When to Book?
The spring season offers a prime window for dry fly fishing, including the Skwala, Bwo, and March brown hatches. This March/April season is pre runoff, the river volume is similar to fall water levels. If you want to catch a big Brown on top water this is hands down your best time to come. Streamer fishing can be productive and produce some fat trout. Most of the guide trips are the Bitterroot and Clark Fork Rivers.
The summer season offers a wide range of experiences and hatches including the Salmonfly, Golden Stone, Green Drake, Yellow Sally, PMD, Spruce moth, and terrestrial bugs. June and July is when the Blackfoot really shines. Big bugs and hungry trout make for an awesome experience. Most of the guiding occurs on the Blackfoot and Clark Fork rivers. This is beautiful time of year in Montana with long days and excellent weather.
Early Summer (May)
May is great time to fish the Missouri River. If you haven't fished the Mo you probably should check it out. Craig is the epicenter with three fly shops, two bars, and one decent restaurant . The fish per mile and average size are unmatched in the state and hopefully your arm is beat by the end of the day. There are numerous vacation rentals in the area with few good hotel options.
The fall season offers an abundance of rising trout. The Trico hatch starts end of August and will carry through October. The Mahogany and Bwo hatches follow next. This is prime head hunting season, 3-4 wt rods are the ideal weapon. The fall can be some of the best fishing of the year and has the most consistent hatches. If we're not targeting rising fish, we are typically searing grasshoppers tight to structure. Most of the guide trips are on the Bitterroot and Clark Fork rivers.