In the Bitterroot Valley, Montana flyfishing still exists as it once did – native Westslope cutthroat trout, wild rainbows and browns, all taking dry flies daily. Many of these fish tape over twenty inches, and average twelve to sixteen.
Flyfishing the Bitterroot River is unique – and attracts regulars who have “shopped around,” visiting better-known Montana flyfishing rivers. They return for the Bitterroot’s beauty, quality, and variety: long glassy dry fly pools, riffles and runs, pocket water canyons, small streams and mountain lakes.
Jed Fitzpatrick guided for Chuck and now outfits the shop’s expanded guide service. The crew, a select few angling professionals chosen for their character, expertise, and instructional skills, offer enthusiastic personal attention to the veteran or beginning angler in need of flyfishing instruction.
Chuck’s beautifully tied flies are available only here. Tied in-house or not, the entire fly selection is carefully selected for quality and durability. The flyfishing tackle selection offers quality without “sticker shock.”
There is much to discover in the Bitterroot. Let Chuck Stranahan’s Flies & Guides put you in touch with the best of it.