Fly Fishing Instruction

Instruction Details

Private Fly Fishing Instruction

  • Advanced booking is mandatory
  • Two anglers per instructor
  • Includes lunch, drinks and transportation
  • Single-Day Instruction: Gives you the foundation to get started or moves you on to the next level of your fly fishing expertise
  • Two-Day Instruction: Offers a more complete approach to refine your skills and learn more advanced fly fishing techniques
  • Third-Day Float Trip: Enjoy fishing from the perspective of a drift boat and put your new skills to the test on the Madison River

Free Fly Fishing 101

  • Advanced booking is recommended
  • Lessons are offered free of charge
  • Please give advanced notice of large parties
  • Lessons at The Tackle Shop begin at 10 a.m. and last 1.5 hours
  • Takes place every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
  • Orvis Endorsed guides will teach you the basics of fly casting, including basic fly selection and knot tying
  • If you are unable to attend one of the designated lessons, a private course for your group may be scheduled free of charge

The Madison River is the most famous fly fishing river in the west and remains the gold standard by which all other western rivers are judged

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Ennis Lake stretches across the Madison River Valley and covers nearly 2,000 surface acres.

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The Missoula area is a true gem in the fly fishing world with more than 400 miles of floatable water within an hour-and-half drive of town.

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The Missouri River below Holter Dam has been called the world’s largest spring creek and is the most famous section of the Missouri.

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Below Clark Canyon Dam, the Beaverhead River becomes a tailwater river and holds the largest concentration of large brown trout per mile than anywhere in Montana.

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The Big Hole River is a large freestone river that rises from the small streams and springs in the Upper Big Hole Valley.

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The Jefferson River is the largest of the three forks of the Missouri River with the mouth located near Twin Bridges.

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