The 2024 Season Begins

Our 2024 season officially began this past weekend and we are excited for the adventures in store.  A mild winter has allowed us to be out enjoying the rivers this month, particularly this past week.  It’s a quiet and serene time on the water, and the trout are still in their winter haunts.  Grilled burgers and brats on the riverbank are an idyllic treat that we aren’t often able to enjoy in February.

The traffic is sure to increase with drift boats being paraded through town, but is currently minimal to non-existent on the water. We have been primarily floating the middle Blackfoot and middle and lower Bitterroot, with guides expanding out to explore other pieces of the puzzle as we ramp up into March.  Missoula is certainly still in winters grasp and the majority of the action has been subsurface, accompanied by head hunting in the afternoons to fish rising on midges.  The current size 20 dry fly action is a tease for the skwala hatch to come, and we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the big bugs.

We have availability this spring at our discounted rates and would love to share the water with you.  Please give us a call or send an email for more information.

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Discounted Spring Rates

Want to throw dry flies in March?  We offer discounted rates in March and April targeting the the skwala hatch.  This is our first stonefly hatch of the year and consistently produces some of our biggest fish of the season. The dry fly opportunities are historically rounded out with March browns as well as blue wing olives.

Our spring special is a four night hotel stay package with three full days of guided flyfishing.  Staybridge Suites provides complimentary airport shuttles and breakfast. The guide will pick you up at the hotel and provide a shore side lunch. All flies and tippet along with the use of our boat rods and reels are provided as part of the package. There are several restaurants within walking distance of the hotel, as well as local transportation such as Uber, if you’d prefer to not rent a car.

Our four night / three day spring special is $1185 per angler based on double occupancy.

Our discounted spring day trip rate is $550 per guide day if you would prefer to book your own lodging accommodations or have other plans while in Missoula!

Join us on the Water

Check out this quick video MRL guide Caleb Garrett put together. Click the photo above to watch and we hope you enjoy!