First Cast Outfitters


Craig, MT

Fishing Fishing

Bio


First Cast Outfitters is located in the heart of the best fly fishing on the planet. Montana is considered THE mecca of fly fishing. With world class Montana fly fishing in every direction, First Cast Outfitters is perfectly poised to offer any variety of angling experiences. Whether stalking trophy trout or fly fishing for northern pike, First Cast Outfitters can ensure your Montana fly fishing experience is top notch. While First Cast Outfitters may call the Missouri River home, we also guide a number of other trophy Montana fly fishing streams. We regularly spend a considerable amount of time in Paradise Valley fly fishing the Yellowstone River, Boulder River, Stillwater River and also take advantage of the many private Spring Creeks and Lakes in the area. First Cast Outfitters also offers Montana fly fishing trips to the Land of Giants, Blackfoot River and Montana Pike fly fishing trips. Whether you prefer to sight fish for feeding trout or work on newer fly fishing skills, First Cast Outfitters can craft the perfect Montana fly fishing trip for you.
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Contact

Phone number: 503 348 6309

Trips & Rates


Full Day Guided Fishing Trip
8 hours | 1 Person
$500.00


First Cast Outfitters is located in the heart of the best fly fishing on the planet. Montana is considered THE mecca of fly fishing. With world class Montana fly fishing in every direction, First Cast Outfitters is perfectly poised to offer any variety of angling experiences. Whether stalking trophy trout or fly fishing for northern pike, First Cast Outfitters can ensure your Montana fly fishing experience is top notch. While First Cast Outfitters may call the Missouri River home, we also guide a number of other trophy Montana fly fishing streams. We regularly spend a considerable amount of time in Paradise Valley fly fishing the Yellowstone River, Boulder River, Stillwater River and also take advantage of the many private Spring Creeks and Lakes in the area. First Cast Outfitters also offers Montana fly fishing trips to the Land of Giants, Blackfoot River and Montana Pike fly fishing trips. Whether you prefer to sight fish for feeding trout or work on newer fly fishing skills, First Cast Outfitters can craft the perfect Montana fly fishing trip for you.
Land of Giants Fishing Trip
8 hours | 1 Person
$600.00


Running between the Hauser Dam and Gates of the Mountains on Holter Lake, is a stretch of the Missouri that has earned the name, Land of Giants or L.O.G., and rightfully so. Plain and simple, there are big fish here. Lots of them. The fish in this stretch, comprised mostly of rainbows and a few browns, move into the lake for part of the year and then back up into the river. Because of this, they tend to grow a bit larger than the average fish we see below Holter Dam on the lower Missouri River. The average rainbow can be around 22?, with the ever elusive browns being even larger. Captain Jeff Johnson accesses L.O.G. by jetboat, launching at the Gates of the Mountains, about 30 minutes from Craig, Montana and running upstream. This run across the lake and to our fishing location can take up to 30 minutes. 5 and 6 wt rods are still the preference here, as these fish eat very similarly to those in other stretches of the Missouri. While dry fly and streamer fishing can be quite good at L.O.G., we primarily take fish below the surface with a variety of different nymph patterns
1/2 Day Guided Fishing Trip
4 hours | 1 Person
$375.00


First Cast Outfitters is located in the heart of the best fly fishing on the planet. Montana is considered THE mecca of fly fishing. With world class Montana fly fishing in every direction, First Cast Outfitters is perfectly poised to offer any variety of angling experiences. Whether stalking trophy trout or fly fishing for northern pike, First Cast Outfitters can ensure your Montana fly fishing experience is top notch. While First Cast Outfitters may call the Missouri River home, we also guide a number of other trophy Montana fly fishing streams. We regularly spend a considerable amount of time in Paradise Valley fly fishing the Yellowstone River, Boulder River, Stillwater River and also take advantage of the many private Spring Creeks and Lakes in the area. First Cast Outfitters also offers Montana fly fishing trips to the Land of Giants, Blackfoot River and Montana Pike fly fishing trips. Whether you prefer to sight fish for feeding trout or work on newer fly fishing skills, First Cast Outfitters can craft the perfect Montana fly fishing trip for you.
Montana Carp on the Fly
8 hours | 1 Person
$500.00


For those looking for a slightly different challenge while fishing the Missouri River, we suggest you test your skills and casting precision on our carp. This fish is becoming increasingly popular to fly anglers, as it presents a challenge most similar to that of fishing to tailing redfish or bonefish in the salt water. These carp can feed much the same way, and average around 10 pounds. First Cast Outfitters will take you to some of our favorite water to search for these powerful fish. Some trips are run by drift boat on the stretch of the Missouri below Toston dam, while others we might find ourselves in the jet boat searching sandy flats on Holter Lake. This fishing is all done by sight. You will see each fish, before you make your first cast. Accurate casting, delicate presentations and a proper strip set will reward the angler with a fight consisting of multiple runs into the backing. Carp fishing is best in the heat of the summer. July and August our typically our best months. A 7 wt rod, floating line and long leaders are the perfect choice for these wary fish.
Montana Pike on the Fly
8 hours | 1 Person
$500.00


Have you ever heard someone use the word VORACIOUS? It is a word usually used to describe something that is really hungry and ready to eat anything in sight. It’s also a pretty good way to describe the Northern Pike found in many of our Montana waterways. The northern pike is a fish that always seems to be in a voracious mood and willing to eat large flies presented to them. First Cast Outfitters is offering trips to chase these big Northerns for the 2014 season. Spring and Fall are the primary windows for great pike action. These times of year, the pike are feeding heavily and lurking in shallow water to ambush their prey. This is primarily a sight fishing game, as you will see almost every eat. Our pike range from 6-20 pounds and can reach upwards of 40? long. We throw 8-10wt rods with 8?-14? flies at these monsters. Often, in the Spring, we use topwater flies as well. The follows are intense, and eats heart stopping. Destinations for pike trips can vary depending on conditions, but most are in Northern Montana. Contact us for help planning your trip so we can help suggest best methods for travel, lodging and any other information you may need.
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