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The Guides

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Outfitter, guide, and owner of Bitterroot River Guides, Jed Fitzpatrick has traveled the waters of Montana near and far, guiding anglers into prime fishing and instructing the fine art of fly fishing since 1998.  From Depuy and Armstrong Spring Creeks in Paradise Valley, the gateway to Yellowstone, to the Beaverhead, Big Hole, Bitterroot River trifecta on the west side, and on up to the central plains of the world renowned Missouri, Jed has led many anglers to the places of their dreams.  A kind patient instructor and true master of the dry fly, Jed hones your rod skills to a fine sharp edge, taking casting efficiency, precision, and distance to a whole new level.


The man, the legend, the flowing robes, Chris Rockhold fills all those shoes. Guiding with us for nine years and fishing since birth, Chris is the best of the best.  Period.  From ripping streamers on the Mo to winning bass tournaments on Noxon, this kid can find fish and figure them out.  His enthusiasm is unparalleled on the water, and his kind nature lends to a patient teaching style. From sneaky dry fly tactics, all the way to deep stoneflies off the banks, Chris will put you on the fish and keep you there all day, rolling with the many moods of the river.


big hole bitterroot 047Alex Hibala is a throwback to an older era of guiding, when guides tied their own bugs and really knew how to work a piece of water. Guiding with us for ten years now, Alex exudes an unrivaled passion and knowledge for all things fly fishing.  His bugs are straight deadly: learning the art of tying from the old masters of the valley, his flies are unparalleled in form and function.  With a guiding style that is smooth and heads up, Alex finds fish where many guides would never even notice.

chad williamsKnowledgeable, hard working, solid.  Chad Williams anchors Bitterroot River Guides with dependable river skills and fish savvy; as adept guiding out of the boat or on wade excursions. Head coach of Hamilton High School wrestling and also a history teacher, Chad naturally instructs fly fishing with eager style, as well as he can straight get after a set of oars, putting anglers on good water and holding them there for those tricky drifts.   From coaxing out the outdoorsman hiding in that fourteen year old kid, to helping Dad dial in his backcast, Chad’s lessons on the water carry on well beyond your guided trip.