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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Mike packed our Subaru Outback with a 42 inch flat screen, a booth display, his laptop, and a box of brochures; then, he headed out before daylight this morning on what he calls his “Willy Loman Southern Sales Tour” peddling our fly fishing vacations.  Mike will be doing presentations at the following listed locations: January […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Montana mountain snow pack continues to build with each passing storm promoting a promising 2018 fly fishing season.  Our bookings for Healing Waters Lodge and Smith River floats are robust and we are planning for busy and exciting year.  2018 Highlights so far: January 13 – Orvis – San Antonio –  Mike Geary presentation at […]

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Gift Ideas – Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana!

Looking for a gift for a holiday, birthday, anniversary, graduation, or perhaps a bucket-list? Check out our top four gift ideas: Healing Waters Lodge fly fishing vacation Smith River Float Trip Fish Like a Guide, But, Live Like a Client fly fishing school Guided Fly Fishing Day Trips Mike Geary, owner of Healing Waters Lodge […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

  During the first week of October, we had the great pleasure to host Fred Lowenfels from New York City and six of his friends at the lodge and on the water. Fred wrote an article about their trip and titled it Twenty-Four Degrees.  Please enjoy reading Fred’s article on pages 3-4 of Gordon’s Quill Fall […]

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Fly Fishing the Smith River in Montana

The Smith River is immersion therapy for anyone that wants to get a feel for Montana 50 years ago. The floating part of the canyon is 60 miles with two public access points. You embark from Camp Baker outside of White Sulphur Springs, which has been described as looking like a hooker without makeup. You […]

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Fly Fishing Southwest Montana

Lewis & Clark Expeditions Fly Fishing Outfitters, is successfully owned and operated by Mike Geary for over 25 years and counting.  L&C Expeditions guided on the Blackfoot, Missouri, Upper Clark Fork, and still offers 5-day float trips down the Smith River in Montana.  In 2013, Mike and his wife, Laura, bought Healing Waters Lodge in Twin Bridges […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Generally, April and May, prior to run-off, finds Montana’s rivers low with warming water temperatures. With growing activity and no pressure on the rivers, nymph and streamer fishing excels, with occasional dry fly action on the top. The month of June brings out the heavy Stone Flies on the Big Hole and the Madison. Big flies appear after the waters […]

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Fish Like a Guide, But, Live Like a Client – Fly Fishing Schools – Spring 2018

Healing Waters Lodge offers “Fish Like a Guide, But, Live Like a Client” fly fishing schools April 22-27 and April 28-May 3.  The fly fishing 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), and three ways to […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana – Happy Thanksgiving

  As the story goes, in 1621 the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians shared a big “thank you” dinner because the Wampanoag saved the lives of the colonists by teaching them how to live off the land. The “thank you” dinner was a tradition until Lincoln made it a national holiday to be held in November.  […]

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Orvis Bellevue Retail Store – Vacation Package Presentation

Who: Mike Geary, Owner of Healing Waters Lodge and Lewis & Clark Expeditions Outfitting, Twin Bridges, in southwest Montana What:  Presentation on Healing Waters Lodge and Lewis & Clark Expeditions, offering a variety of fly fishing vacation packages, including fly fishing schools, with guided fly fishing for rainbow and brown trout on southwest Montana’s major rivers: […]

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