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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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

Small streams, Fall Fishing and Randolph Scott It is cool this morning, more September than August.  I am watching the 1958 movie, Buchanan Rides Alone sta rring Randolph Scott, where the bad guys will all eat a .44 before the movie ends.  My idea of summer time bliss: a Randolph Scott move in the morning and hopper fishing […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

So it begins high in the Beaverhead Mountains, the Big Hole River flows for 153 miles through a fly fishing wonderland filled with Brook, Rainbow, Brown and Cutthroat trout. The Big Hole is the last remaining habitat for fluvial Arctic Grayling in the contiguous United States. Along the Big Hole corridor are fishing access sites […]

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Always up to something!

Raising the roof on the old barn to make a loft with a view.  Sean Robinson, owner of Shelter Solutions in Butte, convinced us that lifting the roof a few more feet would make all the difference for this space and he certainly “nailed” it. Currently, we have 9 guests rooms at Healing Waters Lodge.  Eight […]

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Wasatch Intermountain Fly Tying & Fly Fishing Expo 2017 – Day 1

You meet the nicest folks at venues like the Wasatch Intermountain Fly Tying & Fly Fishing, going on right now in Sandy, Utah.  Mike made a quick video with Rick Jensen, a representative of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing in Park City.

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Meet Us at the Wasatch Intermountain Fly Fishing Expo, April 7-8

Mike Geary will man our booth at the Wasatch Intermountain Fly Tying & Fly Fishing Expo 2017, April 7th and 8th, at the South Towne Expo Center, 9575 South State Street in Sandy, Utah.  On Friday the show is open from 9 am – 5 pm, and Saturday from 9 am – 7 pm, entrance […]

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Learn to Cast Effectively and Efficiently and Catch More Fish

Healing Waters Lodge offers “Fish Like a Guide, But, Live Like a Client” fly fishing schools, April 14-19 and again, April 23-28.  After breakfast, our guides will conduct a brief classroom instruction followed by guided fly fishing on local waters such as the Beaverhead, Big Hole, Jefferson, Madison, and Ruby, including some private access.  Classroom instruction […]

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Fishing, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, and More Fishing

  At Healing Waters Lodge we are intimately involved with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc., a non-profit organization founded by Retired Navy Captain Ed Nicholson.  Below are testimonials from two friends of ours who assisted us last summer at the lodge working with disabled veterans.  They also represent the quality and character of the […]

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Guest-Sponsors Needed for Week of July 4-9 at Healing Waters Lodge

Over the past 14 years, it has been our pleasure to recruit folks, that feel the same way we do about our military service members, to assist us in taking wounded military service members on 5-day float trips down the Smith River and fly fishing with Healing Waters Lodge in southwest Montana.  We, our friends and clients, competitors and […]

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