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Toss a fly on one of the region’s trout streams or lakes and you might snag a west slope cutthroat, rainbow trout, or grayling. In winter you can dangle a line through a sawed hole in the ice of Whitefish Lake.
Lakestream Fly Fishing Shop. The best place for fishing gear in Whitefish is Lakestream Fly Fishing Shop. Guided trips to secluded private lakes, equipment, and fly-fishing gear are sold at the shop. Advice is free. 334 Central Ave., Whitefish, MT, 59937. 406/862–1298. www.lakestream.com.
Tally Lake Ranger District. Stop here for recommendations on good fishing spots and for maps of the Flathead National Forest. 650 Wolfpack Way, Kalispell, MT, 59901. 406/758–5204. www.fs.usda.gov/flathead.