The Smith River Expedition

Put on by Healing Waters Lodge is 5 days of adventure, floating 60 miles downriver on a pristine trout filled waters. Cutting through limestone cliffs the size of skyscrapers. The rough and rugged landscape of the Smith River is the perfect backdrop for exceptional fly fishing. Transporting you to areas that recall the true wilds as if you woke up alongside Lewis and Clark as they ventured out west. These waters have the potential to yield Rainbows and Browns over 20” during the day, while the milky way lights up the sky at night.

The Smith River winds through protected national forest lands as well as private holding largely untouched by man. As you cast out your line you will be absorbed in a truly picturesque setting while living one of the ultimate fly-fishing experiences.

Whether you are a novice, journeymen or master caster you will be supported by our world class guides. Our Montana-based guides have years of experience on the Smith River making them the best assets, source of wisdom and extensive knowledge base for our customers on their journey down river.

The expedition runs from the beginning of May through the beginning of July and they book up fast.


Serving southwest Montana on rivers such as the Beaverhead, Big Hole, Jefferson, Madison, Ruby and miles of private water access on spring creeks, streams, ponds and lakes.

The Healing Waters Lodge is an equal opportunity employer.