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Montana: Spring Creek Fly Fishing School

April 5, 2021

We are excited to announce two spring creek fly fishing schools on DePuy Spring Creek & Armstrong Spring Creek in the Paradise Valley. The schools will be hosted by the Shields River Lodge located just outside of Clyde Park.

The 4 night / 3-day schools will be April 25 – 29 & May 17 – 21.

Each school will be limited to only 6 participants which ensures a low student-to-instructor ratio. And there will be no other public rods on the spring creeks each day – so you will have them all to yourselves! Veteran local instructors will include Brant Oswald, Beau Peavey, and Greg Bricker. Between the three of them – they have decades of experience on not only the Paradise Valley spring creeks, but technical trout waters around the world!

Instruction will include…

  • Spring creek rigging
  • Casting
  • Sight fishing
  • Reading water
  • Hatches and fly selection to matching the hatch
  • Entomology
  • Knot tying
  • Hooking, landing, and releasing fish

Day 1 – Arrive
Day 2 – Instruction & fishing on 1 mile of private access on the Shields River
Day 3 – Instruction & fishing on Depuy Spring Creek
Day 4 – Instruction & fishing on Armstrong Spring Creek
Day 5 – Depart

$5,000 per person


  • (4) nights lodging (single occupancy room)
  • (3) days of instruction & guided fishing
  • All meals at the lodge (including cooler lunch, waters, sodas, etc on the water)
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at the lodge
  • All flies and terminal tackle provided by the instructors / guides
  • Use of rods and reels (if necessary)
  • Gratuities for fishing instructors / guides
  • Spring creek fees
  • Transportation to and from the river
  • Taxes


  • Airfare (fly into Bozeman)
  • Airport transportation (can be arranged at an additional cost or rent a car)
  • Fishing license
  • Waders and wading boots (rent from a local shop if needed)
  • Gratuities for lodge staff

Those wanting to forego lodging and meals can stay somewhere locally, but still book the school for $2,750 per person which will include a hors d’oeuvres and wine/beer welcome reception at the Shields River Lodge, and lunch while out on the water each day.

Please contact us for more details! 


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