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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

Last week we had the good fortune of hosting Tammy and John, guests of Harlan (who has been coming to Healing Waters Lodge for 15 years) and his wife, Amy, all soon to become “in-laws” as their children marry. Orvis review written by John and Tammy: “We went for the friendships, we stayed for the […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana with Healing Waters Lodge

Final day of hosting a great group from Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, guests, guides, and volunteers.  Pictured Bottom row left to right: Dudley, Terry, Tony, Gary, Rick, Tony, Laura, Tom, Luke, Johnathan, Catherine, Gary.  Top row right to left: Ray, Rick, Eric, John, Mike, Troy, Bart and Dr. Clark.

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