GPS Coordinates: 45°20’30.45″N 112° 7’11.93″W
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Traveling to Ruby Springs Lodge
Ruby Springs Lodge is located near Sheridan, Montana, just outside the small ranching town of Alder. It is an approximate 1-hour drive from Butte, and 1.5 hours from Bozeman. Most guests will fly commercially to Butte or Bozeman, Montana, the lodge staff will pick up guests and transfer to Ruby Springs for a fee. You can also rent a car and drive yourself to the lodge. The advantage of having a rental car is mobility, just in case you want to take a morning or afternoon off from fishing to explore the incredibly beautiful and diverse countryside. We will provide you detailed driving instructions to the lodge. If you prefer to fly to Twin Bridges, Montana, transfers to and from by the lodge can be arranged and are complimentary.
Nearby Commercial Airports:
Rental cars and shuttle services are available at an additional charge for all of the airports listed on this sheet.
BERT MOONEY FIELD – BTM (406) 494-3771 / 60 miles (1 hour) from the Lodge
Serviced by SkyWest/Delta (800) 221-1212 and Horizon/Alaska (800) 547-9380
GALLATIN FIELD – BZN (406) 388-8321 / 75 miles (1.5 hours) from the Lodge
Serviced by Northwest (800) 225-2525, United (800) 241-6522, SkyWest/Delta (800) 221-1212, and Horizon/Alaska (800) 547-9380
DILLON FLYING SERVICES (406) 683-5242 / 45 miles (40 minutes) from the Lodge
Dillon is our most commonly-used airstrip for private and chartered flights (there is no commercial service). It has a 6500-foot runway, paved and lighted, with fuel service available.
Twin Bridges, Montana:
TWIN BRIDGES LANDING STRIP (406) 684-5866 / 20 miles (15 minutes) from the lodge
This strip only supports private and chartered aircraft. It has a 4300’ paved and lighted runway, with fuel service available.
CHOICE AVIATION (406) 682-7502 / 30 miles (25 minutes) from the lodge
This strip only supports private and chartered aircraft. It has a 6600’ paved and lighted runway with fuel services.
The daily fishing options at Ruby Springs are extensive and there’s something for everyone.
Over 10 miles of the Ruby River and its tributaries run through the lodge property, offering world-class private water trout fishing only minutes from the lodge. The lodge also has access to numerous spring-fed ponds within a few minutes’ walk from any of its cabins.
Four more of the west’s best wild trout streams are within easy striking distance, including the Big Hole, Beaverhead, Jefferson, and Madison. Additionally, the lodge has access to some private water leases available for guests.
Trout Tackle & Equipment
All rods, reels, leaders, tippet and flies are provided during your stay at Ruby Springs Lodge.
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Recommended Trout Rods, Reels, Lines and Terminal Tackle
Recommended Clothing and Equipment
Guides will provide ALL flies during your stay at Ruby Springs Lodge and this is included in the cost of your trip, but you might bring some of your favorite trout flies as outlined at the bottom of the page.
Gratuities are a personal decision based on services rendered. Please use the following as a guideline for what you feel is appropriate. We employ a tip pool that’s shared by the entire lodge staff because everyone here plays a critical role in ensuring your experience is positive. Most of our guests choose to put 10% of their total bill toward this tip pool, which can be included in the final bill upon checkout.
Additionally, fishing guides receive an average of $200 per day as a tip for each guided trip (1 or 2 anglers), and the guides prefer cash or personal check. You can tip your guide at the end of the day, or the end of your stay — whatever’s most convenient for you. And remember, these are simply guidelines, and you should tip what you feel is appropriate.
If you have any questions concerning gratuities, please feel free to call or ask the lodge owner for guidelines.
As soon as you have your flight schedule finalized to Montana please forward it to us at email@example.com , so that we can coordinate your transfer to the lodge.
Montana Fishing licenses
Please purchase your Montana fishing license online at CLICK HERE , prior to your trip. Non Resident Anglers 0-9 years old do not need a license.
Ruby Springs Lodge
RUBY SPRINGS LODGE
PO Box 119
Alder, Montana 59710
2487 Hwy 287
Sheridan, MT 59749
The Fly Shop®
800-669-3474 • BUS. 530-222-3555
(Open 7 days a week, 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
With Ruby Springs Lodge located just outside of the town of Sheridan, Montana, you can expect modern communications. There is Wi-Fi in all lodge buildings and cell service at the lodge is very good. On the rivers cell service is pretty good except in canyons. Verizon is better than AT&T.
The breakfast menu offers classics like Eggs Benedict and steel-cut oatmeal, as well as unique lodge specialty dishes.
Lunch is taken on the fly streamside by your guide each day, with house-made soups, hearty sandwiches, salads, beverages, and the lodge’s famous homemade cookies.
After a day on the river, cocktails are served in the River Room, where you can enjoy a full bar stocked with top-shelf spirits and an extensive selection of fine varietals to compliment delicious hors d’oeuvres.
Dinners at Ruby Springs Lodge are served in the beautiful dining room each evening. The chefs at Ruby Spring are trained culinary experts and tempt you with a broad range of inspired dishes including fresh fish and vegetarian dishes, and steaks and chops, many of which feature locally sourced and organic ingredients.
All beer, wine and liquor is included in your stay at the Lodge. If you drink something specific, you are welcome to bring or purchase this before your stary at the Lodge.
For those who don’t want to fish during their entire stay at Ruby Springs, there are numerous non-fishing activities to consider. Please note: we want to make sure we can make the necessary arrangements for you, so please contact us in advance for all non-angling activities. Also most of these activities are at an additional charge.
- Yoga classes are available with certified yoga instructor, Andrea Frederick (wife of Ruby Spring’s manager David Frederick), to help you connect with yourself at the beginning or end of the day.
- Guided hiking with Andrea Frederick to immerse you in the nature and wilderness of Southwest Montana. Full or half days are available.
- Guided horseback rides into the pristine Ruby Mountains.
- Golf at the Jack Nicklaus-designed Old Works Golf Course in Anaconda, Montana.
- Sightseeing and photography trips to historic Virginia City, the Big Hole Battlefield, or Montana’s first territorial capital and now fascinating ghost-town, Bannack.
- Professional massages are available in your cabin.
- If you are interested in guided bird hunts (in season), the folks at Ruby Springs can arrange that.
- Day visits or extended stays in Big Sky, Montana, via access to the private Jack Creek Road (1 hour and 20 minutes from Ruby Springs Lodge).
- Golf through the lodge’s membership at Jack Nicklaus-designed Moonlight Basin Golf Course in Big Sky, Montana.
- A newly-constructed five-stand skeet range with 8 traps is available to guests. Shotguns and shells are provided.