After a hiatus of a few years we are heading back to Missoula, Montana this
July with a bargain trip on the Bitterroot and Clark Fork rivers during prime
time! All my friends know that I consider the Bitterroot and Clark Fork rivers,
along with the Missouri, among the best dry fly rivers in the world for big,
wild, sipping browns and rainbows on the dry fly!
The rivers, accommodations, and guides are the best and the
price is low at $1895. My space is limited to 7 anglers plus myself so
call me now for more details on this low cost/high quality trip.
Read on for all the details:
July 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 2011 Trip to Missoula, Montana on the Bitterroot/Clark
Clark Fork and Bitterroot: We will stay in the great town of Missoula
Montana, at the luxurious Double Tree Hotel right on the Clark Fork for four
nights while we float the Clark Fork and the Bitterroot!
I can't be more emphatic about the quality of the 'rising trout/dry fly sight
fishing' on the lower Clark Fork (and the Bitterroot). Big wild rainbows and
browns sip mayflies and caddis and zip into your backing. They call these
rainbows "firecrackers" and they are considered the "hottest" fish in the West!
here for more information and photos!
In the past we've hooked 30 plus fish per boat, per day - these sipping fish
are 17 to 20+ inches with some browns going to 23 inches. I've made special
arrangements so that our floats start 9:00 A.M., and go till about 9:30 PM, 12+
hour floats are a rarity in the West. They include our mid afternoon rustic
streamside alfresco dining right on the river with grilled elk, beef or chicken
with salads, veggies and breads. A bottle of Merlot, Cabernet or Chardonnay
(your choice), topped off with a nice cigar, if you wish - it always tastes
better on the river.
After a well deserved streamside rest on the bank, if you like, then it's
back to sipping trout until dark. It is not a problem for those who want to get
back earlier in the evening, just tell your guide and he will take you back. The
Bitterroot, Clark Fork (along with the Missouri River) are
simply the best dry fly 'sight fishing' venues in the
world today! And this is the best part - aside from our own party, you
will rarely see another boat or wading angler on the Clark Fork the whole day,
The price for the trip is $1895 and includes 4 nights accommodations at
the Double Tree Hotel in large deluxe balcony rooms with queen beds overlooking
the Clark Fork. Three 12 hour guided float trips down the Bitterroot/Clark Fork
rivers, dinner on arrival day and 4 luxurious breakfasts at the hotel's
"acclaimed Finn and Porter Restaurant overlooking the river, lunch and alfresco
dinner on the river including soft drinks, wine, and beer during the float
trips, round trip transportation from Missoula airport to and from the hotel.
Price is based on 2 persons per room (large deluxe rooms with two
queens), and 2 persons per guide. Everything is included except airfare, tips
for guides and additional meals, drinks and incidentals at the hotel. Extra days
accommodations and guided floats are available at $450 per day double occupancy.