Glacier Park Collection

Your Trip of a Lifetime Awaits in the Great Bear Wilderness

Few outfitters can offer a life-changing fly fishing experience deep in the legendary Montana backcountry. Glacier Anglers is one of them.

Hidden away in the Great Bear Wilderness and accessible only by plane, foot or horseback, the Upper Middle Fork of the Flathead River is one of North America’s most pristine waterways. Glacier Anglers is fortunate to be the exclusive Montana river outfitter permitted to fish its waters.

Sleep under the stars, eat richly, bask in backcountry scenery and spend five unforgettable days catching fish after fish from one of the healthiest populations of native westslope cutthroat trout in the world.

Join us in the Great Bear Wilderness for a Montana fly fishing experience you will treasure for a lifetime.

Great Bear Wilderness highlights
Rates per person for a 5-day trip$5670

Venture deep into the pristine Montana backcountry
A truly remote journey
Fish for wild and native westslope cutthroat trout
Dine on delicious food, freshly prepared by your guide
Camp beneath the “big sky country” stars

For inquiries or to book by phone: 1.406.888.5454

Rates do not include guide gratuity.

People in a green boat fish on still water.

Cast Into Castle Lake

Hike up to this stunning hidden fishing spot and try your luck on an alpine lake nestled between the peaks.

An aerial view of cabins nestled between conifer trees

Close to Adventure

Our proximity to Glacier National Park means you're always nearby your next adventure, whether that’s fishing the Flathead River with Glacier Anglers & Outfitters or hiking Apgar Lookout just within the park gates.

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Departure Times

Dates Departure Time Trip Length River Miles
June through September 8:30 a.m. 5 days 18 miles
  • Montana fishing license is required for all fishing trips with the exception of private pond fishing. Purchase your license at Paddle Ridge or online at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.
    • $31.50 for 1-day non-resident license (includes required Montana Conservation License and State Lands License)
    • $73.50 for 5-day non-resident license (includes required Montana Conservation License and State Lands License)
    • $117.50 for season license (non-resident)
  • Minimum age is dependent on water conditions.
  • Recommended for adults over the age of 16.
  • Class IV and V rapids.
  • Minimum weight 50lb.

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Save time at check in by bringing your pre-signed waiver.

Glacier Anglers & Outfitters Montana Outfitters License:
Hilary Hutcheson, License # 56666
PO Box 210, West Glacier, MT 59936
Flathead Forest Service Permit

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Montana Fishing License Required

All fly fishing trips require a Montana Fishing License. Licenses can be purchased online or at Paddle Ridge prior to departure.

Departing from Glacier Anglers & Outfitters

Angling trips meet and depart from Glacier Anglers & Outfitters, just outside of West Glacier, Montana.

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Fishing Report

Check out our weekly fishing report for up-to-date info on river flow, plus local tips and techniques.

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Visit our Fly Shop at Glacier Anglers & Outfitters for all your fishing needs.

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