Montana can be the fishing trip of a lifetime or a yearly event of casting flies to big browns, rainbows,
cutthroat, brook trout, or graylings. This year all the discussions of high snow pack have me daydreaming of being knee-deep in the Beaverhead, casting to rising fish during the August trico spinner fall. The Big Hole River Basin, along with the surrounding basins, are experiencing better than the 100 year averages of snow pack and moisture levels. The winds this winter created 60 - 70 foot snowdrifts, which should keep feeding the rivers with cold water well into the summer. The fish and game counts indicate the numbers of three and four year old rainbows exceed previous records compiled over 30 years.

Good news for 2008! Local anglers, meteorologists, and outfitters are all confident that the July and August water conditions will offer the best dry fly fishing in over a decade. Montana WILL be the place this summer!
The Complete Fly Fisher
The Complete Fly Fisher has been at the forefront in the world of dry fly fishing, setting high standards in lodging, customer service, and quality of guides for more than 36 years. The Complete Fly Fisher fishes the Big Hole and its nearby private water, and the Smith, Beaver Head, Bitterroot, Jefferson, and Madison Rivers, to name just a few of the outstanding rivers where the professionally trained guide staff can expertly guide you.
The Complete Fly Fisher can accommodate a maximum of 14 guests in six spacious cottages and a master suite located in the main lodge. Don't miss out this year!

There are still a few peak period openings for The Complete Fly Fisher

June 1 - 7
June 22 - 28
July 13 - 19 *Peak week! 14 rods are currently available due to a cancellation. Great week for your club or organization!
July 20 - 26
August 10 - 16

The 2008 rate for 6 nights/5 days fishing at CFF is $4,300 per person.
This rate includes: transfers to and from the Butte Airport and the lodge; expert casting instruction (as good or better than any fly fishing school); double occupancy accommodations in a cabin; all meals, including daily packed lunch and beverages; flies; unlimited use of brand name equipment from the Complete Fly Fisher's well stocked tackle shop; fishing license; expertly guided float trips; bed tax; gratuities (any additional tips should be given to the lodge manager for distribution and not to any individual guides or staff members).

This rate does not include: participation in other lodge activities such as horseback riding, guided hiking or nature tours. These activities will be billed a la carte for payment at the end of your stay.
Five Rivers Lodge
Five Rivers Lodge (FRL) offers comfortable elegance in a place considered to have the last uncrowed blue
ribbon fisheries in the United States.

Lodge guests can enjoy miles of floating and wading access on spring creeks and local rivers. The Beaverhead (Upper and new private access on the lower Beaverhead for 2008), the Big Hole, the Ruby, Madison and Poindexter Slough allow anglers the chance to achieve personal best browns and rainbows.

The accommodations at Five Rivers Lodge are spacious, attractive, and very comfortable. There is a library with hundreds of books on numerous topics, including fly-fishing Montana and Montana wildlife and a fly tying bench, well stocked with the
materials needed to match Montana's local hatches and current fly-tying magazines. Guest can also enjoy use of the relaxing the lodge's hot tub. Each large guest room has comfortable king-sized beds, private baths, beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, and private doors leading to the decks and garden areas.
Five Rivers has some traditionally excellent weeks still available. Listed below is the most current availability.
June 1 - 7 6 rods
June 11 - 18 6 rods
July 1 - 6 8-rods
July 26 - August 2 8-rods

August and September have good availability, however please contact us to verify.

2008 cost for 6-nights/5-days fishing is $3,095 per person.
2008 cost for 4-nights/3-days fishing is $2,050 per person.
This rate includes: transfers to and from the Butte Airport and the lodge; healthy gourmet meals, double occupancy accommodations; expertly guided fishing; laundry service.

This rate does not include: Additional non-fishing activities; gratuities; flies and tackle; liquor; airfare; travel expenses; private water rod fees.
Backcountry Angler's River Lodge
Backcountry Angler's River Lodge is a new addition, catering to the budget-minded angler, Tom Smith, a resident Montana guide, built a very comfortable 4 bedroom log cabin within a stones throw from the Beaverhead in Dillon. The Backcountry Angler offers anglers the "Spirit of Montana" experience in close proximity to the town of Dillon. Groups and individual clients seem to love this lodge and rave about Tom's skilled guides and Montana hospitality, not to mention the location, location, location.
The deluxe accommodations include air conditioning, as well as a wood stove. Each of the bed rooms has a private entrance from the outside, as well as access to the lodge's Great Room, where a pool table is available. Guest can enjoy either solitude in there own room or gather in the Great Room to swap stories.
Due to the popularity of Backcountry Angler's River Lodge, space is limited. As of this writing, the follow weeks have space available.
August 17-21, 2008 (great hopper and Trico hatches),
September 5-12, 2008,
September 27-October 5, 2008
October 17-31, 2008 materials

BARGAIN PRICE is $925.00 per angler for a 4-night/ 3-day fishing package, based on double occupancy and two anglers per guide. This includes guided fishing, continental breakfast and a streamside lunch. Dinner is not included. There are kitchen facilities in each room, a bar-b-que grill is available by the water, and several good restaurants in Dillon (about 1 mile from the lodge).
Take your group of 8 for exclusive use of the lodge at a rate of $7,160.



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