Fly Fishing Montana

Seasoned professional guides

We provide fly-fishing guide services on the most productive, scenic rivers in Montana. Enjoy fly-fishing the Bitterroot, Clarkfork, Flathead and the Missouri Rivers. These large range of waters are a challenge, whether you’re a beginning fly fisher or are a seasoned expert. Our dedicated group of seasoned fly-fishing guides with many years on the water, ensure you have a great day of fishing and hospitality. Whether fly-fishing for the elusive 20” brown trout or hunting for a trophy muley, Channel Outfitters gets it done.

Missouri River

The best river we fish. The mighty Missouri’s reputation speaks for itself! With consistent hatches, rich productivity and thousands of big fish per mile. Her charm will addict you after only one trip on the world-class Missouri. The Missouri River is always exciting and fishes well March through November.

Bitterroot river

Free-stone river with many side channels full of rainbows, cutthroats and brown trout. Flowing through the Bitterroot Valley, mountain views to the east and west. There is no shortage of any big fish between. The Bitterroot is a very productive river with many hatches. It fishes well in the spring with Green Drakes and Skwalla Stoneflies.

Clark Fork River

Provides the avid fly fisher excellent opportunities for big rainbow, cutthroat. The slow and meandering flows fool many. But these fish are super strong and fight hard in this “big” water. The Clark Fork offers productive surface and sub-surface fishing. Great dry fly action throughout the summer, including caddis, various mayflies and stoneflies.

FlatHead River

A glacial river consisting of three branches; the North, South, and Middle Forks, combining to form the Main Flathead River. Although the system is not as famous as other Western Montana Rivers it provides good dry fly opportunities for beginner anglers. A very scenic river with Westslope Cutthroat fishing close to Glacier National Park.