Dave Blackburn will speak on the Kootenai River in northwest Montana, one of fly fishing’s best kept secrets. This classic river of pristine beauty, located west of Glacier National Park, contains a native rainbow trout called the Columbia Redband, known for its exceptional strength and acrobatic fighting ability. Dave Blackburn, who has lived on the banks of the river since 1982, developed the first fly fishing guide service and fly shop on the river. Dave has been the leading outfitter on the Kootenai River for more 30 years. Together with his personally trained and experienced staff, they guide anglers on the Kootenai with its consistent hatches and exceptional dry fly fishing.