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Dave Bloom with a brown trout

Bloom Outfitting Guides

Dave Bloom

Dave was born and raised in Great Falls and has spent his life fishing the waters of southwest Montana. He began his guiding career in 1985 on the Henry’s Fork, the South Fork of the Snake and the Teton in Idaho. In 1995, he moved closer to home when he guided on the famous Montana rivers around Yellowstone Park. In 2001 Dave returned to his home waters of the Missouri, which had been the river that captured his imagination since he first fished it as a youngster in 1971.

Up until the late 80’s, the Missouri River had yet to be discovered by the fishing magazines and the few outfitters that guided there held it as closely guarded secret. Dave has studied and fished it intently his entire angling life. Since this homecoming, he has been guiding on the Missouri in the summer and on the rivers of southern Chile and Argentina in the winter. He has developed tactics from these diverse rivers and the cast of characters that plied these waters with him.

Signature Tier

Dave Bloom nationally recognized fly-tierDave is also a nationally recognized fly-tier and his patterns are produced and sold by Idylwilde Flies. Go to the Idylwilde Flies web site for more info on Dave and his patterns. Renowned in the angling community, Dave can find fish anywhere they reside, and he’ll provide you with an angling experience you will never forget.


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