• Westslope Cutthroat Fly Fishing

When is the fishing season in Missoula?

Blackfoot River Montana

Typically, our season begins in mid March with the skwala hatch and lasts through November’s technical mayflies. It’s a nice long season in Missoula, with an interruption for snowmelt runoff on our local rivers in May, which takes us all over to the Missouri River or local lakes. Give us a call, we can usually find somewhere to fish throughout the rest of the year if you are willing to get out in some weather.


Where can we stay in Missoula?

Bitterroot River Montana

Missoula is a vibrant, small city with great options for lodging. Looking to stay in the downtown area, convenient to restaurants, bars, and coffee shops? We work with several businesses; Doubletree, Holiday Inn Downtown, and The Wilma. However, we can make arrangements for transportation from any of the lodging opportunities in Missoula.


What’s your cancellation policy?

Missoula MayfliesA deposit of half of the trip rate is required per guide day when you book your Montana fly fishing vacation. Your deposit is refundable in full if the trip is cancelled 30 days prior to the date scheduled. Within 30 days, the deposit may be applied to a trip booked within one year of the original booking. Full payment is required on the first day of day trips and 14 days in advance of overnight trips. Rates are subject to change without notice, but a deposit locks in current rates. Your deposit confirms acceptance of our rate and refund policy.


What should I bring for Missoula Fly Fishing?

Montana Skwala FishingExperienced Missoula Fly Fishing Guides will have what you need to go fly fishing for the day. HOWEVER, it will benefit you to bring your own reusable water bottle, sunglasses (mandatory), hat, sunscreen, long shirt/pants for sun protection, shoes that you don’t mind being in the boat/water for the day, and rain gear. During Fall and Spring trips the weather can be variable/cold. You’ll be more comfortable with a warm hat, layers on top and bottom, waders, wading boots, and gloves. Give me a shout for a gear checklist if you need one.

We are happy to join with Costa Sunglasses and the Kick Plastic Campaign. Bring your own water bottle and we’ll fill it up!


Need customer service?

Rock Creek FunI’m on the water for many days during our season. AND, for the record, I am NOT going to be on my phone while working with clients (you) on the water. Please leave me a message, I’ll get back to you as soon as I get off of the water and can spend some time answering your emails, texts, or phone calls.