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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Season: May – early October
Rates based on shared room/shared guide per person.
*Single accommodations offered.
Nonfishing rates available. Rates subject to change
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The summer months in Montana brings everything to life, including insects! The Big Hole Lodge still has some prime availability in May, June, August and September. Historically these have all been great months for dry fly fishing. Caddis, mayflies and stoneflies can all be seen depending on weather/water conditions.
‘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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