Smith River Availability for the 2024 Float Season

The Smith River in Montana offers an unparalleled wilderness fishing experience, renowned for its exclusivity and the pristine nature of its waters. With launches managed by Healing Waters Lodge, these trips are highly coveted among fly-fishing enthusiasts seeking the ultimate retreat. The limited availability of rods, capped at just 8 anglers per launch, ensures a serene and intimate fishing journey, making it a perfect opportunity to create lifelong memories in one of Montana's most esteemed environments.

The structure of these trips, including shared tent accommodations, primarily caters to pairs, although there may be options for solo anglers. 

2024 Launch Dates with Availability:

  • May: 10, 17, 22, 25, 29
  • June: 1, 5, 8, 22

A sample itinerary for a launch, such as the one on June 5, involves arriving in Helena on June 4, launching on June 5, and enjoying five full days of fishing through June 9. At the end of the day on the 9th, transfer back to Helena for departure or a final overnight.

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