Yes to Responsible Mining: Protect Clean Water and Taxpayers

The Smith River, A Ballot Initiative and Hope A few years ago, I was standing in the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. Inside the Cathedral people from around the globe paid homage to 800-year-old edifice.  I wanted to thank all the stewards of the Cathedral for last eight centuries that were allowing me my […]

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Fish Like a Guide, But, Live Like a Client Fly Fishing Schools in Southwest Montana

“He says education is the thing if you want to compete Because without it son, life ain’t very sweet.” Lyrics from the 60’s song “Color This Man Father” by The Winston’s. All I can say from this inspirational 60’s song by the Winston’s is “Amen.” You want to be a better angler where trout will […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Shape-Shifters Fly Fishing In Montana We spent the holidays bingeing on TV.  The world appears to be consumed by vampires, zombies, shape-shifters, warlocks, witches and extraterrestrials.  Not bad if you’re describing the political class but as a fly fisherman I seek a soft stream with gentle riffles and quiet rising fish.  The following is the […]

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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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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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Orvis Worthington Presentation – November 7 at 6 pm

When: Tonight at 6:00 pm Where: Orvis Worthington retail store, 7227 North High Street, Worthington, Ohio Who: Mike Geary, owner of Healing Waters Lodge and Lewis & Clark Expeditions in Twin Bridges, Montana What: A presentation on our fly fishing vacations at Healing Waters Lodge in southwest Montana and our five-day/four-night float trips down Montana’s famous Smith […]

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Fly Fishing School – April 22-27, 2018

Our fly fishing school is conducted by our guide-instructors and is a sincere attempt to help you improve your angling knowledge, skills and abilities.  The fly fishing school package includes six nights lodging withe meals and five days of classroom instruction and guided fly fishing. After breakfast, our guide-instructors will conduct a brief class followed by […]

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