Missoula Wade Fishing Trips

Montana Wade FishingFishing Small Streams in Missoula Montana

While most anglers would conclude that float fishing is the life of kings, wade fishing offers a unique way of experiencing our amazing resource, as well as arguably the best opportunity to master fly-fishing techniques and tactics. Because the slowed pace of a wade fishing trip is much more conducive to teaching fly-fishing basics–roll-casting, mending, reach casting, landing fish–we often suggest that first-timers book a trip with one of our wade fishing specialists. This is especially true during the late season when our main river fish get a bit technical and tributary cutthroat become wildly aggressive.

More About Our Wade Trips

Our guides hoard their wade fishing spots like a morel hunter hoards his favorite cottonwood bottom in May–these streams are intimate, under-pressured, and too special to list by name.  A typical wade fishing day requires a fair bit of walking, so be sure to wear comfortable wading boots or sandals. If you like the feel of water around your legs and the sound of a rushing riffle in your ears, spend a day out of the boat on one of our wade fishing trips–you’ll be thrilled you did!

Missoula Wade Fishing Rates

Full Day One or Two Anglers…………$450

($50 per additional angler, max 4)

Deposit/Refund Policy

We request a 50% Deposit to hold reservations.   Trip deposits will be refunded with at least 30 days’ notice of cancellation.   Cancellations within 30 days of the date of the trip will not be refunded and the deposit will be forfeited to the guide for lost work.  If we can re-book the guide for the dates canceled, we will refund the entire deposit.  Cancellations within 72 hours are difficult to re-book and are generally not refundable. We fish rain or shine and guide trips are VERY rarely canceled due to weather.  Trips canceled by the outfitter, guide or mutual guide/client decision due to unsafe weather or water conditions, state or federal closures, or other uncontrollable circumstances will have the entire deposit refunded.