Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Orvis Fly Fishing Schools: Healing Waters Lodge August 17-22 or August 22-27 Itinerary Day 1: Arrival at Healing Waters Fly to Bozeman, MT and pick up a rental car (or contact Orvis to arrange a private shuttle transfer) for the 90-minute drive to the lodge. We recommend arriving at the lodge before 5 pm so […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Emerger It is spring and I have a song in my heart and it is not, “A Bridge Over Troubled Water”.  We are honored and grateful to be a finalist for the Orvis 2019 Fly Fishing Lodge of the Yearaward.  I am thinking of Dean Martin singing, “Ain’t That A Kick in The Head”. Snowpack is good […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

For the past 5 months we have practiced our language skills with Coffee Break Spanish podcasts.  By this weekend, we will have another check-off on our bucket list, Spain.  Mike has rented a house north of Barcelona, in Cadaques, Catalonia.  The house overlooks a beautiful bay and is in walking distance to Salvador Dali’s place.  […]

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Flyfishing in Southwest Montana

Women and Rivers On our refrigerator, I have a magnetic plaque with a picture of John Wayne in a cowboy hat from the movie Hondo along with the quote, “A mans gotta do what a mans gotta do.” This implied saving damsels in distress, taking on mountain lions with your bare hands, drinking whiskey neat, […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Mike Geary Presentation: Tuesday, January 22, at 6 pm, Mike Geary will be at Orvis Houston to talk about fly fishing with us in southwest Montana.  We offer vacation packages at our Healing Waters Lodge in southwest Montana, five day/four night guided float trips down 59 river miles of the coveted Smith River, and fly […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

January 4-5-6: The Fly Fishing Show, Denver Mart, Denver, Colorado.  Mike hosts our booth.   January 12, from 1-3 pm: The Sportmen’s Finest, 12434 Bee Caves Rd, Austin, Texas. In-store presentation. January 17, from 6-7 pm: Orvis – The Woodlands, 9595 Six Pines Dr, The Woodlands, Texas. In-store presentation.   January 22, from 6-7 pm: Orvis – […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Today is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, with Winter solstice occurring at 22:23 Universal time; in Montana, I will be looking at my watch around 3:23 p.m.  Also, looking forward to Saturday night’s Cold Moon, our last full moon of 2018.  With the Cold Moon, it might be difficult for […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Casting for Peace This is the time of year we aim high in our aspirations.  Our desires and aspirations are – Peace on Earth and Goodwill to All. This time of year, in Southwest Montana the world is a little quieter, a little more peaceful and a little more serene. The following are some quick […]

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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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