Small Stuff Can Make a Big Difference

Lucy’s story goes back many, many years ago, when Mike had started preparing equipment and gear for the upcoming Smith River season and found that over the winter, mice had chewed up and destroyed about a thousand dollars worth of therma-rest pads.  After ordering new therma-rest pads, he drove down to the local Humane Society and asked to adopt the […]

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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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Learn to Cast Effectively and Efficiently and Catch More Fish

Healing Waters Lodge offers “Fish Like a Guide, But, Live Like a Client” fly fishing schools, April 14-19 and again, April 23-28.  After breakfast, our guides will conduct a brief classroom instruction followed by guided fly fishing on local waters such as the Beaverhead, Big Hole, Jefferson, Madison, and Ruby, including some private access.  Classroom instruction […]

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Fishing, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, and More Fishing

  At Healing Waters Lodge we are intimately involved with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc., a non-profit organization founded by Retired Navy Captain Ed Nicholson.  Below are testimonials from two friends of ours who assisted us last summer at the lodge working with disabled veterans.  They also represent the quality and character of the […]

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Guest-Sponsors Needed for Week of July 4-9 at Healing Waters Lodge

Over the past 14 years, it has been our pleasure to recruit folks, that feel the same way we do about our military service members, to assist us in taking wounded military service members on 5-day float trips down the Smith River and fly fishing with Healing Waters Lodge in southwest Montana.  We, our friends and clients, competitors and […]

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Fly Fishing the Big Hole River with Healing Waters Lodge in Southwest Montana

Big Hole River Description 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 […]

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Our 2017 Season Kicks Off with Two Fly Fishing Schools

Healing Waters Lodge opens April 1st.  We enjoy kicking off the season with two fly fishing schools, April 14-19 and April 23-28.  The 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), reading water; and, three ways to bamboozle […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana by way of Ireland

              Dublin: Sightseeing and eating our way through Dublin for a couple of days then on to Galway for some possible fishing on Lough Corrib, the second largest lough in the island of Ireland.  Mike is searching for “his people.”  Our new friend, Ken, of the Atlantic Salmon Trust, […]

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