GUIDED MONTANA FLY FISHING TRIPS

MONTANA FLY FISHING GLACIER NATIONAL PARK

Montana is well known for its amazing fly fishing trips and experiencing this activity on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River bordering Glacier National Park shouldn’t be missed. Great Northern offers half day Montana fly fishing trips, full day fly fishing trips, as well as multiday and overnight fly fishing trips. Our half day fly fishing trips and full day fly fishing trips offer everyone a chance to catch some fish on your Montana vacation to Glacier National Park. Whether you are an experienced fly fisher, or a novice, our seasoned guides will help you make the most of your adventure.  Our fishing guides will supply you with all the fly fishing gear you'll need for your trip including rods, reels, and a variety of fly fishing flies all included with the price of your fishing trip.


The 2-4 day custom fishing trips on the boundary waters of Glacier National Park offers our guests over 80 miles of pristine wild and scenic river corridor to fish for trout. The custom overnight fishing trips allow Great Northern to offer a variety of opportunities to meet the needs of each angler. Our experienced and professional fishing guides know the Middle Fork of the Flathead River intimately and look forward to sharing their knowledge with you. Truly unspoiled, this region of Montana teems with fish (native westslope cutthroat, whitefish, rainbow) and wildlife of all kinds. If you’re looking for the ultimate overnight fly fishing trip we will cater to your camping comforts and prepare meals fit for a king or queen. With the Flathead River at your feet and blanket of stars over your head, you’ll begin and end your days to the timeless sounds of the river.


Great Northern’s Montana fly fishing trips run late May through October on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. All fly fishing trips require the purchase of a Montana fishing license.

Guided Montana Trout Fly Fishing

HALF DAY FISHING

MEETING TIMES:

8:30 am / 1:30 pm
(Resort check-in time)

Available Dates:

Late June through October

Rates:

1 or 2 people $397.00

Boat Prices do not include 7% service fee or gratuity

The Half Day Montana Fly Fishing Trip is perfect for those desiring a quality Montana fly fishing experience in a limited amount of time.

We  fly fish the Flathead River along Glacier Park's southern border, on classic cutthroat waters with gorgeous scenery. Equipment is provided.

Trip Duration:

4 hours

River Miles:

4-6 miles

Age Limits:

Age 6+ depending upon weather & river conditions

Fishing License:

All fly fishing trips require the purchase of a Montana fishing license. This can be purchased at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks website or Super 1 and Smith's in Columbia Falls or at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks website.




FULL DAY FISHING

MEETING TIMES:

8:30 (Resort check-in time)

Available Dates:

Late June through October

Rates:

1 or 2 people $497.00

Boat Prices do not include 7% service fee or gratuity

The Full Day Fishing Trip departs our base near West Glacier, MT first thing in the morning and allows us to be on the water at first light, spending the entire day fly-fishing the Flathead Rivers.

 

Your professional fishing guide will ensure you are fishing the best stretch of river. Enjoy a fresh lunch and then relax in the afternoon and anticipate the evening hatch as twilight settles over a great day in Glacier Country. Our most popular guided fishing trip with guests!

Trip Duration:

8 Hours

River Miles:

8-10

Age Limits:

Age 6+ depending on weather & river conditions

Lunch Choices:

Lunch provided.

Fishing License:

All fly fishing trips require the purchase of a Montana fishing license. This can be purchased at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks website or Super 1 and Smith's in Columbia Falls or at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks website.




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FULL DAY FISHING SCHOOL

Ride & Raft Times:

8:30 am (Resort check-in time)

Available Dates:

Late June through October

Rates:

1 or 2 people $497.00

Prices do not include 7% service fee or gratuity

The Full Day Montana Fly Fishing School is designed to give the beginner a solid foundation. We spend the morning discussing equipment, “reading the water”, fly patterns, and etiquette; we also practice casting on the resort pond or the river. After a delicious lunch on our sundeck, we head out to the Middle Fork of the Flathead river for an afternoon of fly fishing on the boundary river of Glacier National Park. Please note that depending on the guest, we might spend more or less time on the river. We tailor this course to your needs.

We fish the Flathead River along Glacier Park's southern border, on classic cutthroat waters with gorgeous scenery. Equipment is provided.

Trip Duration:

8 hours

River Miles:

8-10 miles

Age Limits:

Age 6+ depending upon weather & river conditions

Fishing License:

All fly fishing trips require the purchase of a Montana fishing license. This can be purchased at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks website or Super 1 and Smith's in Columbia Falls or at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks website.




Montana Guided River Cutthroat Trout Fly Fishing

MULTI-DAY & CUSTOM FISHING TRIPS

Meeting Times:

8:30 (Resort check-in time)

Available Dates:

Late June through October

Rates:

$425.00 per person/day

Price does not include fishing license, 7% service fee or gratuity.

The 2-7 day custom fishing trips in Glacier National Park offers our guests over 80 miles of pristine wild and scenic river corridor. The custom trip enables Great Northern to offer a variety of opportunities to meet the needs of each angler. Our experienced fishing guides know the Middle Fork of the Flathead River intimately and look forward to sharing their knowledge with you. Truly unspoiled, the region teems with fish and wildlife of all kinds. We’ll see to your comforts and prepare meals fit for a king. With the river at you feet and blanket of stars over your head, you’ll begin and end your days to the timeless sounds of the river.

CAMPING

DAY 1:

Meet your group at the Great Northern Resort at 8:30. This is the time for check-in, rental of river gear, orientation, and any last minute packing. The morning float includes some great whitewater rapids ranging from Class II to Class IV. Your guide will stop along the river to give you a chance to relax while we prepare a delicious lunch.

There is often time to take a short walk along the river, stretch your legs and enjoy the scenery and wildlife. The scenic float continues, carrying you through canyons and past ancient forests in a landscape that remains pristine and undeveloped. We set up camp early in the evening. A generous full course dinner is prepared by your guides. Montana days are long, and the evenings seem to last forever. Be prepared for short hikes or bocce on the beach. When the stars come out, songs and stories around the campfire bring the day to a memorable close.

DAY 2:

In the morning, the emphasis is on scenery as we traverse the southern boundary of Glacier National Park. We often see animals and waterfowl in this stretch.

DAY 3:

Awake to the sound of the river and cozy up to the morning fire with a strong cup of coffee. After another hearty breakfast, the rafts will be loaded and the river will sweep you away to another day of wilderness adventure. The water is calmer with fewer rapids as we travel into another scenic portion of the trip.

You may want to swim, relax, or just take in the sights and sounds of the canyon. The afternoon float brings us to the West Glacier area. We arrive back at the Great Northern Resort around 4:00 p.m. Please let us know of any travel connections well in advance.

Montana Fishing License:

All fly fishing trips require the purchase of a Montana fishing license. This can be purchased at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks website or Super 1 and Smith's in Columbia Falls or at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks website.




Outfitter: Steve Thompson, License#7230
PO Box 269
West Glacier MT 59936
PH: 406-387-5340

FISHING & FLY FISHING GALLERY

Great Northern's fishing guides supply all the needed fishing gear including the rods, reels, and all the fly fishing flies at no extra cost. Our fishing guides use a variety of different boats including driftboats, dories, and fishing rafts for our fishing trips. Our guides practice catch-and-release fishing on the Flathead River. As a reminder: All fly fishing trips require the purchase of a Montana fishing license.

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