Kootenai River

Libby, Montana

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The Kootenai is perhaps Montana’s best Blue Ribbon secret, and due to its distant location in the extreme northwest corner of the state, it is likely to stay that way. Even by western standards, the Kootenai is a large river. Low flows on the Kootenai regularly exceed the Madison River at peak runoff. The river takes it name from the Kootenai Indians who fished and hunted this region 3,000 years before the first white settlers arrived. The Kootenai flows through the shadows of the Cabinet Mountains to the south and the majestic Purcell Mountain Range to the north. The limited fishing pressure, exceptional dry fly fishing and spectacular scenery, make a trip to the “Koot,” worthy of venturing off the beaten path. Types of Fish: Rainbow, Westslope Cutthroat, Bull, and Columbia Redband Trout, Whitefish. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping.
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Fly Fishing Montana

by Brian & Jenny Grossenbacher (No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks)

The Kootenai is perhaps Montana’s best Blue Ribbon secret, and due to its distant location in the extreme northwest corner of the state, it is likely to stay that way. Even by western standards, the Kootenai is a large river. Low flows on the Kootenai regularly exceed the Madison River at peak runoff. The river takes it name from the Kootenai Indians who fished and hunted this region 3,000 years before the first white settlers arrived. The Kootenai flows through the shadows of the Cabinet Mountains to the south and the majestic Purcell Mountain Range to the north.

The limited fishing pressure, exceptional dry fly fishing and spectacular scenery, make a trip to the “Koot,” worthy of venturing off the beaten path. Types of Fish: Rainbow, Westslope Cutthroat, Bull, and Columbia Redband Trout, Whitefish. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping.

©  Brian & Jenny Grossenbacher/No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Fly-Fishing
Nearby City: Libby
Trail Type: Several options
Season & Limits: Best July and September
Local Contacts: Kootenai National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Kootenai River

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