Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana with Healing Waters Lodge

Fishing, Soliciting and Closing

This is the time of year I pack the car with a few brochures, a power point presentation and high hopes. Next week, I start traveling the bleak landscape of American business in search of future fishing clients. I am a page out of Arthur Miller’s Death of Salesman. I am Willie Loman incarnate. Motivated by fear, desperation, paranoia and a heavy mortgage I go forth with the hopes and dreams of a child. I am a road warrior. I live and sell fishing trips with panache and verve. In short – I am the instrument of your fishing will and desires.


Healing Waters Lodge does have some of the most coveted fishing opportunities on the planet. The Madison, Beaverhead, Big Hole, Jefferson, and Ruby rivers are the stuff dreams are made of. We have an array of private water options that guarantees a sense of solitude that is inherent part of fly fishing as well as some very fishy water.

We are also the largest outfitter on the Smith River which is 60 miles of floating and fishing and camping that requires five days and four nights of fishing bliss.

Photo by Anthony Rabasca


The weather pattern El Nino has given us above average snowpack in the mountains that bodes well for water in the rivers this summer.

There isn’t a problem in Montana that can’t be cured by more water. There is an old line, “if you want to hear God laugh tell him your fishing plans.” But the water outlook for 2016 is encouraging.


ORVIS Retail Store Tour

We are an Orvis Endorsed Lodge which means we comply with a set of standards set by the Orvis Company that ensures both quality as well as aspiring to the ethical high bar.

Below are the Orvis stores where we will be doing presentations. We would love for you to attend and answer any questions you might have on fishing, literature and the Seattle Seahawks. I am an untapped well. We make house calls.

January 11 starting at 5:30
Leawood, Kansas
4537 West 119th Street
Store telephone: 913-491-6840

January 13, from 4:30-6:00
Dallas, Texas
8300 Preston Road, Suite 300
Store telephone: 214-265-1600

January 14, starting at 5:30
Southlake, Texas
1101 East Southlake Blvd, Suite 400
Store telephone: 817-251-0262

January 16, from 2:00-4:00
Austin, Texas
The Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd
Space B040B
Store telephone: 517-795-8004

January 19, from 5:30-7:30
The Woodlands, Texas
9595 Six Pines Dr, Suite 500
Store telephone: 281-203-6150

January 21, from 6:00-8:00
Houston, Texas
5727 Westheimer
Store telephone: 713-783-2111

January 23, Noon-2:00
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7601 Bluebonnet Blvd, Perkins Rowe
Bldg H, Suite 140
Store telephone: 225-757-7286

January 26, from 5:30-7:30
Ridgeland, Mississippi
1000 Highland Colony Parkway, #9019
Store telephone: 601-856-5347

January 28, from 5:30-7:30
Birmingham, Alabama
305 Summit Blvd
Store telephone: 205-970-5176

Fish Like A Guide But Live Like A Client Fishing School

We have been extremely fortunate with this venue and have a few spaces left for the week of April 17-22 and May 2-7. The school concentrates increasing your strengths as an angler with more casting options, classes in local entomology, better stronger knots and reading water.

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing

Last summer we had the pleasure to have Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing join us at Healing Waters Lodge. Brent Foster of Foster Visuals and his crew were on hand to film the event. Here are two videos to introduce you to both Healing Waters Lodge as well as the Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing story. We are having PHWFF back at the lodge and still have a few spaces for anglers that would like to participate in a great week of fishing as well as supporting the men and women in uniform. The time slot is July 5-10.



Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter!

Mike and Laura Geary