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The Dearborn is a tributary of the Missouri river and is a relatively small but picturesque stream that flows through the former hunting grounds of the Blackfeet indians. The most scenic part of the Dearborn is a 19 mile float from the highway 287 bridge to it's confluence with the Missouri. On this stretch the river twists and turns through a spectacular gorge with sheer walls and unusual rock formations alternating between sections of shallow riffles and deep pools. The river offers excellent fly fishing for rainbows and some cutthroats along with an occasional large brown residing in the deep pools. This 19 mile stretch provides wonderful opportunities for fly fishing, photography and rock climbing. Floaters generally cover this stretch in one day because the river flows through private land and camping is not allowed. We have the ability however to provide a two-day trip on this section of the Dearborn combined with one night of camping on the river. This trip provides plenty of time for a leisurely float to enjoy the scenery along with the fishing and other activities and it's a great trip for families.

Tim Plaska - Outfitter
Missouri River Expeditions
3 Lava Mountain Court North
Clancy, Montana 59634

(406) 459-9887
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