Fly Fishing

World Famous Fly Fishing


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Fly fish Blue Ribbon Rock Creek

Wade and cast where a river runs through it. Whether you’ve dreamed of Montana fly fishing for years or you’ve yet to cast for the first time, you will not be disappointed by the opportunities on our namesake Rock Creek. Four miles of private access and pristine river frontage on this freestone mountain stream boasts seven species of fish: Westslope cutthroat, rainbow, cut-bow, brown, brook, bull and the Rocky Mountain whitefish.

Rock Creek is famous for its spring salmonfly hatch, as well as additional hatches including mayflies, golden stoneflies and caddis fly. It’s also known for phenomenal fishing conditions and fish populations early spring through fall. Our licensed and trained fishing guides are excited to share their professional expertise and personal passion for fishing. They go above and beyond to ensure that your fishing experience is both enjoyable and successful.

  • Twice-daily on-ranch adventures are included in your stay

  • Montana’s highest fish counts

  • Seven species of fish

  • All necessary gear and guiding provided

  • Float trips on Rock Creek and other waterways available at additional cost

  • Attend our annual Whiskey & Water fly fishing celebration

Fly Fishing Experiences

A Blue Ribbon fishery is a designation made in the United States to identify recreational fisheries of notable high quality. There are only five states in the U.S. with waterways that have been given the official Blue Ribbon designation: Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Utah and Wisconsin. Blue Ribbon status is based on water quality and quantity; water accessibility; natural reproduction capacity; angling pressure; specific species; and congressional approval.

Each day of fishing begins at the Rod & Gun Club, where you are outfitted with our top-of-the-line collection of rods, reels, waders and flies. Pull up your waders and venture into the stream for a two to three-hour fishing adventure on Rock Creek. To ensure preservation of the sport, The Ranch asks that all guides and guests catch and release all trout they hook while on Rock Creek and during off-site excursions. Our experts advise on how to hunt for the perfect fishing hole—so you can enjoy solitary, as well as guided fly fishing.

Before heading out on the water, all guests receive personalized casting lessons and riverside instruction from our outstanding guides. Whether perfecting a double haul, casting into a gusty wind or simply getting back to the basics of a steeple cast, every guest will walk away with improved ability. Catching a trout on your own personally handcrafted fly is extremely rewarding. Learn the art of fly-tying with our guides before hitting the water. Guests discover how to wrap hooks with thread and materials to fool a clever trout.

Wisdom from the Wild

From Our Activities Concierge

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“I love to fly fish and had John, Phil, and Eli as my guides for this trip. We caught so many fish and I continue to learn from each of them. ”

Tripadvisor, November 2019

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“Fly fishing is special at The Ranch because our guides are true lovers of the sport and they love sharing the experience. They're not only the best anglers but they're also the best teachers and can cater the experience to those that want to put a fish on the line or master the technique.”
Jeremy Belnap

General Manager

The best souvenir is a great story.

Twice-daily activities are included in your stay. Our all-inclusive rate structure ensures that visits to The Ranch are memorable for their adventures and amenities, not their logistical challenges.

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Experience a one-of-a-kind event that pairs our love of whiskey with our passion for fly fishing. Join us for a weekend dedicated to sipping slow-aged spirits and casting on Blue Ribbon Rock Creek.

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