green rainbow trout
green rainbow trout
green rainbow trout
green rainbow trout
green rainbow trout
Clacka craft drift boat

Bent Fly Fishing is a premier guiding and outfitting service located in the gorgeous Flathead Valley of Northwest Montana. The valley, as locals refer to it, encompasses the towns as far north as Whitefish, east to Columbia Falls, south to Polson, and west to Marion. We are based in the charming village of Bigfork on Flathead Lake’s Northeast shore, though the fishing season has us traveling across the Big Sky State in pursuit of hungry fish. Our corner of northwest Montana is abundant with cold, clear water creating the perfect habitat for our target fish, trout.


We offer full and half-day guided fishing trips in the Flathead Valley area and beyond. You decide on a fly fishing trip, spin fishing trip, or maybe a combination of both for full immersion. Our professional and fun-loving guides take pride in providing their clients not only with a first-class fishing excursion but an overall exceptional day on our Montana waters. No experience is necessary and any lesson and all gear will be provided. Whether you have never seen a fish up close, you’re an avid fisherperson, or you’re somewhere in between, your knowledgeable guide will offer patient instruction, guidance, and the expertise to deliver a memorable Montana fly fishing trip adventure. So, bring along your good vibes and be ready to enjoy Montana from the best possible view…


The largest natural freshwater body of water west of the Mississippi River, Flathead Lake sits right in the heart of it. It was named one of the top 10 clearest lakes in North America by Country Living Magazine. The hillsides that surround the lake are suited perfectly for growing cherries, just one of the fruits that the Flathead Valley is famous for. The other is the notorious huckleberry found in high elevations during mid to late summer, it is similar to a blueberry but sweeter and dark purple.
The great state of Montana has been enticing adventurers around the world with unmatched beauty, fishing opportunities, and the allure of The West for decades. There are millions of acres of undisturbed land to hike and sightsee.  Just out our backdoor stands Glacier National Park, aptly named the Crown of the Continent in 1901 just years before becoming a National Park.
Montana offers stunning scenery of vast mountain ranges, endless hikes to gin clear alpine lakes, and the chance to unplug and recharge in the great outdoors.

RYAN 406.212.6646
LIBBY 406.212.9600