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Fly Fishing in Montana Hosted trip

A Barry & Cathy Beck Departure

Two Departures: August 22 - 29 & August 29 - September 5, 2020 Kingfisher Lodge on the Bighorn River, Montana

We Share Your Passion


Montana


Take Your Travel Experience Further: The Hosted Trip Difference Unparalleled Service and Knowledge Every Step of the Way Dear Traveler, We’ve seen the Bighorn go through many ups and downs over the years of hosting trips to this great river. Today’s Bighorn is a much different fishery with bragging rights of fish averaging 16”- 20”, with many above 20”. Gone are the 50 fish days with a lot of juvenile fish. Quality has replaced quantity, and as we head into the 2020’s we look forward to a more mature fishery. With many good rivers to choose from, we believe that the Bighorn is still the most dependable, most consistent river in the west. We plan our trips for dry fly fishing – tricos, caddis, hoppers, and mahoganies. The Bighorn is a gentle, easy to wade river with many side channels to explore, and while it is a popular river, one can still get away and not see another fisherman for hours. Our lodge of choice is Brock and Jenny Bodecker’s Kingfisher Lodge. Positioned on the river with private access, the lodge offers comfortable, spacious accommodations, fine cuisine, and our choice of the best guides on the river – guides who have been with us for many seasons and know the river like the back of their hand. Want to catch fish? Come with us to the Bighorn. Sincerely,

What to Expect

• Swarms of tiny tricos will darken the sky on the still calm late summer mornings when there is no breeze and the patient angler who waits for the insects to come to the water will be richly rewarded with some of the best dry fly fishing of the year. • Being located a couple hundred yards from the 3-mile access means you can be two minutes away from your put-in at the beginning of the day. • There are big fish that the late summer hopper fishing can produce and the quiet summer evenings with swarms of black caddis on the water, fish rising, and no one in sight.

About the Lodge

Kingfisher Lodge: Expertly owned and operated by Brock and Jenny Boedecker, Kingfisher Lodge began guiding fly fishing anglers on the Bighorn River in south-central Montana shortly after the river opened to the public in 1981. The combination of quality guides at this world-renowned trout fishery along with comfortable accommodations and home-cooked meals make for the fly fishing vacation of a lifetime. The river is acknowledged as one of the greatest trout fisheries in the world, and many consider it to be the best blueribbon trout stream in the Lower 48.

Barry & Cathy Beck

About Barry & Cathy Beck Longtime Frontiers trip hosts and photographers, the Becks travel far and wide to follow their love for fly fishing and nature photography. Based in Pennsylvania, Barry and Cathy write books, host fly fishing departures, lead African photo safaris, and operate a stock photography business. The Becks are well-known in the fishing, photography, and travel industries, and possess a stellar reputation for their skill, knowledge, and expertise. Their books include Cathy Beck’s Fly Fishing Handbook, now in its third edition; Fly Waters Near and Far, Fly Fishing the Flats, and a coffee table book of photographs from around the world.


Proposed Itinerary for August 22 - August 29, 2020 Saturday, August 22

Arrive at the Billings Logan Airport Upon your arrival at the Billings Airport, please claim your bags and proceed to the waiting area by the Visitor’s Information Booth. Barry and Cathy Beck will meet and transfer you to the lodge (approximately a 90-minute drive). You will depart the airport no later than 2:30 p.m. Note: Please plan on stopping along the way for any libations (beer/wine/ hard alcohol) you may wish to have during your stay as the lodge does not provide alcoholic beverages. At the lodge, you will be shown to your accommodations and given a brief orientation. After dinner, enjoy your first night at Kingfisher Lodge. Cell Phone and Internet Service: There is some cell phone service at the lodge. Kingfisher Lodge has a computer and printer in the business center for guests’ use during their stay, and wireless internet is available throughout the lodge.

Sunday, August 23 - Friday, August 28

Enjoy six full days of fly fishing on the Bighorn River. Breakfast is provided each morning with lunch served streamside daily. Upon completion of fishing each day, dinner will be served. Enjoy continued overnight accommodations at Kingfisher Lodge.

Saturday, August 29

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to the Billings Logan Airport to check in for your return flight. Depart Billings.

*Itinerary subject to change


Proposed Itinerary for August 29 - September 5, 2020 Saturday, August 29

Arrive at the Billings Logan Airport Upon your arrival at the Billings Airport, please claim your bags and proceed to the waiting area by the Visitor’s Information Booth. Barry and Cathy Beck will meet and transfer you to the lodge (approximately a 90-minute drive). You will depart the airport no later than 2:30 p.m. Note: Please plan on stopping along the way for any libations (beer/wine/ hard alcohol) you may wish to have during your stay as the lodge does not provide alcoholic beverages. At the lodge, you will be shown to your accommodations and given a brief orientation. After dinner, enjoy your first night at Kingfisher Lodge. Cell Phone and Internet Service: There is some cell phone serice at the lodge. Kingfisher Lodge has a computer and printer in the business center for guests’ use during their stay, and wireless internet is available throughout the lodge.

Sunday, August 30 - Friday, September 4

Enjoy six full days of fly fishing on the Bighorn River. Breakfast is provided each morning with lunch served streamside daily. Upon completion of fishing each day, dinner will be served. Enjoy continued overnight accommodations at Kingfisher Lodge.

Saturday, September 5

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to the Billings Logan Airport to check in for your return flight. Depart Billings.

*Itinerary subject to change


Rates Kingfisher Lodge 7-night / 6-day fishing package based on double occupancy / shared guide: $4,395* 7-night / 6-day fishing package based on single occupancy / single guide: $6,215* Deposits payment refund policy: A non-refundable deposit of 50 percent of the land cost is due at time of reservation. Balance payable at time of final land package invoicing. Final / full payment is also non-refundable unless client replacement is provided.

*Rates subject to change.

Your Airline Connection Traveling to Kingfisher Lodge requires a bit of effort, but then accessing very special places often does! We assure you this destination is worth the journey and the full-service Airline Department at Frontiers is standing by to assist with your flight arrangements to Billings. Only a few airlines offer service to Montana’s second largest airport, and the best schedules will sell out quickly, so don’t delay. Contact our air travel coordinators to secure your tickets today.

Get Your Gear Frontiers can provide expert advice and support on finding the right gear for your trip. Contact a member of the Frontiers Gear Team. They will draw on thousands of hours in the field to recommend exactly what you need and what you don’t. Whether you have questions about how and what to pack, are looking for a new fly rod and reel, or need a pair of great binoculars – we’re happy to help.

Frontiers Contact Our team of highly specialized agents coordinate every last detail of your trip. For this hosted departure, please contact: Denise Schreiber

American West Destination Specialist Toll-free: 1-800-245-1950 Phone: 724-935-1577 dschreiber@frontierstravel.com

Derek Hathazy

American West Destination Specialist Toll-free: 1-800-245-1950 Phone: 724-935-1577 dhathazy@frontierstravel.com


Welcome new owners and hosts of Kingfisher Lodge, Brock and Jenny Boedecker.


United States Office 600 Warrendale Rd., Gibsonia, PA 15044 Toll-free 1-800-245-1950 Phone 724-935-1577 Fax 724-935-5388 Email info@frontierstravel.com Website www.frontierstravel.com

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The air holidays and flights in this brochure are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 3315

Copyright © 2016. Frontiers International Travel. All rights reserved.

The air holidays and flights in this brochure are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 3315. Copyright © 2019. Frontiers International Travel. All rights reserved.

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