Hooks for Books Event Registration

Please fill out everything below except where noted as optional, and click “submit my registration” at the very bottom to ensure your registration is sent!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

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PLEASE INDICATE WHICH EVENTS YOU WILL BE ATTENDING (ALL EVENTS ARE INCLUDED WITH YOUR ENTRY FEE), AND FEEL FREE TO INVITE GUESTS AS INDICATED. ALL EVENTS ARE EASY WALKING DISTANCE FROM THE RESIDENCE INN, AND CASUAL ATTIRE IS APPROPRIATE:

Friday, September 30th. 5-7 pm. Opening night cocktail reception.
Location to be announced – but in the immediate vicinity of the host hotel, The Residence Inn. Pick up your registration info, meet fellow attendees and guides, and enjoy a cocktail or local beer.

Saturday, Oct. 1st, 6-8 pm. Opening night dinner and party at Boone and Crockett
Club’s national headquarters.

Celebrate a great day of fishing! This casual event will be held on the banks of the Clark’s Fork River, at Boone and Crockett’s historic headquarters, literally right across the bridge from The Residence Inn. We will sample some of Missoula’s finest food truck fare, with craft cocktails and local brews. Show off your casting skills in a competition sponsored by The Missoulian Angler. Hob nob with some of Montana’s finest writers, and writers-in-training. Special appearance by The Pettifoggers, one of Montana’s finest bluegrass bands. And take advantage of the opportunity to taste some of the world’s rarest and most expensive whiskeys (see below).

Sunday, Oct. 2, 6-9 pm. Writers on Water Dinner, auction, and Hooks for Books
award ceremony at the Top Hat.

After a day of fishing take a one block walk to the historic Top Hat bar and restaurant to enjoy the Writer’s on Water Dinner and cocktails. We will have a special auction featuring incredible trips and fishing gear, rare autographed books, and we will honor exemplary anglers. Meet a few literary legends and raise a glass with your old and new friends and guides.

Purchase extra tickets here: www.writersdinner.org


Optional Signups Not Included With Your Registration. Please Note – Additional Charges Will Be Collected At the Event.

Alternate Angler:
Some of our attendees have asked to bring additional anglers to fish as alternates, or to rotate with the two-person team. We are happy to offer alternate slots for your team for $300 per alternate. Corporate sponsors, your fee includes one alternate at no-charge. Please indicate alternates you would like to add to your team below:

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Missoula mulligan fly tied by master fly tyer Ken Burkholder:
When registering you had the option to purchase a special “mulligan fly” that can be used if you lose your fly, or as an option to the fly you have chosen on either or both days of the fishing event, for $100. We are pleased to announce that master fly tyer Ken Burkholder is donating the flies for this year’s event. If you didn’t sign up during registration but want to order one of these special flies for the event, please indicate below. Corporate sponsors, you will receive flies with your fee.

Saturday night rare whiskey tasting with Kevin Head:
Kevin Head is the owner of The Rhino, one of Missoula’s premier drinking establishments (plan a visit, it is two blocks from the hotel). Kevin is also a whiskey sommelier, and as a supporter of the UofM writing program has kindly offered to raid the rarest corners of his whiskey collection for a special tasting on Saturday night. Register now, as space is very limited. Some of these elixirs sell for over $1000 a bottle! Corporate sponsors, you receive two tastings with your fee. Here is a partial list of the tasting schedule for the evening:

• Pappy Van Winkle 15 year
• Weller C.Y.P.B. Bourbon
• Buzzard’s Roost Single Barrel Straight Rye
• Four Roses Limited Edition 2020 Release Bourbon
• Wild Turkey Master’s Keep “Decades” Bourbon
• Yellowstone Limited Release 2020 Bourbon
• Bardstown Discovery Series #5 Bourbon


ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST FILL OUT AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISK FORM. DOWNLOAD IT HERE. NOTE: YOUR REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL YOU CLICK ‘SUBMIT MY REGISTRATION’ BELOW.