Testimonials

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 

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

Bernard Drum

"This was a truly memorable and enjoyable experience. Our guides Eric and Luke were very knowledgeable. They put my 13 year old son and me on the fish and showed us how to catch them in the Yellowstone and in some of its tributaries in the National Park. We caught a good selection of large brown, rainbow and native cutthroat trout. The settings in Paradise Valley and the Park were absolutely beautiful. They provided all equipment including boat and fishing tackle. Strongly recommended." - Bernard Drum

Nikos Lilles

"This was our second time using Montana Angler to plan a vacation. First was our honeymoon and the second was three yeas later over the 4th of July. We booked our trip without much lead time and they were able to get us in an amazing house just outside of Ennis. The home was perfect and had incredible views. Since we traveled with an infant we had to be strategic on fishing times. They were very accommodating for us, and our guide (Jeff Grom) did everything in his power to make sure we caught fish. Great conversationalist, great knowledge of the river, and all around fishing guru. We will continue to use Montana Angler for future trips and we're already talking about next summer! Recommend them to everyone!" - Nikos Lilles

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