Smith River Float with PRO Outfitters
Join us for this bucket-list fly-fishing adventure in Montana.
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DATES:June 21-25, 2024
LENGTH OF TRIP:4 nights, 5 days of guided fly fishing
PRICING:$5,500 per guest (shared tent, shared guide)
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Day 0 - Day Before the Launch:
Guests typically fly or drive into Helena, where they have arranged lodging. Guides meet guests at their hotel the night before launch and go over details of the trip and give everyone their dry bags (to keep their belongings safe). Guides can provide sleeping bags, pillows, thermarest pads, and any fishing gear you may need. Prior notice is requested if the gear is needed.
Day 1 - Launch:
You’ll be picked up at your hotel around 6:00 am and be transported to the launch, where you will start your 5 day, 4 night float down the Smith River.
Days 2-4 - Overnight on the Smith River:
Wake up to streamside breakfast at the campsite. After breakfast, you will float and fish all day, while part of the team floats ahead so that camp is set and hors d’oeuvres ready when you arrive in late afternoon.
Day 5 - Take Out:
Enjoy your last day fishing the final stretch before takeout. We recommend staying in a hotel back in Helena after your last full day on the water.
*Please note that this is a sample itinerary, and this is a wilderness-based trip, therefore the actual itinerary may change due to water levels, fishing conditions and or weather.
A stunning sixty-one-mile, wilderness float has only one public access at the headwaters and one at the takeout. The Smith River starts in the mountains, flows through a thousand foot limestone canyon, and spills out into the prairies. This is the only waterway in Montana where all recreational floats are strictly regulated by limited guide and access permits and only accessible by boat. The fishing is low pressure and lush, the views pristine.
Target Species: Rainbow, brown, cut-bow, and native westslope cutthroat trout. Occasionally, you may catch a brook or bull trout.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the accommodations?
Two guests per spacious 8 man tent.
What Is Included?
- Meals starting with lunch on Friday and ending with lunch on Tuesday evening Beer and Wine
- Guided float trip with all camping and fly-fishing equipment
- Transfers to and from the river to your hotel in Helena, MT (HLN)
What Am I responsible For?
- Airport transportation
- Hotel lodging before and after float trip
- Fishing license
- Gratuities to guides
How Many People On This Trip?
8 anglers, in 4 boats. Plus 1 guide per boat and other staff/chef in freight boats to set up camp and cook meals.
Meals & Dining
Chef prepared meals and gourmet appetizers. Beverages provided including wine and beer. We are unable to provide hard liquor. Please bring your own if you prefer cocktails. We will make a stop locally for liquor upon request.
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