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Fly Fishing

Fish for native Cutthroat Trout in the Bob Marshall Wilderness

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For the last 15 years we have been leading fly-fishing trips into the Bob Marshall Wilderness. We set our camps on the best stretches of the South Fork of the Flathead, Young’s Creek, and the White River on the West side of the Continental Divide. On the East side we fish the North and South Forks of the Sun Rivers.

Fishing in the Bob Marshall Wilderness is a special experience as you have little or no competition and beautiful scenery is awaiting you at every turn. Our trips are a combination of great wilderness travel on horseback and some of the best fly-fishing available anywhere in the U.S. Most of our fishing trips are 7 to 9 days and include fishing 2 different rivers. Below is one of my favorite trips.

Day 1, Depart Holland Lake trailhead for a spectacular ride over the Swan Range. Our camp that night is in a meadow next to a small stream.

Day 2, We leave this pleasant camp after a great breakfast and travel to the South Fork of the Flathead River. We camp there for 2 full days on what I believe is the best stretch of this world class Cutthroat fishery. We can also use the horses to get up or downstream, sometimes fishing our way back as our wranglers take the horses back to camp for us.

Days 3 and 4, These 2 days are spent fishing and relaxing at this great camp. We sometimes keep a few fish and have a fish fry in the afternoon.

Day 5, We pack up and ride a short travel day arriving at Young’s Creek in the early afternoon. There is usually plenty of time to fish before dinner on this stream.

Day 6, Today we fish Young’s Creek. Downstream we can walk into a canyon that has some great runs that hold large trout. Closer to camp and upstream the creek has a great character with log jams, deep pools and riffles.

Day 7, We pack up and climb the Swan Range and cross Hahn Pass. Our camp that evening is near a spring that is the headwaters of Monture Creek.

Day 8, We continue down Monture Creek trail to our van and a ride back to Missoula.

Our pack trip page lists the trips you can join or we can design a trip to your liking. The pack trip page also describes the food and accommodations.

Please call us or email so we can answer any questions you have. The crew and I look forward to serving you during you wilderness fishing trip.

Rick Adkins Owner/Guide/Outfitter
11500 Frenchtown Frontage Rd
Missoula, MT 59808

Phone: 406-728-0550


Outfitter License # 9010
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