Friday, July 30, 2010

Float Trip 2011: South Fork of the Flathead River (Montana)

I am excited to announce that Angling On The Fly will be hosting a float trip in 2011 on one of Montana's premier dry fly fisheries, the South Fork of the Flathead River. The South Fork flows through the Bob Marshall wilderness and is home to incredible numbers of native West Slope Cutthroat that rise to a dry fly with vigor and Bull Trout that reach massive proportions. This is a full service, multi-day float trip outfitted by Paws Up Outfitters - they are renowned for offering the finest camp experiences in the wilderness. The remote headwaters are reached on horseback, where we will begin floating and fishing up to 50 miles of river during the week. Best of all, Paws Up retains the special permit to operate on this river and this means a week of fishing and camping in solitude.

I have personally made this float trip with Paws Up and was completely captivated by the entire experience. The scenery was breathtaking, while Paws Up provided unparalleled levels of service and amenities at camp. And, the fishing was... honestly, the absolute best Trout fishing I have ever experienced. The "catch-rate per day" was incredible and I was most pleased with the variety of methods that could be used to entice the Trout. Even more, it was exciting to be able to pursue Bull Trout - some of which reach double digit weight. So, I hope you can join me on this amazing wilderness adventure in 2011! Below are the trip details:

Paws Up Outfitters

Program: South Fork of the Flathead River float trip (Bob Marshall Wilderness)
Target Species: West Slope Cutthroat
Other Species: Bull Trout

Date Options: August 1 - 7, 2011
Trip Length: 6 nights camping and 5 days fishing
Group Size: 6 - 8 anglers
Rate: $4,700 per angler (guided fishing) -- OR -- $3,500 per angler (non-guided fishing)
Travel Details: Fly to Missoula, MT

NOTE: "Non-Guided" option receives all of the same services and amenities in camp - full staff service, camp setup/takedown, cooking/meals/beverages, etc... but you and your fishing partner would row your own fishing raft during the day. The South Fork is not very technical river to row and much of the best fishing is done while wading (use the raft for transport and fishing down the river).

Good Fishing to All,