Testimonials

April D

"Gallatin River Lodge was PERFECT from start to finish. The common areas, grounds, rooms, meals and amenities were all wonderful. Overall, a five star/A plus rating is deserved!"  -April D

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

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 

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

Cindy McCaleb

"Our trip to the Outpost far exceeded expectations! The Outpost grounds were impeccable when we arrived. The cabins are very comfortable, clean, and quaint. Simon is a fantastic host! He communicated with me prior to arrival and prepared gourmet meals every day. Simon made us feel completely at home and we are still talking about the cast iron brownie dessert. Our guide Ben was incredibly patient and had us catching fish immediately. The only way this trip could have been better was for it to be extended for another week!  We will definitely be back!" - Cindy M

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

Jerry Kindinger

"We all had a wonderful time fishing with Miles and Ben. In a memory of a lifetime Ben provided phenomenal skills in helping me land a large brown on the upper Madison; chasing the fish downstream several hundred yards, then jumping out of the boat, helping guide the fish between a narrow braid formed by two piles of tree fall, then helping me climb over the tree fall and chase the fish to a shallow gravel bar where he netted the biggest brown trout I have ever caught after the ten plus minute battle. Both guides exceeded our expectations and the courtesies of the shop folks and guides made for a wonderful three days of fishing." -Jerry K

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

Ashley Greenhall

"This was a Father's Day gift to my dad. I'm thinking it's going to be hard to beat this year's gift! While we have been fishing for a long time, we are beginners when it comes to fly fishing. Our guides Miles and Matt were great teachers with a wealth of knowledge about fly fishing and Montana as a whole. We had three excellent days of fishing and memories for a lifetime." - Ashley G

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

Doug Sarsfield

"All I have to say is this is the best trip we've ever had. Montana is unbelievable and so are the people. The fishing was great and our guide, Luke, put us on them. The effort that he put in was unbelievable. He really cared about us having a great time. In camp, our camp guide Heather was outstanding, too. These two really made our trip relaxing and enjoyable. We will return! Thank you Montana Angler!" -Doug S

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

Doug Orebaugh

"Our recent fly fishing trip with Montana Angler met our expectations and then some. This being my first fly fishing trip to Montana I had high expectations and really wanted to catch a cutthroat. When we met our guide, Rob McGillicuddy, on Monday morning he made a good first impression. We had time to talk and he asked about our concerns and expectations. We headed to the Yellowstone River and my first fish was a decent cutthroat, from there the day just got better. We floated the Madison the following day then spent a day walking and wading in Yellowstone Park. Our last day was on a private ranch and both I and my fishing partner caught and released so many browns and rainbows we lost count. What a great time and ending to a great trip. Rob was an amazing guide!" -Doug O 

Arrus Farmer

"We had an amazing Smith River trip. Every element exceeded my expectations. I want to specifically call attention to the stellar work of the camp and gear crew - Nelson, Angus, and Heather thoroughly spoiled us at camp and meals. The guide staff was exemplary - especially Carter who took care to ensure that our day in his boat was a great experience. He closely watched our technique and gave great pointers for improvement. Every day was a great day of fishing but it was a learning experience with Carter which made it really special! I don't have any suggestions for improvement at all. It was a class A experience from start to finish." -Arrus F 

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