Flathead Lake Charters was established in Woods Ba...
Wild Trout Adventures is your source for fly fishing ar...
Wild Trout Adventures is your source for fly fishing around Glacier National Park. We're located in the middle of some of North America's finest fly fishing rivers with the famous Flathead River and Swan River just minutes away. Wild Trout Adventures offers guiding fly fishing services on these incredible rivers along with numerous permit-only mountain lakes.
Your personal fishing guide, Mac Vinnedge, was born and raised in the Flathead Valley and brings over 30 years of fishing experience to your Montana fly fishing excursion. He knows these rivers and lakes like the back of his hand so that whether you're a seasoned veteran or a first time fly fisher, he promises your Montana fishing experience will be one to remember. Join us for a full or half day of drift boating fly fishing on the Flathead River, Swan river, or float tubing one of our pristine permit-only mountain lakes. The waters we fish offer an abundance of Rainbow, Cutthroat, Bull Trout and Grayling.
We fly fish for any number of reasons. It may be the thrill of an angry Rainbow on the end of your line, an attempt to escape the daily grind or just to experience the beauty of the great outdoors. Whatever the reason, Wild Trout Adventures brings you the expertise expected from a professional fly fishing guiding service.
Rivers and Lakes
The Flathead River is a large western river with deep pools, wide channels and powerful runs. For the fly fishermen, the Flathead River offers a wide variety of opportunities from dry fly fishing to nymph fishing. The most common fish caught are the Westslope Cutthroat and Rainbow trout. Cutthroats are surface eaters and are caught up to 20 inches. The Rainbow is caught on both dry and nymph flies. Rainbows are commonly caught over 20 inches.
This adventure offers the fly fisherman a complete wilderness experience. Nestled in the Swan Valley the Swan River is one of Montana's most panoramic rivers. Rainbow and Westslope Cutthroat are the most often caught fish. Due to catch and release regulations for the past decade, the Swan River has many great opportunities to test your skill.
Due to the size of some of the mountain lakes, Wild Trout Adventures offers motorboats and/or float tubes as part of this adventure. Motorboats are used to arrive at certain destinations on larger lakes. Once we have arrived, we will apply float tube techniques or fish from the boat. The mountain lakes are located in the Flathead Valley and Swan Valley. Created by Glaciers, these lakes have the most pristine waters around. Natural springs and runoff feed them from the mountains which surround them. The mountain lakes contain Cutthroat Trout, Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, Grayling, Bull Trout, Northern Pike, Salmon, Kamaloops-Rainbow Trout and Large Mouth Bass.
Gear is provided on all trips. This includes waders, wading boots, fly rods, flies and reels. Full day trips include lunch and beverages while half day trips include beverages and snacks. All pricing is for 1 - 2 anglers. Additional anglers would require a separate booking, fee and potentially a boat.
To confirm a reservation, we require a $100.00 deposit per boat per day at the time of booking. Payment can be made via personal check, money order, traveler's checks or cash. Credit cards are not currently accepted. Deposits will be fully refunded on cancellations made with a 30 day notice. All cancellations made with less than 30 days notice will forfeit any deposits. If severe weather conditions prohibit your excursion, we will refund your entire deposit.
Full Day River Float With Lunch $450 per boat
Half Day River Float With Lunch $350 per boat
Full Day Mountain Lake Adventure $450 per boat
Beginner Flyfishing Clinic Half day $350.00 per boat
This trip is designed for those people who have not had the opportunity to cast a fly rod. Reading the water and general entomology make this a great beginner course.
Suggested Items to Bring and other Recommendations
Sunglasses, long sleeve shirt, hat and sunscreen
Warmer months: shorts, Tevas/water shoes, swimsuit
Cooler months: warm jacket and long pants
Dry storage on drift boats is available and cameras are welcome.
If you have any allergies, please bring appropriate medications such as EpiPen for reactions to bee stings, food items, etc...
If you have dietary needs please call in advance and let us know.