Montana Fly Fishing Guides and Tours

Experience Like No Other!

The primary Montana rivers and streams which John Perry’s Fly Fishing guides float and wade are the Bitterroot River, Blackfoot River, Clark Fork River, Missouri River, and Rock Creek. These great fly fishing rivers are primarily located in Ravalli County, Missoula County, Granite County, Cascade County, Mineral County, Sanders County, and Lewis and Clark County. These counties are all located in western and central Montana. Some cities you may be familiar with in the area are Missoula, St. Regis, Helena, Hamilton, Craig, and Philipsburg.

The team of fly fishing guides and outfitters used by John Perry’s Montana Fly Fishing are the best in the business! Each guide is mature in his knowledge of the Montana rivers and streams fished, fly fishing equipment, flies, hatches, and water conditions. Our fly fishing guides are ready to utilize every trick of the trade, for novice and experienced fisher alike, to obtain your desired expectations. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned fly fisher, we have the guide that fits you best. Providing a great experience goes well beyond just putting the client on a river with trout in it. Our guides specialize in teaching you how to fly fish more effectively, putting you into the parts of the river that hold good fish and making your overall experience a pleasant one.

Blackfoot River Trip

The Blackfoot River offers all the scenery you could ever ask for, but that’s not all! The Blackfoot River also happens to be a fly fisher’s paradise. You’ll find great riffles, deep pools, boulders and pockets, and classic runs. The Blackfoot flows through box canyons, forest-land, meadows and boulder-strewn mountains.

It just doesn't get more beautiful than this...For more information on our Blackfoot River Fly Fishing Trip check out our page.

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Rock Creek Trip

The salmon fly hatch on this blue-ribbon stream has long been legendary. But even on a daily basis, Rock Creek fishes extremely well. This is an excellent place for an early season float, or a late season wade trip.

We are the largest permit holder of ONLY THREE OUTFITTERS permitted to do guided float trips on this stream during the “float season”. You might want to know that there are over 2000 hungry trout per mile on Rock Creek. We fish a permitted area within Lolo National Forest.

Believe us when we tell you, this is fly fishing at its best! To learn more about Rock Creek Montana Fishing Trip.

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Missouri River Trip

The Missouri is one of our prime rivers. We love taking people on it at certain times of the year. The Missouri is a tailwater below Holter Dam and it has some of the best fighting rainbows in the state. It often fishes like a giant spring creek and offers a unique experience in fly fishing. Year after year this is where we go to get huge browns and acrobatic rainbows. The flies we use and techniques we have for the Missouri River are unique and highly effective. Over the past 10 years there has been more and more pressure on this fantastic river-but because of our river section choices and time of day choices we can usually avoid any feeling of crowds.

This is by far my favorite river to guide on in April, May, early July, August and October. For more information on fishing the Missouri River Trip check out this page!
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Clark Fork River Trip

Some of the most productive fly fishing anywhere in the West is on the Clark Fork River. The lower stretches of this river turn into big water after the Bitterroot River joins it, just west of Missoula. Here the big fish tend to travel in “pods” and often feed aggressively on the river’s numerous hatches. In 2001, I finally completed one of my long time dreams of building a lodge on the Clark Fork. The Clark Fork River Lodge overlooks a national wild and scenic river section of the Clark Fork River, about 10 miles downstream of the small town of St. Regis. This secluded area is a great location that gives us access to miles and miles of good trout water, as well as puts us in close proximity to the Flathead River, an excellent small mouth bass fishery.

The Flathead is also a pretty good sleeper river for northern pike, which at the proper times readily attack some of our special streamers. For more information on fishing the Clark Fork River Fly Fishing Trip!
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Bighorn River Trip

Although the Bighorn isn't one of our main go to rivers, it is still a great experience for those that simply like to catch fish. This tailwater gets verycrowded during the main season from July thru September, so we like to go at times when it is a bit less crowded. Very prolific hatches of all sorts of aquatic insects occur for most of the year. Several of our guides fish it often and they know that it can spoil novice fisherman. It is full of 15 to 17-inch browns and rainbows.

While most of the regular guides on the Bighorn bobber fish, we use dries and small streamers most of the time. For more information on fishing The Bighorn River Fly Fishing Trip !

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Smith River Trip

The Smith River is a great 5 day overnight  adventure trip that is about 60 miles long.  This freestone river offers great scenery and at times very good dry fly fishing.  We offer the Smith River Trips thru Joe Sowerby-who is our master orchestrator of overnight river adventures.

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