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



  • Kootenai River Report – Sept 12-20, 2014 – Goflyfishmontana.com

    River Flow –  9,000 cfs , 10-15 ft visibility, River Temp – 53 degrees  FALL FISHING BEGINS! Hatches -  Still lots of hoppers and terrestrials out there, tiny winged mahogany ants, look for little blue quills, BWO and ginger quills on overcast days, still some caddis action with the beginning of October Caddis and our aquatic moths, Lepidoptera. […]

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    River Report August 4-10, 2014

    River Flow –  9,000 cfs , 10-15 ft visibility, River Temp – 56 degrees Hatches -  Wow its hopper time already, Caddis and PMD’s late in afternoon, some Green Drakes in select areas. Effective Patterns : All Hopper Patterns, #18,20 parachute adams, royal wulff, split-wing purple haze, Kootenai caddis, griffiths gnat. #14, 16 prince nymph da-bomb, #4,6 cone-head […]

  • RIver Report July 21-30

    River Flow –  13,000 cfs , 10-15 ft visibility, River Temp – 52 degrees Hatches -  Wow its Hopper time already, Caddis and PMD’s late in afternoon, some Green Drakes in select areas. Effective Patterns : Small Hopper Patterns, #18,20 parachute adams, royal wulff, split-wing purple haze, Kootenai caddis, griffiths gnat. #14, 16 prince nymph da-bomb, #4,6 […]