Book, Line & Thinker

A Celebration of LIterature & The Fly Fishing Life

Celebration Details

April 4-7, 2024

Welcome the spring fly hatches on Rock Creek during a long weekend devoted to the celebration of literature and the fly fishing life. Wade into the meditative art of angling with New York Times Bestselling author David Coggins, as he discusses his new fishing book, “The Believer: A Year in the Fly Fishing Life.” Cap off days of all-inclusive adventure on our Blue Ribbon trout stream with culinary experiences, like our River-Inspired Tasting Menu, Western Lands Steak Dinner and Live Fire Supper. Share fish tales as you sip whiskey by the fire in the Great Room and hone your aim with shuffleboard, darts and billiards in the Silver Dollar Saloon.

  • Standard RC Inclusions: luxury accommodations; all meals; premium wine, beer, spirits and other beverages; a selection of gear and on-ranch activities; round-trip transportation facilitated to and from Missoula and Butte airports upon request.
  • Rates start at $3,300 per accommodation, per night, based on standard occupancy, plus 23% Ranch Fee.
  • Minimum four-night stay, based on availability.
  • Please note that all events are subject to change due to safety and weather.

David Coggins is the author of “The Optimist: A Case for the Fly Fishing Life” and the NYT best-seller “Men and Style.” He’s a regular contributor to Esquire, Robb Report and the Financial Times Magazine. He is the editor of the newsletter, The Contender. His new book is “The Believer: A Year in the Fly Fishing Life” which comes out in April. (Photo Courtesy of Spencer Wells)

Patrick Little has worked at The Ranch since it's first year. As a registered outfitter and activities director he's made his life devoted to outdoor adventures and spending time in nature. Fly tying, floating and fly fishing are all part of the robust activities program he's developed at The Ranch.