Watching a trout take your fly from the top of the water is really the pinnacle for most fly fisherman. You have a very good chance of doing just that on the Bitterroot most all year long. The river is a host to a wide variety of aquatic insects that hatch throughout the year. There are few epic hatches when big fish rise to gorge and the fishing can be unreal; such as the Skwala in early spring and the Salmonfly in late Spring. Cutthroat and Bull Trout are the natives to the Bitterroot River drainage but you can also reel in Rainbows, Brookies, or a 22` Brown. Mountain Whitefish and Pike might be found from time to time. Fish populations and mandatory release are carefully managed by Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks.

Bitterroot Fly Company

The Bitterroot Fly Company is a full service destination fly shop authorized as an Orvis and Tenkara dealer along with Yellowstone, Columbia, Korkers and many more. Your source for quality fly fishing products and professionally guided trips. Established in 1976 on the scenic Bitterroot River offering their knowledge and service for over 30 years.
Location: Darby, MT
Phone: (406) 821-1624

Bitterroot River Guides

Guiding built on a passion for the river and the natural resources it supports, teaching the many facets of fly fishing with patient professional instruction, and individual customer service that is second to none. Experience memories of a lifetime on guided float trips throughout Western Montana.
Location: Hamilton, MT
Phone: (406) 210-0142

Chuck Stranahan`s Flies and Guides

Guides who are respectful to you, to others you meet along the river, and to the river itself. Offering the highest level of service available in the Bitterroot, they are equally at home teaching a beginner the basics, or sharing their secrets with veteran anglers and putting them onto fish. And, they have fun doing all of it. They will send you home with lasting memories, and the desire to fish with them again.
Location: Hamilton, MT
Phone: (406) 363-4197

Fly Fishing Always

Catering to the seasoned, as well as the first time angler. Fly Fishing Always matches clients with guides for the best possible experience, using a wide variety of guides with their own unique personalities, all of whom are skilled boatmen, anglers, and teachers. Fly Fishing Always promotes and practices Catch and Release and the use of barbless or pinched barb hooks.
Location: Hamilton, MT
Phone: (406) 360-4346

Fishs Eddy O

The main objective of a trip with Fishs Eddy O is fly-fishing for trout, while enjoying a day of new experiences, fun and adventure. Trips are catered for all levels of ability, from the raw beginner to the seasoned angler. Whether perfecting a basic cast, more advanced casting, reading water, or identifying insect hatches, Fishs Eddy O wants every guest to come away relaxed, happy and a better fly-fisherman.
Location: Stevensville, MT
Phone: (406) 207-5678

Freestone Fly Shop

Freestone Fly Shop is committed to offering the best trip possible. Freestone Fly Shop is licensed to guide on most waters in Montana, including the Bitterroot River. Located in Hamilton, MT in the Bitterroot Valley, all of their guides are accomplished fisherman who work hard, are patient and most importantly can put you on fish. Put your mind at ease and know that when you book a guided trip with Freestone Fly Shop, you are getting one of the best guides in the area.
Location: Hamilton, MT
Phone: (406) 363-1000

Go West Outfitters

Bitterroot Valley native Jenny West guided people of all skill and experience levels. Teaching them casting techniques, river-reading strategies, and how to match the hatch, in addition to sharing plenty of local Bitterroot River knowledge. Welcoming new clients and repeat customers Jenny West aspires to make every client?s day on the river unforgettable. All trips are on the Bitterroot River and include transportation, a gourmet lunch, non-alcoholic beverages, flies, and instruction as needed.
Location: Hamilton, MT
Phone: (406) 360-2644

Osprey Outfitters Guide Service and Fly Shop

Osprey Outfitters Guide Service and Fly Shop. Located in the heart of the Bitterroot Valley and just a cast away from some of the finest fly fishing in Western Montana. Osprey Outfitters is dedicated to providing you with a true Montana fly fishing experience.
Location: Hamilton, MT
Phone: (406) 363-1000

Wapiti Waters Fly Fishing Montana

Jack C. Mauer, Montana Fly Fishing Outfitter has more than a 40 year investment in fishing, floating and wading the waters of western Montana. Fish alone, or in a group, with the finest guides in western Montana.
Phone: (406) 642-6548
”Fantastic place on the Bitteroot! This is the 2nd time we have rented this cottage and are ready to make reservations to return next year. Perfect location, with the river in your backyard. Wonderful little house, immaculately clean. Would highly recommend !”