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Welcome to Backdoor Outfitters!
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Montana Adventure Vacations! Family owned,
home cooked meals, & great accommodations!
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are falling in love with 'Cycle Touring' Montana.
Discover why so many people around the world
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Let our guides help you with their experience!
Enjoy beautiful country while fly fishing!

Planning a Guided Flyfishing Vacation

Planning a Guided Fly fishing Vacation to Western Montana So you’ve finally decided. You’ve socked away your cash and you’re going to do it! You’re going to take that dream vacation of a lifetime! You’re heading out to Montana, the mecca of fly fishing, and your dream vacation of a lifetime. You’ve decided to hire a guide…

Line Control

Line Control As a guide I am often asked, ‘what is the most common mistake you see people make?’. Well folks, I’m here to tell you, the answer to that question is simple. It’s LINE CONTROL! What is line control? Simply stated, line control is the ability to make your fly do what you want.…

What makes fly fishing special?

Fly Fishing? Flyfishing. Just mention the word and, as if by magic, all sorts of images appear. Beautiful loops of colored line passing above pristine green waters; anglers hip deep in a mountain stream while clouds of caddis flutter in the foliage of adjoining bushes; or a thick shouldered rainbow held half out of the…

Reading River Water

Reading River Water BY: JOHN COOK It wasn’t so long ago that a friend of mine and I were fishing the upper Bitterroot, the West Fork to be exact, and I was reminded of how reading water is something a lot of folks have a difficult time doing. It was during the summertime, bugs had…

Blackfoot River Near Bonner Mt

  • Water Temp: 32 ° F
  • Water Level: 2.30 ft

Bitterroot River near Missoula MT

  • Flow: 1510 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 3.77 ft

Clark Fork Above Missoula Mt

  • Flow: 1480 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 2.95 ft

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