Trout Fishing in Montana
Ken Whelan & Mike Geary

The Irish Fly Fair - Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh
18th & 19th November 2023

Healing Waters Lodge - Montana

After three wonderful trout fishing trips to south western Montana Ken Whelan will bring you on a breath-taking tour of some of the finest, wild trout waters in the world. With his good friend Mike Geary, proprietor of Healing Waters Lodge and using a mixture of haunting video clips and stunning still images, Ken and Mike will describe how you too could enjoy blue ribbon trout fishing at its very best. Hear about legendary waters such as the Beaverhead, the Big Hole, the Jefferson and Ken’s favourites, the exquisitely intimate limestone spring creeks.

Ken Whelan

Ken is a fisheries scientist and runs his own fisheries consultancy. He acts as an advisor to the Atlantic Salmon Trust and is one their Vice Presidents. Ken has been a keen angler since a very young age and has written extensively on angling topics. He has fished in many remote locations throughout the world: Montana, New Zealand, Chile, Slovenia, Canada and even the wild, untamed tundra of the Kola Peninsula and the exotic rivers of Mongolia. Ken has also produced, scripted and presented many films and videos on various aspects of Irish fisheries and angling. He is a regular radio contributor to Mooney Goes Wild on national radio (RTE). Lucky to have weaved his hobby into his job, he is never quite sure whether he is working or enjoying himself!



Mike Geary

One of the most experienced outfitters and guides in Montana, Mike has for the past 25 years owned and operated testing Lewis and Clark Expeditions - Fly Fishing outfitters. L & C Expeditions guides on the Blackfoot, Missouri and Upper Clark Fork and offers five-day float trips down the legendary Smith River in Montana. In 2013, Mike bought Healing Waters Lodge, in Twin Bridges, and moved his L&C Expeditions operation from Helena to Twin Bridges. His guiding business also covers such famous rivers as the Beaverhead, Big Hole, Jefferson, Madison, and the beautiful little Ruby. He also has access to many miles of the finest private waters in Montana on spring creeks, free stone streams, ponds and lakes.



Mike and Laura Geary Healing Waters Montana
Montana trout - Healing waters Montana

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