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Fly Fishing in Glacier National ParkThese fishing trips are designed for both beginning and advanced anglers and all those in between. Personalized instruction is a major part of our program. Let our courteous guides help select everything you need to have the ultimate experience while fishing Glacier National Park. If you are an experienced angler we will take you right to the best fishing in the area. We fish the Middle Fork and the North Fork of the Flathead River, both renowned for their abundance of the native Westslope cutthroat trout, rainbow trout and whitefish.

A Montana fishing license is required and available upon arrival at $24.25 for 2-day license (includes required Montana Conservation License and State Lands License). $15 for additional 2-day license. $69.25 for season license.

Dry Fly Fishing At Its Best! Personalized instruction is a major part of our program, or if you are an experienced angler we will take you to the fish. We fish the middle fork of the flathead river, renowned for its abundance of the native Westslope cutthroat trout, from either drift boats or rafts equipped with fishing seats. Two fishermen and one guide per boat. Catch and release. Trip price includes all fishing equipment.

Fly Fishing the Flathead River, Glacier ParkWe begin these trips at West Glacier where you will have a chance to meet your guide. If you don't have your own gear, your guide can get you set up as they all have a good selection of equipment you can use. Don't forget to reimburse them, though, if you happen to lose a fly or two.  If you would like an instructional fly fishing trip, the guides will be able to help you out and may teach you the basics with some riverbank instructions.  We also offer a one day fly fishing school which focuses on the history of fly fishing, types of equipment, casting techniques, fly identification, knots, presentation, hatches, reading water and fish identification. After a short drive to the put in and a few minutes of getting ready, you will head down river in one of our 16-foot drift boats or rafts equipped with fishing seats for a day of castin', catchin' and let'n em go!

All you need to bring is a pair of shoes you don't mind getting wet, a jacket, sunglasses, a wide brim hat or cap, sunscreen, and a hearty handshake. We also recommend you bring your own equipment, but if that's not possible that's okay too. Flies can be purchased upon arrival and the fly shop staff can recommend the hot ones. If you're bringing your own, we recommend a good variety of basic western trout patterns including Sofa Pillow stone, red and yellow Humpies, Royal Wulff, caddis patterns (especially the Elk Hair), Parachute Adams and Stimulators. All rods should be transported in an unbreakable rod case.


Half Day Fly Fishing Itinerary

Trip Length: 4-5 hours
River Rating: Class I-II
River Miles: 6-8 miles
Meeting Time: 8:30 a.m. / 2:00 p.m. (check in hour early)
Age Limit: Age 6+ depending on weather & river conditions
Rates: 1 or 2 people $350.00 (price does not include fishing license, 7% service fee or gratuity)
Fishing License: This can be purchased at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks website or West Glacier Mercantile (located just inside the village of West Glacier)
   
The Half Day Fly-Fishing Trip is perfect for those desiring a quality Montana fly-fishing experience in a limited amount of time. Built around your schedule, we can take up to 6 hours on this trip. We fish the Flathead River along Glacier Park's southern border, on classic cutthroat waters with gorgeous scenery. Equipment and a light lunch are provided.

Full Day Fly Fishing Itinerary

Trip Length: 8-9 hours
Lunch Choices: Steak, chicken, buffalo burger, vegetarian or deli sandwich
River Rating: Class I-II
River Miles: 10-15 miles
Meeting Time: 8:30 a.m. (check in hour early)
Age Limit: Age 6+ depending on weather & river conditions
Rates: 1 or 2 people $450.00 (price does not include fishing license, 7% service fee or gratuity)
Fishing License: This can be purchased at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks website or West Glacier Mercantile (located just inside the village of West Glacier)
   
The Full Day Fishing Trip departs our base near West Glacier, MT first thing in the morning and allows us to be on the water at first light, spending the entire day fly-fishing the Flathead or Swan Rivers. Your professional fishing guide will prepare a hearty streamside barbeque while you fish a nearby riffle. Relax in the afternoon and anticipate the evening hatch as twilight settles over a great day in Glacier Country. Our most popular guided fishing trip with guests! The Full Day Fishing Trip departs our base near West Glacier, MT first thing in the morning and allows us to be on the water at first light, spending the entire day fly-fishing the Flathead or Swan Rivers. Your professional fishing guide will prepare a hearty streamside barbeque while you fish a nearby riffle. Relax in the afternoon and anticipate the evening hatch as twilight settles over a great day in Glacier Country. Our most popular guided fishing trip with guests!

Full Day Fly Fishing School

Trip Length: 8-9 hours
Lunch Choices: Steak, chicken, buffalo burger, vegetarian or deli sandwich
River Rating: Class I-II
River Miles: 10-15 miles
Meeting Time: 8:30 a.m. (check in hour early)
Age Limit: Age 6+ depending on
weather & river conditions
Rates: $425.00 for 1-2 fishermen (price does not include fishing license, 7% service fee or gratuity)
Fishing License: This can be purchased at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks website or West Glacier Mercantile (located just inside the village of West Glacier)
   
The Full Day Montana Fly-Fishing School is designed to give the beginner a solid foundation. We spend the morning discussing equipment, "reading the water", fly patterns, and etiquette; we also practice casting on the resort pond. After a delicious lunch on our sundeck, we head out to the Middle Fork of the Flathead river for an afternoon of fishing in Glacier Country.

This school provides you some of the best education and guidance Northwest Montana has to offer. Our professional guides are all licensed with the state of Montana and have fished these waters for many years. The school includes great fishing and instruction. The morning is spent at our stocked trout pond focusing on the history of fly fishing, types of equipment, casting techniques, fly identification, knots, presentation, hatches, reading water and fish identification. This school is geared to getting you to a level where you feel confident to fly fish on your own. After a fishermen's lunch prepared by your guide, you will head down river in one of our 16-foot drift boats or rafts equipped with fishing seats for an afternoon of castin', catchin' and let'n em go!

Deposit/Cancellation/Policies: Full payment for the fly fishing trip is required at the time of making a reservation.  If you find it necessary to cancel your reservation, please notify us immediately. Cancellations made more than 30 days prior to trip departure will receive a refund less 25% of trip total. Cancellations within 30 days are non-refundable but 75% of trip total may be applied to a trip within the following year.


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