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



  • 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



  • 2014 Newsletter

    Our 2014 newsletter is packed full of fishing tales and more…

    Every year, we spend weeks trying to sum up an entire year full of memorable moments. We include all the goings on here in Libby, and tales from wherever our love of fly fishing happened to take us during the year. Here’s a sneak peek at what you’ll find in this year’s newsletter.  Read fly […]

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    River Report: April 1-7, 2014

    River Flow –  26,200 cfs minimum flow, 6-8 ft visibility, NO APRIL FOOLS River Temp – 37 degrees Hatches -  Midges, Little Blue Quills, Silver Stripe Caddis Effective Patterns : #18,20 parachute adams, split-wing purple haze, griffiths gnat. #14, 16 prince nymph da-bomb, #4,6 cone-head black/olive buggers Guide report – Several fish on nymphs this […]

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    Fall has arrived on the Kootenai: Dry Fly Heaven with October caddis

    River Flow: 4000 cfs Water Temp: 58 degrees Visibility: 20-25 feet The long indian summer of Montana is finally over, cooler weather has arrived with all of its grandeur. October Caddis have been sighted and Little Blue Quills along with Blue-wing olives make up the menu. Remnant PMD’s and Tan Caddis are also showing their…