2024 Soul of a Leader | Montana

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Designed for Chicagoland Leaders including C12 chairs & members.

AUGUST 27-31, 2024 | Kootenai River – Libby, MT | $2,500

Leaders influence others.

Have you considered the power of your leadership and the ripples you are creating in the lives of others?
Are people better for being connected to your leadership?

Grow as a leader and see how the health of your own soul impacts everything in your life...including your leadership, Altar will guide you in reading the waters of life, soul and leadership.

Our retreat offers the space to connect with God, self, and others in a meaningful way through intentional and guided lessons and reflections, fly fishing, and fellowship. You will be placed in an environment that creates the space to evaluate life, connect with God and become a better angler through the experienced guides that will fish alongside you.


Isolated in the northwest corner of Montana the Kootenai River lies off the beaten path of the more traveled, popular “big name” rivers of Montana. Providing a truly uncrowded setting the Kootenai River maintains a high quality trout fishery.

The Kootenai River, emerging from Libby Dam, is Montana’s newest tailwater fishery. Cradled between the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness and the Purcell Mountains, it contains a wide array of insect life to support prolific hatches throughout the season.

The Kootenai and its tributaries are the only waters in Montana to contain a native strain of rainbow trout, called Columbia Redbands.
- Courtesy of Dave Blackburn's Kootenai Angler


4 nights/3 days at Dave Blackburn's Kootenai Angler situated on the bank of the Kootenai River in Libby, MT. Enjoy fresh breakfast, lunches on the river and delicious home-cooked dinners all prepared at their River Bend Restaurant.

The Retreat

An Altar retreat is a unique blend of rest, intentionality, and adventure. You will engage in Altar's retreat materials, take part in teaching sessions with Altar's team, enjoy great conversations and return to your "home waters' equipped for the next season of your life.

The Fishing

Your retreat includes 3 days of guided float fishing on the beautiful Kootenai River. All gear (as needed) and guide fees are included. All skill levels are welcome!

Booking Details

- The cost of your adventure is $2,500.
- 50% deposit is due at time of registration.
- Balance due 30 days prior to your retreat.
- You are responsible for travel expenses to and from the Kootenai Angler Lodge.


Don't miss out on your adventure!

Book your 2024 Altar Fly Fishing experience today and look forward to the adventure and soul care you need and deserve.

"The retreat was even better than what I expected. It was like I pushed the "reset" switch. In addition to helping me become whole again, it increased my awareness of how to better care for my soul. I now have the tools to assess the state of my soul so I can sustain healthy soul care beyond the retreat."

Andy | Soul of a Pastor

"Attending an Altar Fly Fishing retreat was one of the best experiences of my life. The focus on self care in conjunction with fly fishing brought me so much joy."

Katy | Soul of a Woman