Testimonials

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

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

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

Bill Thompson

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"For our first crack at fly fishing we employed the services of Montana Angler and we felt very fortunate to have Brian McGeehan and his guides managing our trip. They were all very informed, highly experienced, and quite patient with us, as we learned technique and practiced our casting and presentation skills right on the water. We floated two different rivers over two days and enjoyed a terrific trip as Brian and his cohorts were very knowledgeable about the water as well as the surroundings. We caught a lot of fish and also learned a great deal more about Montana beyond fly fishing. If you are beginners, like my group, or experienced at fly fishing I highly recommend giving Montana Angler an opportunity to provide you with an exciting and memorable trip on some of the most beautiful waters in the country!" 
Bill Thompson ~ Florida

Gary Nemcek

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"Thanks again for a wonderful experience on our recent fly fishing trip to Montana (6/11-15/12). Everything from start to finish was near perfect. We're all beginner fly fisherman and for some in the group this was to be the first time, so I was a bit anxious about putting together the right trip for everyone. Expectation were high. I'm glad to say Montana Anglers hit the mark and went well beyond. Miles was great to work with on the planning because of his knowledge of the area, his understanding of the best fishing opportunities given our experience level & interests, and the options available for lodging. He listened well to our requirements and did a perfect job matching our needs with what he knew would be the best possible experience in every category." 

"Let me first start with Grey Cliffs Ranch. With 5,000 acres near the Lower Madison, it is nothing short of an amazing property. The 8,000 sq ft lodge is 5-star. Very upscale in every way. The ranch was a great location for the fishing we did. So much to do on the ranch itself including fishing in the private trout ponds, shooting sporting clays at the range, riding horses, taking the jeep around the property, or just kicking back with a cocktail or glass of wine on the deck as we enjoyed the scenery. We all commented how we could have used another day to enjoy more of what the ranch had to offer. Chris the property manager and Mike the chef were very attentive to everyone in the group, available at any time and accommodating in every way. The food was incredible and Mike did a fantastic job adjusting the menu according to our requests. Both were very engaging, but knew when it was time to leave us be to enjoy each others company. They delivered the perfect balance of service, privacy and consideration."

"All of us thoroughly enjoyed our time with our fishing guides Miles & Matt. It was clear this was not their first rodeo. They not only showed up with an idea of where we'd be fishing to maximize our time and interests, but also a game plan to help us progress through various fishing & casting methods that culminated with dry flies on the Firehole River in Yellowstone. Having been out with other guides in MT before, Miles and Matt clearly are in a class above the rest. They are professional, personable and prepared. We were looking for a learning experience and certainly got one, but most importantly, they put us on fish. They were both very patient, letting each of us learn at our own pace. They each have exceptional knowledge, impressive fishing abilities, a calm demeanor and good communication skills. One of them would always seem to show up, make a suggestion or change our rig right at the start of any frustration or problem. They had very good equipment & tackle, and were always focused on making sure we each had the best possible configuration at any given time. I know Matt & Miles are both in high demand. We will plan our next trip accordingly so we can work with them again." 

"Finally, my thanks to you and the rest of your team. I appreciate your personal assistance with some of the finer details both before and during the trip. It was great to know your help was a phone call away. You run a great operation. We will spread the word in MN about the benefits of booking with Montana Anglers. Thank you for making this a bucket list trip! We'll be back soon. Fish On! "
Gary J. Nemcek 

John Chadwick

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"Brian, just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the recent trip our group took to the Boulder River Outpost. Matt and Bill really did an excellent job of guiding us on the waters that we fished. They both were very professional and knowledgeable and just fun to fish with. Simon was amazing as the camp cook. He made our stay at the cabins very comfortable and interesting. The whole crew did an excellent job while we were there. I would highly recommend the Outpost to anyone and look forward to returning again."
Thanks ~ John Chadwick

Bob Nanney & Chris Johnson

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"Brian, Chris and I really appreciate the day we spent with you on the Madison. The day would have been a disaster without you. We were impressed with the manner in which you conducted the entire trip, making it a productive, fun and safe day on the water. Thanks very much from a couple of guys in North Carolina."
Bob Nanney & Chris Johnson ~ North Carolina

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