Bob Marshall

Montana Draw Results Available – Elk Tags on Sale May 7th

Montana Draw Results Available – Elk Tags on Sale May 7th

Montana draw are now available for deer and elk. If you drew a license, let’s plan your hunt. If you didn’t draw a tag this year, you’re not out of luck!


Why the South Fork of the Flathead is a Bucket List Trip

Why the South Fork of the Flathead is a Bucket List Trip

The South Fork of the Flathead River ranks up there among the iconic western rivers with it’s remote nature and unique fishery. Here are a few reasons why. 

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.

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.

2 Underrated Keys to Elk Hunting Success

2 Underrated Keys to Elk Hunting Success

No matter where you find yourself hunting elk this fall, there are two things you can do to improve your chances of success. In addition to just elk hunting, these principles could apply to any type of hunting. On a long hunt, it can be difficult to keep yourself in the game. After several grueling days of hunting, hunters who are able to maintain hard work and patience will ultimately enjoy a more rewarding experience.

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. 

Big Game Combos Sell Out, Elk Combos Still Available

Big Game Combos Sell Out, Elk Combos Still Available

If you didn’t pick up a Montana Big Game Combo license before they sold out, you’ll have to wait until next year to hunt deer in Montana. But if you still have your heart set on a 2016 elk hunt, there are still some Elk Combos remaining! But they won’t last. At the time of this post, there are a little more than 1,800 Elk Combo licenses left.

4 Tips for Targeting Bull Trout on the Fly

4 Tips for Targeting Bull Trout on the Fly

Bull trout are nothing like your typical rainbow, cutthroat or brown trout. They are a landlocked version of a Dolly Varden and although they do not visit saltwater, migrations are natural. A bull trout may hold in a deep run for a month then make a sudden 50-mile journey. Don’t count on them being in a single place at any given time.

4 Tips for a Drop Float on the South Fork of the Flathead

4 Tips for a Drop Float on the South Fork of the Flathead

A drop float on the South Fork of the Flathead River is a unique and wonderful wilderness experience. On these trips, we safely transport you and your gear to the put-in, deep within the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area. But you need advance planning and preparations to manage the float. Here are four tips to consider before your adventure begins: