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Andy Carlson
Montana’s Legendary Fishing Outfitter and Trout / Water Activist

Bitterroot, Blackfoot, Clark’s Fork and Missouri Rivers
(including the Bitterroot East Fork , West Fork and Main stem from it’s headwater to it’s confluence with the Clark’s Fork)

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Give Me Lips

"Repeatedly casting for wild rainbow, cutthroat and brown trout, an excited American voice was shouting, "give me lips baby,"shortly followed by , "come up and play you big dog!"
It only remains to be seen whiter the cry of 'give me lips' will stir Scottish salmon out of their usual torpor."
Bitterroot Anglers Float Fishing trips
2017-08-05T23:21:14-07:00
"Repeatedly casting for wild rainbow, cutthroat and brown trout, an excited American voice was shouting, "give me lips baby,"shortly followed by , "come up and play you big dog!" It only remains to be seen whiter the cry of 'give me lips' will stir Scottish salmon out of their usual torpor."

Carlson and his guides are all experienced anglers

"Since 1992, we have had an excellent relationship with Bitterroot Anglers, a guiding company formed by Andy Carlson and situated in Western Montana near the town of Missoula.
The great attraction of this area is not only the unspoiled wild nature of the region of the region but also the vast variety of the seven rivers within easy reach of the town.
Carlson and his guides are all experienced anglers and familiar with the 200 miles of water to which they have access."

Fly Fisherman Anthony Thorp
Bitterroot Anglers Float Fishing trips
2017-08-05T23:22:51-07:00
"Since 1992, we have had an excellent relationship with Bitterroot Anglers, a guiding company formed by Andy Carlson and situated in Western Montana near the town of Missoula. The great attraction of this area is not only the unspoiled wild nature of the region of the region but also the vast variety of the seven rivers within easy reach of the town. Carlson and his guides are all experienced anglers and familiar with the 200 miles of water to which they have access." Fly Fisherman Anthony Thorp

Protecting the Bitterroot Watershed

"You and your guides introduced me to a wonderful river and I wanted to express to you my appreciation.
Keep up the good work of protecting the Bitterroot watershed until we meet."

Clarke Mitchel
Bitterroot Anglers Float Fishing trips
2017-08-05T23:23:56-07:00
"You and your guides introduced me to a wonderful river and I wanted to express to you my appreciation. Keep up the good work of protecting the Bitterroot watershed until we meet." Clarke Mitchel

Andy Carlson, a great guide and a real character

"I go to different places so I rely upon the guide. Up on the Bitterroot I go with Andy Carlson, a great guide and a real character.
I love his purple haze think he originally tied it and has a patent on it..."

Jimmy Kimmel
Bitterroot Anglers Float Fishing trips
2017-08-05T22:56:10-07:00
"I go to different places so I rely upon the guide. Up on the Bitterroot I go with Andy Carlson, a great guide and a real character. I love his purple haze think he originally tied it and has a patent on it..." Jimmy Kimmel

Activism for the survival of Bitterroot River

"Andy casts far beyond his line in the Bitterroot .
His record and passion for the aquatic insect population living under a rock at river's edge to the "big one" that rises above the river is contagious.
Yet, it was his activism for the survival of Bitterroot River with future minimum flow management and
respect for the habitat and survival of the trout that intrigued me and punctuates his so very authentic life."

Bitterroot Anglers Float Fishing trips
2017-08-05T23:27:52-07:00
"Andy casts far beyond his line in the Bitterroot . His record and passion for the aquatic insect population living under a rock at river's edge to the "big one" that rises above the river is contagious. Yet, it was his activism for the survival of Bitterroot River with future minimum flow management and respect for the habitat and survival of the trout that intrigued me and punctuates his so very authentic life."
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