Gear List

Gear Suggestions: Please let us know in advance if there is anything that you are going to need to borrow (such as waders, boots, rods, reels, etc.)  If you have a lightweight rod such as a 4 or 5, and a median weight outfit such as a 6.

Flies/Leaders: Flies are provided for the Smith River Expedition as part of your package.  However if you have some favorite patterns that you like to fish please feel free to bring them. We will fish a variety of leader lengths and weights. The guides will also provide all the leaders and tippets you need as part of your fishing package.

The following are items you should bring to Montana regardless of the season:

  • Polar Fleece hat, wool cap and a wide-brimmed hat.
  • Polarized sunglasses.
  • Gloves or mittens.
  • Good rain gear.
  • A warm jacket even in July.
  • A pair of long underwear. These are essential in spring and fall
  • My feet are always cold. Polar fleece socks, wool socks, silk socks what ever it takes for warm feet.
  • Shorts or a swim suit.

Fly Fishing Gear (Please let us know if you need to rent gear in advance)

  • Fishing rod and reel
  • Flies
  • Extra line
  • Wading boots
  • Chest waders. Chest waders with a raincoat will keep you completely dry.
  • Bring a camera, binoculars, sun screen and insect repellent.

SMITH RIVER: If you are coming on the Smith River with us add the following items

**Flies are provided for the Smith River Expedition as part of your package.**

  • Two long and two short sleeved shirts.
  • One pair of dry shoes for around the camp.
  • Warm sleeping bag.
  • Bring a small pillow and towels.
  • A soft bag or duffel bag up to 12″ around or loosely packed so that it can be stuffed into our dry bags.
  • Day pack for gear you might need on the river.
  • Fishing gear. The most versatile rod you can in Montana is a 9ft. six weight fast action rod. If you’d like to bring more rods no problem.
  • Small flashlight.
  • 2 heavy trash bags for wet clothes.
  • Polar fleece sweat shirt or wool sweater.