Fly Fishing Schools in Southwest Montana for 2019

April 25 thru April 30, 2019: This is considered Graduate school for anglers with more experience with the emphasis of honing your skills. Think of it as immersion therapy. $3250 per person includes six nights and five days lodging, all meals, classroom instruction, 5 days of guided fly fishing. May 2 thru May 7, 2019: […]

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Fly Fishing Veterans

Fly Fishing Vets Patriotic Stimulator by Son Tao Son Tao is an American story.  We met Son when he came to Healing Waters Lodge with a group of Disabled Veterans from Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, LLC. Project Healing Waters is a non-profit organization that uses fly fishing as a rehabilitative tool for injured and disabled service […]

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Fly Fishing Schools 2019 in Southwest Montana

April 25 thru April 30, 2019:  This is considered Graduate school for anglers with more experience with the emphasis of honing your skills. Think of it as immersion therapy. $3250 per person includes six nights and five days lodging, all meals, classroom instruction, 5 days of guided fly fishing. May 2 thru May 7, 2019: […]

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Fly Fishing In Southwest Montana

When you are tired of the Smith River in Montana you are tired of life. This is bastardizing Samuel Johnson’s thoughts on London but it is apropos when referring to the Smith River.  2019 will be our 26th year of outfitting on the Smith River making us the oldest and largest outfitter (we own 26 of 73 commercial […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Taking Leave of a Friend Chuck Robbins (L) Chuck Robbins was a guide, author, conservationist, husband and father, and a friend.  Chuck treaded gently on the land that he loved and gave more than he got.  He was an ardent conservationist working to maintain public lands, clean water and wild trout.  Chuck was a man of dignity, […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Ruby valley is full of Sandhill cranes and Canada geese taking advantage of an abundance of flora and fauna they depend on.  Our skies are overcast and the morning air temperature is cool enough to warrant a light fleece jacket (although, toes remain uncovered in sandals.)  Welcome to August, in southwest Montana, where you never […]

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Fly Fishing Southwest Montana

I thought about writing a goofy newsletter with space ships, Elvis sightings, J. Edgar Hoover singing Tighten Up with Archie Bell and Drells; but, my medication kicked in. I did have an image of the actor John Malkovich fly fishing in something called the Vegomatic. The Vegomatic was a set of headphones, wrap around sun […]

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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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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Montana Snow pack map indicates, at this point in time, the Smith River corridor and southwest Montana snow pack evaluations are in good shape as far as snow pack percentages.  Storms with additional precipitation are in the forecast and we feel very optimistic about the upcoming fly fishing season. February 23-25: Mike is hosting our booth […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

After a month on the road throughout Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Georgia, peddling our Montana fly fishing vacations, Mike returned home safely this week. Being the bold man of action that he is, Mike rests not; and therefore, we invite you to join us at the following events: February 23-24-25, The Fly Fishing Show, Pleasanton, California:  […]

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