Missoula Fly Fish & Float Co. is an all-inclusive, full-service fly fishing outfit for the serious angler as well as the beginner. For those who would prefer to enjoy the river without wetting a line, we also offer customized leisure floats. Our goal is to provide top of the line customer service and unforgettable memories on the Bitterroot, Blackfoot & Clark Fork Rivers.
What we do
Missoula Fly Fish & Float Co. provides fully guided fishing trips that include transportation to and from the river, rods & reels, flies, lunch for full day trips, snacks for half day trips, beverages, and expert instruction for all levels of experience.
Missoula Fly Fish & Float Co. can provide a wide variety of leisure float trips suited to your needs. With that said, there are some specific types of floats that we can recommend. One boat can accommodate two or three persons, bigger groups can simply book a second or a third boat. We provide pick up and drop off along with snacks and beverages.
Where we do it
The Big Blackfoot, as Norman Maclean called it in his book A River Runs Through It, is right in our backyard! There is a reason why Maclean loved this place. The pocket water and boulder fields along with deep emerald green pools make this an iconic fly fishing experience.
Flowing South to North before joining the Clark Fork near Missoula, the Bitterroot River is probably best known for its outstanding dry fly fishing in the early spring. While that is certainly true, the log jams, side channels, undercut banks, drop-offs, and long runs provide for seventy miles of some of the best trout habitat in the country. Combine that with the summer long prolific hatches and the Bitterroot provides some of the best dry fly fishing in the country throughout the season.
Clark Fork River
The Clark Fork flows right through the heart of Missoula, which offers a classic town float. The upper Clark Fork, east of town, and the lower Clark Fork, west of Missoula, could almost be considered two completely different rivers. The upper Clark Fork offers smaller water with undercut banks, drop offs, and logs jams that provide perfect trout habitat. Near Missoula the river slows and widens and The Blackfoot and Bitterroot join in to nearly triple its flow. Farther down, you’ll find large gravel beds, deep pools, sandy beaches, and hungry trout.
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139 Heritage St Unit 3