Guide Services

We ensure success by always catering to the individual needs of our clients, sharing that fishing is not always about catching fish, it's the experience, the scenery, the comradery, and yes catching some fish.

We pay a premium to be able to fish and outfit on the rivers of SW Montana and the Dillon, Mt area and look forward to sharing our wonderfully diverse area that is full of fish, scenery and limited crowds. Stop in our full service and fully stocked fly shop for the latest in fishing reports and fly and gear suggestions to make your day on the water the most successful.

$595/2 people per day
$550 single per day

~Beaverhead, Big Hole, Ruby or Madison depending on conditions~
3/15 - 5/5

Guided Spring Fishing Special

Come fish the off-season at a discounted rate: The months of March, April, and early May are an often-overlooked time of year. Enjoy less crowded rivers, great fishing, and springtime weather. Whether it’s chasing Sqwallas on the Big Hole or nymphing them up on the Beaverhead, grab your coat and fly rod, and let’s have some fun!! Rates are as follows and the promotion is from March 15th through May 5th.

About 6 hours on the water

Flies, lunch and non-alcoholic beverages included

Transportation to the river provided.

Beaverhead, Big Hole or Ruby depending on conditions.

Missouri or Yellowstone Rivers require a 2 day minimum

Our team of Guides

At Backcountry Angler we take guiding and fishing seriously and have fun every minute doing it. Our guides are hand picked to ensure the highest quality experience for each and every one of our anglers. They have years upon years of experience and most importantly that experience is on the rivers we fish every day, ensuring they know the conditions on a daily basis, what’s working, what’s not, where to go and where not to go. Whether it’s a day or a week with us, we will leave you with an experience of a lifetime, and will work the hardest we can to have fun and catch fish.

Andy Bennett

Tom Smith

Our Waters

The Madison
Often referred to as the 100-mile riffle the Madison starts its journey in Yellowstone Park before meeting up with the Jefferson and Gallatin rivers to form the Missouri. Everyone has heard of the Madison, whether you are new to the sport or a seasoned pro.
The Big Hole

The Big Hole River starts high in the Beaverhead Mountains of Montana and runs for approximately 153 miles before its confluence with the Beaverhead and the beginning of the Jefferson River. When describing the Big Hole, it is the epitome of a western trout river.

The Beaverhead
The Beaverhead River is a small tailwater that originates at Clark Canyon Dam. It flows for approximately 69 miles until its confluence with the Big Hole near the town of Twin Bridges. With its meandering coarse and willow-lined banks there are opportunities around every corner for a fish of a lifetime.
Other Waters & Mountain Lakes/Stream

Looking for something off the beaten path, check out some of the other places we fish.

Daily Guide Trips

Daily trips include flies, lunch and non-alcoholic beverages.

Multi-day & Night Packages are offered for 2 - 6 nights, with lodging for double & single occupancy.

We have a River Lodge & 2 apartments at the Fly Shop Inn that provide easy access & privacy.


The River House

The Fly Shop Inn