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Our Guiding Philosophy

Ask any of the professional guides that work here at the Four Rivers Fishing Company in Southwest Montana where they like to spend their time, and they’ll most likely tell you “on the river”. There is a certain mindset we achieve while guiding, a certain feeling of well being, inspiration and completeness. Nothing gives our guides more pleasure than to see clients catch trout. We’ve done our job. When the waders come off and the gear is stowed away, we feel refreshed.


Whether it is a quick, “just saw some risers, must fish now” walk and wade type of day – or a float through the Big Hole Canyon, I am not sure if I am after the fish, or the escape I get from chasing them. We all have heard that fishing isn’t all about the catching, or so they say. Well, I am not sure about the rest of you, but I sure like catching fish. When it’s all said and done and the question gets asked “How’d you do?” I have to admit there is a certain feeling of accomplishment that comes from the answer – “We got ’em”.

Our philosophy boils down to this

We want to make sure that your day fly fishing in Montana is such that you’ll want to come back and fish with us again. A day that you will never forget. Read Thomas Alton’s memorable experience on the Big Hole River, and you’ll see what we are talking about.

What is Montana time?

We get asked that question all the time. It is a state of mind. A time warp of sorts. It’s a place that a watch doesn’t do you much good. A place where you can leave all of your troubles behind, and simply enjoy the fact that you are a part of this great place, this great land. Even if for just a short time


That is why we do what we do. Experience for yourself Montana Time with professional guides and staff of Four Rivers Fishing Company.

Reasons to consider fly fishing in Southwest Montana with Four Rivers Fishing Co.
  • Near five world class fly fishing rivers – The Big Hole, Madison, Beaverhead, Jefferson and Ruby. (Plus more!)

  • Expert Fly fishing guides you can count on and enjoying spending time with.

  • Quality Montana fly shop – if we don’t have it, you don’t need it!

  • The best lodging available in the area.

  • One and a half hours from Yellowstone, one hour from Bozeman and Butte – and just a days drive from Seattle!

  • Six nights and five days special package price of $2,225

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