Enjoy the Best Fly Fishing in the Country!

Trout season is on the way in rivers and lakes around the country, but there’s no better place to enjoy a memorable fly fishing adventure than in Missoula, Montana. Fly fishing in Missoula is often considered some of the best in the country, with Missoula ranking as one of the ten best fly fishing towns in the nation. 

Fly fishing in Missoula, Montana, is about far more than the trophy trout waiting on the other end, though. It’s a fantastic way to get out in the heart of the Montana wilderness and enjoy the scenic beauty that this state provides. The area has four major fishable rivers, all with different personalities and options for fishing. With more than 400 miles of water to craft a memorable adventure, you can easily carve out your own special slice of fly fishing in Missoula.

While we have no doubt you’ll enjoy every moment of your fly-fishing adventure in  Missoula, we also know there are plenty more fantastic things to do in this outdoor lover’s town. Come for an adventure this year and enjoy a bit of quiet relaxation at our top-rated Bed and Breakfast near Missoula. Our lodge-style accommodations are close enough to enjoy Missoula’s vibrant downtown while also being conveniently located to enjoy the best attractions in the area. We’re just minutes from world-class shopping, fantastic restaurants, breweries, museums, galleries, and so much more – but we’re tucked away on a private paradise just outside town, away from the busy noise of the city. 

Wake up to the quiet sounds of nature just outside your door, unwind in the afternoons in our meditative gardens, and enjoy a peaceful ambiance reflective of Montana’s pristine culture. Epic adventure is at your fingertips. Book your room at our top-rated Bed and breakfast in Missoula today! 

Man standing in the river and enjoying the best fly fishing in Missoula, Montana

The Best Fly Fishing in Missoula

With five rivers in the area, it’s easy to see why there’s such excellent fly fishing in Missoula. In truth, you’ll find plenty of great fly fishing in western Montana, but the Missoula area has been drawing anglers for years, thanks to its other range of activities and attractions, in addition to the world-class trout streams. 

Though you certainly can enjoy fly fishing in Missoula alone, we recommend partnering with a local guide for the best experience. We can recommend Blackfoot River OutfittersMissoula on the Fly, and The Grizzly Hackle. Each local business provides gear, an itinerary, and guidance once you’re there. 

  1. Running right through the heart of downtown Missoula is the Clark Fork River. It is the largest drainage in western Montana and home to some of the best fly fishing in Missoula, not to mention other water sports like kayaking and tubing. Not only is the fishing here great, but it’s also super convenient and easy to access. The lower river is home to the biggest population of wild rainbow trout, while the upper river is more commonly known for brown trout. 
  2. If you’ve ever seen the movie “A River Runs Through It,” you’re familiar with the Blackfoot River. This majestic river is breathtakingly beautiful but also home to some seriously fantastic fly fishing in Missoula. Here, you’ll find cutthroat, rainbow, and brown trout. This river is best fished with experienced guides, as the conditions can sometimes be tricky. 
  3. Another of the most popular spots for fly fishing in Missoula is the Bitterroot River. Here, you’ll want to head upstream to avoid heavy boat traffic – and that’s also where you’ll find bigger fish. Again, you’ll find a range of trout species here, including rainbow, brown, and cutthroat. You can enjoy angling from shore along this river, but it’s also great for float trips down the river. 
  4. One of the most coveted blue-ribbon streams for fly fishing in Missoula is Rock Creek. This river is filled with cutthroats, brown, and rainbow trout, and your odds of catching something here are excellent. Access to this magnificent river is limited, so you’ll want to work with a local guide to secure a float trip down this fishable stretch of water. 

Fly fishing in Missoula is truly a memorable experience. Though these rivers offer four distinct adventures, they aren’t the only places to enjoy some fishing in the nearby area. You can also find some excellent fishing north of us at Flathead Lake. You’ll find a range of species there, including pike, whitefish, rainbow trout, yellow perch, kokanee salmon, and bull trout.

Enjoy some of the best fly fishing in Missoula, followed by a relaxing stay at this lodge-style bed and breakfast in Missoula

Stay at our Bed and Breakfast in Missoula

Wherever your fly fishing adventures take you in Missoula, we know that’s just the tip of the iceberg regarding great things to do and see while you’re here. Of course, with so many adventures on the horizon, you’ll need a comfortable place to call your home away from home. For that, you won’t find any more restful and accommodating lodging than our top-rated Bed and breakfast in Missoula! 

The Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast is located less than 10 miles outside downtown Missoula, backing up to the Blue Mountain Recreation Area. We offer five well-appointed guest rooms, each carefully designed with your comfort in mind. Reflecting the rugged beauty of western Montana, our guest rooms will have you feeling right at home, and they offer an inviting place to put your feet up after a long day of fly fishing in Missoula! 

In the morning, we’ll treat you to a delicious homecooked breakfast, the perfect fuel for whatever adventure lies ahead that day. We’ve lived here for decades, so we are more than happy to offer suggestions for more things to see and do. If you’re traveling with at least four people, we’re also pleased to provide you with a delicious dinner in the evening – which means you’re free to relax and unwind the moment you return from your fishing trip.

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy the best of Missoula with us this year. Book your stay with us today!

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