Fly Water Travel is happy to announce a new working relationship with an outfitter on the South Fork of the Flathead River. The South Fork of the Flathead is without a doubt one of the most remote, beautiful and pristine multiday adventures to be had in the continental United States. Located in the 1.5 million acre Bob Marshall Wilderness the South Fork is known as a mecca for dry fly enthusiasts as it runs for 45 miles due north where it exits the wilderness near Spotted Bear Ranger Station. This trip will take you to the best fly water in the wilderness area where you will experience the deepest, most remote area of “the Bob”. Due to the South Fork’s wilderness isolation, the river and its’ tributaries remain very lightly fished. The result is that the quality of the fishery is as good now as it was many decades ago. Anglers of all skill levels can experience good numbers of Westslope cutthroat that average 12″ – 18″. And best of all, they love to eat dry flies!
The South Fork of the Flathead is also one of the only places in the lower 48 where anglers can target native bull trout. This river is a stronghold for these native char and anglers visiting in July can expect to encounter a number of bull trout, some exceeding 30″, migrating upstream from Hungry Horse Reservoir. Bull trout fishing closes on July 31.
Saturday, July 7: Fly to Kalispell, MT and overnight at the lodging of your choice.
Sunday, July 8: This morning we will ride to the trailhead with our guides. From the trailhead we will enter the Bob Marshall Wilderness by horseback. In the afternoon we will arrive at a streamside camp where guests are free to walk and wade the river or explore the area.
Monday, July 9: You will ride by horseback the final 15 miles to our starting point on the South Fork of the Flathead River. Overnight at a streamside camp.
Tuesday, July 10: This will be a layover day to rest, explore the area and walk / wade the river.
Wednesday, July 11 – Thursday, July 12: Full days of floating and fishing the South Fork of the Flathead River. Each afternoon you will arrive at a fully prepared streamside camp.
Friday, July 13: Floating and fishing the South Fork of the Flathead. In the afternoon we will arrive at the take out. From there it is a 3 mile walk (1 hour) or horseback ride to the road. Guides will shuttle the group 15 minutes to Montana Wilderness Lodge to overnight (included in package price).
Saturday, July 14: Return to Kalispell, MT airport in the morning for flights home.
Rate: $6,000.00 per person for a 6 night / 6 day package
Join Fly Water Travel’s Rockies Specialist, Charles Gehr, as he takes his first long-awaited trip to the South Fork of the Flathead! To learn more or secure your spot give Charles a call. 800.552.2729