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The dream of a life time. The lodge, open year-around, offers comfortable elegance in a place considered to have the last uncrowded blue ribbon fisheries in the U.S. Flyfishers, beginners and experienced alike, find challenges on private spring creeks, ponds, and rivers that receive little fishing pressure.

Birds, waterfowl, wildlife, and wildflowers are abundant in this mountainous section of the Lewis and Clark Trail.

The lodge is located 30 minutes or less from some great fishing rivers, the Beaverhead, the Big Hole, the Madison. Besides the rivers to fish they have over two acres of spring fed ponds and more than 23 miles of private wading access on a spring creek. Very large brown trout inhabit the spring creek, many 24″ to 26″ long. Anglers regularly hook 8 to 10 fish a day over 20″. It is divided into seven sections and two anglers are allowed to fish each section only once every seven days. No wonder many of their guests catch the largest brown trout of their fishing careers.

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Along with the great guided fishing comes luxurious lodging complemented by gourmet meals prepared by experienced chefs.

Guests are picked up in Butte, Montana and at Beaverhead County Airport. Delta Airlines serves Butte. Butte is about an hour’s drive. The Beaverhead County Airport, ten minutes from the lodge, takes planes through G4. The runway is 6100 feet long.

Rates include: Healthy gourmet meals, lodging, guides, streamside and airport shuttles, and laundry services.

Rates do not include: Gratuities, liquor, airfare and other travel expenses.

Jay Burgin and Mary Jacques, owners, are your hosts. The lodge interior, including guest rooms, is a non smoking environment.

BIG HOLE RIVER

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MONTANA SAMPLER

It’s hard to imagine a location more ideal for fishing than Livingston, Montana. The spectacular mountain vistas and incredible natural beauty that moved Robert Redford to select the area for his film, A River Runs Through It, and inspired Russell Chatham, the famed author and artist, to settle, fish, paint and write about. Best of all, it is simply surrounded by the best trout waters in the United States.

Anglers visiting the area are exposed to waters both enviable and challenging. World-class spring creeks, secluded mountain ponds, freestone streams and the scenic Yellowstone River are all exceptional choices. After a full day you will settle at the areas finest angling lodge in the heart of Paradise Valley. Stay in immaculate cabins, away from the main lodge, on a bluff overlooking the river, each with two queen size beds and private bathroom, and order anything you want from their mouth watering menu. Relax over a drink and reflect back on the great day you had while getting fired up for another one tomorrow.

While the Montana Sampler can be individually customized, the following itinerary represents a typical week:

Day 1, Saturday: Arrive in Bozeman, Montana. You’ll be met at the airport by a staff member from the lodge and escorted to Paradise Valley. Relax over a highball as the sun sets on the mountains. Get settled in and later sample one of their gourmet dinners. Get a good nights sleep… tomorrow’s a big day!

Day 2, Sunday: After a hearty breakfast, you’ll meet your guide and fish world famous Armstrong’s Spring Creek. Fabulous dry fly fishing for rising trout amidst the towering peaks of the Absaroka Range. Enjoy a streamside picnic midday. After fishing it’s back to the lodge for cocktails, dinner and bed.

Day 3, Monday: After breakfast, travel with you guide to a private spring fed lake in the valley. Spend a day battling jumbo rainbows and browns. Back at the lodge, enjoy another evening with dinner perhaps overlooking the river.

Day 4, Tuesday: Float the scenic Yellowstone River for rambunctious rainbows, browns and cutthroats. Comfortable McKenzie drift boats transport you down river stopping mid day for a picnic lunch and finishing the day right below your cabin at the lodge.

Day 5, Wednesday: Visit one of the lodge’s private leased section streams such as Sixteen Mile Creek, a beautiful canyon watershed with pools and runs full of aggressive trout or the West Boulder, a gorgeous mountain stream known for its spectacular setting and husky native browns.

Day 6, Thursday: Today, you’ll have the choice of floating another section of the Yellowstone River (there is over 70 miles to choose from),or challenge the wily trout of Deputy’s Spring Creek where all of your angling skills will be put to test.

Day 7, Friday: After breakfast, it’s off to the airport for your return home, flush with memories of a great week in Big Sky Country.

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FI Customer Don …see fishing report in USA, or Fishing Reports Section

2011, Montana

Call for rates based on per person double occupancy (great with two couples (4 people) with two people fishing) Horseback riding, river rafting, tours of Yellowstone Park, Kayaking and canoeing are all options for non-fishers.

Rate Includes: Reception and transfer from Bozeman, Montana to the lodge, warm, comfortable accommodations, all meals, all transportation, experienced guide for each two anglers, float trips, and use of all private and specially reserved waters. Non fishing rate includes transfers, all meals, lodging and use of lodge facilities

Not included: Tips to guides and staff, Montana non res. fishing license (about $40.00), personal fishing gear, air to Bozeman, and items of a personal nature.

Trip Rates

Example Rates – subject to change by operator

        • 2 day/ 3 night $ 1,695.00
        • 3 day/ 4 night $ 2,395.00
        • 4 day/ 5 night $ 2,995.00
        • 5 day/ 6 night $ 3,625.00
        • 6 day/ 7 night $ 4,095.00

Rates are per person based on double occupancy, two
anglers per guide.

Single room supplement @ $125 per night.
Supplement for one angler with a guide @ $240 per day.

private waters access fees are $100 a day, per person.

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