Peter Merriam

"The Yellowstone Valley Lodge was exceptional! The accommodations were perfect and the restaurant was absolutely fabulous. Incredible food from Chef Marcos. We had an amazing trip with each day better than the last!"  - Peter M

Milt Carter

“I had long planned to pack into the backcountry with horses to do a fly fishing trip with my sons, and we finally did it. The trip ended up being a “trip of a lifetime” for all of us. The scenery was spectacular, the fishing was unbelievably good, the guides were awesome, the food was great, and the horses were excellent. We could not have hoped for any better.” -Milt Carter

John H

"From the spectacular fall colors to the stunning architecture, landscaping, and design of the lodge, you would be hard-pressed to find a better setting for a weekend or week's getaway. Top it off with Chef Rory's superb culinary creations, a selection from the wine cellar, hiking, biking, hunting, wildlife watching and guided fly fishing on several blue ribbon trout streams, and perfection approaches!" -John H

Chuck Harrell

"Our Smith River trip was terrific. It exceeded our expectations in every way. The fishing, scenery, food and staff were all outstanding. We did not have  single hiccup on the entire trip. The professionalism of the guides and camp staff made the trip effortless for all the clients. Every single person helped us personally in some way. The rotation of guides was fun and helpful.  We will definitely plan another fishing trip with Montana Angler again." -Chuck Harrell

Bryan Gates

"My dad and I did the trip to the Bob and it was one of the best I've ever been on. We caught more fish than I can count. I also caught four bull trout with the largest being 32 inches. Truly epic fishing! Rich and his staff were awesome! They were super fun to be around. I was a little worried about the 33 mile horseback ride, but it was scenic and fun. I have been to Argentina on a trip, but this one was the best. Gin clear water is an understatement. I would recommend this trip to any fly fisherman who craves a unique experience. Thank you Montana Angler and Rich for the awesome trip!" -Bryan G 

Josh Weber

"This is it. The absolute best all-inclusive trout fly fishing trip you're going to find. The lodge is a destination in itself. Outstanding food, unbelievable scenery, first-rate fishing (guides, gear, and trout), and without question an attention to detail that VERY few fishing lodges would even think about. The Montana Angler staff made it perfect from the very first inquiry until we drove away on the last day. Arranged for our group of 9 complete novice fisherman and made us feel like experienced veterans- absolutely no pretentiousness here. They are pros, worth every penny, and we will be back."  -Josh W

Trip Advisor

"What a trip! Could not have asked for anything better. We stayed at the Boulder River Outpost for three nights. Fished three days with Scott Bohr and he showed us different water each day; Boulder river (smaller and more of a mountain creek feel, stopped and waded a couple times), then Yellowstone river (big fast river, no wading), then private spring fed creek (calm, quiet & gin clear, waded the whole time). Each was very unique and amazing. Scott is a true professional. He made a fishing trip into a true father/son bonding trip. Dad’s getting older and Scott looked out for him, going way above & beyond with special attention. Thank you Scott! Food and accommodations were five-star all the way! They took great care of us. We did not have to do a thing except enjoy the beauty of Montana."           -Trip Advisor

Kevin Browne

"I want to complement your entire program and putting together a superb fishing experience. Internet interaction, telephone conversation and personal interaction at the fly shop in Bozeman were all excellent. My accommodation at the Madison Valley Ranch was superior. The meals were excellent, the staff was extremely pleasant to deal with and the other clients at the lodge were very nice. My fishing experience was outstanding mainly because of our guide Josh Wheal. His detailed knowledge of the fishing conditions, fish locations and proper set up were outstanding. This led to a wonderful trip on the water. I would unequivocally use your outfitting service, Madison Valley Ranch and Josh again in the future. Thank you for all of your efforts in putting together a superior experience."    -Kevin B

Dale Mikle

"Sweet Grass was a beautiful, clear stream that gave up it’s fair share of small fish but also gave up surprising large fish for it’s size.  We caught several 14” - 17” fish with enough regularity that we were always interested in the next run.  Personally, I had one 20 minute stretch that I will never forget.  It was the best 20 minutes of fly fishing in my life.  And I’m not young..." -Dale M

Scott Simonet

"I've fished with multiple outfitters in Montana, and I keep coming back to Montana Angler. They have access to some of the best private waters that I've fished, and their guides are consistently the best I've fished with."  -Scott Simonet

Victor Cimaglia

"Just wanted to send you a quick note thanking you for the unbelievable experience we just had. This was our first company retreat and our crew is still talking this morning about the unbelievable trip they just had. The fishing was awesome and the guides were great. We cannot say enough about the lodge, location, amenities and hospitality. Needless to say we are all on a diet for the next week. I have fished for a number of years and been to a number of great lodges up the coast of British Columbia. I have had great experiences at them all but nothing like what I experienced this past weekend. For me this was a bucket list trip.  We all look forward to returning to Montana and staying with you again. When I messaged my wife on Thursday night to let her know we arrived safe she asked me what it was like there. I replied 'I just found heaven'."  -Victor Cimaglia


Fred M

"Our Smith River trip could not have been better. The guides and staff were incredible. Great people you will be proud to call friends when it is over. I'm not your standard happy with everything guy, and can be particular, but this group did not miss a trick. I haven't fly fished for 20 years- and by the end of the week could drop a nymph on a quarter at 40 feet. We caught plenty of fish, ate great food (and a lot of it), saw the most incredible scenery, and the staff was on top of everything, down to picking camp sites with the best shade and swimming for an evening dip. Our group had diehard fisherman and newbies- everyone caught fish and left happy. I'd work for this company but they work too hard! Highly recommend."  - Fred M

Bobby Small

"Our guide Mike Hogan put us on some nice fish, both days, and he is very entertaining. Was blown away with his knowledge of old school rock and roll and country music, he also kept my wife laughing with his knowledge about the Kardashian’s (Khloe) is his favorite! At camp we meet Dana, our camp host/cook, this guy had a beautiful camp set up, candles on the dinner table, wine glasses and some really good Cabernet. For dinner he cooked stuffed mushrooms, NY strip, red potatoes,and salad, all were fantastic. A big beautiful spinach,cheese omelette with bacon, and great camp coffee. This is a first class outfit and would highly recommend to use them!" -Bobby Small

Matt Callahan

"We booked an AK fly-fishing trip to Intricate Bay Lodge through Montana Angler on the recommendation that it would be perfect for a couple trip (read - perfect for the wife to fish). From the packing list to commuter flight details, information was laid out for us in order to make it a seamless vacation. The lodge, staff, food (gluten free amazingness to accommodate our needs), and of course the fish were absolutely spectacular. We would highly recommend and hope to return to catch the big one that got away."  -Matt Callahan

George Crowley

"I booked 3 days fishing with Montana Angler and had 3 of the best days fishing I've ever had. Plenty of quality trout, including the big brown I've been fishing 50 years for. I've had guides in Alaska, NH and Montana before and this was the most fun I have ever had. I felt like I was out fishing with a buddy but at the same time getting quality guidance and instruction. The first hand knowledge of the Depuy Spring Creek was awesome and I know I wouldn't have landed half the fish that I did (I say half because I have to give myself some credit). I will be back and I will use Montana Angler again. Thanks to Zach for setting me up and special thanks to Carter, the best guide ever." -George Crowley