Guide Spotlight: Bart Doig

For some people, float-fishing around Montana is simply a hobby; for others, it is a way of life. Bart Doig and the rest of the Healing Waters fly fishing guides fall into the latter category. Continue reading to take a closer look at Bart Doig, a valued member of our team and a Smith River […]

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Private Waters Around Healing Waters Lodge

At Healing Waters Lodge we believe that Smith River fly fishing in Montana is the best kind of fly fishing. However, there are always new waters to be found that offer greater challenges, and exploration simply sweetens the game. Keep reading if you are interested in learning about some of the private waters around Healing […]

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In February

February in the Ruby Valley of southwestern Montana, Healing Waters Lodge is in hibernation and a peaceful place to be. On occasion, we have a moose sighting in the cottonwoods along Wisconsin Creek that borders the property. Wintering birds such as black-capped chickadees, red-breasted nuthatches, pine siskins, magpies, crows, and hawks, navigate the changing seasons […]

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Spend your Fly Fishing Vacation with Us!

Smith River float dates are still available. We welcome the individual angler on up to a group of 8. Our Smith River floats are a 5-day fishing safari down 59 winding river miles on one of the most scenic river corridors in Montana. Our guide floats you in to our campsite in time for freshly […]

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What are You Waiting for?

Planning a fishing trip is a big deal.Once you mention it to your friends, you’ve got a stream of opinions on where to go, when to go, and who to fish with. And that’s okay, good friends look out for your best interests. In the end, though, it is your decision and hopefully one that […]

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How to Prepare for Your Fly Fishing Trip

If you are a fishing enthusiast who is looking to get into different types of fishing, consider scheduling a guided fishing trip in Montana. Smith river fly fishing can be a fun and exciting way to change up your normal fishing routine. Keep reading to learn how to prepare for your fly fishing trip. Practice […]

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How to Make a Catch

Fly fishing differs from other types of fishing in a few important ways, such as the fly fishing gear that is used and the techniques that are employed. However, catching a fish while Smith River fly fishing in Montana is very doable when you know what you are doing. Watch this video clip to find […]

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