Ruby River, Montana

Nestled in the heart of Montana's finest trout fishing country is the Upper Canyon Outfitters Ranch. We will be leading a trip to the ranch during the summer of 2020 to fish the Ruby river (which runs right through the ranch) as well as the Madison, Big Hole and Beaverhead. Jake and Donna McDonald's family has owned the ranch since 1910 providing true western hospitality with all of the comforts of home.

The trip will consist of five days of guided fishing with on-stream instruction in casting, aquatic and terrestrial insect fishing and nymphing techniques. Upper Canyon has exclusive access to several blue ribbon sections of the Ruby in addition to their own water where you will walk/wade fish for brown, rainbow and native cutthroat trout. To insure the highest quality experience, you will be guided by the ranch's exceptional guides with a maximum client-to-guide ratio of 2:1.  The Ruby and it's tributaries are all walk/wade streams with easy access.  If you would like to do a float trip on the Madison, one can be arranged for a one day upcharge.  Most folks choose to stay on the Ruby due to the great fishing, lack of fishing pressure and ease of access. Evening presents the opportunity for casting and fly tying instruction...or just kick back and relax! You may even choose to ride horseback one day or go on a guided history tour or wildlife viewing excursion.  All activities are included in the price of the trip.

Cancelation Policy: A 50% deposit is required upon booking. Balance is required in full 6 weeks prior to departure. A 50% refund will apply if cancelation takes place less than 4 weeks prior to departure.


July 24th - July 30th, 2021
We limit the number of clients to 8 for the week to minimize fishing pressure and to keep the client to guide ratio low.

Cost: $3,775 per person

Includes all lodging, meals, ground transportation, guide fees and activities. I’m happy to help arrange your airfare to assure best rates and arrival times.

**Anyone joining us on a destination trip is welcome to attend our Two-Day Intro Clinic, or any of our Special Clinics free of charge.**