Joe Cummings is the outfitter and owner of Missoula River Lodge. Joe is in his 19th season of guiding in Missoula Montana after starting this operation when he was 26 years old. In the early days it was just Joe and a single boat, but Missoula River Lodge has been able to grow over the last two decades into an established staff of veteran Missoula fly fishing guides.
Joe Cummings is a 4th generation Montana native who has spent his life either working on the Stevensville Montana family ranch, crashing around football fields, or with his feet wet guiding the waters of Missoula Montana. After Joe spent 5 seasons playing professional football, he came back to Missoula and opened up his own outfitting business. Joe is a graduate of the University of Wyoming.
He has spent two decades of seeing our area in every fly fishing condition. From stalking the giants of the Bitterroot, to the massive pods of the Missouri and Clark Fork, Joe loves to feed dry flies to rising fish. He is friendly and patient, and relishes the drama that comes from hunting wild trophy fish.
Joe and Tammi are proud to introduce our guide staff to new anglers that want to experience everything that is our home waters of the Bitterroot River, Blackfoot River, Missouri River, Rock Creek, and Clark Fork River. Please take the time to meet each staff member via their video interviews below. We strongly believe that anglers should have the opportunity to meet their fishing guide before putting together a trip.