First Cast Outfitters

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Montana Fly Fishing with First Cast Outfitters.

First Cast Outfitters is located in Wolf Creek, MT, the heart of the best fly fishing on the planet. There’s no doubt about it, Montana is considered THE mecca of freshwater fly fishing. With world class fly fishing in every direction, First Cast Outfitters is perfectly positioned to offer your group a variety of angling experiences. Whether you’re looking to stalk trophy trout or go fly fishing for northern pike, let First Cast Outfitters guide your Montana fly fishing adventure.

First Cast Outfitters calls the Missouri River home, but we also guide a number of other trophy Montana fly fishing streams. First Cast Outfitters offers Montana fly fishing trips to the Land of Giants (a stretch of the Missouri River between the Hauser Dam and Gates of the Mountains on Holter Lake), Blackfoot River and many more. We also spend a considerable amount of time in Paradise Valley fly fishing the Yellowstone River, Boulder River, Stillwater River and also take advantage of the many private Spring Creeks and Lakes in the area. Whether you prefer to sight fish for feeding trout or work on newer fly fishing skills, First Cast Outfitters can craft the perfect Montana fly fishing trip for you.

While we do focus mainly on the Trout of the Missouri River, we do offer Pike and Carp trips as well. For those looking for a challenge, we recommend testing your skills and precision casting on Carp. It’s similar to fly fishing for Redfish or Bonefish in saltwater, a good fight that gives any angler adrenaline for days! Carp trips are best during July and August in the heat of Montana’s summer. Similarly, Pike on the Fly is another great, unique fly fishing opportunity. The Northern Pike always seems to be in a fighting mood and willing to eat large flies. These trips are best in Spring and Fall when they are heavily feeding. Contact First Cast Outfitters to plan either of these memory-making adventures.

Your Montana fly fishing trip is just a click away. Everything you need for a great day of fly fishing in Montana is provided by First Cast Outfitters, all gear, flies, leaders, and tackle. All you need to bring is your fishing license and we’ll take care of the rest. Reserve your trip today!

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  Launch Location

100 Bridge Street, Wolf Creek

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Trips start at $400

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HALF DAY DRIFTBOAT TRIP

Includes 2 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 11:00am (4 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

First Cast Outfitters guides on many of the waters in Montana, for a variety of species. But our home water will always be the Missouri. We call Craig, MT “home” for most of our summer months, and for good reason. With consistent flows from Holter dam, epic hatches throughout the year and large technical trout that eat dry flies… there is nowhere else we would rather be.

The Missouri is truly a remarkable fishery. Boasting the highest trout population in the state, over 8,000 fish per mile, and the largest average fish size, around 17″, it offers anglers an experience that they will not find anywhere else. Fish here grow fast and STRONG! It’s not uncommon to have an “average” fish send an angler deep into his backing.

We have 40 miles of amazing tail water fishing at our fingertips on the Mo. This allows us to float multiple stretches of river and give anglers a different look at our water each and every day. Techniques can vary from day to day as well. Nymphing is always a great option for beginners or any angler, or perhaps a streamer on the cloudier days. But the dry fly fishing is second to none.

Prolific hatches of Midges, PMD’s, Caddis, Baetis and of course Tricos poor off the river each year. Pods of rising trout can be seen in every stretch of the river. The experienced angler will certainly get to test his skills. A precision cast, soft presentation and perfect DRAG FREE drift are required to fool these trout.

Special Stay and Fish packages are offered for the Missouri. Lodging can be very hard to come by during the busy summer months. So plan ahead and contact us for help in planning your Missouri River fishing vacation.

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FULL DAY DRIFTBOAT TRIP

Includes 2 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 3:00pm (8 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

First Cast Outfitters guides on many of the waters in Montana, for a variety of species. But our home water will always be the Missouri. We call Craig, MT “home” for most of our summer months, and for good reason. With consistent flows from Holter dam, epic hatches throughout the year and large technical trout that eat dry flies… there is nowhere else we would rather be.

The Missouri is truly a remarkable fishery. Boasting the highest trout population in the state, over 8,000 fish per mile, and the largest average fish size, around 17″, it offers anglers an experience that they will not find anywhere else. Fish here grow fast and STRONG! It’s not uncommon to have an “average” fish send an angler deep into his backing.

