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Kootenai River Drone Footage | Kootenai Angler

Posted on Apr 04, 2016 by Dave Blackburn

Downstream Series by Byron Sanderson

Get a bird’s eye view of our beautiful Kootenai River just outside of Libby, Montana. These videos from Byron Sanderson show a few stretches of water that we fish. The Kootenai is Montana’s biggest tailwater and it stretches from Lake Koocanusa at the Canadian border all the way through the Idaho panhandle and back into British Columbia where it meets the mighty Columbia River. We have excellent fishing throughout the spring, summer and fall. With reliable flows we can offer consistent fishing from March through October. Check out these wonderful videos, and call us for more information – 800.322.9339.

About dave

Dave Blackburn started tying flies and fly fishing at the age of 10 and has been fishing and guiding the Kootenai River in Montana for more than 25 years. He graduated from West Virginia University with a BS in Forest Resource Management with an emphasis on water quality and aquatic ecology. He traveled westward and ended up in Montana on the banks of the Kootenai in 1981 where he now resides with his wife, Tammy. He is on the board of directors of the Kootenai Valley Trout Club. He has been a past director of the the Fishing Outfitters Association of Montana and the Montana Council of Trout Unlimited. Dave chaired the Upper Kootenai River Preservation Society, which was instrumental in defeating the Jennings Rapids Dam project. Dave is a FFF-certified casting instructor and a contract tyer for Umpqua Feather Merchants. He teaches fly tying and fly fishing at Flathead Community College. His photos and articles have appeared in Flyfisherman, Fly Rod and Reel, and The Flyfisher magazines.