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

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

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

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 

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