Fishtales Outfitting – Missoula, Bitterroot

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Fishtales Outfitting is located between Bozeman and Missoula Montana, an area that is known to fly fishermen across the world as ‘Trout Mecca’. Benefit from more than 70 years of combined experience that Michael Stack and his team bring to the company. Enjoy the scenery of Montana as you should do, with a fly rod in your hand and a smile on your face.

With ten Blue Ribbon Montana Trout streams plus our private water all within easy reach, it has the ideal location to offer some of the best Trout fishing services you could ask for. We guide on the Big Hole, Beaverhead, Madison, Jefferson, Ruby, Yellowstone, Missouri, Blackfoot, Bitterroot, and Clark Fork.

You will be exploring these world-class freshwater fishing grounds aboard a 14’ Clackacraft or raft built specifically for drift fishing. Both stealthy and agile, these vessels are ideal for fishing the rivers of Montana. They offer dry storage and comfortable seating for anglers on board.

Your trip will involve expert-guided fly fishing in one of ten fabled Montana trout rivers in western Montana. Whether you are a beginner to fly fishing or a seasoned angler, the team will make sure that your trip is fun, successful, and memorable. You’ll target Brown, Rainbow, and Cutthroat Trout on these trips. In addition to this, you also have the option of fishing some private ponds where you’ll sight fish for Rainbow and Brown Trout in the 22-28" class.

Children are welcome on board, so you can take your family out on a fun fishing adventure. Teach your kids about the joys of fishing, and make some unforgettable memories with them. There will be snacks and drinks on board, and on full day trips, you’ll get lunch as well.

Fishtales Outfitting is Montana’s most diverse outfitter. We offer 10 legendary Montana rivers, private water, and friendly expert guides.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip Fly Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 17 - Nov 30
    US $575
    So you'd like to go fishing but don't quite have time for a full day? Spend a morning fly fishing for Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout on this guided float trip! You will be fishing on one of the five rivers – Big Hole, Beaverhead, Madison, Jefferson or Ruby. Departure times are flexible, so feel free to get in touch with your guide and arrange your half-day freshwater adventure!
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Cutthroat Trout
    Cutthroat Trout
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Nov 30
    US $700
    This is a full day guided float trip. If you're staying locally, we will pick you up in the morning at your lodging of choice and drive to one of five different rivers we fish for a full day of fly fishing fun. We then drive you back to your lodging destination.
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Cutthroat Trout
    Cutthroat Trout
    Grayling
    Grayling
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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James H.
Chicago, IL
Excellent
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Excellent
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on September 2, 2022
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Nicholas G.
Ennis, Montana
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 10, 2021
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Thomas M.
United States
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip Fly Fishing on September 16, 2021
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Thomas K.
Firth, Idaho
Excellent
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 19, 2019
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Darryl P.
Ennis, MT
Excellent
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Full day with Troy

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 5, 2018
Great day on the Big Hole with Troy. Great fishing, great company, and lunch to boot!  Excellent overall.
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FAQs about Fishtales Outfitting – Missoula, Bitterroot

Fishtales Outfitting – Missoula, Bitterroot offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $575 per group - Half Day Trip Fly Fishing (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fishtales Outfitting – Missoula, Bitterroot, you can expect the following amenity onboard:
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fishtales Outfitting – Missoula, Bitterroot include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Lunch (Only on full day trips.)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Fishtales Outfitting – Missoula, Bitterroot offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Big Hole Beaverhead Madison Missouri Blackfoot )
  • Lake Fishing (Ennis Lake, Clark Canyon Reservoir)

Fishtales Outfitting – Missoula, Bitterroot offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fishtales Outfitting – Missoula, Bitterroot include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Cutthroat Trout
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Meet the Charter Operator

Fishtales Outfitting
Hamilton, Montana, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & license verified
15 Customer reviews
Member since December 2015
Michael grew up in the woods, learning hunting and fly fishing in Connecticut. With his grandfather as his mentor, an avid outdoorsmen and Connecticut State Park constable, he honed his Trout fly fishing skills. Michael spent a season in Southwest Alaska, which opened possibilities to Southwest Montana and its endless wild Trout streams. He ultimately settled down in Sheridan, where his wife Theresa and himself raise their two children and a yellow Labrador named Maggie. Create your unforgettable experience with our 10+ guides available.
Our Team
Lamont C.
Captain
Dan R.
Captain
Alex R.
Captain
Michael P.
Captain
Chris P.
Captain
Jason L.
Captain

About this listing

Targeted species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Cutthroat Trout Cutthroat Trout
Pike (Northern) Northern Pike
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Boat specs

Clackacraft (Drift boat) originally built in 2022. Powered by a 1HP 1 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 1 knots.

Length
14 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Big Hole Beaverhead Madison Missouri Blackfoot
Lake Fishing
Ennis Lake, Clark Canyon Reservoir

Fishing techniques

Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Snacks
Drinks
Lunch
Only on full day trips.
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Hamilton to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

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No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

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When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.