We have 40 miles of amazing tail water fishing at our fingertips on the Mo. This allows us to float multiple stretches of river and give anglers a different look at our water each and every day. Techniques can vary from day to day as well. Nymphing is always a great option for beginners or any angler, or perhaps a streamer on the cloudier days. But the dry fly fishing is second to none.

Prolific hatches of Midges, PMD’s, Caddis, Baetis and of course Tricos poor off the river each year. Pods of rising trout can be seen in every stretch of the river. The experienced angler will certainly get to test his skills. A precision cast, soft presentation and perfect DRAG FREE drift are required to fool these trout.

Special Stay and Fish packages are offered for the Missouri. Lodging can be very hard to come by during the busy summer months. So plan ahead and contact us for help in planning your Missouri River fishing vacation.

All Full Day guided trips include all necessary gear, lunch, drinks and shuttle.

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LAND OF GIANTS

Includes 2 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 3:00pm (8 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Running between the Hauser Dam and Gates of the Mountains on Holter Lake, is a stretch of the Missouri that has earned the name, Land of Giants or L.O.G., and rightfully so. Plain and simple, there are big fish here. Lots of them.

The fish in this stretch, comprised mostly of rainbows and a few browns, move into the lake for part of the year and then back up into the river.  Because of this, they tend to grow a bit larger than the average fish we see below Holter Dam on the lower Missouri River. The average rainbow can be around 22″, with the ever elusive browns being even larger.

Captain Jeff Johnson accesses L.O.G. by jetboat, launching at the Gates of the Mountains, about 30 minutes from Craig, Montana and running upstream. This run across the lake and to our fishing location can take up to 30 minutes.

5 and 6 wt rods are still the preference here, as these fish eat very similarly to those in other stretches of the Missouri. While dry fly and streamer fishing can be quite good at L.O.G., we primarily take fish below the surface with a variety of different nymph patterns.

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CARP ON THE FLY

Includes 2 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 3:00pm (8 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

For those looking for a slightly different challenge while fishing the Missouri River, we suggest you test your skills and casting precision on our carp. This fish is becoming increasingly popular to fly anglers, as it presents a challenge most similar to that of fishing to tailing redfish or bonefish in the salt water. These carp can feed much the same way, and average around 10 pounds.

First Cast Outfitters will take you to some of our favorite water to search for these powerful fish. Some trips are run by drift boat on the stretch of the Missouri below Toston dam, while others we might find ourselves in the jet boat searching sandy flats on Holter Lake. This fishing is all done by sight. You will see each fish, before you make your first cast. Accurate casting, delicate presentations and a proper strip set will reward the angler with a fight consisting of multiple runs into the backing.

Carp fishing is best in the heat of the summer. July and August our typically our best months. A 7 wt rod, floating line and long leaders are the perfect choice for these wary fish.

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PIKE ON THE FLY

Includes 2 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 3:00pm (8 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Have you ever heard someone use the word VORACIOUS? It is a word usually used to describe something that is really hungry and ready to eat anything in sight. It’s also a pretty good way to describe the Northern Pike found in many of our Montana waterways. The northern pike is a fish that always seems to be in a voracious mood and willing to eat large flies presented to them.

Spring and Fall are the primary windows for great pike action. These times of year, the pike are feeding heavily and lurking in shallow water to ambush their prey. This is primarily a sight fishing game, as you will see almost every eat. Our pike range from 6-20 pounds and can reach upwards of 40″ long. We throw 8-10wt rods with 8″-14″ flies at these monsters. Often, in the Spring, we use topwater flies as well. The follows are intense, and eats heart stopping.

Destinations for pike trips can vary depending on conditions, but most are in Northern Montana. Contact us for help planning your trip so we can help suggest best methods for travel, lodging and any other information you may need.

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Fish Species

Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Cutthroat Trout
Northern Pike
Rainbow Trout
Smallmouth Bass

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew

Navigation

  • GPS

Boat Features

  • Cooler

Facilities

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Fishing Techniques

  • Drift Fishing
  • Fly Fishing

Price Includes

  • Fly Fishing Equipment
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle
  • Shuttles
  • Lunches
  • Drinks and Snacks

Fishing Location

  • Backcountry
  • Lake
  • River
  • Stream

About the Vessel

Captain

First Cast Outfitters Guides

Boat Type

Drift Boat