Steamboat Flyfisher in Missoula, Montana

Guided by Hunter Thompson


About Your Guide

Hunter grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. He moved to Steamboat in 2011, where he devoted his time to the rivers and mountains he was fortunate enough to have in his back yard. Hunter's fly-fishing skills extend beyond Colorado, and in recent years he's been offering top-notch trips in Montana's productive river system.

Hunter has a deep knowledge of the sport and his clear and concise teaching techniques enable him to work well with anglers of all skill levels! He enjoys the challenge and reward of guiding, with clients often remarking on his patience and kindness. Nothing makes Hunter happier than the smile of a client after a successful day on the water!

Steamboat Flyfisher Trips

Get out on the water with Hunter and enjoy a premier fishing experience from his driftboat. This style of fly fishing allows you to cover a ton of water with ease, and target deep holes and eddies that would be tough to reach from the bank. You'll be on the Clark Fork River, a beautiful Rocky Mountain flow that essentially defines Missoula. It runs through the heart of downtown, gathering up all the local rivers and widening its flow. The Clark Fork River has a few different sections you can explore, offering a few different fly fishing experiences. You'll find exactly what you're looking for on this river no matter your needs! The undercut banks, side channels, and drop offs in the Upper Clark Fork section are home to great Brown Trout and Rainbow populations. The Lower Clark Fork section, combining the flows of the Blackfoot and Bitterroot Rivers, has some of the best dry fly fishing in the area. Abundant hatches keep the Trout biting through the summer, and the Rainbows here are the hardest fighting in the state. On this half or full-day trip, Hunter will take you to the Clark Fork or Bitterroot rivers where you'll float down the river in Hunter's driftboat. He'll be rowing you to the best destinations to be fishing for Bullies, Rainbows, Brookies, and West Slope Cutthroats. These Trout-heavy rivers are excellent for throwing your first fly-fishing casts, knocking off the rust on your casting skills, or going for as many fish as you can. Whether you're an expert or a beginner, Hunter will show you some expert tips to help get one on the line! Hunter will provide all rods, reels, flies, ice, water and soft drinks. All you need to bring is a Montana fishing license. We recommend bringing some sunglasses, weather-appropriate gear, sunscreen (no spray please!), a camera, and any snacks or drinks you'll need on the water. You're also welcome to bring your own fly-fishing gear. Book your trip with Hunter today and get ready for a productive day of fishing! Read More

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Recent Reviews of Steamboat Flyfisher

Dan D.


Awesome experience! From the staff in the store, to the guides, these folks do a 1st class job providing the best equipment, knowledge & trips. A true “bucket list” experience for me!

Todd L.


My family and I had a great time fishing with guides Luke and Robby. They were very knowledgeable and helpful in teaching us the proper techniques to catch fish. I can’t wait to go again!

Kurt C.


Amazing guides, took care of novices super well, and were attentive to the rest whom have done a few time. Lots of great pointers on casting and fighting fish, if you plan a trip to steamboat springs and have the time I highly recommend going fly fishing with these guys.

Clay P.


Went on a half day private water trip with 3 family members. We all caught fish. The guides were great, helpful, & knew their trade well. Would highly recommend. Hope to be able to come again some time.


Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout


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Start Location

Missoula, MT, USA

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