Fly fishing in the Upper Clark Fork

9th Annual Fly Fishing Guide Briefing

9th Annual Fly Fishing Guide Briefing


Wednesday, March 9    
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Clark Fork Coalition Offices
 140 S 4th St West, Missoula

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Win prizes, eat pizza, drink beer, and get your native trout questions answered…all for free!

Join us for CFC’s Annual Guide & Outfitters Briefing on Wed., March 9. Get the inside scoop on the impacts of climate variation on native trout with Ryan Kovach from the USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center. Stay for a Q&A with Pat Saffel from MT FWP and CFC staff. Come with questions!

IMG_5813Win an Orvis Recon fly rod ($425 value!), Hydros III reel, Costa Sunglasses, or other great prizes at our special one-night-only raffle. All proceeds will benefit the Eight Gr8 Trout Streams Campaign. Beer provided by Big Sky Brewing!
Plus, Storms Welding will offer a special trade in deal of 75 cents a pound for lead anchors (that’s 6xs the current scrap price) on a trade towards new Green Anchors. Let’s get the last of those polluting raw lead anchors out of our waters!
Be sure to RSVP here so we get enough pizza and beer!

Beer – Pizza – Friends – Prizes – FREE!

Raffle specs:

Recon 9-foot 5-weight rod – value: $425. Product info page.

  • Hydros SL III large arbor reel (black nickel) – value: $219. Video link; and product info page
  • Total package value:  $644 (let’s say $650).


Rod description:

  • High-performance, fast action feel with light swing weight
  • 2⅝ oz. 4-piece; 9’ 5-wt.
  • Shadow green blank with black nickel reel seat and dark burl wood insert
  • Heavy-duty black nickel hardware
  • 7” half wells grip
  • Silver snake and stripping guides
  • Includes aluminum rod tube with cloth rod sock
  • 25-year guarantee

Reel description:

Superlarge arbor for quick retrieval rates-up to 12% increase in line retrieve. Sealed drag-clutch bearing fully sealed inside drag mechanism. Nearly 3x stronger drag with zero start-up inertia. Narrow spool for less line stacking, improved tolerances for smooth operation, increased backing capacity. Ergonomically designed asymmetric drag knob. In black nickel. Includes padded reel bag. Imported.