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Fly Fish Southwest Montana – Newsletter

Fly Fishing in the Time of Covid-19 Tennessee Williams, in his play Night of the Iguana, broke down life into two levels: the Realistic and the Fantastic. Make no mistake for better or for worse, in 2020 we are living in the realm of the Fantastic. We are extremely lucky and grateful that we escaped the […]

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2021 Fly Fishing Schools: Fish Like a Guide, But, Live Like a Client

April 25-30, May 1-6 and October 1-6:  Healing Waters Lodge offers three fly fishing school opportunities for guests to improve their fly fishing knowledge and skills. Our guides conduct classroom instruction followed by guided fly fishing on local waters such as the Beaverhead, Big Hole, Jefferson, Madison and Ruby, including some private water access.  Class […]

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Fly Fishing In Southwest Montana

The View from the Kitchen by Chef Linda Foy The Colors of Spring Spring in southwest Montana. The season when grey and brown burst into a vivid paint wheel of fluorescent hues. The scent of lilac wafts through the air, mingling with the aroma of newly spread fertilizer. Calves lounge in the greening grass, newly-returned […]

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Fly Fishing In Southwest Montana

Perchance to Fish April 1: A friend sent me this video with the title “No Fishing”. Marmot scream April 9: Montana is in lockdown until April 10. Healing Waters Lodge isn’t opening until May 18. Guides, outfitters and lodge owners begin to think of career changes. In times of crisis, 9/11, the Great Recession, and the NFL […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Orvis announced the winners of their 2020 Orvis-Endorsed Awards. Healing Waters Lodge won the 2020 Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge of the Year. Read all about it: https://news.orvis.com/fly-fishing/meet-the-winners-of-the-2020-orvis-endorsed-awards Thank you Orvis!  We are thrilled for the recognition of the hard work and dedication that our fly fishing guides and hospitality staff bring to our guests at Healing […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana – Newsletter

“A strong people don’t need a strong leader.” John Steinbeck from the screenplay Viva Zapata Fence line in southwest Montana I agree 100% with Steinbeck. At our core we are the strength in our Country regardless of political party. When kids were embarking for the beaches of Normandy no one was asking what political party […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

  An Ode to Housekeepers and Fly Fishing Guides Healing Waters Lodge is honored to be a finalist for the 2020 Orvis Fly Fishing Lodge of the Year award. Being nominated two years in a row is really a tribute to all the people that are committed to making Healing Waters Lodge a special place […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

  Healing Waters Lodge was the runner up for the 2019 Orvis Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge of the Year. We were thrilled for the Orvis recognition and validation that our guests appreciate our efforts in providing them with the best hospitality, clean accommodations, great food, and exceptional fly fishing guides and fly fishing opportunities in southwest […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Great Deal for Fish Like a Guide, But, Live Like a Client: Fly Fishing School: Think of it as immersion therapy into the world of fly fishing, any skill level can be accommodated, from beginners to technical fly fishers.  $3350 per person includes 6 nights lodging, all meals at the lodge, 5 days combination (brief) […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Orvis Charleston: January 25th, at 12:30: Interested in fly fishing Montana? Show up at Orvis Charleston, Saturday, January 25th at 12:30, to meet Mike Geary, owner of Healing Waters Lodge in southwest Montana and Lewis & Clark Expeditions,  the largest commercial outfitter on Montana’s Smith River, offering 5 day/4 night fly fishing float trips down […]

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