Smith River applications are due Feb. 19th if you want a shot at floating one of the most scenic rivers in the lower 48 during prime season. You can find everything you need to know about the application proces HERE. If you have not floated the Smith River before, it is a must do trip! It offers solid fly fishing with some great hatches and big brown trout, but it is much more than that. The gorgeous views are never ending, the campsites are excellent, and the quality time with friends and family cannot be matched. If you aren’t quite up to the challenge of a 5 day overnight trip on your own, there are 8 outfitters licensed to guide on the Smith River. Luckily I will be guiding for one of those outfitters during prime dates in June this year. Some long-time clients of mine wanted to check the Smith River off their bucket list and it is hard to beat the plush camp life and gourmet food of Missoula Fishing Company. Whether you want to do it yourself or hire an outfitter, now is the time to start making plans and perparations. Get your applications in this week and good luck!