World Class Fly Fishing
Montana Trout Outfitters – Experience a Fishing Trip of a Lifetime
World Class Fly Fishing
Welcome to Montana Trout Outfitters, the premier guided fly fishing experience in Western Montana. We are located in Missoula, home to four exceptional freestone rivers, the Bitterroot, Blackfoot, Clark Fork, and Rock Creek, as well as countless small streams.
There are over 350 miles of fishable water within just an hour of town. Add to this the fact that we offer one of the longest dry fly seasons in the West, March through October, and you can see why Missoula is a top fishing destination. Outfitter Tony Reinhardt #7942
Fly Fishing on Five Incredible Rivers
Whether you come for a few days, or a couple of weeks you will never run out of options to explore. Outfitter, Tony Reinhardt, has been guiding fly fishing trips on these incredible rivers for well over two decades and together with his staff of seasoned guides they enjoy providing anglers with memories that will last a lifetime.
Montana Trout Outfitters – We Put You on the Fish
Our Passion is Providing Excellent Fly Fishing Trips
Affordable Fly Fishing Trips
Summer Fly Fishing Special
Five Incredible Rivers
Experience Amazing Fly Fishing Trips
Imagine 3 Fun Filled Days of Trout Fishing
World Famous Rivers – Wild Trout!
Several Fly Fishing Trip Options Available
Select the Fly Fishing Trip that Fits Your Desires
Half Day Floats to Multi-day Packages
From half day floats on water near town to multi-day packages we have several fly fishing vacation options available to fit any anglers desire. The greatest appeal of the Missoula area is the diversity of rivers.
We have four great rivers right out our back door, and on a typical trip we can fish all of them! In addition, Missoula boasts all modern amenities from fine dining and shopping, to local markets and an airport serviced by six major airlines.
We are easy to get to from anywhere in the country. Come join us this season and see why it’s so hard for people to leave.
Our Goal – Happy Customers
We Want You So Satisfied that
You are Planning a Return Trip
Before You have Even left!
Let’s Go Trout Fishing in Beautiful Montana
What You can Expect…
We offer guided float and wade trips on all the waters of western Montana. With so many choices our rivers are rarely crowded, and we know enough tricks to stay out of the traffic even during the busiest times.
Montana Trout Outfitters operates out of new drift boats and rafts depending on the river and time of year. We use top quality rods and reels, and you won’t find our flies in the bins of the local fly shops because we tie most of our custom patterns ourselves.
We are dedicated to the entire guiding experience, utilizing the best gear, providing great stream-side lunches, and all with the insight and know-how to put our anglers on great trout fishing day after day.
New Equipment and Boats
Our attention to detail separates Montana Trout Outfitters from other guide services
Our average Client has Fished with Us for Five Years or More
They are not just customers…
They become Friends we Look Forward to Seeing each Season
Call TODAY! – 406-544-3516
Five Amazing Rivers – Waiting for You
Clark Fork River
Montana Trout Outfitters – Fish Our Secret Spots
The Longest Dry Fly Season in the West
Salmon Fly Hatch
Our Experience is Your Advantage
Montana Trout Outfitters
Missoula Fly Fishing Blog
Read the Latest Missoula Fly Fishing News
Missoula Flyfishing 2022
Missoula Flyfishing 2022 Monday was the first of 2 days with returning anglers, Jim and Doug. We met early and headed up to the Blackfoot.
Missoula Fishing 2022
Missoula Fishing 2022 Monday I was back out for the second day with Chris on this trip. We met early and went to the upper
Bitterroot Fly Fishing 2022
Bitterroot Fly Fishing 2022 Monday I fished with a local angler, Bob. We had planned on our annual pike fishing float, although Mother Nature threw
Bitterroot River Fishing 2022
Bitterroot River Fishing 2022 Tuesday I was out with local anglers, Marcelo and Constance, for a day on the Bitterroot near Hamilton. Marcelo was committed to the
Fly Fishing Resources – Buy Your License Online
Montana Fly Fishing – Licenses – Regulations – Snowpack – Lodges
Fly Fishing Resources
Montana Fishing License
Montana Fishing Regulations
Montana Trout Outfitters are the
Premiere Montana Fly Fishing Guides
Read What Others Say…“I would like to say how much we enjoyed our days fishing with Tony Reinhardt. Over the course of 15 years on most of the western rivers, over 40 guided days and around 20 different guides, we have only once encountered another guide of Tony’s caliber.
Tony is enthusiastic about every aspect of his role, he is well prepared, he works very hard throughout the day, presents a professional and personable image and also knows very well how to put people on fish.” Kevin Erdman
Montana Trout Outfitters – Book Your Fly Fishing Trip Today!
Montana Trout Outfitters
Tony Reinhardt tells us about another day on the river…
…Tuesday I fished with long-time anglers, Bill and Joan. They moved their annual float up earlier this year and since neither had ever floated the West Fork we set off to the south this morning to give it a shot. We rigged up with single dry flies and launched on the upper stretch.
It took a few runs to get used to the fast flows and tight quarters of the West Fork, but once we worked out the kinks it didn’t take long to find some fish.
Joan was hot in the morning with a number of big slabs to the boat. Bill was connecting with trout too they were noticeably smaller to start before he did find a couple good cutthroat. He also landed a rare brook trout on the dry and had completed a grand slam with a brook, brown, rainbow, and cutthroat before 11 in the morning.
Right after lunch, it was completely opposite as Bill was raising the better fish while Joan entertained the little guys.
Just before heading into the narrow canyon I switched both anglers from a golden stone to a bigger salmonfly and that’s when the fishing went from good to incredible. The trout were super aggressive in the faster flows of the canyon and it didn’t really matter where we put the fly as long as it was a little slower than the surrounding water.
Nice fish were on the hunt as they would smash that big salmonfly in every run and they were all incredibly fat cutts and cuttbows. Our best spot was a little side channel where we doubled up coming into it.
Then Joan picked off a riser and then Bill went to town above the boat while Joan worked on fish below. We had a couple more doubles in there and I think 8 fish total in one little spot. At that point I noticed a lot of smaller Goldens around so we made a fly change and Joan and Bill kept hammering the fish.
It was the kind of fishing we all dream about as quality trout were eating our dry flies in every run we fished.
The action started to taper a little around 4 but there were still fish looking up in the right spots. By 5 my anglers were exhausted and I started pushing out, slowing down just enough in one spot for Bill to tag one more chunky cutt. I have no idea how many fish we caught today but it was solid from start to finish.
We had a bunch of doubles and a lot of healthy fish from 13-16″, plenty of smaller guys and several thick trout that went 17-19″. I have fished with Bill and Joan for a lot of years and it’s always fun to be able to show them something new. It’s even better when it fishes lights out all day long.