Lewis & Clark couldn’t have been wrong! Call it the Copper Express, the Clark Fork has had a sordid past. It also happens to be the most resilient river in Montana and it is a sleeper. Just ask any Missoula fly fishing local and they will tell you; Clark Fork. It offers so much fishing with ample peace and quiet. At Renegade Fly Fishing Outfitters, we want you to experience this unique fly fishing adventure. Make fly fishing the Clark Fork River one of your bucket list adventures, and allow us to make it unforgettable!
Key Hatches & Dates on the Clark Fork River:
SKWALAS/BAETIS (mid March – April)
This is the time to see the monsters up and rising. With skwalas, baeties, amelitus,and march browns it is not uncommon to see every fish in the river rising at the same time! Please book early for this period. Our best guides get taken quickly. GOLDEN STONES and GREEN DRAKES (mid June -mid July)
GOLDEN STONES and GREEN DRAKES (mid June -mid July)
Is Missoula on the fishing map? No! And thank goodness. This would be the time of year that would show up. Every guide in western Montana loves this time of year because they all put fish in their boats. Big water and big bugs, if you’ve never seen a green drake hatch you need to. This particular mayfly is truly a work of art.
ACRONEURIA/BAETIS (mid July- October)
If playing the small fly is you thing then this is the river. The Clark Fork is host to terrific mayfly hatches. Glassy glides and big foam swirlies make for very technical dry fly angling. On those days when the baetis don’t show, the trout will still be focused on the acroneuria stones and come up to crush an imitation. This time period is the true fisherman’s season and the “Fork” will please and challenge the most experienced anglers.
We fish until the first (and last) snow flies. We have mittens and we wear ‘em!
$550.00 Full Day / $425.00 Half Day, Single Angler $425.00
Rates are subject to change.
Renegade is a Missoula fly fishing guide and outfitter providing fly fishing trips throughout Montana’s premier rivers, streams and lakes, and even, remote, unique locations. Ask us about our unique locations!