Travis Colter Smith

Travis Colter Smith has been guiding on the Henry’s Fork for eleven years. A day with Travis is marked by many laughs and fish. He is an expert angler and oarsman whose easy going approach to guiding and life has endeared him to his loyal clients. Travis ,a fifth generation Montanan, was raised on the banks of the Ruby River in Sheridan, Montana. He serves on the Pro Staff for Winston Rod Company and has been featured in several fly fishing magazines. He spends his winters in Southern Argentina where he owns and operates Patagonia River Guides.

Birth place – Sheridan, Montana

College – University of Montana

Pets – Black Lab Listo, Chocolate Lab Ruby, Cat Olive

Hobbies – Fly Fishing, Traveling, Exploring, Reading, Camping, Drinking, Hiking, Recreational Hunting


Trout rod – Winston WT 4.  BIIX 5,6,7  BIIXMX 8,9

Reel – Hatch

Line – S.A. GPX, Sharkskin and Streamer Express,Airflow Ridgeline

Place to fish locally – Harriman & Hebgen Lake

Outside of our region – Rio Rivadavia, Los Alerces National Park, Argentina

Books – Endurance, Where the Red Fern Grows, Undaunted Courage

Movie – Lonesome Dove

Musicians – Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Robert Earl Keen, Todd Snider

If you could take anyone fishing, who would it be?  Of course my Dad. He can give me tons of advice in an 8 hour day and is the man. Also, my Mom since she became a flyfisherwoman. I don’t get to spend enough time with either of them and being on the water for a day is a great way to bond.