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Hilary Hutcheson's Ambassador Profile

Hilary Hutcheson
Fly Fishing Ambassador


Columbia Falls, MT


Columbia Falls, MT
Hilary started her fly fishing career as a teenage guide in West Glacier, Montana. She guided through college, then took her journalism degree to Portland, Oregon where she worked as a television news anchor and reporter. She eventually returned to Montana to co-own and operate Outside Media and Trout TV for nearly a decade. Today, Hilary’s still guiding on the Flathead River and the Middle Fork of the Salmon River and owns and runs a fly shop called Lary's Fly & Supply in her hometown of Columbia Falls, Montana. She volunteers as a fly fishing instructor for Casting for Recovery, serves as a national board member of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, works as a climate activist with Protect Our Winters, and writes for a number of outdoor industry publications. She loves hanging out with her two teen daughters, especially when they volunteer on the oars.

Career Highlights

  • Guiding for Glacier Anglers and Rocky Mountain River Tours
  • Owning and operating Lary's Fly & Supply, Columbia Falls, MT
  • News anchor and reporter for Emmy-winning KPTV, Portland, Oregon
  • Co-hosting Trout TV
  • Featured in films and television episodes including Through the Guides, SLAM, Last Best Man, Every Bend, Hungry Life, Some Kind of Exotic, Convergence, Oil & Water Don't Mix, Trout TV, Hold Our Ground, In the Heart of the Rockies
  • Publishing articles in The Fly Fish Journal, Fly Fisherman Magazine, Fly Rod & Reel, The Drake, The Gear Junkie, Backcountry Journal, High Country News
  • Working for important causes with organizations including, Protect Our Winters, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, Casting for Recovery
  • Speaking engagements at the Congressional Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, United States White House Committee on Climate and Sports, Citizens Climate Lobby, SHIFT, Montana Public Lands Rally, Trout Unlimited, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Orvis Guide Rendezvous
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