Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Healing Waters Lodge and Lewis and Clark Expeditions is open for business April through the end of October.  Each spring we offer a “Fish Like a Guide, But, Live Like a Client” fly fishing school.  The school is designed to improve every angler’s skill level by providing a solid foundation on stream entomology, improving angling technique (a variety of casts and mends), reading water, and the three ways to bamboozle a trout with a nymph, dry fly and a streamer.  The equivalent would be leaving baseball’s spring training with a 98 mph fastball, a Sandy Koufax curve, and a change-up that can stop traffic.  There is class time at Healing Water Lodge but the real school is on the water.  The Madison, Big Hole and Beaverhead rivers are all classrooms along with the more intimate settings of the Ruby river and Mill Creek.  This is the time of year you can expect to see the stately mayfly – the blue winged olive.  You can also witness the first stonefly of the year – Skwalas.

The school includes: lodging, all meals at the lodge, classroom and guided fly fishing.  Call Mike Geary at 406-459-2030 for more information about the 2018 season.