Fishing and Rafting

Enjoy Premier Montana Fly Fishing & Rafting


If you enjoy fishing small mountain streams or prefer casting your line across a wide river, the Blacktail offers many memorable Montana fly fishing opportunities. The South Fork of the Dearborn River flows through the ranch and is easy access to small water fishing. There are several larger rivers nearby, two are rated Blue Ribbon, offering premium fly-fishing; the Blackfoot River to the northwest, the Missouri River to the southeast. We can arrange part and full day trips to any of the rivers in our region.

Photos of Montana Fly Fishing at and Around Blacktail Ranch

River Rafting

The two excellent fishing rivers also offer the best in rafting. As the snow melts from the higher elevations in early summer, June and early July, the Blackfoot runs high and fast and will get your adrenaline pumping! August and September trips, although still enjoyable, bring a little more leisure to the trip, and you are able to take in the grandeur and beauty of the scenery around you. The Missouri is a gentler float and is great for an easy trip in a few hours time.

In any season, a river trip adds to your Montana getaway experience. We offer half and full day excursions and can arrange overnight trips. We work with a local guide and licensed outfitter, Mike Simpson, to insure your safety and fun. Mike is also an excellent fishing guide, for more info visit Simpson Outfitters.

Photos of Montana River Rafting on the Blackfoot & Missouri Rivers