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Big Hole Lodge

Southwestern Montana’s premier trout fishing lodge for over 30 years

Represented exclusively by Frontiers, Craig and Wade Fellin’s Big Hole Lodge is clearly defined as one of the great fly fishing destinations in North America. The wild trophy trout fishing possibilities are unmatched in the West, along with the unpressured fishing experience of Southwestern Montana. This Orvis-Endorsed Lodge is nestled in a magnificent wilderness setting in the Pioneer Mountains with a beautiful trout stream at its doorstep. Our returning guests have raved about the well-prepared meals, the attractive accommodations, and the exceptional guides.

Fishing

With multiple rivers accessible, you will fish a wide variety of water, practicing small stream tactics and long-reaching casts on larger water for brown trout, rainbows, brookies, and cutthroats. Much of the fishing is conducted by floating; however, you will wade the smaller water.

Accommodation

Big Hole Lodge accommodates 8-12 in three spacious multi-bedroom private cabins with modern conveniences—all open to a panoramic view of the scenic Wise River Valley. The main Lodge is the perfect place to relax over a cocktail while enjoying spectacular mountain views and unforgettable meals.

Gear

We will provide a complete gear list. The Lodge also has a fly shop on-site. We like 4- to 6-wt. rods (depending on the streams you are fishing) with floating lines. Be sure to bring quality raingear, polarized sunglasses, waders, and a hat for sun protection. Dress in layers!

Trip Specifics

The Lodge typically operates on a 6-night/5-day program with Sunday arrival, five full days of guided fly fishing Monday through Friday, and departure the following Saturday. Shorter packages are available upon request based on availability. You'll be met at the Butte Airport and transferred south to the Lodge (approx. 45 mins). You may also opt to fly to Helena, Bozeman, or Missoula (all about 2 hours away), rent a car, and drive to the Lodge. The Lodge also welcomes nonfishing companions who can enjoy the beauty of the region and varied activities.

Rates

2024 Season:May–Sep
Per person based on shared room/guide*
6n/5d $5840
5n/4d $5484
4n/3d $4384
*Single occupancy rooms included when available.

Single Angler
6n/5d $7024
5n/4d $6742
4n/3d $5365
*Big Hole operates on Sun-Sat reservations. Non-fishing rates available.

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Big Hole Lodge Celebrates 40 Year Anniversary in 2024 (Montana)

2024 is a milestone year for the wonderful folks at Big Hole Lodge in south-western Montana. Why not join Wade and Craig Fellin, and everyone that makes Big Hole Lodge such a special place and help them celebrate their big anniversary. Big Hole Lodge offers a perfectly sized atmosphere for intact groups of up to 8, and currently has good availability for the upcoming season. Whether you ...

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Big Hole Lodge Owners, Craig Fellin and his son Wade
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