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Welcome to Blackfoot River Outfitters - Missoula, Montana's family owned Orvis endorsed fly fishing company.
Sharing Montana rivers with anglers for over 20 years, Blackfoot River Outfitters' reputation as a leader in the Montana fly fishing industry, sits firmly on a foundation of loyal clients and their referrals. When you book a guided trip with us or have a question about fly fishing in Montana, a lifetime of experience is pressed into action. We strive to make your trip arrangements flawless and to impart fly fishing knowledge that is informed, honest, and timely. Along the way, we'll have some fun catching beautiful wild Montana trout. We are known for treating our customers like they are family, but don't take our word for it, read a few testimonials or just call and ask how to contact any number of our clients and hear it straight from them. Then get ready for some of the finest fly fishing for trout - dry fly or streamer, big river or small - anywhere on the planet. We hope to share Montana's rivers with you soon,
- John, Terri, Hunter, and Dawson
Full Service Fly
Full Day: 2 Anglers: $485
Full Day: 1 Angler: $450.00
Half Day: 1 or 2 Anglers $385.00
1 or 2 persons: $950 per day (all meals included)
Smith River 5-day trip***
5 Days, 5 nights, limited access river trip: $3795 per person. All inclusive, 8 person maximum.
Alberton Gorge: $500 full day or $995 overnight.
*** Smith River trips conducted under a limited special use permit issued by the Lewis and Clark National Forest.
1 or 2 anglers: $435.00
Lower Rock Creek wade trips conducted under a limited special use permit issued by the Lolo National Forest and provided on a first come first serve basis.
Blue Damsel Fly Fishing Lodge overlooking Rock Creek.
Stay at the Blue Damsel Fly Fishing Lodge overlooking Rock Creek and enjoy Missoula Montana's finest accommodations for discriminating anglers. Recognized world wide by noted booking agencies like Frontiers International and Orvis Travel, the Blue Damsel leaves nothing to chance for your Montana fly fishing adventure; equisite dining, lavishly appointed rooms and expert guiding. Minimum three night stay.
*Cash, personal check, money orders and credit cards accepted for deposits and balance.
**Outfitting services conducted outside of the Clark Fork River drainage are subject to a $50.00 travel fee additional to the daily rate.
Cancellations received 14 days prior to original trip date can have deposits credited to a furture trip. This trip must be conducted within one year of original scheduled trip. If cancellation occurs with less than 14 days notice the deposit will not be refunded. (Smith River trip refunds described above.)
At Blackfoot River Outfitters, we dont hire guides based simply by their Montana fishing experience - but rather their life experience.
Your time on the water is valuable. Too valuable to waste on a guide who thinks your trip is about them instead of you. Our guides will put you on fish, improve your angling skills and increase your fly fishing knowledge. Just as importantly, they enjoy sharing a good story, lay out an exceptional lunch spread and generally make fine company. Some of our guides have fished the world over, others grew up in Montana and find it hard to fish elsewhere. We have guides in their 50s and others in their 20s. They are students and parents, Easterners and Westerners, musicians and mechanics. All are special and go about the art of guiding in different ways and all are hired to make the most of your time on the water.
John and Terri Herzer
John and Terri started Blackfoot River Outfitters in 1996, after six years' of guiding for other local outfitters who failed to implement their own standards of fun, energetic professionalism. In contrast to most large Montana fishing outfitters, together they still tally more than 150 days a year on the waters of Montana and are the preferred Western Montana outfitter for noted booking companies like Frontier's International Travel. Terri started fly-fishing in her home state of Colorado upon entering Durango's Fort Lewis College in 1984, and has since angled all across the West and several saltwater destinations. Prior to moving to Montana, John guided fishing and whitewater rafting in his native Colorado, plus New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, Utah, California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and even Africa. Terri and John's combined guiding experience totals more than 30 years and is going strong!