Testimonials

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

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 

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

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

Jim Orr

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"Bill was fantastic (despite the crappy weather). He was absolutely GREAT with my 9-year old son and I am sure that the experience will be something that stays with him for life. I can’t thank you enough for squeezing us in at the last minute! You have a GREAT guide working for you!"
Jim Orr ~ Indiana

Tye Godfry

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"From the guides we have hired in the past, Colter is the tops. He was 20 minutes early and was eager to get us on the river. He made sure we were comfortable and worked very hard finding the right bugs for us to use. He had a great sense of humor and since my brother and I banter back and forth, Colter didn't hesitate to give me or my brother a hard time, especially if we missed our mark on a cast by a couple of inches. In addition to Colter, you and your staff was a pleasure as well. No hassles at all, you were very accommodating, polite and responsive and your service was very good. I can confidently say if we find ourselves wanting to get pampered by a guide again in Montana, Montana Angler, will be our first call."
Tye Godfry

Scott Roza

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"I wanted to send you a note to let you know what a fantastic trip I had with the guides you selected. Doug put us into a great spot on the Yellowstone with lots of fish, remote, a good hike to put us in the real wilderness. My kids will never forget that day on the water. I also enjoyed talking with Doug about the business side of guiding. Colter also worked his backside off on the Ruby. The river requires more precision in casting, line management, and fly selection and Colter helped my daughters all day, and when we got onto a bunch of big fish sitting tightly in shallow water, he changed dozens of flies for me until we hooked 5 and landed 3 beautiful browns!"
Scott Roza

Gary Polvere

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"Thanks for your follow up! We definitely felt that our fishing trip exceeded our expectations. The lodging accommodations were excellent and we couldn’t have asked for a better guide than Matt Morris. He did a fantastic job for us and was as knowledgeable and professional as they come. I would not hesitate to recommend Matt and Montana Angler to anyone interested in a great fly fishing experience in Montana.Thanks again for making our trip special and hope to be back with you soon!"
Gary Polvere

Margaret Arsenich

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"I have such fond memories of my trip to Montana, and you, Bill and fishing were the best parts hands down. Thank you for being such a patient and kind teacher. I never felt silly and was able to do some amazing fishing, even with just starting to learn. I can close my eyes and still relive sight fishing with dry flies towards the end of our day. It was truly epic!! In addition, I feel I learned so much from you - you helped create a true confidence inside of me to be able to go on my own and not bumble around. Thank you for fueling a passion that has and will stay with me. Not a single day goes by that I don't think about fly fishing or dream of another trip to Montana! I hope you are able to guide me again some day soon on the river. My oldest son is already looking forward to meeting you! Hope all is well with you and your family. Thanks again for everything, and for your endless patience."
Margaret Arsenich

Bo Kirkpatrick

"I have been fly fishing in Montana for a number of years, always had fun, but always felt like something was missing. After fishing with numerous guides, we finally found Montana Angler, and what a difference experience and education make! They took us to places we had never seen before: Bear Trap Canyon float trips, Yankee Jim, the Boulder, Sitz Ranch, Willow Creek wade fishing and more. Every day we saw different water and had a different experience. I learned more about Montana fishing in our first trip with them than I had learned in all the previous years we had come out West. These guys are dedicated, they care, and they will put you on some monster trout. I have the pictures to prove it!"
Bo Kirkpatrick ~ Alabama

Brian Berg

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"Brian and team at Montana Angler exceeded my groups expectations from the first email contact on through the entire trip. They were prompt, helpful and knowledgeable. The guides were outstanding and ensured our group of novices had the right blend of instruction and fun. I would recommend Montana Angler without reservation to anyone."
Thanks ~ Brian Berg

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