Southwest Montana sits at the center of the finest fly fishing for trout in the lower forty-eight states. We have 250 plus miles of floatable water within a short distance of our home base in Dillon, Montana. Add in countless miles of small streams and a plethora of still water fisheries, and you’ll find a diverse and abundant fly fishing paradise that offers variety and quality that is unparalleled anywhere else. Whether you are interested in one of our guided trips or just need some tips and tackle to outfit your own day on the water, Frontier Anglers has you covered as Southwest Montana’s fly fishing experts.
Originating at the outflow of Clark Canyon Dam, the Beaverhead River is a small tailwater with large fish. The Beaverhead is narrow and willow-lined over its entire length. There is never a dull moment as anglers drift and or wade the river. We are unaware of any fishery that allows fishermen to see and sight fish to as many nice trout as the Beaverhead.
Big Hole River
The Big Hole provides over 150 miles of quality trout fishing riffles and runs, with streamside scenery that will capture the heart and soul of all anglers. The Big Hole River is very special indeed and on any given day you just might be fortunate enough to capture Brook, Rainbow, Brown and Cutthroat Trout. And if you are feeling the joy this river brings to your well-being you just might net your first fluvial Arctic Grayling. A river so unique that Lewis and Clark first named it the Wisdom River.
In the Ruby Valley north of Dillon lies a small dynamic fishery, the Ruby River. The headwaters of the Ruby are on the Beaverhead National Forest where the river forms as a small freestone. A majestic mountain setting combined with eager rainbows, cutthroats and grayling make the upper Ruby a hidden gem for small stream aficionados.
The Jefferson Rivers starts at the confluence of the Beaverhead and Big Hole Rivers. The Jefferson flows north to the town of Whitehall and then east until it joins the Madison and Gallatin Rivers to form the Missouri River near Three Forks. The Jefferson doesn’t fish well every day, but we know the conditions to look for and race to the Jefferson when the situation is ideal.
Alaska, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Mexico, Mongolia, New Zealand, Patagonia and many more
Clark Canyon Reservoir
Spring time provides some of the best stillwater fishing for large trout. Conditions vary and at times can be phenomenal.
Winter Ice Fishing Trips are available. Join one of our guides who know where to drill the holes and what to put on to land some of the biggest trout you will see all year. $400 for half Days $600 for full days 1-3 anglers.
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