Bob Marshall (1901-1939) was a man of many talents.  The early forester, author, explorer, wilderness preservation pioneer, and Wilderness Society co-founder was an avid leader for the protection of wild lands and pristine landscapes.  Marshall died at the early age of 38 from heart failure.  In spite of his heart condition, he logged many hikes of up to 40 miles in a single 24 hour day.  Before he died he was able to lay out the preliminary plans for the wilderness area.

In 1941, not long after Marshall died, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Henry A. Wallace, designated the 950,000 acres surrounding the South Fork of the Flathead(established 1931), the Sun River (established 1935), and the Pentagon (established 1933) as Primitive Areas (later to become Congressionally designated Wilderness Areas).  To honor the memory of the man who fought so valiantly to protect the area, it was officially named the Bob Marshall Wilderness on September 3, 1964, when Congress passed the “The Wilderness Act”. The “Bob” has received constant protection under this Act ever since and is a part of the National Wilderness Preservation System.

While almost every trip we take has great fishing opportunities, we have scheduled trips that focus on trophy wilderness fishing.  We will be fishing waters that are teaming with trout and produce catch rates that will keep you busy all day!  As Smoke Elser says, you have to hide behind a tree just to put your fly or lure on.  The trips for 2018 leave on August 9, 2018 and August 20, 2018.

The August 9th trip is an 8 day 7 night fishing adventure to a blue ribbon fishing destination. August 20 is a 7 day, 6 night fishing adventure to an excellent fishing destination.

Don’t delay, these trips fill fast. If interested contact us using our electronic form or call us at 406-644-7889.

Bob Marshall Wilderness Outfitters - Missoula, Montana