What To Expect On Guided Trips

Float • Wading • Overnight

At the Missoulian Angler Fly Shop, we offer fly fishing guided services in Missoula, MT. We recognize that every angler has individual needs. We plan each Montana fly fishing trip with the individual customer in mind and do our best to match up the perfect Missoula fly fishing guides for you and your group. Here’s what you can expect from our fly fishing guide service—hardworking, courteous, and respectful anglers who will help our clients while maintaining natural resources. We are pleased to work with a select pool of full-time professional Montana fly fishing guides that have the energy, confidence, knowledge, and desire to make your Missoula fly fishing trip the best it could possibly be. Guided Montana Fly Fishing Trips and Vacations are provided by Licensed Montana Outfitter Taylor Scott, Outfitter #36888

Full Day Float Trips

Full day trips include a shore lunch, non-alcoholic beverages, shuttle and transportation to and from our shop. Licenses and gratuity are not included.

“Come as you are” always works on float trips. Our guides will have what you need for a pleasant day on the water. To be more comfortable, bring your own rain gear, sunglasses (required), hat, sunscreen, water bottle, and footwear that might get wet getting in and out of the boat.

Meet your guide at the Fly Shop and take care of licenses and paperwork, then its off to the river. Your guide will launch your boat and rig you up for the morning fishing. Boats are arranged for two anglers, one in front of the guide and one behind. Never float fished before? Learning to move down river casting at the correct angles , mending, and setting the hook will come quickly as your guide assists. A riverside lunch provides a nice time to take in the surroundings and give your arm a break. Back in the boat for the afternoon fishing to the take out where the truck and trailer awaits for your return to the shop. Typical full days are around 6-8 hours, but vary according to your needs. Let us know what you’re looking for.

Wade Trips

Wade trips include a shore lunch, non-alcoholic beverages, and transportation to and from our shop. Licenses and gratuity are not included.

Come as you are” does NOT work for wade fishing trips. Anglers need to be prepared for weather, water and terrain. Bring along a backpack to carry your personal gear and water. Spring and Fall water temperatures require waders and wading boots. Summer usually finds us in wading boots with neoprene wading socks. Guides meet you at the shop for licenses and paperwork then its off to the river. A typical wade fishing day is 6-8 hours of traveling along rocky banks, navigating obstacles, and crossing Western rivers/creeks.

We get several calls a year for wade fishing trips and are happy to do them. After explaining what’s involved, it’s often the case that a boat is a better choice for many. Here’s why: Let us use the boat as a tool to move down river, anchor up, get out and approach the run as a wade angler. Get back in the boat and fish down to the next run…repeat. Anglers experience fly fishing more features and types of water rather than spending the time hiking to the next run. This can be a good choice for those who “typically wade fish at home” or are going to be fishing for several more days in the Missoula area. Just let us know when you book the trip so we can select the right river or creek for you to learn wade fishing techniques.

Overnight Float Trips

Overnight trips include fully outfitted camp, all meals, non-alcoholic beverages, shuttle and transportation to and from our shop. Licenses and gratuity are not included.

Spend your days fly fishing and your nights under the stars.  Our fully-outfitted river camp includes a sheltered kitchen and dining area, walk-in tents with comfortable cots, and fireside seating. There is nothing finer than a gourmet meal served on the river.  You and your guests can fully enjoy our scenic rivers with overnight fly fishing trips from 3 to 5 days in length. We float right in and out of camp to maximize your fishing time.  Advance reservations are required.  All meals and transportation are included.  Licenses and gratuity are not included.

The overnight trip is the perfect experience for someone looking to get more out of their Montana fly fishing vacation. Overnight trips on the Blackfoot River, Bitterroot River, and Clark Fork River range from a minimum 3 days/2 nights, to 5 days/4 nights. We ask for at least 2 boats/4 anglers on overnight trips. Larger groups are welcome and individual arrangements can sometimes be accommodated.

Contact us today to learn more about our fly fishing guide services in Missoula, MT