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Fly Fishing

How do you catch a fish on a fly? Find your answer in our Fly Casting Clinics where you will learn special knots for tying your fly; casting the line; setting the hook and how to bring in your catch. After your lesson, you are ready to fish one of our trout ponds or fish on your own along the river. The kitchen will be delighted to cook up your catch for lunch or dinner! Complimentary Orvis Fly Fishing equipment is available from the Activity Center in the Main Lodge.

If you like to fish on your own, contact an Activity Coordinator or the Front Office for any equipment needed, a Montana fishing license if applicable and for a map to local fishing accesses. We can direct you to nearby scenic areas just a short drive away. Ask for a cooler of your favorite beverages or have us pack a lunch to take with you.

Triple Creek Ranch also has stocked trout ponds. One is located above the Lodge and another larger pond is in the pasture along the West Fork Road. These are catch and eat ponds.

Fly Fishing Casting Lessons

Fishing – ORVIS Fly Fishing Classes 101, 201, 301

For beginners, novice or advanced fly fishers who would like to learn new skills or hone their existing skills, our Activity Coordinators will be happy to provide tips on the basic fundamentals of casting a fly rod and fly fishing in our Montana waters and ponds on property.

Those interested in a thorough education by expert ORVIS endorsed guides, are invited to ORVIS 101, 201 and 301 fly fishing classes, where everyone is welcome from novice to expert fly fishers or those just wanting to experience the enjoyment of fly fishing.

The following classes are available in the Spring, late Fall and Winter:

ORVIS 101: Learn hands-on fly fishing basics, such as how to set up a rod and reel, tying leaders and knots, equipment care, fly casting clinic and the art of fly tying.

ORVIS 201: A more advanced course for those who already know the basics of fly fishing equipment and casting. Join the ORVIS endorsed guides for an outing on the water to catch a fish! This class includes how to choose the perfect fly, casting and setting your fly, safely releasing your catch and fish identification.

ORVIS 301: Advanced techniques for fly fishers ready to float the river on a guided fly fishing journey with professional ORVIS endorsed guides. Learn to read the waters, choose the correct fly for the water conditions and time of year, casting and setting, how to preserve the native species and releasing techniques. Anglers will delight in the pristine scenery on the Bitterroot River and this beautiful free-stone, blue ribbon waterway. If you choose to float with our preferred outfitter, Fly Fishing Always, there will be an additional charge.

Triple Creek Ranch stocks a full array of ORVIS fly fishing equipment to outfit any angler. If you wish to purchase your own equipment, the Gift Shop at Triple Creek Ranch can place an order with a two week notice. If stocked by ORVIS, your new equipment will be waiting for you in your cabin upon arrival.