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Al Caucci Fly Fishing
1250 Winterdale Road
Starlight, PA, 18461

Phone : 1 ( 570 ) 635 - 5897
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Southwest Montana Trip on Classic Rivers & Private Spring Creeks at the incredible Healing Waters Lodge!!  Click here to view Spring Creek fish photos.
2018 Dates to be announced

Join me on a trip to the incredible Healing Waters Lodge, in the Beaverhead valley, near Twin Bridges, Montana, for some of the best dry fly action in Montana! You will have daily guided fishing for big, wild, sipping browns and rainbows, on world famous rivers and private spring creeks, in the Beaverhead/Big Hole valleys (

In addition to the "best spring creek fishing" in the SW Montana, you will have the option of guided float trips on 4 of the top trout rivers in the world which are close by: the Beaverhead, Big Hole, Jefferson and Madison rivers Click here to view information on the rivers.   Also available are guided fishing on private stretches of the Ruby and Boulder rivers

I was never crazy about spring creek fishing in the past, preferring instead big trout rivers for both floating and wading, but I must admit that I really enjoyed these small private creeks so much, with their big, sipping trout eating PMD duns and spinners, that I fished them for my entire 3 day stay, instead of floating some of my favorite rivers in the area. Hooking and landing a good number of browns and rainbows over 20 inches on such a small stream is very exciting! The two owners, Greg Lilly and Bill Kemph, alternated guiding me and were just terrific, as is their staff; the best guides in the Dillon/Bozeman corridor. Greg has been in the business as long as I have, though he is a bit younger, and comes from the legendary Bud Lilly family!

Our home for the week will be the up-scaled, beautiful, and impeccably managed Healing Waters Lodge. During my stay I was not only impressed by the great fishing, but also by the classic Montana setting of the lodge, it's lovely gardens and trout pond settings, knowledgeable polite staff, wonderful Montana gourmet food and matching wines. The dinning room and kitchen are in a separate building with high ceilings, large fireplace, fishing library and large windows in view of the trout pond and gardens.

Janet Lily, along with her husband, Greg, and Bill, manage the resort and Janet is also an excellent chef and gardener who created and maintains the amazing gardens. Much of the food I ate was picked daily from her garden. Click here to view sample menus

The rooms are spacious and cozy, with amenities you only find only in the very best lodges. White terry cloth robes, fresh flowers from the gardens that surround each building, and chocolate snacks are only a few of the extras that are tended daily in your room. There is outside large hot tub/Jacuzzi over looking the gardens, a workout room with equipment, plenty hiking and jogging trials. I have been fortunate enough to stay in some of the most renowned fishing lodges in the world and feel that Healing Waters is right at the top! Spouses will also enjoy this most relaxing lodge. So if you are inclined to bring your significant other non fishing partner along call me for the reduced price.

Call for 2018 trip price. A $1500 deposit is required at registration with the balance due  Like all new Al Caucci Flyfishing trips, we expect to sell this trip out quickly, so don't hesitate to call to hold your spot!
Price includes, arrive day 1, guided float trips on days 2, 3, 4, 5, depart on day 6 after breakfast. Also includes deluxe accommodations, gourmet breakfast, lunch on the rivers, cocktail hour with wines, beer, soft drinks and hor d'oeurves and a 5 course dinner.

Private spring creek and Boulder River fishing is not included in the lodge price, however, I have included a full day of guided fishing on the private spring creeks or Boulder River for every participant if you choose to do so. Everything is included except tips for guide, staff and additional days of private spring creek fishing fees and private Boulder river fees, which are $100 - 125 per rod per, per day. Prices are based on 2 persons per suite and 2 persons per guide. Due to the demand, additional Private Spring Creek reservations must be made ASAP, by January for sure.  

Please call 570-635-5897 or email  to book your spot.


As with my other Montana trips, Greg and Bill have agreed to include evening guided fishing to caddis hatches on this trip, for an even longer fishing day (This is a real plus as Montana lodges, including HWL, and guides, normally fish from 9am to 5pm). We may want to split long days and short days if you like, I will poll the group before the trip so that the staff can gear up for our requirements. The lodge, food and surroundings are so enjoyable that it may be a good idea to quit earlier one or two days to enjoy the place - your choice! Greg has also agreed to hold the lodge and spring creeks for our guests.


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