Fly Fishing Guide
Spotted Bear Ranch

Orvis Endorsed Northwest Montana Fly Fishing Lodge in Need of Fly Fishing Guides

53 miles off the grid on the South Fork of the Flathead River


Fly Fishing Guide

Spotted Bear Ranch
unknown / month + tips
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts in 4 months. (Jun 01, 2022)

Spotted Bear Ranch is an Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge in Northwest Montana. We operate on the South Fork of the Flathead River and its tributaries offering first-class fly fishing trips for native Westslope Cutthroat and Bull Trout. 

SBR is seeking GUIDES for the 2022 season for both our lodge and wilderness fishing operations. 

This is one of the only legal Bull Trout fisheries in the lower 48!!

Guides - Applicants should have prior guiding experience and a good knowledge of western trout fishing. Must be a team player, self-motivated, a good teacher, and know how to row. All applicants will need to have or be able to obtain a Montana Guide License.

Lodge - Trips depart daily from our lodge floating two sections of the South Fork of the Flathead. We also offer multiple walk/wade trips. This position would start in mid/June and run until early September.

Wilderness - Trips depart weekly from our trailhead and venture into the interior of the Bob Marshall Wilderness on horseback. The first two days of these trips are mostly riding with some walk/wade fishing in the evenings. Day three is a layover day with some incredible walk/wade fishing opportunities. Days 4-6 are spent float fishing back to the point of origin. This position would start in mid/late June and run until early September. (Stock experience is preferred, but not required)

Accommodations - Lodge guides are provided bunkhouse style housing. Wilderness guides are provided wall tent housing when not in the backcountry and should be prepared for wilderness camping when in the backcountry. All meals are provided for both positions.

Compensation - Monthly salary paid every two weeks plus tips. Meals and housing are included. 

Travel - We recommend that you drive your own vehicle to the ranch. The closest town is Hungry Horse, MT via 53 miles of gravel road. If you choose to fly pick up can be arranged at Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) in Kalispell. Ranch vehicles are provided while working.

Spotted Bear Ranch Operates under Outfitter Shawn Fulton # 40897 and Permits issued by the USFS and Flathead National Forest.

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