Missouri River Expeditions


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An intensive and highly structured course that will prepare you for a successful career as a fly fishing guide. This is also an excellent course for anyone who is interested in learning advanced fly fishing and drift boat or raft handling skills. Our course is conducted "on the water" with a ratio of two students per instructor and includes six days of instruction and evening seminars by experienced professional guides, deluxe lodging overlooking the Missouri river and meals. You'll have a lot of fun during this school with our friendly instructors and you'll learn about;

  • professional licensing and regulations
  • equipment selection, preparation and maintenance
  • how to conduct a safe trip
  • how to properly row, position and fish from a drift boat and raft
  • how to provide basic and advanced casting and knot tying instruction
  • how to read the water as a guide
  • practical entomology and fly selection
  • basic and advanced dry fly, nymph and streamer fishing techniques
  • how to properly play, land and release fish
  • photography tips
  • food storage, preparation and presentation of streamside meals
  • wade fishing and float fishing etiquette
  • how to provide exceptional customer service to promote repeat business
  • students will also receive basic first aid and CPR training and certification, a certificate of course completion, letters of recommendation, and job referral information

Tim Plaska - Licensed Outfitter #948
Missouri River Expeditions
3 Lava Mountain Court North
Clancy, Montana 59634

(406) 459-9887
[email protected]