The main objective of a trip with Fishs Eddy O is fly-fishing for trout, while enjoying a day of new experiences, fun and adventure. Trips are catered for all levels of ability, from the raw beginner to the seasoned angler. Whether perfecting a basic cast, more advanced casting, reading water, or identifying insect hatches, we want every guest to come away relaxed, happy and a better fly-fisherman. We’re as good at customer service as we are at fishing. Eddie Olwell – Owner Eddie Olwell has been fishing most of his life and began fly-fishing at the age of 13 honing his skills on the storied waters of the Catskill Mountains. The quest for trout on the fly has taken him across North America, to New Zealand, and the Patagonia region of Chile. Eddie has fished the waters of western Montana since 1977 and began guiding on them in 1999. In that time he has developed the reputation as an accomplished fisherman, patient instructor, and one of the hardest working guides on the river. Eddie has also been the featured guide on an episode of the long running television show Fly Fishing the World. Eddie has a great passion for rivers…
Bitterroot River The Bitterroot’s journey begins in the mountain wilderness of southwest Montana, and ends when it joins the Clark Fork of the Columbia near Missoula. The Bitterroot offers 90 miles of floatable river, winding its way through one of the most beautiful valleys in the west. Cast to healthy populations of West Slope cutthroat, brown, and rainbow trout, in view of the rugged Bitterroot range to the west, and rolling Sapphire range to the east. Abundant hatches and mild climate makes the Bitterroot a truly unique trout stream. Dry fly fishing begins in March with the large Skwalla Stone Fly, and continues through-out the season, well into October, ending with midges and smaller mayflies. Clark Fork River The Clark Fork of the Columbia is a large trout river by any standard. It gains water from Rock Creek, the Bitterroot and Blackfoot rivers near Missoula, before continuing on its journey to the Pacific. Like the river, the trout of the Clark Fork are large and challenging. You can cast to pods of rising rainbow trout with small dry flies. The proper fly presented naturally will be rewarded with fish over 17 inches with some topping 20 (that is if you…
Float Trips: Full Day (2 anglers): $475 (1 angler): $395 Half Day (1 or 2 anglers): $395 Wade Trips: Full Day (1 or 2 anglers): $395 Half Day (1 or 2 anglers): $325 Fly Casting Instruction: One and a half hour lesson (1 or 2 people): $75 Additional person: $20 Float and Wade Trips Include: transportation, gourmet lunch, non-alcoholic beverages, flies tippet, floatant and other accessories. Half day trips include beverages and a light lunch. Sample Lunch Menu: Appetizer: Gourmet Cheeses, Fresh Bread, Raw Vegetables with Peanut Sesame Dip Main Course: Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad (Salmon Grilled on the River) Desert: Home-Made Brownies & Fresh Fruit We request a $100 deposit per boat upon booking. Deposits are refundable up to within 14 days of trip date. Less than 14 days, deposit may be applied to a future date. Licenses and gratuities are not included in any of the trip rates. Guiding services conducted outside of the Bitterroot Valley are subject to a $40 travel fee additional to the daily rate. Guest Checklist: • Polarized Glasses and Hat • Rod and Reel • Sunscreen and Lip Balm • Rain Gear and Clothing Layers • Fishing License and Waders or Sandals (seasonal)…
“A hard-working always up-beat guide and a patient teacher. A day on the water with Ed is always rewarding.” Bob McDonnell | Harleysville, PA “Your excellent advise, instruction and fishing knowledge was only exceeded by your patience, kindness and great personality.” Al Yamarone | Staten Island, NY “There is no doubt at all that these were the greatest two days of fishing that I have ever experienced and I will never forget them.” Kim Otis | Princeton, NJ “My Dad and I truly had the experience of a lifetime, and we owe all of our successes to you and your remarkable ability to read and navigate one of Montana’s greatest rivers.” Rich Yamarone | Maplewood, NJ
Fishs Eddy O is a Montana Licensed Outfitter (#8821) Wade & Float Trips • Fly Casting Instruction Contact Eddie at Fishs Eddy O 234 Heritage Street, Stevensville, MT 59870, T: 406-777-1449
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"A hard-working, always up-beat guide and a patient teacher."
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Fly Fishing the World | Episode 1: 2008 (Clip)
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