Broken Arrow Lodge

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Overview
We have become very versatile as outfitters to make the most of the natural beauty and amenities available in the Ruby Valley. We offer guided and unguided Montana fly fishing all season long on four of the state's best fishing rivers. We function as a dude ranch in summer offering horseback trail rides and Montana pack trips into the Beaverhead National Forest. In autumn, we offer guided and unguided bow or rifle hunting for elk, deer, antelope, moose, bear, and upland game birds.
 
Broken Arrow Lodge is as versatile as we are. This is your home-away-from-home whether you are a fly fisherman, hunter, or horseback rider. Some of our guests only stay at our Montana lodge at arrival and departure since they want to spend most of their time in the backcountry. Others prefer to stay at the lodge and enjoy the comforts of home. Either way, you can get to your final destination by foot, horse, or 4-wheel drive.
 
Our Montana fishing guides are passionate about Montana fly fishing and your success. We are in close proximity to five famous Montana fly fishing streams including the prestigious Ruby River which runs right through our property. We cater both to experienced anglers that want to know the best spots and new anglers that need instruction. We offer both guided and unguided fly fishing packages for you to choose from. Come alone, with a buddy, or bring the whole family! We also have many other activities besides fly fishing to round out your vacation.
 
Fishing Trips
$
2,450
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$
3,500
/ Angler
Capacity:
1 - 2 anglers
Days:
Daily
Duration:
3 days
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Our 3 day and 4 night fly fishing packages include comfortable accommodations at our Montana fishing lodge, three home-cooked meals each day, and all ranch activities. They also includes ... moreprivate access to the Ruby River and a guide. Guided day fishing trips include a Montana fly fishing guide, lunch, and refreshments.

On occasion, water levels may require that we alter the rivers fished. To maintain a high level of personal service, we limit our guests to 10 per week. Please contact our Montana fly fishing guides if you need a custom package or wish to arrange special rates for your fly shop or club.

Notes

Montana accommodation tax is included.

Fishing licenses are not included.

Children are welcome.
$
1,710
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$
2,450
/ Angler
Capacity:
1 - 2 anglers
Days:
Daily
Duration:
2 days
Our 2 day and 3 night fly fishing packages include comfortable accommodations at our Montana fishing lodge, three home-cooked meals each day, and all ranch activities. They also includes ... moreprivate access to the Ruby River and a guide. Guided day fishing trips include a Montana fly fishing guide, lunch, and refreshments.

On occasion, water levels may require that we alter the rivers fished. To maintain a high level of personal service, we limit our guests to 10 per week. Please contact our Montana fly fishing guides if you need a custom package or wish to arrange special rates for your fly shop or club.

Notes

Montana accommodation tax is included.

Fishing licenses are not included.

Children are welcome.
Guides
Thank you for visiting our Montana lodge online! Broken Arrow Lodge is our home and our life’s work. Erwin is a licensed Montana outfitter (#5715). As Montana natives, we welcome you ... moreto visit our backcountry lodge and share the beauty and wonder of this pristine area.

We were both born and raised in Butte, Montana. Our two children are grown and raising little ones of their own now. Wendy and her husband have a trucking company in Billings and have three little girls. Chris works with us and has two little girls and a baby boy. We have always loved the outdoors, hunting, fly fishing, and horseback riding. So, after working at service jobs for 16 years, we decided to pursue our dream to operate a guest ranch.
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A Reluctant Cowgirl Gets Tough
I did not grow up with horses—or even a goldfish, for that matter, and I am a city girl whose idea of a perilous adventure has long been driving from Philadelphia to Washington, DC, as a child to visit an aunt and an uncle in a car which also held another relative smoking a noxious cigar. And yet, this year I’ll be going back for my ninth straight cowgirl vacation at the Broken Arrow Lodge and absolutely ... more looking forward to riding a mule for hours in a National Forest where peeing in the woods is inescapable. Of course, there is a certain incentive for repeat trips in a Lodge program that rewards such things with discounts, but I suspect that my husband and I would make our annual pilgrimage even if the owners, Sherry and Erwin Clark, had raised their prices each year—which they haven’t. In fact, they’ve barely raised their fees at all during our years of patronage, and six nights of spotless, comfortable lodging, wonderful, plentiful food, and unlimited horseback riding remains a bargain there. But, to be absolutely honest, what makes the Broken Arrow’s hospitality enticing at any cost is the friendship that seems to develop between the crew and the guests during a first or only visit and the sense of safety and care that has turned a tenderfoot like me into a comfortable, once-a-year rider in Montana’s gorgeous wilderness.I was a bit frightened to ride in the high, rough country before our first visit years ago, but within the three days of that first vacation, the Clarks’ complete-but-never-overwhelming instructions quickly gave me the confidence to go out each day and to decide at the trip’s end that I’d be back again the next summer. Naturally, my inexperience creeps up on me between weeks in Montana, but it’s soon dispelled by the beauty of the Beaverhead National Forest and another edition of the Lodge’s gentle introduction to mountain riding. This is helped no little bit by the superb training of the Broken Arrow’s string of horses and mules—I prefer a mule because I fancy mules share my extreme need to WATCH WHERE WE’RE GOING—and the Clarks’ kind of education. With inexperienced riders like me (or even with riders who have ridden before but not recently), they offer an incremental diet of quiet instruction that’s delivered in small, digestible, frequently repeated doses that never overwhelm a student with too much, too soon. We’re given enough to get us going safely, and then that knowledge is added to whenever a situation demands something new and/or different. That way, the experienced riders aren’t forced to listen to things that are already second nature to them, and people like me are saved from having to acknowledge either their trepidation or their ignorance in public. The Clarks are among the kindest, most thorough people I’ve ever met, and their yearly riding tutorials have made me the pretend but enormously willing (and safe) cowgirl I am. As far as I’m concerned, there is no better place to go for a Western vacation and no better people to spend it with.
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Home on the Range!
My husband and I spent an unforgettable week at the Broken Arrow Lodge. Nothing is fancy, but it's all really good: riding every day on good horses in gorgeous country; eating the best home cooking; hanging out on the front porch watching the hummingbirds; fishing for trout in the pond and on the Ruby River; going to the county fair or on a variety of outings; playing with Lois, the world's best dog; ... more and, most of all, being made to feel like family instead of guests. Erwin and Sherry Clark are warm and friendly hosts who are also great teachers for new and intermediate riders. If you have always wanted to be a cowboy or cowgirl, this is a great way to do it. You can watch the deer and the antelope play (we did), never hear a discouraging word and the skies won't be cloudy all day. Giddyap over to the Broken Arrow Lodge and start creating some unforgettable memories of your own.
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