Limited availability: float, fish & camp alongside Glacier National Park on the Flathead River

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Orvis Week on the North Fork w/ Glacier Anglers


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Dates:

August 15-18, 2023

Length of Trip:

3 nights, 4 days of guided fishing

Pricing (per angler):

$2,808 per angler, shared boat; $5,616 per angler, private boat*

*This trip requires a full boat which is 2 anglers. If guests are unable to fill the boat with a second person, they will have to pay the price of a private boat - $5,616

Highlights:

  • Fly Fish remotely along the scenic border of Glacier National Park on the North Fork of the Flathead River
  • Fish for native and wild Westslope cutthroat trout
  • Camp and sleep under the stars along the riverside
  • This trip is limited to 6 anglers
  • Gather your group of fellow anglers and embark on an epic fly-fishing adventure on North Fork of the Flathead River

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The Story

Spend four days fly fishing on the scenic North Fork of the Flathead River, which is one of Montana’s wild streams. Other than the small community of Polebridge, which has no electricity, the North Fork does not pass through any other towns for its entire length. Floating along the western border of Glacier National Park, you will be treated with stunning views on your wilderness adventure. The water, which primarily comes from snow melt, is cold and clear. The North Fork has a bountiful supply of native Westslope cutthroat trout, along with rainbow trout, lake trout, and whitefish. All fishing is catch and release. Fish all day, camp, and rest by the riverside under a blanket of stars.

Camping:

Camp out in the renowned Montana wilderness. There are designated camp areas along the river, the chosen site depends on the availability and how far you float each day. Tents, sleeping bags, and sleeping pads are provided on the trip. Each Angler may have their own tent if they choose. These camps not only allow us to fish more remote waters, but also more of the outdoors wilderness experience is enjoyed.


Food & Drink:

Guides wear many hats on a given day, including trip chef. Meals are a special occasion because they allow them to showcase their culinary talents. There is a gear boat that will float ahead of the group to begin setting up the next camp. The guides will provide all meals including cooking you a delicious dinner every night. Some menu items include steak, chicken, and salmon.

Water, coffee, and tea are provided. If you want something else, you are welcome to bring your own non-alcoholic and/or alcoholic beverages for the trip. There are grocery stores, gas stations, and liquor stores on the way to West Glacier. Glacier Outdoor Center has a limited selection of beer and wine in the retail store. Glass bottles are not allowed.

Day 1:

Arrive at the Glacier Outdoor Center around 8:30 am MDT. Check-in and meet your guides. Pack up gear and load the shuttle. You will travel up North Fork Road, where you will begin your journey down the river. Lunch is served sometime between 11:30am and 12:30pm. You will spend your day on the river, fly fishing and floating to the first campsite. Later in the afternoon, you will arrive at your camp alongside the river and set up camp for the night. The guides will cook you a delicious dinner. Some menu items include steak, chicken, and salmon. Spend your evening enjoying the company of your crew swapping stories by the campfire.


Days 2-3

Guests will wake to a hearty breakfast and coffee. Following breakfast, guests will pack up camp and continue fishing up the North Fork until you reach the next campsite.


Day 4:

This is your last day of fishing on the river. You will reach the take out location later in the afternoon.

The fish in season will be Native Westslope Cutthroat Trout. Other fish you may catch are Whitefish and Rainbow Trout. All fishing is catch and release.

Dates:

August 15-18, 2023


Length of Trip:

3 nights, 4 days of guided fishing


Pricing (per angler):

$2,808 per angler, shared boat; $5,616 per angler, private boat*

*This trip requires a full boat which is 2 anglers. If guests are unable to fill the boat with a second person, they will have to pay the price of a private boat - $5,616

What is included?

  • 4 days of guided fly fishing
  • Transportation from the Glacier Outdoor Center to the river
  • Meals: from lunch the first day through lunch the last day
  • Waterproof bags for guests' personal gear
  • Tents, sleeping bags, and sleeping pads
  • River equipment including rafts and accessories
  • Coast Guard approved type V PFDs (Personal Flotation Devices)
  • Glacier Anglers provides all fishing equipment included in your package rate: rods, reels, waders, boots, and all flies and tackle.

What is not included?

  • Accommodation before trip
  • Airfare and transport to/from Glacier Outdoor Center
  • Alcohol
  • Guide gratuities
  • Trip Insurance

How many people are on this trip?

6 maximum.


What skill level is suggested?

All skill levels welcome.


How strenuous are the activities?

There are uneven surfaces that you will walk on, getting in and out of the boat and at camp. If you have any medical or specific needs, please let us know how we can best serve you.


Is this a child-friendly trip?

Children ages 6 and older are permitted. Parents should use their discretion regarding their children's level of maturity and patience if they will be joining the trip as an angler. Depending on the river levels, our minimum age requirements change. Children need to fit in one of our USCG-approved life jackets and weigh a minimum of 50lbs. Safety is our number-one priority. Depending on the child’s abilities, if they are new to fly fishing, they will not be permitted to fish from the boat but can fish from the shore. All children are required to wear eye protection such as sunglasses and hats, along with a life jacket at all times while on the boat and while fishing.


