Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

The holiday season is fast approaching and so is our 2020 fly fishing season. What better gift than a fly fishing vacation with the best southwest Montana has to offer, Healing Waters Lodge and Lewis & Clark Expeditions: Smith River float trips. Reservations available now. Here are some things you should know about us for […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Mike Geary‘s roadshow isn’t over yet! Catch Mike at The Fly Fishing Show in Pleasanton, CA, February 22-24. Stop in and check out all that we have to offer: vacation packages at our lodge in southwest Montana, 5 day/4 night fly fishing float trips down Montana’s Smith River, “Fish Like a Guide, But, Live Like […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Mike Geary Presentation: Saturday, January 26th, at 11:30: Mike Geary will be at Orvis Baton Rouge 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, two fly fishing […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Mike Geary, owner of Healing Waters Lodge and Lewis & Clark Expeditions will host a booth at The Fly Fishing Show in 2019 at the following locations.   Denver, CO: January 4-5-6 Atlanta, GA: February 1-2 Pleasanton,CA: February 22-23-24

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Written by Chuck Robbins Newsflash! The Big Hole River Salmon Fly hatch is now officially happening. Trout, some of them big, have been seen slashing the surface, crushing adult bugs from Fish Trap to Glen (and doubtless on downstream aways but I haven’t talked to anyone willing to brave the lower river’s plus 6000 cfs […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Participants from Virginia and West Virginia boarded planes for Bozeman Montana with high hopes and lots of anticipation. Trip Leader Bill Campbell had encouraged everyone to watch local weather web sites, read web sites about the location and the fishing, and make sure they were ready for big fish and a wonderful wilderness experience along […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Ethereal Fly Fishing The sales pitch in this newsletter is short and sweet and something we must do to keep our banker smiling and food on the table. Bookings are excellent for our Smith River float trips with a few launch dates still available in May and July.  This is a five-day/four night camping trip, […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Nuances of the Madison:  In Robert Frost’s poem, West-Running Brook, he refers to the brooks “backward motion” as “the tribute of the current to the source”, in other words, an eddy in a river pays tribute to its source. Greg Lilly and his wife, Janet, created Healing Waters Lodge and Greg grew up fly fishing on […]

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Fly Fishing In Southwest Montana

It is that time of year again when Mike Geary loads up the Subaru and drives around the country peddling our Montana fly fishing vacations.  Mike will be at the following Orvis retail store locations to present what we have to offer if you are looking for a vacation package at our fantastic lodge located […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Orvis Endorsed Lodges Guest Review: Healing Waters Lodge is the Best in the West: Guest review by Harlan A:  I have come to HWL for fifteen years and I keep coming back for many reasons. Friendly owners with helpful, patient and friendly guides, great location, wonderful food and modern facilities. Rivers, streams and ponds to […]

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