MT Outdoor Podcast: When Man, Mountain, River and Fish become One | A Conversation with Legendary Guide, John Perry
By angelamontana

Posted: May 6, 2023

John Perry showing off a couple of his legendary flies. The Captain said of John; he is the funniest and most knowledgeable person I have ever fished with!”

This week on the Montana Outdoor Podcast, Downrigger and The Captain sit down with fishing guide and outfitter John Perry, aka, The Mountain Man. John is one of the few Montana guides that is internationally known and is likely one of the most in-demand guides in the United States. People come from all over the world to fish with John on Montana’s Blue Ribbon trout streams, Rock Creek, and the Clark Fork, Blackfoot, Bitterroot and Missouri, Rivers. John is just as famous for his flies which have become internationally known as well. 

This is one of those podcasts that you will want to listen to a few times. Each time you do you will pick up something new. Whether it’s the story of John learning Latin so he could better understand the science of Entomology (the study of insects) which ultimately helped him tie better flies or his mix of humor, spirituality and dedication to hard work that has made him an incredible mentor to the guides that currently work with him today or have learned from him in the past. As Downrigger put it, “After recording this podcast I walked away not knowing if I had just spent close to an hour with a man that is insane, brilliant or both. All I know is somehow I just became a better fisherman, and my stomach still hurts from laughing! I can’t wait to listen to this podcast again!”.  Mixed in throughout this podcast is information about all kinds of things from when and where to find the fish to how to read a river so you know what to use to catch them. Click here to listen to this week’s Podcast.

If you would like to learn more about John Perry or to book a trip with him click here. There you will also have access to info about fishing with John or his other guides on Rock Creek as well as the Clark Fork, Blackfoot, Bitterroot and Missouri, Rivers. If you would like to book a night at John’s unbelievable lodge on the Clark Fork River click here.



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