Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing Gear List for South Fork of the Flathead

Fly Fishing Gear List for South Fork of the Flathead

Gear is limited on wilderness fishing trips to the South Fork of the Flathead. You must pack wisely to ensure you have essential items without overpacking.


Post-Trip Options Near the South Fork of the Flathead

Post-Trip Options Near the South Fork of the Flathead

After a float down the South Fork of the Flathead, stick around to enjoy additional fishing, floating and hiking opportunities. Here are a few post-trip ideas.

Danger in the Backcountry – Steps to Stay Safe on Your Fishing Trip

Danger in the Backcountry – Steps to Stay Safe on Your Fishing Trip

 Fishing in the backcountry is normally a mellow affair. But plenty of variables can turn any trip into an emergency situation. The prepared prevail when things take a turn for the worst.

Navigating Low Water on Backcountry Rivers

Navigating Low Water on Backcountry Rivers

As runoff subsides, there is still a need for caution. On a drop float trip late in the summer or fall, follow these safety guidelines to navigate bony river conditions.

Conquering Technical Backcountry Fly Fishing

Conquering Technical Backcountry Fly Fishing

Backcountry trout are typically easy to catch on the fly. But occasionally, the fishing turns technical. Here are a few tips to be prepared.

4 Rigging Tips for Bull Trout

4 Rigging Tips for Bull Trout

Bull trout are large, strong and they will snap your trout leader without hesitation. In areas where you can legally target big bulls, like our waters in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, carry a designated outfit to handle the large fish in fast water.

What’s in Your Fly Box? Fly Selection for the Bob Marshall

What’s in Your Fly Box? Fly Selection for the Bob Marshall

Do you have the right flies for your next backcountry fishing trip? Fortunately, remote cutthroat trout are not very selective but not all flies are created equal either. A number of factors are important when it comes to fly selection for remote fishing locations like the Bob Marshall.

Summer Fly Fishing Update from the Bob Marshall Wilderness

Summer Fly Fishing Update from the Bob Marshall Wilderness

We’ve enjoyed an outstanding summer of fly fishing in the Bob Marshall Wilderness this year as both weather and water conditions have been ideal. From drop float trips on the South Fork of the Flathead River, to lazy days of fly fishing and horseback riding near our camp on the South Fork tributaries, it has been an action packed summer!

Rafting Safety: Navigating Wilderness Rivers on a Drop Float

Rafting Safety: Navigating Wilderness Rivers on a Drop Float

Our drop float trips to the South Fork of the Flathead River have become more and more popular in recent years. These trips on wilderness rivers provide a great opportunity to see a lot of country in the famed Bob Marshall Wilderness Area.

Rod and Reel Selection for a Bob Marshall Fishing Trip

Rod and Reel Selection for a Bob Marshall Fishing Trip

Backcountry trips limit your options for gear and you must pack wisely. Weight and space are critical on foot. Horse packing leaves a little more room for gear but organization remains important.