Welcome to Blackfoot River Outfitters - Missoula, Montana's family owned Orvis endorsed fly fishing company. We’ve been sharing Montana’s rivers with anglers for over 25 years while imparting fly fishing knowledge that is informed, honest, and timely. We hope to include you as one of our many loyal shop customers and guiding clients.

Relax. We take care of everything.

When I first fished with Blackfoot River Outfitters some years ago, I had never even held a fly rod. They set me up with all the gear and had me into fish in no time. I now fish with them every season yet their enthusiastic professionalism never wavers.

Rob Felton Fort Worth, Texas

From beginner to expert, our goal is to give you a singular experience that fits your skill level and personality. Our experienced guides strive to keep you safe, comfortable, into fish and many times entertained.

We’ll escort you and your friends to the area waters fishing the best and prepare a satisfying riverside dining experience. And when you feel the need for gear, let us know, we also have a full service fly shop.

Our staff works hard so you don’t have to. Your only job is to relax, put your fly on the water and catch wild Montana trout. If you aren’t hooked when you get here you will be when you leave.

We have a fly fishing adventure for anyone.

"Growing up in Montana but never experiencing the Smith River seemed improbable, so last year I treated my family to the five day trip with the pros at BRO. The adventure completely surpassed our lofty expectations."

Ike Heaphy & Family Missoula, Montana

Walk & Wade Trips

Affords anglers an opportunity to explore Montana's streams on a more intimate level than fishing from a craft.

Smith River Trips

Float, fly fish, camp, and relax for 4 nights and 5 days in Montana’s most coveted river canyon.

Scenic River Float Trips

Perfect for family day outings, naturalist adventures or quiet couples evenings, scenic floats are for relaxing and learning and offered in half or full day lengths.

Wondering about the details?

When you schedule your trip with Blackfoot River Outfitters, we provide everything you need to relax and enjoy your time on the water. Full day trips include a guide, terminal tackle, a shuttle to the water and lunch. Overnight trips include all meals, tents and camping gear. Personal gear, fishing licenses and alcoholic beverages are not included.

Our Montana waters are Legendary.

"I've fished multiple rivers in virtually every season with the BRO team for the past decade and have yet to be anything but delighted with the experience."

Jamie Massian Los Angeles, California

The Big Blackfoot River

The Big Blackfoot River is everything it’s cracked up to be. Wild canyons, deep green boulder choked channels and ... more

FISH SPECIES:  Native Westslope cutthroat, rainbow, brown, cutbows, rare and native bull trout, just a coupla brooks and plenty of whitefish. TRIP TYPES:  Full day and half day floats, full and half day walk/wade trips, overnight and multiday riverside camp trips, scenic trips.

Bitterroot River

Noted for exceptional dry fly fishing throughout its 80 mile course, the Bitterroot wonders through cottonwood bottoms ... more

FISH SPECIES:  Native Westslope cutthroat trout, rainbows, browns, cuttbows and white fish together with just a few bulls and brooks TRIP TYPES:  Full or half day float trips, full or half day walk/wade trips, overnight or multiday river side camp trips, and scenic trips.

Rock Creek

Yes, there are probably 20 Rock Creeks in Montana but this is THE Rock Creek. The Montana blue ribbon stream you’ve ... more

FISH SPECIES:  Native Westslope Cutthroats, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Cutbow hybrid Trout, native Bull Trout, Brook Trout, Mountain Whitefish TRIP TYPES:  Walk/wade day trips, float trips

Clark Fork River

Having the Clark Fork in your back yard is like getting a two for one deal at your favorite brewery – every day! The ... more

FISH SPECIES:  Rainbows, brown trout, cutthroat, and cutbows together with mountain whitefish. TRIP TYPES:  Full and half day float trips, full and half day walk/wade trips, whitewater/fishing combos, overnight and multiday river camps.

Georgetown Lake

Sight fishing for trophy rainbows and brook trout is our game in Georgetown Lake. We rarely cast until we see fish ... more

FISH SPECIES:  Rainbow trout, brook trout, kokanee salmon, and a just a few cutbows and bull/brook hybrids. TRIP TYPES:  Full Day float fishing trips. sight fishing trips, multiday combined with Rock Creek trips.

Smith River

The Smith River is the only waterway in Montana that all recreational floating is limited by permit. It is Montana's ... more

FISH SPECIES:  Browns, rainbows and plenty of whitefish together with just a handful of cutts. TRIP TYPES:  Very Limited - 5 Day, 4 night riverside camp.

Missouri River

Trout in staggering numbers and size call the Missouri home. Classic tailwater fly fishing with a Montana flair – ... more

FISH SPECIES:  Rainbow and brown trout of trophy proportions and numbers, mountain whitefish, carp, and believe it or not, walleye. TRIP TYPES:  Day Float trips, Overnights and Multi day trips, Walk and Wade trips

Big Hole River

The Big Hole may well be the best place in Montana to catch a two foot brown trout in non-tailwater river together with ... more

FISH SPECIES:  Brown trout, rainbow trout, brookies, native and threatened grayling, just a few cutthroat and plenty-o-whities. TRIP TYPES:  Full day float trips, wade trips, river side overnight camps.

Blackfoot River Outfitters Fly Shop

We own and operate a full-service fly shop to outfit your adventure and fishing needs.

Meet some of our delighted guests. You’re next.

Fred Martin Boca Raton, FL
Fished Clark Fork, Root, Foot, Rock Creek, Smith, Big Hole, Missouri, Dearborn, etc.
Jay “The Rifleman” Monahan Paris, France
Fished The Smith, Blackfoot, Root, Georgetown, Missouri, Clark Fork, Dearborn etc...
Denise and Chip Zimmer Missoula, Montana
Fished The Root, Foot, Clark Fork (the Gorge is our favorite!), and Smith
Patricia Raymond Houston, Texas
Fished The Big Blackfoot River, Bitterroot, Clark Fork, and Missouri.
Napoleon Dynamite Preston, Idaho
Fished Secret Creek (home of the cuttybrownbows!)
Kevin West Spokane, Washington
Fished The Root, Blackfoot, Clark Fork, Missouri, Dearborn, Smith and Georgetown Lake.