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Big Hole Lodge

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

Exclusively represented 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. For 25+ years, our returning guests have raved about the well-prepared meals, the attractive accommodations and the exceptional guides.

Fishing

With multiple rivers accessible, guests 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, anglers will be wading the smaller water.

Accommodation

Big Hole Lodge accommodates 8-12 in 3 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-weight 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, 5 full days of guided fly fishing Monday through Friday, and departure the following Saturday. Shorter packages are available upon request and availability. Guests are met at the Butte Airport and transferred south to the lodge (approx. 45 mins). Clients can 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

Season: May – early October
Rates based on shared room/shared guide per person.
*Single accommodations offered if available.
*6n/5d- $4,190
*5n/4d-$3,935
4n/3d-$3,150
Single Angler Rates
6n/5d-$5,050
5n/4d-$4,845
4n/3d-$3,845
Nonfishing rates available.

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United States – Montana – Travel to Your Favorite Part of the American West for Great Summer Fly Fishing

Abundant snowfall this past winter and early spring has the fly fishing experts predicting outstanding fly fishing opportunities in the Rocky Mountain region this upcoming season. Even better, prime fishing spots are still available at some of Frontiers’ favorite lodges!

Many lodges are currently busy preparing for opening day and anticipating a spectacular fly fishing season in the American West. We look forward to hearing from ...

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United States – Big Hole Lodge – Big Sky Journal Captures The Meaning of Montana

‘Voices for the River’ is an extremely well-written article about Big Hole Lodge and Craig and Wade Fellin in the most recent edition of Big Sky Journal in Montana. 

Frontiers’ longtime friends and Big Hole Lodge owners’ Craig and Wade Fellin share their first-hand experiences and passions as fly fishing guides, business owners and most importantly ...

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United States – Big Hole Lodge – May is the New June

Big Hole Lodge wants to take you streamer fishing for monster trout and dry flies fishing in a caddis hatch in May like you’ve never seen! Montana weather isn’t like it used to be. The high mountains receive heavy snow, making summer-long fishing possible. However, the valleys are dryer these days.

Big Hole Lodge historically opened the second week of June after spring ...

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