7 DAYS ON THE FLATHEAD RIVER
The South Fork of the Flathead is known in the fly fishing world as the Mecca for dry-fly Cutthroat Trout fishing.
Located in the 1.5 million acre Bob Marshall Wilderness, America’s first ever designated wilderness area, The South Fork is formed from the junction of Danaher Creek and Young’s Creek and runs for 45 miles due north, fed by dozens of small tributaries, where it exits the wilderness near Spotted Bear Ranger Station. Our trip itineraries take you to the best water in the wilderness area and will take you to the deepest, most remote area of the “Bob.”
Fly-fishing on the South Fork is known to be some of the best in the world. Due to the South Fork’s wilderness isolation, the river and its tributaries remain lightly fished, and the result is that the quality of the fishery is as good now as it was many decades ago. Skilled anglers can catch of over 100 fish per rod on good days, but it is common for each boat to land 40+ native cuts a day. These Cutthroat Trout range in size, but there are many in the 12-18” range, and they love to rise to dry flies! The South Fork is also one of the only places where an angler can catch the native Bull Trout. The South Fork Drainage is the largest stronghold of these native Char in the Lower 48 states. These big fish act like an anadromous species, migrating upstream every July from Hungry Horse Reservoir. Lucky anglers have brought Bull trout in excess of 30 inches to hand. Legal fishing season for Bull Trout usually closes on July 31.
"Because the South Fork lies within the Bob Marshall Wilderness, special regulations and permits apply. There are only a few commercial Outfitting Permits on the river, and we are PROUD TO BE one of them."
YOUR 7 DAY FLY FISHING ADVENTURE
VENTURE INTO THE BOB
Join us on this 7 day adventure that takes you into the best Westslope Cutthroat and Bull Trout river in the country. The beautiful, remote South Fork of the Flathead cuts through the middle of the Bob Marshall Wilderness, offering unbelievable dry fly fishing for cutthroat, and streamer fishing for Bull Trout.
ENTER by horseback EXIT BY RAFT
You will spend the first two days of your trip traveling on horseback to get to the upper reaches of the river. The remaining 5 days of your trip will be enjoyed traveling down river on rafts, enjoying world class float fishing, meals, and comfortable backcountry accommodations.
$7100.00 per angler
June 22 - 28 full
June 30 - July 6 6 spots available
July 8 - 14 6 spots available
July 16 - 22 6 spots available
July 24 - 30 full
August 1 - 7 6 spots available
August 9 - 15 6 spots available
August 17 - 23 full