Be prepared for any weather! During the summer months, the weather is usually accommodating but we suggest that you bring extra layers. Long sleeve shirts and hats are nice to have when the sun is blazing in late summer. When getting in and out of the boat you will want to have shoes that can get wet. We require you to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes. If you don’t have these things let us know and we can provide them for you. Spring and Fall are notoriously unpredictable in Montana, we highly recommend bringing raingear if you got it.

Not only do we teach first-timers, we take pride in being the best coaches you can find in the guiding world, hands down! Probably one of the most enjoyable things as a guide is watching a beginner catch their first fish on a fly, and what a beautiful place to learn.

For the fly fishing trips, we are generally targeting our native Westslope Cutthroat Trout which are federally protected along with Bull Trout. Making us required by law to practice catch and release.

On our lake fishing trips, you can keep lake trout as long as they don’t measure in “the slot” which is 30-36 inches long. You can also keep whitefish. 

The answer is yes. It is required by Montana Law that you have a conservation and fishing license. Follow the link below to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks website to purchase your two day, ten day, or full season Montana fishing license.

Montana Fishing Association says that your guide may not supply you with alcoholic beverages, but you are more than welcome to BYOB. Please NO GLASS, as required by state law.

Our favorite place in Kalispell to grab a beer once we are off the river is Sunrift Beer Company downtown.  Cheers!

Give us a call with any other questions you might have. Thank you!

Montana Fishing License Information

You and anyone in your group that are over 12 years old and planning on fishing are required to have a Montana State Conservation and fishing license. There is an option for 2 day, 10 day, or a season. Follow this link to Montana FWP to purchase.