Fly Fishing Lodge
Our Montana fly fishing lodge is located near the Beaverhead, Big Hole, Madison,
and Ruby rivers.
Smith's Backcountry Angler Dillon, Montana
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Deluxe Guided Fly Fishing Lodge in Dillon, Montana
4Nights/3Days $1095 or 6Nights/5Days $1695 dbl occ.
For the Discriminating Angler - Exclusive
Gourmet Dining packages are also available
For those on a budget we recommend our Fly
Shop Inn packages starting at $625 see
Booking & Contact for details
Why Fish with Backcountry Anglers?
Backcountry Angler Montana fly fishing lodge in
Dillon is in close proximity to some of the most famous Southwestern trout streams
the lower 48 have to offer: the Beaverhead
River, the Big Hole River, the Madison River, and the Ruby
River. Our rivers are legendary and your experience will be also. Come Join
Our cottonwood, evergreen and willow
lined streams produce prolific hatches of Caddis flies, Mayflies, Stoneflies,
Salmon flies, and Midges as well as Terrestrials. Come test your fly
fishing skills against truly wild trout.
Our select staff of
professional guides can ensure a quality experience while fishing on our famous
waters for truly wild trout. We cater to the experienced as well as the intermediate or novice angler.
Float fishing is the most productive method to
fish our blue ribbon streams. Your guide with years of expertise will position
the boat to give you the best possible cast into the finest holding water. You
will also wade fish the most productive runs and riffles. Float trips are
accentuated by a tasty streamside lunch. For the best trout fishing adventure we suggest our 5 day/6 night package.
April, May and October
can be great fishing while enjoying a solitary experience. However, storms are
possible. In the spring hungry trout come alive with the warming waters. The
spring can be some of the best fishing of the year with early Caddis, Mayfly,
and Stonefly hatches . October is the time that the big Brown trout get
more aggressive and the cottonwood trees change into brilliant colors. It is a
special time to fish our waters and watch the native wildlife.
426 South Atlantic Street · Dillon, Montana 59725
We offer an experienced
service, deluxe lodging, & quality equipment in our fly
shop. We also cater to the non-guided fly fisherman by offering lodging in our
Fly Shop Inn. The suites in our Fly Shop Inn are comfortable, private and convenient to amenities. We strongly recommend
advance reservations at our deluxe Montana fly fishing lodge.
The most often asked question is:
is the best time to fish in Montana?
The answer is:
“Whenever you can get here”
From our River Lodge we are very fortunate to have
many different waters to choose from at different elevations plus a trophy
tailwater fishery and quality spring creeks. Therefore, we always have a
good place to fish no matter what the conditions. We start fishing in April
and fish through October.
Seasons of the Trout
April 15 until
3rd Saturday May
Early Season with
few anglers, fish are not educated, one of the most productive numbers of fish
caught throughout the year. Beaverhead, Clark Canyon Reservoir, Madison, Big
Hole, high Mountain Lakes for Grayling and PRIVATE spring creeks at their best.
Big Trout Bonanza
Third Sat. May
through June 15
opens third Saturday of May. After opening weekend time period can be the most
productive for Big Fish on the upper Beaverhead. When the water levels are right
on the Big Hole this is when we catch the largest fish of the season. Salmon
Flies come off June 1 to June 20th depending upon run-off on the Big
Hole. High Mountain Grayling fishing. Great fishing before the summer vacationer
Summer Hatch Heaven
time for consistent hatches, great weather, Salmon Flies, PMD’s Yellow Sallies.
through September 15
Dry Fly Time -
Hoppers, Tricos, Crane Flies, Great weather, fish looking up. Most consistent
fair weather. Fewer people than July – Great time period.
fall colors, solitary experience, Streamers, Beatis & Nymphs - one of our
favorite times of the year.
Phone Number :(406) 683-3462
Backcountry Angler's River Lodge is located within a stone
throw of the Beaverhead River near Dillon, Montana. Southwestern Montana is
widely known as one of the great fishing destinations in the Rocky Mountain
West. Most fishing is for Browns and Rainbows on the rivers. However, there are
also Cutthroats, Brook Trout and Grayling in the area we fish. The excitement of
a wild trout hitting your fly - and the test of wills that follow - is an
unforgettable experience in a truly beautiful setting. This cozy Rocky Mountain
style lodge was built by Tom and Mary Smith. The location and comfortable style
that they choose for the lodge was based on a lifetime of guiding fly fishermen.
Every detail has been carefully thought out to give you a wonderful time away
from your day to day life. It is a special place that you will want to enjoy
with family and friends year after year after year.
Do you remember your feelings when you are on
a beautiful stream with your fly rod in hand - a strike hits - the beauty of the
fish caught - the gentle release back its own habitat - looking around at
all the scenery of the hills, mountains, trees, and sagebrush - listening to the
rush of the water - the stillness of the stream. Life is too short and too
hectic to let these moments escape even for a year. Treat
yourself to the beauty of nature and a wonderful time away from your day-to-day
existence. We anticipate hearing from you and sharing with you a Montana fly
See "Montana Fly Fishing Report" for the latest report
426 S Atlantic St
Dillon, Mt 59725
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Our fly shop can supply all your fly fishing
needs. We are an authorized dealer of top-of-the-line equipment including Sage.
Simms, Ross, Mastery, and Rio. We have a large selection of quality custom tied
flies specifically designed for our trout-laden waters.