Missoula Fly Fishing

Missoula Fly Fishing

Lodging – Local Accommodations

Missoula Hotels

Missoula has dozens of hotel options from plush to basic. We recommend the following as great accommodations in close proximity to several restaurants and shopping.  The best Missoula fly fishing lodging is our priority and by using MT Trout Outfitters to guide you to the trout, you will have an experience you will not forget.

Residence Inn by Marriott

(406) 542-6252
Missoula’s newest hotel right in the heart of downtown only 1 block form the Clark Fork River.  Situated at the base of our downtown Missoula hotel is The Mews, an indoor public pathway adorned with local art that connects guests to the Mercantile’s many shops and restaurants.

Doubletree Edgewater

(406) 728-3100
Best riverside rooms in town, close to the University of Montana, downtown and several great restaurants.  You can literally be Missoula fly fishing in front of the hotel.

Holiday Inn Downtown at the Park

(406) 721-8550
In the middle of downtown Missoula with plenty of restaurants, bars and shops nearby.  On the Clark Fork river where you can grab your rod and be Missoula fly fishing minutes from your hotel room.

Hilton Garden Inn

(406) 532-5300
Newer hotel close to shopping on north end of town.

Vibrant Missoula

Missoula has transitioned from frontier town to logging empire, and is now listed as one of America’s best towns for outdoor enthusiasts.

Home to the University of Montana and a vibrant historic downtown, Missoula offers something for everyone.
Fun and Relaxing Activities

There are dozens of dining and shopping options to compliment the myriad of outdoor activities. In addition to fly fishing, Missoula offers horseback riding, whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking and golf.  Missoula sustains a live music scene that would be the envy of cities five times as big. 

 

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Local Lodges and Cabins

Missoula Lodges & Rental Cabins

Local lodges and cabins offer a change of pace from a hotel room.  These are ideal options for fly fishing groups from 4 to 10 anglers. The Missoula area offers a wide variety of choices to suit almost any size group or budget.

Montana Vacation Rentals

(406) 721-5300

MVR offers everything from condos in downtown Missoula to river front and lake front properties in the surrounding area.  Whatever type of fly fishing rental you are looking for odds are that Montana Vacation Rentals can help you find it.

Butler Creek Lodge

Butler Creek Lodge

(406) 542-8307

We managed the Butler Creek Lodge for 10 years, and this is the best option for fly fishing groups looking to stay close to Missoula.  Nestled in the quiet foothills outside of town the Lodge is only 15 minutes from downtown and offers easy access to the Missoula airport.

Osprey Cabin

Located on the banks of the Bitterroot river near Stevensville, Montana the Osprey Cabin is an ideal location for fly fishing groups or families.  This well appointed cabin is a favorite of returning anglers year after year.

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Experience Montana

National Treasures

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park, Crown of the Continent is a 1,583-sq.-mi. wilderness area in Montana’s Rocky Mountains, with glacier-carved peaks and valleys.

National Bison Range

National Bison Range is less than an hours drive from Missoula. View herds of the majestic buffalo.

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park features dramatic canyons, alpine rivers, lush forests, hot springs and gushing geysers, including its most famous, Old Faithful.

Bob Marshall Wilderness

Bob Marshall Wilderness is one of the most completely preserved mountain ecosystems in the world, the kind of wilderness most people can only imagine.

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Tony Reinhardt tells us about another day on the river…

…Friday was the trout day that we all dream about.  From the rower’s seat I get to experience  a few truly special days each season.  Have you ever wondered what it looks like to see over 100 trout eat a dry fly in a day?

Even though flows were a little low I decided to take the gals to upper Rock Creek since they had such a great time there last year.  We fished a single dry fly all day and the biggest gap between strikes might have been 5 minutes.  In the morning we set off with golden stones and the river fished at a good pace.  Most of the good water produced strikes although there was a lot of smaller fish early in the day.

As the day progressed we started to get a few more hatches and eventually we switched over to green drakes and that’s when things started to get really exciting.   Fish started showing up all over the river and the average trout was much better than the typical average on Rock Creek.

The afternoon was filled with a lot of cutts and browns in the 13-16″ range and Dianne even managed to land a brook trout for a grand slam with four species in one day.  Some of the runs in the afternoon were simply loaded with rising trout and I had to do little more than drop the anchor while the ladies picked off the heads.

For a while it was absolutely silly as I was releasing fish as fast as I could and another would appear boatside with a fly in it’s mouth.  There were more doubles than I could count and more fish than I could imagine today.  I was so happy for Penny and Dianne.

They take fly fishing very seriously and it was good to see that their efforts were rewarded.  They floated into the take out with another double on the line for a perfect ending to a tremendous day.  We had an awesome three days together with a bunch of fish and some really nice trout.  I look forward to seeing them again in August.

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