Smith River Fly Fishing
Smith River fly fishing, does it get much better? In June, and most of July is the time to float the Smith River. We try to do a trip or two here each year. This is a 60 mile, 5 day trip through a mini “Grand Canyon”. The fishing is usually fantastic, and the scenery breath-taking. The bug hatches are prolific and numerous, triggering frantic fish feeding frenzies. It’s hard to keep your eyes on your fly due to the distracting scenery as you float between sheer towering cliffs impregnated in places with crystals, in a couple places ornamented with Indian paintings, and dotted with eagle and osprey nests. It’s common to see deer, elk, black bears, and all kinds of waterfowl and other birds. This trip begins at “Camp Baker” 26 miles or so from White Sulfur Springs, and ends at “Eden Bridge” 25 miles or so from Ulm, on I-15 just south of Great Falls.
Smith Trips are run in cooperation with, and under Lewis and Clark National Forest Service Special Permit Holder and outfitter Mike Geary, owner of Lewis and Clark Expeditions.
Ready to come fish the Smith yet? Contact us today!
Smith River Water Flows