40 years of guiding experience under our belts has given us a reputation as the most knowledgeable guides for fly fishing in 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, 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! We have guides for spin fishing and fly fishing. Our shop is located on the river at Cyr, MT exit off of I-90, 25 min. outside of Missoula.
We offer 5 styles of trips with an option to upgrade to a combo trip on the Clark Fork. See them below.
#1 COMBO Trip: Whitewater/Fishing (25min. Missoula, 90min drive from Coeur d’Alene, April-Nov.)
Price: 2 people-$500, 1 person $450
#2 Fly-Fishing or Spin Fishing Full-Day (45min.Missoula, 90min drive from Coeur d’Alene, April-Nov.)
Price: 2 people-$475, 1 person $390
#3 Fly-Fishing or Spin Fishing Half-Day (45min.Missoula, 90min drive cda, April-Nov.)
Price: 2 people-$375, 1 person $325
#4 The Trifecta Trip (Epic 3 Day Western MT Adventure Deal)
The Trifecta Trip is one of the best featured trips in Western Montana and is offered exclusively through Adventures with Western Waters. This trip includes one day each on the Bitterroot, Blackfoot, and Clark Fork rivers for $435 each day=$1,305 for two people. Many want to experience the infamous world-class whitewater combo fishing trip on the Clark Fork. Make this addition for an experience of a lifetime for $75. Spin or Fly Fish (your choice!)
Price: 2 people $1035 with option to upgrade to a COMBO on the Clark Fork for $75, 1 Person: $885
#5 Two Day Missoula Angler Adventure (April – Nov.) Clark Fork and Black
The largest river by volume in Montana, the Clark Fork drains an extensive region of the Rocky Mountains in western Montana and Northern Idaho. It is gorgeous, huge, and our favorite river by far. The Blackfoot is a fast, cold river with many deep spots, making it prime habitat for several varieties of trout. It is one of the most famous stretches of water in the world and was featured in A River Runs Through It.
Price: 2 people-$900, 1 person-$800
A Western Water’s Guide Favorite: *THE COMBO TRIP UPGRADE *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 interests you give us a call at 406.822.8282 or book online!
The Seasons 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 beatis 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!
The Blackfoot and Bitterroot Rivers are only an hour drive east of our shop, located on the river at Cyr, MT Exit. 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!!!