This is the river featured in the movie “A River Runs Through It”. The Blackfoot offers many unique opportunities for fly fishing in western Montana. Whitewater and a pristine drainage tell the story that Norman Maclean wrote about so many years ago. The Big Blackfoot is one of the classic Montana fly fishing rivers to be be experienced at any time of the year.  At Renegade Fly Fishing Outfitters, we want you to experience this unique fly fishing adventure.  Make fly fishing the Blackfoot River one of your bucket list adventures, and allow us to make it unforgettable!

Key Hatches & Dates on the Blackfoot River:
SALMONFLIES (June-early July)
This is the big one. The trout turn into aquatic wolves and fly fishing mayhem ensues. Big browns, cutts, and rainbows literally attack size 4 dries. This is arguably the best salmon fly fishing in the state. Book early because it fills fast.

GOLDEN STONES (late June-late July)
This is the time to see some of those big rainbows and cutts peel up from 10 feet down and eat a big fly. These moments are heart-stoppers, and to see it all unfold before your eyes is memorable. We love this hatch.

HOPPERS (July-mid Sept)
A soft twitch-twitch and a toilet bowl flushes on your fly. The battle is on and it happens over and over, all day long.

The old adage”big fly, big fish” still holds true on the “foot”. This is the best time and place to catch that fish of a life time. Big bunny flies on big lines break up a spring skwala trip very well.


$595.00 Full Day / $490.00 Half Day, Single Angler $525.00

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!