“If you like to fish and want to really catch some wild trout, you have to go on a float trip with Dave Blackburn's Kootenai Anglers. Everything about the trip was wonderful. Dave is a gracious guide and host and has A #1 equipment.”
“Dave Blackburn's Kootenai Angler offers the best of Montana -- mountains, quiet, great fishing, cabins on the river, great food and service. Dave is not only an expert guide, but is genuine, enthusiastic and knows every detail of the rivers and wildlife in the area. Tammy makes incredible meals and Dave plays bluegrass on the side. Don't miss it!”
“I loved the cozy log cabin on your own private stretch of river. Everything you need is right there. Including an experienced angler with all the right gear and secret flies.”
Flyfishing with us becomes a family tradition for many generations.
Hear the Kootenai Angler story from Dave Blackburn himself and see beautiful photos of the land and river we love.
From Bitterroot Mountains to Polson, here are five of the most amazing locations in Montana. (Find our property at 6:38!)
Fly fishing isn't the only thing to do in Libby. From taking in gorgeous forested landscapes, conquering nearby peaks on foot, or learning about the history of the area, there's much to do. We can help you plan your whole trip!
Libby, Montana experiences a continental climate. This means that typically there are large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (sometimes humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters.
The perfect trip begins with smart planning before you even leave home. We want to help make it easy, so here's a check list of items you'll want to make sure you pack. It's not comprehensive - just the basics - so make sure to put some thought into packing!
River Flow – 26,500 CFS Temp 42 degrees, 10-foot visibility, Water temps warming up. STURGEON AUGMENTATION FLOWS FOR 7 DAYS, maximum powerhouse water discolored, heavy flows Hatches: Big Carpenter Ants already showing! Chironomids, Little Blue Quills, Silver Stripe Caddis, Blue-wing Olives, Western March Brown beginning to show. Some good dry fly activity happening in the afternoons. Effective […]
River Flow – 8,000 CFS Temp 41 degrees, 6-7 foot visibility, Water temps warming up. River will be at this level for several days as CORPS is trying to meet target level for spring inflow. Hatches: Big Carpenter Ants already showing! Chironomids, Little Blue Quills, Silver Stripe Caddis, Blue-wing Olives, Western March Brown beginning to show. […]
River Flow: 4000 cfs, river temp 40 degrees Hatches: Chironomids, Little Blue Quills, Silver Stripe Caddis Effective Patterns: Split wing purple midge, Small Adams, pheasant-tail nymphs, Wooly Bugger , Dark Sculpins, Kokanee Zonkers Guide Report: Pretty great streamer action continues with the warming weather trends. Keep in minc