available for each river.
Don’t see a river that you’d like to fish? Give us a call and we will help plan your Montana River Mixer.
BIG HOLE RIVER
Known as the “Last Best River,” the Big Hole is the quintessential freestone trout stream. Spanning 153 miles from it’s headwaters at Skinner Lake in the Beaverhead Mountains, to its merger with the Beaverhead River outside of Twin Bridges, Montana, the Big Hole provides the angler with breathtaking scenery and feisty fish.
- Prolific hatches of Stoneflies, Mayflies, Caddis, and Beatis
- Boulder pocket water to Deep Riffles to Dry Fly Slicks
- Chance at hitting a super slam: Brown, Rainbow, Brook, Cutthroat and Grayling
- Over 3,000 fish per mile
- Totally different river each time you fish
- A river that will test all of your angling abilities
- Possibly the best dry fly river in the Western United States
One of the most productive and prolific tail waters in the country. Originating from the outflows of Clark Canyon Reservoir 20 miles south of Dillon, Montana, this pristine fishery boasts the densest population of bug life of any of our fly fishing rivers.
- Lots of bugs = lots of fish
- Steady hatches provided through consistent water flows
- Larger than expected trout
- Upwards of 4,000 fish per mile
- Great chance of boating a 20 incher
- Sight fishing at its finest
- Fish that will straighten a hook like it’s made out of rubber
Beginning at the confluence of the Big Hole and Beaverhead Rivers outside of Twin Bridges, MT, the Jefferson River flows for about 77 miles where it joins the Gallatin and Madison rivers to form the headwaters of the Missouri river. Low pressure and loads of classic “fishy” looking water make this river a prime candidate to grow trout.
- If you like to streamer fish, this is your river
- Unreal terrestrial fishing
- Abundant wildlife and waterfowl
- A river that can humble or amaze you
- Better bring your 6 weight
- Strong and feisty fish
- Have your camera handy
THE MADISON RIVER
The Madison River is thought by many to be Montana’s first Blue Ribbon Trout Stream. To this day it is Montana’s most trout dense stream. Known as the “Worlds Longest Riffle”, named for the 50 miles from Quake Lake to Ennis, the Madison River offers some of the most incredible fishing and scenery found today.
- Great early season (March and April) fishing
- Water holds fish from banks, to boulders and even middle water
- Huge grasshopper patterns in late July and August are a favorite
- Clouds of Caddis
- Truly unmatched scenery
- Over 4,000 fish per mile
- Classic Western fly fishing
THE RUBY RIVER
A toned down version of the Beaverhead, this tail-water flows about 45 miles until it meets the Beaverhead River near Twin Bridges. The Ruby provides ample wading opportunities and is conducive to all types and techniques of fishing. Ample fish per mile and great habitat makes this an ideal stream to fly fish.
- Great hatches of Caddis and Mayflies
- Pitch hoppers, ants, and beetles under overhanging cover
- Peaceful and relaxing setting
- Small stream feel that produces great fish
- Wading anglers’ paradise
CLARK FORK RIVER
You wont find as many fish per mile on this west of the divide river, but what you will find are STRONG hard fighting fish. It takes about 2 hours to get to the launch from Dillon, but it’s worth every mile spent in the truck. If you’re looking for a chance to hook into the largest cutthroat you’ve caught on a fly rod, or a brown that you swear was a beaver, head to the “Fork.”
- Meat eating trout
- Streamers, Hoppers, and BIG dries
- Gorgeous scenery
- Lower pressure for enjoyable solitude
- One of a few places in Montana where you can see Bull Trout