Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitter in West Glacier, Montana

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Glacier Anglers

Phone icon800-235-6781 Email iconinfo@glacierraftco.com Link iconglacierraftco.com
PO Box 210
West Glacier, MT 59936

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The Story

Enjoy a superior angling experience with the experts at Orvis-Endorsed Outfitter / Fly-Shop Glacier Anglers, when you fly fish Montana. Glacier Anglers is the premier fly-fishing outfit in and around West Glacier and Glacier National Park. The Middle and North Forks of the Flathead River are incredibly pristine rivers that hold some of the healthiest populations of native Westslope cutthroat trout in America. Westslope Cutthroat trout are an aggressive species of trout that love to eat dry flies throughout the summer and fall.

Glacier Anglers is the only outfit in Montana that is permitted to fish the acclaimed Upper Middle Fork of the Flathead River located deep inside the Great Bear Wilderness. If you're looking for a once-in-a-lifetime multi-day flying fishing experience, the Great Bear Wilderness is the place to be.

Whether you're looking for a fully guided fly-fishing trip or want to rent equipment and do-it-yourself, our courteous staff will set you up and point you in the right direction of where the fish are.

Glacier Anglers fly shop is conveniently located minutes away from Glacier National Park and the Middle and North Forks of the Flathead River. It's fully-stocked with equipment and apparel from quality brands and flies from Orvis, Montana Fly Company, Simms, Redington, Sage, and more. Glacier Anglers has the only shop that can provide Montana state fishing licenses in West Glacier.

Whether you're looking for a guided trip or wanting to rent equipment and go at it alone, our courteous staff will be happy to help you and point you in the right direction to where the fish are.

What to Bring:

Camera phone for pictures.
Extra snacks


April-October represents the total season however, July and August are typically red hot for dry fly action.


  • Westslope cutthroat trout
  • Rainbow trout
  • Whitefish


The Flathead River system is a fragile environment of clear mountain streams, vast forests, and a variety of threatened and endangered species. The river possesses such outstanding qualities that in 1976, Congress added 219 miles of the Flathead to the nation's Wild and Scenic River System. Glacier Anglers is proud to offer guided trips on the Middle Fork (including the Upper Middle Fork) and North Fork of the Flathead.

Typical Weather:

  • April-June: Temperatures vary from mid 50s to low 70s F. Cool mornings. Rain varies.
  • July-August: Temperatures vary from low 70s to low 90s. Cool mornings. Usually little rain.
  • September-October: Temperatures vary from mid 50s to mid 70s. Cool mornings. Rain varies.


Rates start from: $399-$499
You can find all pricing information at: glacierraftco.com/montana-fly-fishing/

What is Provided:

Glacier Anglers will provide all necessary equipment, but you are welcome to bring your own gear if you so choose. Glacier Anglers provides Coast Guard approved life jackets for all guided trips. Complimentary waders, wading boots, and rain gear are available in inclement weather. Beverages are provided on all fishing trips and a deli lunch is included on all full day trips.

Glacier Anglers has a 50-acre property called Glacier Outdoor Center with cabins and a lodge to stay in while visiting the area. All of our accommodations are modern rustic with full amenities including free Wifi.

Additional Activities:

  • Whitewater rafting
  • Scenic rafting
  • Going-to-the-Sun Road (sightseeing)
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