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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

August 21st will see a total eclipse of the sun.  Wonder what the trout think of that?  How does an eclipse affect a trout?  Just like today and everyday, August 21st will be a great day to be fishing in southwest Montana with the guides at Healing Waters Lodge. Words of wisdom: Do not look […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Small streams, Fall Fishing and Randolph Scott It is cool this morning, more September than August.  I am watching the 1958 movie, Buchanan Rides Alone sta rring Randolph Scott, where the bad guys will all eat a .44 before the movie ends.  My idea of summer time bliss: a Randolph Scott move in the morning and hopper fishing […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana – Smith River Float Trips

Healing Waters Lodge is an Orvis endorsed fly fishing lodge with a stellar reputation and we are also the largest fly fishing outfitter on Montana’s coveted, Smith River. Mike Geary continues to successfully own and operate, Lewis & Clark Expeditions, for over 25 years.  Our Smith River fly fishing float trip is 59 river miles […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Orvis Endorsed Lodges Guest Review: Healing Waters Lodge is the Best in the West: Guest review by Harlan A:  I have come to HWL for fifteen years and I keep coming back for many reasons. Friendly owners with helpful, patient and friendly guides, great location, wonderful food and modern facilities. Rivers, streams and ponds to […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Last week we had the good fortune of hosting Tammy and John, guests of Harlan (who has been coming to Healing Waters Lodge for 15 years) and his wife, Amy, all soon to become “in-laws” as their children marry. Orvis review written by John and Tammy: “We went for the friendships, we stayed for the […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Great day on the Big Hole river. Tungsten Prince Nymph is the ticket these days.  Bring sunscreen, stay hydrated, and catch & release.

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Now as I Was Young and Easy… For the past couple of weeks this poem was rattling around in my head.  Youtube has the late actor Richard Burton reading it that brings it alive.  What this has to do with fishing is a tough segue.  The poem does have something to do with life and fishing for […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Healing Waters Lodge offers a variety of freshly prepared meals for breakfast, stream-side lunches, and dinner.  The following is a sampling of the dinner menus created by Chef Linda Foy and Chef Beat Meier for our guests at Healing Waters Lodge:   Appetizer: Brie Cheese Crostini with Thyme Roasted Grapes Salad: Baby Romaine Wedge Salad, […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

So it begins high in the Beaverhead Mountains, the Big Hole River flows for 153 miles through a fly fishing wonderland filled with Brook, Rainbow, Brown and Cutthroat trout. The Big Hole is the last remaining habitat for fluvial Arctic Grayling in the contiguous United States. Along the Big Hole corridor are fishing access sites […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana with Healing Waters Lodge

Final day of hosting a great group from Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, guests, guides, and volunteers.  Pictured Bottom row left to right: Dudley, Terry, Tony, Gary, Rick, Tony, Laura, Tom, Luke, Johnathan, Catherine, Gary.  Top row right to left: Ray, Rick, Eric, John, Mike, Troy, Bart and Dr. Clark.

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