Learn to Fish

If you want to learn to fish a little better or learn to fish from the beginning…there is plenty to learn sitting back and watching You Tube, reading blogs, and surfing the web. After filling your mind with this knowledge, the next step is getting out on the water and actually implementing the ideas. Montana fishing and boating trips often consist of days spent casting on blue ribbon rivers for rainbow trout or floating on crystal clear mountain lakes. Here at Adventure Missoula, our guides focus on river fishing to teach efficiently how to read water, understand where fish pool up, how to cast and hook a fish, and how to properly handle and release a trout safely back to the water. After getting oriented with your instructor and guide, you will spend a day fishing, observing techniques, and practicing them. This boat fishing trip also includes fly tying techniques, pattern selection, casting, dry fly, nymph, and streamer river fishing.

This learn to fish single day course is a private customized river trip by boat that includes educational instruction, equipment, tackle and flies, lunch, and transportation; everything you need. We will contact you in advance to get more information on your experience level to tailor the packing, river stretch, and guide. Participants may reserve this trip solo or bring a friend. You’ll learn 10x the amount in a workshop or class because the education is modified to personal expectations and questions. We fish by boat to take advantage of miles of diversity of shoreline and water features.

Learning while fishing is the best way to learn to fish or improve your skills. The guides for this course are chosen for their patience, knowledge, and experience with varieties of anglers from beginner to intermediate. We will customize your experience with an expert angler to fill the gaps in learning to fish independently.

Spin Fishing or Fly Fishing Guides Available

Guide will choose best location for angler needs and fishing conditions

Whitewater or Scenic River Options

$550 for 1 to 2 Anglers, Private, Customized Learn to Fish Day Trip, ages 8+

What’s Included: All Learn to Fish day long fishing trips include private guide, fishing gear; this includes flies, rods, poles, tackle. We pack life jackets, soft drinks, water, mid-day riverside lunch, boat or raft depending on river section, and transportation can be arranged in advance for pick up. Our trips combine fishing from boat and shore (as desired). We have room for one to two people. We provide wetsuits and water shoes for whitewater Learn to Fish fishing trips as needed for comfort.

What to Bring: Pack sunglasses, a hat/visor, quick dry clothing, strapped sandals or water shoes, Montana fishing licenses, sunscreen, sunwear, layered clothing for spring and fall, and a swimsuit if you’d like to take a dip to cool off.

We do not provide waders due to the variety of customer sizes that would be needed. You may bring your own, or omit them for this lesson day. If you will be traveling and fishing quite a bit, you can rent them here: Rent Waders.

Guided Fishing Trips

Adventure Missoula can boast that there are 7 major rivers within two hours driving time from our headquarters -centrally located- with the purpose to have the time of our lives guiding others and enjoy it ourselves.

We track the river flows, follow the hatches, and understand how the wild and unpredictable weather affects our rivers and streams. Our season is Mid March through Mid November, weather permitting. We pride ourselves on being true Western Montana natives. We feel blessed to be fly fishing Missoula Montana! Guided trips are an excellent way to learn how to fly fish or spin fish and know what to fish with and when. All trips are private, singular experiences tailored to your skill level.