Hometown: Columbia Falls, MT
Angler & Guide
Hilary started her fly-fishing career as a teenaged 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 guide and co-own and operate Outside Media and Trout TV for nearly a decade.
Today, she'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 is an instructor at School of Trout, and Casting for Recovery, serves as a national board member of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, sits on the advisory committee for Guiding For the Future, is a climate activist with Protect Our Winters and is a contributing editor for Fly Fisherman Magazine.
She is an ambassador for Loon, YETI, Orvis, Costa, Patagonia and Scientific Anglers. She loves hanging out with her three-legged yellow lab, two teen daughters, Ella and Delaney and her partner, Ebon, especially when they volunteer on the oars.