Madison Double R

Anglers in search of convenient access to legendary fly fishing waters coupled with luxury lodging will find the newly constructed Madison Double R an ideal match. Located on 1,200 private acres with 2 miles of Madison River frontage just south of the iconic Varney Bridge, Madison Double R offers world class guided fly fishing on a variety of area waters, luxury accommodations, and a relaxing outdoor experience second to none.

Madison Double R presents the opportunity to fish various bodies of water. With the famous Madison River a short walk from your door, Yellowstone National Park's legendary fisheries an hour away, and trophy dry fly fisheries of Hebgen and Quake Lake just upstream. This ideal geographic location allows for any number of days of guided fly fishing with Montana's best guides. If a day of guided float or wade fishing hasn't quenched your angling thirst, make a few casts on the clubhouse trout pond to cruising rainbows while enjoying the stunning views of the Madison mountain range towering above.

Though a new lodge, the veteran lodge management team and staff bring over 25 years of experience to the Madison Double R creating the ultimate fly fishing lodge experience with superb cuisine, comfortable accommodations, and the perfect balance of sophisticated service with an easy going atmosphere. Le Cordon Bleu trained Chef Scott Warren's culinary offerings incorporate local ingredients, thoughtful wine pairings, and aesthetically pleasing presentations that will satisfy the most discerning foodies. 

Rates

Montana Angler Fly Fishing Packages at Madison Double R – All Inclusive
All packages based on double occupancy rooms and 2 anglers sharing a guide.
3 Night/2 Day - $3,225/person
4 Night/3 Day - $4,300/person
5 Night/4 Day - $5,375/person
***for single guide to client ratio add $290 per day
***for single occupancy room add $200 per night
***non-angling rate is $675 per guest per night

Packages Include: Lodging, guided fishing, all meals and beverages, equipment use, boots and waders.

Not Included: Airport transfer (can be arranged for $110/guest round trip), guide gratuities, lodge staff gratuities, fishing license. 8% lodging tax paid at checkout.

WE CAN CUSTOMIZE YOUR STAY!
If you want to stay longer, fish less, sight see more, go to Yellowstone National Park, enjoy a massage, horseback ride, mountain bike, play golf, or just enjoy the day hanging out at the lodge, please let us know.

Fishing

Montana Angler guides the legendary Madison River from its headwaters in Yellowstone Park to its mouth at the formation of the Missouri river in Three Forks. Few other rivers in Montana change in character from top to bottom like the Madison and each section has its own personality. The lodge is located in the dead center of the varied river sections and is directly on the most consistent portion of the river with the highest trout densities. Fishing out of the lodge also extends far beyond the Madison River. Yellowstone Park is just upstream with numerous famous waters within. There are three trophy lakes (Hebgen, Quake and Ennis Lakes) with huge wild trout that offer technical dry fly fishing within a stones throw. Small mountain streams like the West Fork of the Madison, Grayling Creek, South Fork of the Madison and several others are also close by. We can also make trips to the Jefferson, Missouri, Ruby and Yellowstone Rivers to add even more variety. The Madison River is one of the most consistent in all of Montana. It fishes well in both high water years and drought years and with trout densities at over 5,000 trout per mile near the lodge there are plenty of big wild browns and rainbows to keep every angler happy.

Madison River in Yellowstone Park - Most of the upper river above Hebgen Lake is within Yellowstone National Park. The river here varies in character with both shallow riffles and large deep pools. The hydrothermal action of the Firehole drainage warms this section up in July and August, but the spring and fall fishing can be exceptional. It is especially worth fishing in the fall when huge browns run into the Park from Hebgen Lake. The salmonfly hatch comes off in mid June in the park and can also produce great fishing. 

Hebgen Lake - Hebgen is a large reservoir located just outside of Yellowstone Park and about 20 minutes upstream of the lodge. It is famous for its "gulper" fishing when large rainbows and browns in the 18-25" class aggressively feed on the surface during the trico and callibaetis hatches in mid summer. Spring streamer fishing can also produce great results on Hebgen. 

Madison River "Between the Lakes" - This short section is only a few miles long and is wade only. It is a tailwater and the upper portion always runs clear below Hebgen. Trout numbers are high and hatches can be prolific. Some huge trout also make there way up from Quake at times as well. A 31" brown was recently caught in this stretch.

Quake Lake - Just upstream from the lodge is another gorgeous smaller lake. It was formed when an earthquake caused a huge landslide and damned the river. Huge browns patrol the lake and streamer fishing can sometimes produce great results. The gulper dry fly fishing on Quake can also be solid in late July and August. A large brown recently washed out dead that would have been the state record.

Madison River - Quake Lake to Lyons Bridge - This stretch offers the highest trout concentrations on the entire river with strong hatches and outstanding holding water. It is also regulated for wade fishing only which keeps the float traffic to a minimum (boats are permitted but you must get out to fish). We often use boats on a few different stretches here to hop from run to run on guided trips. This section fishes well from late May to October.

Madison River - Lyons Bridge to Ennis "the 50 mile riffle" - The "float fishing" section of the Upper Madison begins at Lyons Bridge. The next 50 miles contain some of the most storied trout water in the west and a classic drift boat trip with our seasoned guides here is a great way to experience it. It fishes well from May to October.

Madison - Ennis to Ennis Lake "the Channels" - This is another wade only area. The river here braids into multiple channels that change from year to year. It can produce outstanding fishing just after run-off or earlier in the day later in the summer (water temps can get warm after lunch). Fall is another nice window here.

