The Guide Rendezvous is open to all guides (not just those endorsed by Orvis) and features seminars, presentations, and workshops designed to help you as a professional fly-fishing guide. This will mark the 28th year that Orvis has hosted a conference for professional fly-fishing guides.
On Saturday, April 5th, the Down the Hatch Fish Festival will be held in Caras Park, right on the river, and it is open to everyone. Test-cast a bunch of rods, check out lots of other gear, enjoy live music, rub elbows with the likes of Tom Rosenbauer and Pete Kutzer, and have a beer. Then head over to the historic Wilma Theatre for the 2nd Annual Orvis Film Fest. It’s a great time.
Spring fishing in western Montana can be lights-out, with great hatches of Skwalas, gray drakes, midges, and perhaps some early blue-winged olives. If you want to throw streamers, this is a great time to hook up with big fish eager to bulk up after a long winter.
Scenes from last year’s events: