Bitterroot Fly Fishing GuidesOsprey Outfitters Guide Service and Fly Shop is 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. Over 85% of the fly fishing in Western Montana is done on dry flies. However, for those who prefer to cast nymphs and pull streamers the fishing can be stellar to say the least.
Osprey Outfitters Guide Service & Fly Shop is located in Hamilton, Montana just a long double haul from the banks of the Bitterroot River. We are a fully stocked fly shop as well as a licensed guide service. The fly shop opened in April of 2008 and was designed and stocked specifically for any need you might have for fly fishing our world class rivers in Western Montana. We have the largest selection of flies in the valley. All the gear carried in the shop has been tested and caters to fly fishing in Montana. Montana is truly a magical place from its wide open spaces, big skies, clear flowing rivers and the trout which inhabit them. At Osprey Outfitters we are committed to sharing our piece of paradise with you.
We offer fly fishing on most all of Western Montana`s premier rivers including The Bitterroot, The Blackfoot, The Clark Fork, The Missouri as well as some rivers that are less well known but can offer up some great fishing with far less pressure. We also offer multi-day camping float trips. Montana is truly a magical place from its wide open spaces, big skies, clear flowing rivers and the trout which inhabit them. At Osprey Outfitters we are committed to sharing our piece of paradise with you.
Western Montana Fly Fishing Guides
Osprey Outfitters Guide Service takes great pride in offering fly fishing throughout Western Montana. We employ top notch guides, not only for their ability to put their clients on fish, but more importantly for their ability to teach novice and expert anglers about our home waters. Each one of our guides spends the majority of each year on the water; either working or trout hunting on their own time. To work as a guide at Osprey Outfitters you must have river water running through your veins!
Although the majority of our guided trips are run on the Bitterroot River (our home water), we are licensed for almost all Montana rivers. The other "Big Three" are the Clark Fork and Blackfoot Rivers, which are just a short hour drive from the shop, and the Missouri, an approximate 3 hour drive. If you have the time, it is great to experience more than one of Western Montana's rivers while you are here.
A day of fly fishing in Montana with Osprey Outfitters all begins about the same. We typically meet at the shop at a pre-designated time. However, we would be happy to pick up and drop off at the hotel or lodge where you are staying.
If you do not have any fishing gear, we will be happy to supply it to you at no charge. All your terminal tackle (flies, leaders & tippet) is also included. We typically fish at least eight hours a day and the trip includes a gourmet stream side lunch.
Clark Fork River..............$450.00
Gratuity is not included but always appreciated
Please inquire on other Montana rivers and overnight river camping trips.
Bitterroot River Fly Fishing Guides
The Bitterroot is well known as one of the finest dry fly fishing rivers in the state. The dry fly fishing season begins sometime in March, depending on the weather, and ends in late November.
Spring is always blessed with high water that lasts for two to three weeks in late May and early June. This time of year is always good for the trout because of the abundance of food available when rocks are washed along and nymphs uprooted. Once this is over the river returns to its meandering nature and settles in for the summer fun.
We work with several lodges and guest ranches and would be happy to find a place that suits your needs. Please inquire via email or at the shop for lodging options. You can also find several lodging options on our lodging page.
Join our team for a Western Montana fly fishing trip that you will always remember!