Guided Fishing: Fly Fishing Montana

40 years of guiding experience under our belts has given us a reputation as the most knowledgeable guides for fly fishing Montana (Jared Forsythe, Outfitter #10749.) We track the river flows, follow the hatches, and understand how the wild and unpredictable weather affects our rivers and streams. We pride ourselves on being true Western Montana natives. Western Water’s offers full day and half day trips on the Clark Fork and Blackfoot, Bitterroot and Western Montana rivers where we employ drift boats or rafts outfitted to navigate these rivers. The rivers are noted for Rainbow, Cutthroat, Brown and Bull trout, while neighboring forest banks provide views of deer, elk, beaver, osprey, eagles, kingfisher, geese, and the occasional moose. Whether you are an avid fly fisherman or a novice seeking a new way to spend time in the great outdoors, our guides will suit your needs! Come join us for a guided fly fishing Montana trip!


Combo Trip (white water/Fishing) (25min. Missoula, 90min drive from Coeur d’Alene, April-Nov.)

Alberton Gorge combo trip Fly Fishing raftingOur customers frequently say that the Gorge trip is the most exciting day they have ever had on a fishing/rafting trip . Most of the bigger fish in the river hold up in the pools at the bottom of the rapids so you never know what you might catch. You will have to wear a high flotation vest all day, and all the gear gets put away for Triple Bridges, Tumbleweed, and Fang rapids but you can cast away on everything else! See More Details!

Price: 2 people-$500, 1 person $450

Fly-Fishing Full-day (45min.Missoula, 90min drive from Coeur d’Alene, April-Nov.)

Montana trout fly fishingWestern Waters offers full day trips on the Clark Fork, Blackfoot, Bitterroot, and other Montana rivers. This full day adventure with lunch and a private guide to your own allows you to take in all the information and experience stories and knowledge from our wonderful guides. See More Details!

Price: 2 people-$475, 1 person $390

Fly-Fishing  half-day (45min.Missoula, 90min drive cda, April-Nov.)

Montana fly fishingWestern Waters offers half day trips on the Clark Fork. We’ll set you up with one of our guides for a wonderful half day experience with us to get your taste of fishing in our area. See More Details!

Price: 2 people-$375, 1 person $325

Wondering when the season starts and ends? Our season starts in mid-March and lasts until the middle of November. The month of April is a great month to start the fishing season. We have early baetis hatches and the big guys the fish are licking their lips at: the skwala, gray drakes, March browns and blue wing olives. In the months of June and July the stone fly and caddis hatches provide favorable fishing conditions. The fall season is a great way to end the season with Montana’s spectacular dog days of summer. The fall season provides October caddis and mahogany hatches that provide plenty of opportunity to catch fish before winter, and a great way to end the season fly fishing montana.

A Western Water’s Guide Favorite! If you want the chance to fish for the Clark Fork River trout in the Alberton Gorge and enjoy going through 15 rapids all on one river trip, give us a call. We are one of the few outfitters who have a commercial Alberton Gorge permit. Our 15 foot NRS raft outfitted with casting platforms, seats and lean bars provide the perfect comfort for fishing and rafting. A portion of the trip is spent casting streamers deep into the river behind large submerged boulders and into deep eddy lines. Dry fly action is plentiful with few fishermen on this stretch of river. If this trip interest you give us a call at 406.822.8282 or book online.

Sara Forsythe with Western Waters
Wanting to spend a whole week or two fishing or exploring the area? Superior and St. Regis are centrally located in the Clark Fork River Basin with many rivers and streams near by. There is plenty of water around to explore and fish and our knowledgeable staff and fully equipped fly shop can ensure a successful, fun and memorable local fishing adventure.The Black Foot and Bitterroot Rivers are only an hour drive east of our shop. Rock Creek, a blue ribbon stream is one and half hours drive east, only 30 minutes outside of historic Missoula and the St. Regis River and Fish Creek are both 15 minutes from our shop. Another blue ribbon fly fishing creek, Kelly Creek is one a half hour drive from Superior, as is the St. Joe River in Idaho. And don’t forget the Clark Fork River, plenty of trout and our shop is only footsteps away from the river. Give us a call to talk about the big one. You’ll never forget Fly Fishing Montana.

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