Our Testimonials



  • “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.”

    - Don
  • “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!”

    - David and Peggy
  • “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.”

    - Yahoo Reviewer

Our Videos



  • Hot for Hoppers

    It is that time of year in Montana where the river banks are jumping with various forms of Caelifera; aka hoppers. We look forward to the hoppers making their annual appearence just as much as the fish do. Small hopper patterns of all types are seemingly quite effective right now and will remain so for another few weeks. If you're heading out to the Kootenai get your box prepped with a variety of the foamy flies. Here is one simple hopper imitation to try on your tying bench. https://youtu.be/CkrnX4QXYrI

  • Traditions with Dave Blackburn's Kootenai Angler

    Flyfishing with us becomes a family tradition for many generations.

  • The Story of Dave Blackburn's Kootenai Angler

    Hear the Kootenai Angler story from Dave Blackburn himself and see beautiful photos of the land and river we love.

  • Montana From Above

    From Bitterroot Mountains to Polson, here are five of the most amazing locations in Montana. (Find our property at 6:38!)  

Trip Planning



  • Area activities

    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!

    Weather

    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.

    What to bring

    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! 

Recent Blog Posts



  • Kootenai River Report / June 10-17,2017/GoFlyfishMontana.com

    River Flow: 24,900 cfs, 8-feet visibility, 51 degrees F. Inflow from Lake Koocanusa: 61,000 Hatches: March Browns, Grannom Caddis, Blue Wing Olives, Little Blue Quills, Large Carpenter Ants, some Pale Morning Duns starting to show in the afternoons. Effective Patterns: Parachute Adams, Standard Adams, Caddis pupa, Peacock Caddis, Beadhead Prince, Dark Wooly Buggers Guide report: Kootenai is at its last […]

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    Four-Wheel Drive Tours & Tenkara

    This year we are adding 4-wheel Drive tours to our guided trips. The tours are designed to offer a guided tour to some of the off-the-beaten-path areas of our area. Since only 10% of Lincoln County is privately owned there are large areas within the Kootenai National Forest that can be accessed by logging roads. […]

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    Fly Fishing Show Happenings | Kootenai Angler

    I performed once again at the Denver, Atlanta and Pleasanton Flyfishing shows. I got to finally not only met but had Chris Santella join me for a lunch gig at the Denver Show. I had been hearing about Chris and have traded emails over the years but never got to meet him. Along with his […]