Ennis Lake - This shallow but productive lake is best fished in August during the callibaetis hatch when large rainbows and browns come to the surface to aggressively "gulp" the mayflies.

Bear Trap Canyon of the Madison - This remote wilderness area is home to rugged scenery and some major white water. The salmonfly hatch in Bear Trap can be intense and it fishes very well early in the summer and again in the fall. Early mornings in the summer can also be productive.

Lower Madison River - From the exit of Bear Trap Canyon to the rivers mouth at Three Forks the river broadens and huge weedbeds produce excellent habitat for aquatic insects. Some huge trout reside in this section. It is a great spring and fall fishery. Mid summer water temperatures prevent good fishing on most years in July and August but is a favorite of ours in April-June and September and October.

Yellowstone National Park - Yellowstone National Park is home to several world famous trout fisheries including the Firehole, Gibbon, Upper Yellowstone, Gardiner, Lamar, Soda Butte, and Slough Creek to name just a few. The fishing in Yellowstone is wade fishing only by regulation. Yellowstone Park is only 40 minutes from the lodge is often well worth a visit. 

Jefferson River - This large river has lower trout counts than the Madison and gets low and warm in the summer. It does hold some very nice trout and is a great place to enjoy a secluded float with the hopes of catching a few quality trout. It is best fished in the early summer and fall.

Ruby River - This small but productive wade fishing river holds some surprisingly large trout. It is the perfect size: easy to wade but large enough to hold good fish. Strong hatches of midges, pale morning duns, yellow sally stones and baetis mayflies can produce great action at in the spring, early summer and fall. 

Missouri River - We mostly fish the Upper Missouri from the lodge. This section is best targeted in September and October when water temperatures are just right for some very large trout. This water is a place to swing from the fences with the hopes of hitting one or two monster trout in a days fishing. 

Gallatin River - The Gallatin is a smaller river that offers nice wade fishing and also some float fishing near its mouth. It is about an hour from the lodge. If you have an early flight we can often arrange to pick you up and fish the Gallatin before driving to the lodge in time for dinner. 

Private Ranches - Montana Angler leases several ranches and has permission on a few others within an hour drive of the lodge that offer intimate and lightly pressured fishing opportunities on small but productive wading streams and a few trophy stillwaters.

Accommodations

The Main Lodge
This beautiful 3500 square foot lodge is comprised of two pods connected with an outdoor trellissed terrace. The lounge portion of the Main Lodge features a full bar with premium wines, beers, and spirits, a stack-rock fireplace, two TVs, and an outdoor covered fireplace porch with stunning views where hors d'oeuvres are served as the sun dips below the horizon.

The other half of the lodge contains the spacious dining room boasting massive windows with views across the pond and meadows, and views of the mountains in the other direction. And for much of the summer, the windows slide aside for an immersive outdoor dining experience.

Also in the Main Lodge is an office for check in, as well as a shop stocked with sunscreen, sunglasses, and Madison Double R branded items to help you remember your stay.  

Creekside Cabins
These five spacious cabins provide simple luxury in a very private setting. With views that look out over a beautiful meadow ringed by towering cottonwoods, it's not uncommon to see deer, eagles, coyotes, elk, the occasional moose, and an abundance of other classic Montana wildlife. Two queen beds, oversized showers, soaking bath tubs, cozy fireplaces, flat panel TVs, hardwood floors, outdoor cedar decks, and small kitchenettes are some of the amenities that make these cabins a supremely comfortable hideaway at the end of each day.

Each Creekside Cabin has its own 4 person golf cart, as well as a pair of mountain bikes, to make getting around the lodge property a breeze.

Mountainview Cabins
Two 1700 square foot, 2-bedroom cabins thoughtfully-positioned next to each other are perfect for those who have something sophisticated, spacious, and possibly social in mind. Sleeping up to 8 guests comfortably, the Mountainview Cabins are ideal for up to 4 couples, 8 friends, or a sprawling single-occupancy option. Each of the 4 guest rooms has 2 queen beds, oversized showers, soaking tub, hardwood floors, a fireplace, flat panel TV, attractive shared living rooms, huge cedar deck, and kitchenette. The prevailing views of the Madison Range are jaw dropping! 

Like the Creekside Cabins, each Mountainview Cabin has a 4 person golf car and a pair of mountain bikes for guest use during their stay.

Back Eddy Saloon
Looking to belly up to an authentic 1800’s western saloon? We have it right here for you, just steps from the main lodge. A 20 foot regulation shuffleboard table, pool table, gas fireplace, dance sound system, massive TV, and a beautiful bar from the historic Norris Bar where you can sit and tell stories about the size of the fish you caught that day. Two glass garage doors open for access onto a spacious cedar deck for soaking up those beautiful Montana nights while you're having fun!

The Workout Facility
A 1000 square foot workout facility with exercise machines, weights, hot tub, outdoor shower, private bathroom with changing room, televisions, and the best views ever for yoga or simply relaxing can be found at our well-appointed facility.

Dining at Madison Double R
From breakfast through dinner, meals at Madison Double R provide more than just sustenance. The culinary program features locally sourced foods and ingredients, fresh fruits and nutritious snacks, thoughtful wine pairings with dinner, and creative riverside lunches. You'll find the culinary experience at Madison Double R to be first rate.