A float trip through Trout paradise...
It is like stepping back in time to a wilderness area that is remote, pristine, and absolutely breathtaking.  And, amidst this beauty is the perfect Trout river that flows freely beneath the towering mountain peaks of the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Most of all, this special river is home to generous populations of native West Slope Cutthroat Trout that rise to a dry fly with vigor and Bull Trout that reach mammoth proportions.  Welcome to Montana’s South Fork of the Flathead River!
After accessing the headwaters on horse-back, anglers spend the rest of the week floating, camping, and fishing up to 50 miles of the South Fork.  You are deep in the heart of “The Bob”, away from crowds and any sign of civilization.  This fact can yield incredible fishing success and an experience of “the way it used to be.”
And make no mistake... this is no “roughing-it” camping trip in the woods.  Bullseye Outfitters provides an exceptional camp setting with meals and amenities that defies one’s perception of a “wilderness experience.”  And, guest tents are furnished with cots and air mattresses.  Needless to say, you will eat, fish, and sleep well on the banks of the South Fork!
Bullseye Outfitters
The Bob Marshall Wilderness / South Fork - Flathead River 
Destination Summary

Location: Bob Marshall Wilderness, Montana
Season: Mid-July thru August  
Primary Species: native West Slope Cutthroat Trout and Bull Trout
Rivers Fished:  South Fork of the Flathead River and tributaries
Type of Fishing: Float (raft) fishing and wade fishing; dry fly, nymphing, and streamer fishing
Camp Capacity: 6 - 8 anglers
Accommodations: Fully staffed mobile camp; large guest tents with cots; full cook staff and camp service
Travel Details: arrive Missoula, MT; horseback ride to headwaters of river; float and camp along river (35 - 50 miles); depart Kalispell (or Missoula)

Tackle Requirements:
4 - 6 wt. rods for Cutthroat Trout
7 - 8 wt. rods for Bull Trout
WF floating fly lines
1X - 4X leaders and tippet

Tackle Requirements:
Ant Patterns-Chernobyl, Foam,...
Grasshopper patterns
Elk Hair Caddis
Parachute Adams
BH Nymphs - Prince, PTs, Caddis Pupa, Rubber Legs
Streamers - Zonkers, Deceivers, A-Leeches, Sculpins Photo Tour - CLICK HERE!
SF Flathead River
Amazing Fishing
Full Service Camp
 Stunning Scenery
 Horseback Riding

Package Rates (2014)
(6 nights / 5 days fishing)

Full Service / Guided Package
$4.990 USD/angler (dbl.)

Detailed Trip Information:
Fishing Summary
The South Fork of the Flathead River flows through the 1.5-million-acre Bob Marshall Wilderness. Formed from the junction of Danaher Creek and Young's Creek, this legendary river is known in the Montana fly-fishing world as the mecca for dry-fly Cutthroat fishing. The South Fork is also the only place where you're allowed to target the ferocious Bull Trout, which can reach proportions of over 30 inches in length.
Anglers are assigned as two anglers per raft.  Fishing may be conducted from the raft while floating or pulling over to the shore and wade fishing.  Earlier in the season waders and boots may be necessary, while later in the season (or low water years) wet wading may be most comfortable.
Most anglers fish 9 foot 4 or 5 weight fly rods for the Cutthroat Trout.  All that is needed is a weight forward floating fly line for all methods of fishing - dry fly, nymphing, and streamer fishing.  To pursue Bull Trout, a 7 or 8 weight with a weight forward floating and/or sink-tip fly line is recommended.  Tapered leaders and tippet in 1X - 4X are needed for the variety of fishing methods and species pursued.  
On guided trips, all of the tackle and flies are provided.  The guides carry have full selection of highly effective fly patterns for both Cutthroat and Bull Trout.  Additionally, the guides can furnish rod/reel setups and all terminal tackle (leaders, tippet, etc).
Daily Schedule and Fishing Program
At camp, the typical day starts at 8:00 AM with a hot breakfast. Before departing camp, you will want to repack your personal duffel bag so the staff can transport it to the next camp.  Your guide and raft will be ready to leave around 9:00AM.  A lunch will be prepared for you to take on your raft and eat on the river.  You will float and fish until about 5:00PM, when all anglers are due to arrive at the next camp.  Dinner is served around 6:30PM.  After dinner, you are free to wade fish around camp.  (NOTE: daily schedule may vary depending on weather and other factors)
You and Your Horse
The horses and pack mules are gentle and mountain trained. The pack guides are knowledgeable and have the ability to match you with a compatible horse. Your riding experience, physical size, and attitude all play a part in this.  You will be assigned a horse for the duration of the trip unless there are any issues and/or personality conflicts.  
The Camp
Bullseye Outfitters provides a full service camp that is best described as backcountry luxury.  The camp staff coordinates and handles all of the setup and takedown each time camp is moved down river.  Camp equipment and provisions are transported during the day while anglers are fishing.  The staff ensures that the camp is fully setup down river before anglers arrive at camp at the end of the day.

Dining Tent
A large “rain-fly” or tarp is erected at each camp to provide cover while dining.  This is essential when campers need shelter from the rain, or if they are looking to stay cool in the shade on a warm day.  Camp chairs and tables are setup in the dining area.

