Fly Fishing the Smith River in Montana

The Smith River is immersion therapy for anyone that wants to get a feel for Montana 50 years ago. The floating part of the canyon is 60 miles with two public access points. You embark from Camp Baker outside of White Sulphur Springs, which has been described as looking like a hooker without makeup. You […]

Continue reading "Fly Fishing the Smith River in Montana" »

Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Generally, April and May, prior to run-off, finds Montana’s rivers low with warming water temperatures. With growing activity and no pressure on the rivers, nymph and streamer fishing excels, with occasional dry fly action on the top. The month of June brings out the heavy Stone Flies on the Big Hole and the Madison. Big flies appear after the waters […]

Continue reading "Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana" »

Fish Like a Guide, But, Live Like a Client – Fly Fishing Schools – Spring 2018

Healing Waters Lodge offers “Fish Like a Guide, But, Live Like a Client” fly fishing schools April 22-27 and April 28-May 3.  The fly fishing school is designed to improve every angler’s skill level by providing a solid foundation on stream entomology, improving angling technique (a variety of casts and mends), and three ways to […]

Continue reading "Fish Like a Guide, But, Live Like a Client – Fly Fishing Schools – Spring 2018" »

Orvis Bellevue Retail Store – Vacation Package Presentation

Who: Mike Geary, Owner of Healing Waters Lodge and Lewis & Clark Expeditions Outfitting, Twin Bridges, in southwest Montana What:  Presentation on Healing Waters Lodge and Lewis & Clark Expeditions, offering a variety of fly fishing vacation packages, including fly fishing schools, with guided fly fishing for rainbow and brown trout on southwest Montana’s major rivers: […]

Continue reading "Orvis Bellevue Retail Store – Vacation Package Presentation" »

Fly Fishing School – April 22-27, 2018

Our fly fishing school is conducted by our guide-instructors and is a sincere attempt to help you improve your angling knowledge, skills and abilities.  The fly fishing school package includes six nights lodging withe meals and five days of classroom instruction and guided fly fishing. After breakfast, our guide-instructors will conduct a brief class followed by […]

Continue reading "Fly Fishing School – April 22-27, 2018" »

Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Autumn days and autumn nights at Healing Waters Lodge, so beautiful here.   Winter is coming and the flora and fauna are preparing for it. Mike is preparing for his road trip to present the fly fishing vacations we have to offer to Orvis venues around the country.  Southwest Montana fly fishing and Smith River trips […]

Continue reading "Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana" »

Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Healing Waters Lodge and Lewis and Clark Expeditions is open for business April through the end of October.  Each spring we offer a “Fish Like a Guide, But, Live Like a Client” fly fishing school.  The school is designed to improve every angler’s skill level by providing a solid foundation on stream entomology, improving angling […]

Continue reading "Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana" »

Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Ruby Mountain capped in white on Saturday; just one of the many beautiful views from Healing Waters Lodge.  The snow continues to slowly melt and trickle into the creeks and into the rivers that we rely on. Cooler temperatures, fresh precipitation, and the undeniable feeling of changing seasons is reason enough to get out there […]

Continue reading "Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana" »

Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

The dry, warm weather and smoke from wildfires throughout Montana has made fly fishing in our area a bit interesting.  We’ve had some really good days and some challenging days on the water. As they say, Fishing is Fishing.  However, take a look at our 5-day Game Changer forecast: DAY DESCRIPTION HIGH / LOW PRECIP […]

Continue reading "Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana" »

Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

At Healing Waters Lodge, Labor Day is spent taking our wonderful guests fly fishing on private water and on the Beaverhead and Big Hole rivers.  There is a feeling of fall in the cool air this morning, a little breeze to make it interesting, and some excitement for the days to come. We still have […]

Continue reading "Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana" »