Dress according to weather and water conditions. On a sunny day, wear shorts, a synthetic fishing shirt and a hat, along with shoes that can get wet and will stay on your feet.
Early in the season or on cooler days, wool or fleece shirts and hats will make your fishing adventure more enjoyable. Complimentary waders and wading boots are available in inclement weather.
We recommend bringing your own wet weather gear.
Your trip starts with a 5.5-mile hike into the wilderness on the Granite Creek trail. There are a few small, shallow creek crossings along the trail that may get your shoes or hiking boots wet depending on the time of year. Once at the river, the remaining days are spent floating, walking and wading down river.
You’re welcome to bring your own fishing equipment if you have it. If you don’t, we will provide all the necessary equipment. A Montana fishing license is required and is available for purchase at the Glacier Anglers Fly Shop at Paddle Ridge.
Glacier Anglers provides Coast Guard approved life jackets for all guided trips.
Generally, don’t take anything with you on the river that can’t get wet. If you wear eyeglasses or sunglasses, be sure to bring along a retainer to hold them on (available for purchase in our store).
Bottled water is recommended on hot days.
Bring along a towel and dry clothing to change into after the trip. We recommend locking both in your vehicle and leaving car keys in our office for safekeeping.