Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

The Smith River is located in central Montana heading north toward Great Falls, and eventually blending into the Missouri River.  Montana’s department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks has approximately 60 river miles designated as a state park, surrounded by state and federal lands and dotted with private land as well.  Each year, the Parks department […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

August 21st will see a total eclipse of the sun.  Wonder what the trout think of that?  How does an eclipse affect a trout?  Just like today and everyday, August 21st will be a great day to be fishing in southwest Montana with the guides at Healing Waters Lodge. Words of wisdom: Do not look […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Small streams, Fall Fishing and Randolph Scott It is cool this morning, more September than August.  I am watching the 1958 movie, Buchanan Rides Alone sta rring Randolph Scott, where the bad guys will all eat a .44 before the movie ends.  My idea of summer time bliss: a Randolph Scott move in the morning and hopper fishing […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana – Smith River Float Trips

Healing Waters Lodge is an Orvis endorsed fly fishing lodge with a stellar reputation and we are also the largest fly fishing outfitter on Montana’s coveted, Smith River. Mike Geary continues to successfully own and operate, Lewis & Clark Expeditions, for over 25 years.  Our Smith River fly fishing float trip is 59 river miles […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

So it begins high in the Beaverhead Mountains, the Big Hole River flows for 153 miles through a fly fishing wonderland filled with Brook, Rainbow, Brown and Cutthroat trout. The Big Hole is the last remaining habitat for fluvial Arctic Grayling in the contiguous United States. Along the Big Hole corridor are fishing access sites […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana with Healing Waters Lodge

Photographer, Tony R. from Rome, New York, took these great photos as a guest-sponsor this week while Healing Waters Lodge hosts a group from Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, LLC. Similar names however,  we are two very different and distinct entities. Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing LLC is a non-profit founded by Retire Navy Captain […]

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Fly Fishing In Southwest Montana with Healing Waters Lodge

A group from Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing are guests of Healing Waters Lodge this week.  They helped us celebrate Independence Day along with other guests who also want to do more than just say “Thank you for your service” to our military men and women in uniform.  We are so grateful to be in […]

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Always up to something!

Raising the roof on the old barn to make a loft with a view.  Sean Robinson, owner of Shelter Solutions in Butte, convinced us that lifting the roof a few more feet would make all the difference for this space and he certainly “nailed” it. Currently, we have 9 guests rooms at Healing Waters Lodge.  Eight […]

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Wasatch Intermountain Fly Tying & Fly Fishing Expo 2017 – Day 1

You meet the nicest folks at venues like the Wasatch Intermountain Fly Tying & Fly Fishing, going on right now in Sandy, Utah.  Mike made a quick video with Rick Jensen, a representative of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing in Park City.

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Meet Us at the Wasatch Intermountain Fly Fishing Expo, April 7-8

Mike Geary will man our booth at the Wasatch Intermountain Fly Tying & Fly Fishing Expo 2017, April 7th and 8th, at the South Towne Expo Center, 9575 South State Street in Sandy, Utah.  On Friday the show is open from 9 am – 5 pm, and Saturday from 9 am – 7 pm, entrance […]

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