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Montana Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing at KRO

A trip to the Kootenai River valley offers a variety of fly fishing choices. Whether you will be spending the day with one of our guides or venturing off to explore on your own rest assured that you will find many different types of water to choose from. Guests staying in our Creekside Guest Houses also have private access to more than 2 miles of Lake Creek, the lower Kootenai's finest tributary.

Northwest Montana receives abundant precipitation during the winter giving rise to everything from large rivers where a drift boat or raft is almost a necessity to fish them properly, large lakes and reservoirs that can seem daunting at first, to smaller streams and creeks that make for easy wading. Dozens of trout filled high mountain lakes also dot the area.

For guided fly fishing with us on the Kootenai and small streams you will spend the day fly fishing and floating with expert guides that have spent many years on this water. Native Columbia Redband Rainbow, Westslope Cutthroat and Brown Trout are our primary targets in these rivers.

A typical day guided fly fishing is at least 8 hours covering 6 to 10 miles of river or stream. Start times varying as the season progresses. We fish the Kootenai and small streams from drift boats and rafts to give us access to those places that would other wise be inaccessible on foot. We do however stop as needed to get out and fish the back channels, islands, gravel bars and such. We won't keep you confined to the boat all day.

We also guide several area lakes and reservoirs. These fisheries have become some of our favorite
"go to" places when the rivers and streams are blown out early season. Or when you'd like a little change of pace from moving water. Northern Pike and Smallmouth Bass become the targets of choice here. But all of the trout species can also be found in these waters. For lake fishing we fish out of well equipped 18 foot jet boats. These boats all have GPS, fish finders / side imaging sonar, casting decks, trolling motors, heaters, etc. Everything we need to get you on fish.

Maybe you're a seasoned fly fisherman that would like to spend a day with a guide just to get to know the area and then venture off on your own. Or maybe you'd like a little more instruction and practice on your casting and presentation. What ever your needs we will be happy to help out.

It is best to buy your licenses ahead of time on line here.



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