Sleeping Tents
Campers sleep in large, spacious canvas walled tents.  Tents include two comfortable cots with air mattresses for a comfortable nights rest.  Campers bring their own sleeping bags - synthetic filled insulation with a 0 degree F rating is highly recommended!

Showers and Outhouses
Solar showers are made available for campers.  At each camp, a portable outhouse is provided for campers.

Meals & Beverages
The meals are another highlight of your experience on the South Fork of the Flathead River.  Hearty portions and a wonderful variety of meals are an absolute culinary delight for the big appetite.  Breakfast is served each morning with the choice of hot food and/or cold cereal.  Breakfast is promptly served in the morning to assure an on-time start of the daily fishing adventure.  Lunches are prepared by the staff and taken with you on the raft.  Each evening, you will be treated to a different culinary delight.  Entrees may include chicken, pork, or beef - the meals prepared by the staff are truly hearty and delicious.

All drinking water made from filtered river water.  Other beverages such as juice, coffee, tea, and wine are included in your package.  Wine is provided every evening in camp.  Any other alcohol should be purchased ahead of time and can be packed.  Glass bottles are not allowed - if you are bringing any hard liquor please purchase those in plastic bottles or transfer the liquor to plastic containers with a secure screw top.

Gratuities for Guides and Staff
For anglers who feel that they have received good service, tipping is customary.  Tips are pooled and divided evenly between everyone who contributes to the angler’s experience during the week, including guides, camp staff, and cook.  We are often asked for a guideline on tipping, so we let anglers know that our average tip per angler for a week of fishing is about 10% of the package price.  We encourage you to tip at a level that you feel is consistent with the service that you received.  Tips are collected at the end of your week.  Bullseye Outfitters strongly prefers cash for tips.

Travel Logistics

Here is a list of travel logistics for your arrival and departure:
Arrival Day: Arrive Missoula, Montana and overnight in Missoula
Day 1: Pickup at your hotel in Missoula; transfer to trailhead/stables
Day 7: Dropoff at your hotel in Kalispell (recommended) or Missoula
Departure Day: Depart for home

1. Flying to Missoula, MT:  Schedule your flight to arrive Missoula, MT the day prior to DAY 1 of your trip.  Various airlines service Missoula, so choose the airline that best fits your schedule.  From the airport, take the a shuttle or taxi to your hotel.  You will need to book your own hotel reservations - here is a list of recommended hotels In Missoula:

Wingate Inn - (406) 541-8000
Double Tree Edge water – (406) 728-3100
Hampton Inn – (406) 549-1800
2. Day 1 - Pickup Day:  A Bullseye Outfitters representative will meet you in the lobby of your hotel at a predetermined time.  You will be driven to the stables and trailhead where you will begin your adventure.

3. Day 7 - Last Day of Trip:  On this day, you will float and fish to the takeout on the river by late-morning.  You will then make a short horseback ride (or hike) 3 miles to the trailhead and stables.  From there, you will be transfered to Kalispell (or Missoula) for your overnight at the hotel.  It is recommended that your departing flight leaves from Kalispell.  You will need to book your own hotel reservations - here is a list of recommended hotels in Kalispell: 

Hilton Garden Inn – (406) 756-4500 (Hwy 93)
Hampton Inn – (406) 755-7900 (New part N. or town)
La Quinta Inn – (406) 257-5255 (255 Montclair Dr.)
Red Lion Hotel – (406)751-5050 (North 20 Main St. - Kalispell Center Mall)
NOTE: Flight departures from Missoula are possible, but require an extended ride from the trailhead to Missoula (about 5 hours drive). 

4. Departure Day:  You will need to secure your own transportation to the airport in Kalispell (or MIssoula); depart for your home airport.

2014 Package Rates

Includes: 6 nights camping and packing service, 5 days guided fishing (*SEE NOTE BELOW), meals/beverages, horseback transportation, mule packing, and ground transfers between hotel to trailhead/stables.
Not Included: airfare, fishing licenses/permits, hotel stay and meals in Missoula and/or Kalispell, gratuities, and other travel incidentals.

Full Camp Service / Guided Fishing Package: $4.990 USD/angler (double occupancy camping and fishing)

Bullseye Outfitters Cancellation and Refund Policy
Due to limited booking availability and state licensing deadline dates, Bullseye Outfitters, LLC has established the following Refund Policy:

A 50% non-refundable deposit* is required to confirm all reservations.
Balance payment for the trip is due 60 days prior to the trip date or the trip is subject to cancellation.

*Refunds of deposits may be issued in circumstances involving death of client or health problem which physically restricts the client from participating in the scheduled activity, minus a 50% booking and administrative fee.  This must be verified by a licensed physician in writing.

NOTE:  If cancellation is made prior to any applicable deadline dates and the cancelled spot can be re-booked, Bullseye Outfitters, LLC has the option to apply the deposit to a future wilderness hunt, summer pack trip, encampment at bull creek wilderness camp and fly fishing trips.
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Refunds: A $150 processing fee will be deducted from all refunds. All refunds will be paid by check. 
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