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Applications start today for floating Montana’s Smith River

A raft carring anglers is put in perspective in this shot from high above on top of a rock cliff overlooking the Smith River. (Rich Landers)
A raft carring anglers is put in perspective in this shot from high above on top of a rock cliff overlooking the Smith River. (Rich Landers)

RIVER RUNNING -- Applications for permits to float Montana's popular Smith River this spring and summer are available starting today.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will accept applications for permits to float the Smith River State Park and River Corridor through Feb. 15, and Smith River Super Permit lottery chances will also be available starting today, with chances sold through March 15.

Here's a more detailed story on the applications from The Billings Gazette.

Here's a link on floating the Smith River from the Montana FWP website.

Here are photos and the story I wrote after floating and fishing the river -- an experience that should be on every floater-flyfisher's bucket list.
 



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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