Montana is a fishing paradise. Izaak Walton called fly fishing “The Contemplative Man’s Recreation”. In NW Montana this quiet recreation as well as fishing of any style is only interrupted by the sound of the water rushing by. The rivers across Montana are abundant with the Continental Divide splitting the sources in two. Sizeable rivers west of the divide are the Clark Fork, Flathead, Kootenai and Swan Rivers where they wind through scenic valleys bordered by mountains and lush agricultural land. East of the divide the countless rivers run through wide open plains with most coming off the Missouri River watershed like the Yellowstone and Madison.