Captain Karl Jones and Sheerwater Guide Service would like to invite you up to experience Western Montana at its finest! Based out of Missoula, MT we are right at the heart of the finest trout fly fishing Montana has to offer and what many people believe is the finest in the west. What really makes this area different is the diversity of fly fishing opportunities we have to offer. As you travel in any direction you will find a beautiful river full of hungry wild trout, be it the Bitterroot, Blackfoot, Clark Fork or Missouri River, or one of their many tributaries. On any given day from the first week of March through the end of October, you might find yourself casting a dry fly to the trout of a lifetime. Karl and his crew of world class trout guides know where the fish are and how to put you on them! Come enjoy the fly fishing trip of a lifetime with us on the waters we love!



Bitterroot River


Blackfoot River


Clark Fork River


Missouri River



Sheerwater Guide Service



John L. Harris

Tampa, FL

I have fished with Sheerwater Guide Service for more than seven years, on trips of seven days to a few hours. Karl is a perfect guide; he is friendly, extremely knowledgeable and always seems to have the knack for finding fish, even on those “tough” days. Karl has intimate knowledge of virtually every western stream or river I have heard of, offers terrific advice and tips when asked, and is more of a friend to fish with rather than a fishing guide. If you love to fly fish, and want to experience a day with a real pro, call Karl.

Glenn Izmirian, MD

Huntington Beach, CA

Sheerwater Guide Service is a pleasure to fish with. Over the last 10 years I have had the good fortune to fish many well-known trout waters in the Western United States. Nothing beats spending a day in Montana, fishing with Karl in his handmade wood drift boat. His fishing knowledge, tactics and rowing skills are unequalled. Always pleasant, he has been equally adept at teaching new tricks to experienced fisherman such as myself and novice friends of mine, just learning to fly fish.

Dave MacLeod

Valencia, CA

Thank You Karl Jones and Sheerwater Guide Service. I’ve never caught so many big fish. I’m already planning my next trip.