David Blanton

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About
David joined our crew five years ago, fresh in from the rivers of Alaska’s Bristol Bay region, where he spent the better part of a decade guiding anglers on the fabled waters of Interior Alaska. A quick study on our local waters, he has proven himself and his skills time and again in all conditions. Quick witted and easy going, he personifies the word professional. If we had to describe him in one line it would go a lot like this.. "The last to quit and the first to buy the beer".
 
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Welcome to the Stonefly Inn & Outfitters, Montana's "Last Best Fly Fishing Lodge", located in the heart of Montana's Blue Ribbon Trout Country.... more

Based in Twin Bridges, we are licensed outfitters on the Big Hole, The Beaverhead, The Madison, The Jefferson, the Missouri and the Ruby Rivers. That's right - there is over three hundred miles of world class Montana fly fishing water within an hour’s drive of your cabin door.

FIVE Blue Ribbon Rivers. Six guest cabins, great steaks and the best guides in the zip code. Join us here at The Stonefly Inn and let us show you our definition of "Montana's best fly fishing". Because when it’s over, the fishing was just one part of your Montana fly fishing vacation.

Lodging: Staying at The Stonefly Inn, you will enjoy clean, freshly remodeled cabins that will make you look forward to returning from your day on the water. In a time of fast food, roadside motels and less than friendly service, we are "the other guys" that do it right. And we're located right in Twin Bridges, a five minute walk from the Beaverhead River. We have six cabins that can accommodate up to 12 anglers. Each cabin has 2 queen beds, and more than enough space for 2 anglers and all of their gear.

You can expect clean, comfortable cabins with all the amenities of any chain motel. Each cabin has Direct TV and Wi-Fi access is available - but if you choose to leave those options for when you return home, we understand! Daily housekeeping is standard, and you will return to your beds being made, fresh towels on the racks and the coffee pot ready to roll for the morning.

Whether you are our guest for one night or five, comfortable cabins, clean sheets, warm showers and a family down home Montana atmosphere await you. During your stay in Twin Bridges, The Stonefly Inn will be your home away from home. Other amenities include complimentary wi-fi internet, satellite television and a buffet style breakfast served each morning. After a long day of fly fishing, you're invited to unwind, maybe tell a tall tale or two and get to know other Stonefly Inn guests at the Stonefly "Roost" Lounge. Our outfitted guests can also enjoy nightly dinners from the grill. Montana beef and Alaskan salmon are just the tip of the iceberg - many times prepared by none other than Rooster himself!

The Stonefly Inn operates primarily as a fishing lodge throughout the summer months, but we welcome all fishermen and travelers on a space available basis - please call us at (406) 684-5648 and check our availability! We have six cabins that can accommodate up to 12 anglers. Each cabin has 2 queen beds, and three of our cabins have kitchenettes for the do-it yourselfers out there.

When you return to the Stonefly after a day of fishing - you can look forward to appetizers and refreshments in the spacious screened in patio of "The Roost". Our guest lounge comfortably seats up to 20 guests, and is often the hub of information each night. Our meals are prepared our chef, Monique, and range from Montana beef to Alaskan Salmon. Late night "seminars" are quite common, as our guides tend to migrate to the Roost just about the time dinner is served. One word of caution, when the liars dice gets started you might want to head for the barn!
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Ladies Fly Fishing Experience
From TripAdvisor - Our group of 10 women stayed at the Stonefly Inn July 15-18, 2015 in the thick of an incredible heat wave with sunny skies. That made for less than ideal fishing conditions, but our excellent guides took us to their secret spots on the river, changed flies as often as necessary, coached us and improved our techniques to make sure we maximized our catch. They were outstanding (one ... more of our ladies pulled out a 22 inch brown)! The cabins were spotless and comfortable. We got a heads up to bring a hair dryer if desired. The Stonefly Inn staff were ALL warm and friendly and the meals were fantastic! Glen, the chef, has a gourmet touch with beautiful sauces and dressings and appetizers; your steak or (or whatever) was always cooked to perfection. The owner, Rooster, went out of his way for us in every way. Beyond fishing and lodging, he helped us with a scattering of ashes for one of our dear friends who recently died, who had hoped to be with us. He swam halfway across the Big Hole River to make sure she started her journey in swift running water, in the most beautiful of settings. We loved this place.
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Comfy Cabins, Great Food and Super Guides
Exert from TripAdvisor - The cabins are old but clean and the beds comfortable. The bathrooms are small, but sufficient and equipped with fluffy towels. Like most fishing lodges, no blow dryers are furnished. Meals are taken in a convivial screened in area where good strong coffee is ready for the early riser. The chef has 4 star restaurant experience and it shows in the quality of the superb meals. ... more They are prepared with fresh local ingredients and great thought and care. Chef Glenn listened to our groups desires and made sumptuous but not carb laden delights. The food was far better than most fishing lodges. The chef even prepared a special elk appetizer to pair with one of the special vinyages we brought.The fishing was less than spectacular due to unseasonably hot weather and low water levels. Every one of us caught fish, due in large part to the tireless efforts of the terrific guides who work out of this lodge. They mustered all of their experience to ensure that we would have the opportunity to land some famous Montana trout. These guides are the real deal, and work hard to guide you to the right places, with the right flies to maximize success.The fly shop at the Stonefly Inn is also a handy and well stocked resource. They are a Simms outfitter as well as other top notch manufacturers of high quality gear and clothing.We had a great experience and would return for sure.
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