Five Rivers Lodge
Montana Fly Fishing Lodge
Five Rivers Lodge is situated on 28 acres in Southwest Montana, between the small college town of Dillon and Twin Bridges in the Beaverhead Valley. This mountainous section of the Lewis and Clark trail is open year-round for fly fishing
and the rivers and streams are among the last uncrowded blue-ribbon fisheries in the country.
The 2021 season is shaping up to be a good one. As we tell people, "The rivers are ready, the fish are ready to play, and all that is missing is you.”
About Five Rivers Lodge
Fly Fish Five Montana Rivers
Five Rivers Lodge fishes five Montana rivers, plus private spring creeks and ponds that receive little fishing pressure. The names are legendary for the big trout they hold—the upper and lower section of the Beaverhead, the Big Hole, Jefferson River, Ruby, Red Rock, and a number of smaller but very productive creeks and ponds.
Private Access Waters
You’ll also fish privately-owned waters with very limited access. Private access waters are an additional $100.00 per person per day. Very large brown trout inhabit the rivers and spring creeks. Anglers regularly hook eight to ten fish a day over 20.” Private waters are divided into seven sections, and two anglers are allowed to fish each section only once every seven days. Very large brown trout inhabit the rivers and spring creeks. Many 24” to 26” long.
2021 Season: Five Rivers Lodge is open year-round.
Boats: Two anglers per guide and drift boat.
Methods: You’ll fly fish from the boat and bank, depending on the river conditions and species.
Fishing Days: You’re guided each day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Most rivers are within a 30-minute drive of the Lodge, except for the Madison.
Fishing Equipment: The Lodge supplies fly rods, reels, and lines. They do not supply flies and fly-fishing terminal tackle. A comprehensive tackle-and-gear list is included in our confirmation packet.
A Fishing License: is not included in the package. The total cost for a 10-day non-resident fishing license was $81.00 (in 2020). If you'd like to purchase a Montana fishing license, here is the link.
Fly Tying Bench: There’s a well-stocked fly-tying bench.
Fly Shop: The Lodge's fly shop is stocked with the largest selection of flies in the country and is only open to lodge guests. They carry fly lines, leaders, tippets, clothing, wading sandals, and shirts with the Lodge logo.
Lower Beaverhead Brown Trout
Upper Beaverhead River
Big Hole River
Fly Fishing for Montana Rainbow Trout
Ruby River Brown Trout
Five Rivers Lodge
Five Rivers beautiful lodge offers deluxe accommodations for up to thirty people. Free Wi-Fi is available. Extras activities include horseback riding, photography seminars, an extensive library, fly-tying bench, open bar, corporate facilities, and hot tub.
Five Rivers Dining Room
The Lodge is perfect for corporate meetings and getaways. Packages can be tailored to meet your needs. Patient fly fishing instructors can walk novice anglers through the steps/art of flyfishing. There are also nine different golf courses within an hour's drive, including the Jack Nicholas-designed Old Works Golf Course with its black sand traps. Horseback trips, with advanced booking, can be arranged for individuals or for the whole group. The Lodge is on the historic Lewis and Clark Trail and is close to many towns of the old West, such as Bannack, Virginia City, Nevada City, and the mining town of Butte.
Five-course dinners are made in-house by culinary trained, experienced chefs. Chefs will work with individual needs and preferences. While the food is world-class, the dress for dinner is casual. An open bar is included in the package.
Two King-Sized Beds per Guestroom
Each spacious guestroom has two king-sized beds, which are separated by a half-wall. A private bath is shared but compartmentalized so two people can get ready at the same time. Rooms have beautiful mountain views, and a door leading to deck and garden areas.