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Big Hole Lodge - Wise River, MT

In 1984, Craig Fellin drove up the blue-ribbon Big Hole River, turned onto a washboard-rutted dirt road called the Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway and founded Big Hole Lodge on ten acres of river-front, surrounded by National Forest. During the early years, the capacity was just two guests, and clients ate and slept in the main house with Craig and his family.

Eventually, Craig stripped logs and built the dining lodge and three guest cabins with views of the scenic Wise River Valley and the snow-capped Pioneer Mountains above. 

Today, we're an Orvis Endorsed award-winning Lodge offering a personal, relaxing and intimate fly fishing vacation experience. With a maximum of just 8 guests, we can offer exceptionally high levels of customer service and cater to a wide range of fly fishing interests and skill levels. From the legendary Big HoleBeaverhead, and Bitterroot rivers to spring creeks and small mountain streams, or crystalline alpine lakes, breathtaking views will surround you as you enjoy some of the finest fly fishing in the country.


And whether you're a complete novice or accomplished fly angler, at the Big Hole Lodge our goal is to offer you an uncompromising fly fishing vacation of a lifetime.

Craig's son, Wade, climbed the ranks from cake-batter tester to lawn care and dishes, to guide, to co-owner and manager. Perennial chef Lanette engineers a culinary experience second to none.

Craig, Wade, and the entire Big Hole Lodge family aim to make your trip the best fly fishing excursion you've ever experienced. Our veteran guides graciously impart intimate expertise in technique, entomology and stream savvy, to give you the best possible opportunities to land gorgeous Montana trout. Our profound respect for the river, its unique culture and wildlife, and the surrounding beauty of southwestern Montana guides all of us at Big Hole Lodge in delivering quality that lives up to everything you've ever imagined a Montana fly fishing vacation could be.



Big Hole Lodge focuses on a family-style atmosphere with a maximum capacity of eight guest per week. Groups of eight can book out the entire lodge with each guest guaranteed their own bedroom. Cabins are situated a stones throw from the Wise River and are a very comfortable space to lay your head after a full day of Southwest Montana trout fishing.

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Returning clients are given first-right-of-refusal and the lodge tends to book up fast. Click here to see current availability for next fishing season.

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