Bill and Barbara Davies
"Dear Brian, After deferring our fishing trip due to Montana flooding and later again for two bouts of pneumonia, we finally made it to Montana in early October and we were not disappointed with Montana's scenery or fly fishing. Miles, our fishing guide for two days did a great job teaching two neophytes while making fishing fun, exciting and productive. Additionally, Miles recognized that we were still fighting pneumonia and made appropriate adjustments to the fishing trip to make us comfortable and less taxing. We can strongly recommend Montana Angler for a first class fishing experience and Miles as a guide. The accommodations at Rainbow Ranch Lodge was also great. The management went out of their way to insure that we were comfortable and all our needs met. Where else could you find a comfortable cottage with wonderful views."
Best Regards, Barbara and Bill Davies
"Brian, Our fishing tips that we booked with you were outstanding. My kids and I had a great time. Our guides Chuck and Tony were professional, attentive, enjoyable and provided great instruction. They easily adjusted to 3 people with different levels of interest and experience in fly fishing, allowing all of us to really get the most out of the trips and enjoy the fishing in our own way. The rivers we went on were beautiful and we caught tons of fish. The overnight camping was a really fun time, great food and a relaxed atmosphere. The trip definitely met my expectation and we hope to come out and do it again. The Rainbow Ranch was a wonderful place to stay, we especially enjoyed being right on the river. Overall, you did a great job, from early planning figuring out what we wanted, to setting up all the pieces of the itinerary and then the guides were fantastic through out the trip. I had a few suggestions for the camping portion, pillows would make sleeping more comfortable, a flashlight or little lantern in the tents would be convenient and a small piece of indoor/outdoor carpet in front of the tent would keep the tents much cleaner. Thank you and hope to talk to you again for another trip!"
Bill and Don Murray
"We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation and had a great learning experience with both Sean and Chuck. I concur with your assessment that they are some of the most knowledgeable guides in Montana. On my next fishing trip I will request them by name. They both have different teaching styles but were equally effective. They both loved fly fishing and their passion for teaching was obvious. On a 1-10 scale they were both 10s. Steve and Keith over at the Gallatin River Lodge could not have been nicer. The accommodations were everything I expected and more. They also have some of the prettiest ladies in Montana working there."
Bill & Don Murray ~ New York City
"Fly fishing in Montana is something that every fly fisherman can aspire to. Although all the guide services are across the board more expensive than other locations, you cannot go wrong with Montana Anglers. Miles McGeehan is the best of all the guides I have ever used and taught me many new casting skills, as well as enabling me to catch fish on the trip. I highly recommend him."
Steven Potter ~ DDS
"My son and I had never been fly fishing and we did a half day lesson/fishing time and came out of it feeling comfortable on being able to try this on our own and appreciating the experience. Scott was very professional, knowledgeable and able to teach us very well in a short time. We will do this again."
"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."
"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!"
"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!"
"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."
"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 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
"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
"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
"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
"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