Fly Fishing Missoula, MT: America’s Trout Mecca!

Missoula sits at the convergence of 3 of Montana’s famous trout rivers.  The Clarkfork flows right through town and heads west to Idaho. It drains Montana west of the divide and is home to some of the hardest fighting, dry fly eating rainbows, cut bows and Westslope cutthroat in America.  Just east of town the Blackfoot River dumps into the Clarkfork. This river was made famous by Norman McLean in his book “A River Runs Through It” and even more…

A Missoula Guided Fly Fishing Trip – FAQs

A Missoula Guided Fly Fishing Trip Frequently Asked Questions   What rivers do you guide? Grizzly Hackle guides on the Clarkfork, Blackfoot, Bitterroot, and Missouri Rivers.  We also guide on a few tributaries on our wade fishing trips. For more information on our Missoula guided fly fishing trips, check out our guided trips page. What is Missoula like? Missoula is a town of just over 70,000 people.  In Montana, that’s a big city! Although, Missoula has a good size population…

18 Places to Fly Fish in Montana

Fly fishing in Montana tops many a fly fisher’s bucket list. And we can’t blame them. We are lucky enough to live in a state that boasts the best trout fishing in the United States and one could argue the Planet. From the mighty Clark Fork River, Blackfoot River, Bitterroot River, and other Missoula area rivers to the Yellowstone and Gallatin, we’ve gathered our 18 places to fly fish in Montana. These are by no means in order of importance,…

Intro to Fly Fishing for Women

Intro to Fly Fishing for Women – Take the intimidation out of fly fishing in this class taught by Grizzly Hackle guide Kelly Harrison.  Learn about gear, clothing, reading water and finding fish, identifying local fish species, rigging a rod, entomology, and tying basic knots. You will develop the confidence to visit fly shops and venture out on the river on your own. No equipment necessary. 2 classes, Group Size: Limit to 10 per class Class 1 – February 20 /…

Planning Your Next Montana Fly Fishing Trip!

Why Choose A Montana Fly Fishing Trip? Montana is famous for being the “Last Best Place”, and for good reason.  It has a small population, a plethora of public land, and great stream access laws. No wonder this state is so widely celebrated!  To anglers,  Montana is the perfect slice of paradise.  The rivers, streams, and lakes provide some of the best trout fishing in the world along with postcard panoramas.  Planning your next Montana fly fishing trip isn’t a matter of…

Fly Fishing Montana On A Budget

Montana fly fishing is a bucket-list trip for many anglers, but as we all know, fishing trips can start to add up if you’re not careful. If you want the fishing trip of a lifetime at a price that won’t cost a lifetime of work to pay for, we’ve put together the best trip itinerary for fly fishing Montana on a budget below! Where To Go Montana is full of amazing rivers and streams that house world-class trout. You’ll have…

2018 Fishing Forecast: Why you should fly fish in Missoula in 2018

2018 Fishing Forecast: Why you should fly fish in Missoula in 2018 Snow Pack around the state is looking great right now with averages over 100% in our area.  As long as this trend keeps up through the rest of the winter we will be all good for the summer.  Now, we would love to say that snow pack levels are everything, but it’s not.  Warmth matters too and how our snow pack comes out of the mountains.  If we…

13th Annual Customer Appreciation Day at Grizzly Hackle

The first Saturday of March is something that we have looked forward to every year for the last 13 years.  This year is no different with our 13th annual Customer Appreciation Day on March 4th from 10 am – 4 pm.  This year will be the biggest event that we’ve ever had.  Patagonia, Simms, Winston, Fly Vines, Scientific Anglers and Dirty Water Fly Company will all be here to help us celebrate the best customers in the industry!  There will be…