What additional activities are available?

This is an anglers-only trip. There are no other activities available other than what has been listed.


What is the typical weather?

Montana is a beautiful place to be in the summer. It is important to remember that in the mountains, weather can be unpredictable. August: 70 to 45 degrees; September: 60 to 38 degrees


What gear do you recommend?

All guest clothing and gear should weigh less than 40lbs. A detailed packing list will be sent to guests upon booking.

Glacier Raft Company & Glacier Anglers will provide the following gear:

  • Waterproof bags for your personal gear (one large dry bag per person, which is not accessible during the day and one small bag per boat, which will be accessible during the day)
  • Tents, sleeping bags, and sleeping pads
  • River equipment, including rafts and accessories
  • Coast Guard-approved type V PFD’s (Personal Flotation Devices)
  • Wetsuits if required
  • Fly rods (9’ 4-5 wt. 4pc fly rods)
  • Flies will be provided by the guide
  • Extra leader, tippet (9’, 3x-6x)
  • Fly floatant, hemostats, and nippers
  • Waders/Wading boots (only necessary in early spring or fall)

Reservations, Deposits & Payments

The deposit is 50% of the trip price unless stated differently in the itinerary. Deposits may be made by check or credit card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card. The balance of the trip cost is due 90 days before departure, except where specified differently on individual itineraries. The balance will be charged automatically to the credit card used for the deposit, unless otherwise specified. Any changes made to the method of payment after the final balance has been collected are subject to processing fees.

A reservation form and release are required prior to departure.

All prices must be paid in U.S. dollars. Deposits are not transferable from one trip to another.

Prices quoted are based on foreign exchange values and tariffs currently in effect and prices are subject to change. Orvis Adventures reserves the right to adjust prices accordingly until the time of departure.

Planning information

When your reservation is confirmed, you will receive planning information to guide you through trip preparations. Details about arrival and departure, clothing and equipment, trip cancellation insurance, pre- and post- trip extensions, visas and documents and activities are included in the planning information.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Although cancellation fees may be higher for some trips, the following minimum cancellation fees will apply:

Days Prior to Trip Fee
+ 90 days $300 per person
89 days or less 100% of cost

For trips that include an Orvis gift card or Orvis merchandise, the retail value of the gift card or merchandise is non-refundable upon delivery. Cancellation fees cannot be waived for any reason, including health, business or personal emergencies, or weather.

We strongly urge you to purchase trip cancellation insurance.

No refunds will be made for unused portions of a trip, including late arrival or early departure. Guide fees and hotel costs are not refundable if unused as outlined in the itinerary. Orvis reserves the right to modify an itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control. In the unlikely event that Orvis must cancel a tour, all payments received to date will be refunded, which constitutes a full settlement.

Orvis is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation of any canceled trip, including airline tickets and visas fees.

Cancellation Insurance

Your planning information includes information for travel insurance covering cancel for any reason, cancellation for medical reasons, trip delay, medical expenses, lost baggage and medical evacuation. We urge you to obtain this coverage.

Share policies

Trip prices are based on double occupancy. Single rooms & cabins are limited. If you request a single room, a single supplement will apply as noted in the itinerary. We will confirm the single room as early as possible, but in some cases it may not be earlier than 30 days prior to the trip. If you request a roommate, we can usually pair you with another guest of the same gender, and no single supplement will apply. If you request a roommate, and one is not available, we will only charge you the single supplement if required by the lodge or facility used in the trip.

Children under 18 must share a room with a parent or other family member. In some cases this may be waived.

Passports and documents

International trips require a passport. Check your passport early and make sure it has six months validity at the time of travel. A visa is needed in some countries and we will send you complete details and instructions.

Arrival and Departure

Group transfers from a central location such as an airport are described in the itinerary, and are included in the land cost.. Transfers are not included in the land cost if you arrive early or leave after the scheduled departure day.

Equipment & Clothing

You will receive a detailed list of appropriate gear with your trip planning information.

Airline reservations

The land cost of your trip does not include airfare.

Limitation of liability

This section defines Orvis Travel’s responsibility with regard to all travel arrangements made by Orvis Travel, including individual travel and pre- and post- trip extensions. Please read it carefully.

Upon sending your deposit to Orvis Travel, you acknowledge that you have read and understand all the terms and conditions outlined here, and agree to be bound by them.

All trips that involve outdoor sporting activities such as shooting or fishing, or travel through remote places by vehicle, boat, small plane or on foot, put you at risk for accidents and serious injuries in the normal course of the activity. That is the nature of travel to such destinations and you acknowledge that you accept these hazards as a condition of participation.

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Baggage and personal effects, including items purchased, guns, fishing equipment or sporting goods are the sole responsibility of the owners at all times and no employee/agent of Orvis Travel, its subsidiaries, affiliated or associated companies is authorized to accept these for storage, safekeeping, or transportation.

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