Kurt has fished western Montana rivers for more than 30 years, and gladly shares this knowledge with the people who float with him. Our nickname at Backdoor Outfitters for Kurt is ‘versatile’… since he caught his first Steelhead on a fly at age 14, was run up a tree by a Montana moose at 16, and graduated with honors from the University of Montana at the youthful age of 39.Though Kurt has fly fished the waters from Costa Rica to the Northwest Territories, he still believes the best all-around fly-fishing lies right here, in western Montana!
With his journalism degree on the wall, and a fly rod in the gun rack, Kurt now “guides by day and writes by night.” He recently completed an internship with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Bugle Magazine, where he spent six months writing and editing articles. Still, Kurt’s first love is to be on the water – rain, sleet or shine. If you’re looking for a guided fly-fishing experience on western Montana rivers, we think Kurt will more than fulfill every expectation you might have!