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.
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!
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.
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: