Join Orvis and Linehan Outfitting for a special group fly-fishing trip to Montana.

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Orvis Week with Linehan Outfitting


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Dates:

August 5-11, 2023

Length of Trip:

6 Nights, 5 Days of guided fishing

Price:

*$4,090 per angler, double occupancy / shared guide
*This trip requires a minimum number of 6 anglers in order to reserve the booking

Highlights:

  • Five days of guided fishing in Montana
  • Fish for rainbow trout, Mountain whitefish, westslope cutthroat, and bull trout
  • Peak fishing dates at one of the most sought-after Orvis-Endorsed fishing destinations
  • Fantastic meals and unique accommodations
  • A private Orvis Week just for you and your fellow angling companions

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The Story

Join Orvis and Linehan Outfitting for a special group fly-fishing trip to Montana. The Linehan Outfitting fly-fishing guides are some of the best in the state. Their goal is for guests to learn and experience facets of the sport that they have never encountered before, and to come away from activities with that “wow!” sense of accomplishment. This corner of northwest Montana is far less traveled. It's a place where the Pacific rainforest ecosystem crashes into the spine of the northern Rocky Mountains. It's a place of dense, coniferous forests and it smells like Christmas every day. The Kootenai and Clark Fork Rivers and the small streams that supply them with cold water throughout the season are still wild and fish well from the middle of June into October. Guests will have the opportunity to fish for rainbow trout, Mountain whitefish, westslope cutthroat, and bull trout. The Kootenai River Lodge is ideally suited for groups of up to eight people who wish to share in a memorable experience. It’s no exaggeration to say that the River Lodge is an extraordinary piece of property, and a hidden gem. From the flannel sheets to the hot showers to the grill on the porch, you will feel at home and comfortable when you return from a long day on the river. Whether you’re traveling with your friends, family, or colleagues, we invite you to gather your group and start planning for your private fishing experience with Linehan Outfitting.

Linehan Outfitting’s Kootenai River Lodge is situated on eight acres in Libby, Montana. Its big, green lawns roll right to the bank of the Kootenai River, providing a glorious setting to enjoy an evening cocktail. The Lodge has four bedrooms and two baths with a spacious living/dining room, and it’s a great space for your family or small group to base from while fishing or hunting with Linehan Outfitting. The Kootenai River Lodge is fully furnished and tastefully appointed to provide all the comforts of home.


Meals:

Linehan Outfitting is committed to making sure that our guests feel welcome and cared for, and that they are surprised and delighted at every turn. This commitment is best expressed by Joanne Linehan herself, who prepares the lunches or in some cases all of the meals for guests who come for a stay. It is no exaggeration to say that folks come to Linehan Outfitting for the fishing, but they come back for Joanne’s cooking. Her skill and care in the kitchen, along with her warmth and ready smile, make Joanne a beloved fixture here. Her food, however, speaks for itself: Joanne is decidedly among the best and most accomplished chefs in the destination sporting industry. For over twenty years she has been nourishing Linehan Outfitting guests with innovative meals and fresh, locally grown organic ingredients.


Alcohol:

Water and non-alcoholic beverages are provided. Guests will need to bring their alcoholic beverages of choice. We encourage guests to bring their own, if desired.

Linehan Outfitting takes great pride in feeding its guests well! Start your day with a hearty breakfast, served either continental buffet or plated. Guests will either rendezvous with guides at the Anglers Hut or be picked up at the lodge each morning at 8 AM. From there guests will enjoy a full day of fishing. Linehan Outfitting has approximately forty-five miles of fishable water on the Kootenai River. Generally, guests will float between five and ten miles a day. A picnic lunch on the river is served between 12 and 1 PM and guests are returned to the lodge no later than 6 PM. Once back at the lodge there should be plenty of time for a shower before cocktails and dinner at 7–7:30PM.

*Please note that this itinerary is subject to change.

The Kootenai River is primarily a rainbow trout fishery. Mountain whitefish, westslope cutthroat, and bull trout are also caught throughout the trip. Guests spend most of their time fishing dry flies. That said, guides are happy to nymph or pull streamers anytime as well and both are effective means of having a good day.

What is Included?

  • Five days of guided fishing
  • Six nights lodging
  • 3 daily meals & snacks
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • River shuttles, Orvis rods and reels for use on the trip

What is Not Included?

  • Airfare
  • Local transport
  • Gratuities for guides and service staff
  • MT License
  • Alcohol – Guests are welcome to bring their own
  • Bed tax of $327.20 – Paid on departure

How many people are on this trip?

8 maximum.


What skill level is suggested?

All skill levels are welcome


How strenuous are the activities?

Fishing guests will be in drift boats, so we can certainly tailor physical abilities and limitations to specific needs.


Is this a child-friendly trip?

There are no age restrictions for this trip. However, it’s important to note that daycare or babysitting services are not available.


What other activities are available?

The Kootenai River Lodge is surrounded by public lands on the Kootenai National Forest. Other activities available to guests are centered around the outdoors and include sightseeing and hiking on local trails. Resort towns of Sandpoint, Idaho, and Whitefish, Montana, are within striking distance but are 2.5 hours away. Glacier National Park is 3 hours away.


What is the typical weather?

Guests should expect daytime temperatures in the 80s and evening temperatures in the 60s. Standard fishing attire is perfectly fine for most summer days. It's best to check the local weather forecast just prior to your trip for the most accurate weather conditions.


What gear do you recommend?

Guests are encouraged to pack layers during all seasons and be sure to pack good rain gear. Linehan Outfitting can and is happy to provide all rods and reels for guests if desired.

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.

Orvis Travel, its Owners, Employees, Associates and Agents give notice that they act only as the agent for the owners, contractors and suppliers providing means of transportation and/or other services and assume no responsibility howsoever caused for injury, loss or damage to person or property in connection with any service resulting directly from: acts of God, detention, annoyance, delays, expenses arising from quarantine, strikes, thefts, pilferage, force majeure, failure of any means of conveyance to arrive or depart as scheduled, civil disturbances, terrorism, government restrictions or regulations, and discrepancies or changes in transit or hotel services over which it has no control. Reasonable changes in the itinerary may be made where deemed advisable for the comfort and well-being of the passengers.

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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