Friends, sponsors, affiliates and other good folks doing good things we generally endorse and support.
Rocking Z Ranch ~ This family-run dude ranch is a favorite of our anglers looking for some “real” Montana hospitality near the Missouri River.
Double Arrow Resort ~ A very comfortable place to stay in the Blackfoot Valley area, great golf course and excellent dining on-site.
Lone Mountain Ranch ~ This exceptionally beautiful guest ranch in the Big Sky area will make sure that your every need is met while you are in their care.
Missouri River Ranch ~ A top-shelf, fully hosted, Orvis endorsed fishing lodge smack dab in the middle of the Missouri River's best stretch.
Murray Hotel ~ An authentic Western hotel with modern amenities situated perfectly in the great town of Livingston in the Yellowstone River Valley.
Sacajawea Hotel ~ A fantastic historic hotel near the headwaters of the Missouri River in the cool little burg of Three Forks
Holiday Inn Downtown Helena ~ In the historic downtown section of Helena, surrounded by great restaurants, shopping, art galleries, museums, etc.
Great Northern Best Western ~ In a newer development of downtown Helena, very comfortable and numerous amenities close by.
Bison Quest Adventure Vacations ~ Looking for something a bit different, like spending a few days living amongst a herd of Montana bison? Then this place is for you.
Chico Hot Springs ~ Located in the heart of Paradise Valley, just north of Yellowstone National Park, Chico is a classic resting spot for Montana travelers, complete with fantastic dining, classic western bar, and of course the hot springs.
Callender Street Cottage ~ A great Livingston, Montana and Yellowstone River area cabin/cottage rental.
Absaroka Guest House ~ A Livingston, Montana rental house.
Winston Flyrods ~ Made in Montana, cast like a dream.
Clackacraft Driftboats ~ It’s the only driftboat we row, for good reason.
Patagonia ~ Patagonia’s commitment to conservation is as good as their gear.
Simms Fishing ~ A Montana company that makes great gear we love to use.
Smith Optics ~ You have to have great goggles to fish well, and these are some of the best.
Orvis ~ The granddaddy of flyfishing companies, they give more money toward cold-water fisheries conservation than anyone else and their customer service is top-shelf.
Moldy Chum ~ A great fishing blog site we enjoy with our morning coffee.
Fly Fish Chick ~ Another good fishing blog from the fairer sex’s side of things.
MidCurrent ~ An online magazine that provides fly fishing tips, fly fishing gear advice, videos, interviews, and the best in fly fishing writing.
Fly Fishing Community ~ An online guide to fishing across the country.
Go Fishn ~ An online directory to fishing across the country.
Glacier To Yellowstone ~ An online resource for fishing throughout the great state of Montana.
Strike Adventure ~ New Zealand guided trout fishing with our very good friend Tony Entwhistle. If you are going all the way down there, don’t mess around – fish with Tony.
Florida Keys Fishing ~ Kevin Guerin is a top-notch Florida Keys guide who we recommend highly if you want to chase permit and tarpon on the flats.
Dave Brown Outfitters ~ Dave Brown runs a top-shelf flyfishing and bird hunting operation in western British Columbia and eastern Alberta, focusing on the world renowned Bow and Elk Rivers.
Wilderness Fly Fishers ~ An excellent flyfishing club out of the greater Los Angeles area.
Cross Currents Flyshop ~ With shops in Helena and Craig, Montana these guys have it covered and great customer service to boot.
Local Hotspots for Goods and Services:
Capital Sports ~ A locally owned Helena sporting goods store with great customer service, flyshop and the state's best gunsmith.
The Base Camp ~ A locally owned Helena outdoor store in the historic section of downtown that has all the cool new gear you’ll need.
Blackfoot River Brewpub ~ Real good beer made by real good people, right in downtown Helena and delicious.
Madison River Brewing ~ More tasty suds from the greater Bozeman area but available statewide.
Moe Witschard Photography ~ Great photographs taken by our Bozeman-based outdoor guru friend.
Boquete Outdoor Adventures ~ Our friend Jim Omer’s company specializing in unique custom adventure travel vacations in Panama.
Parks Reece Artwork ~ Hilarious and thought-tickling art from one of Livingston, Montana’s more prominent artists whose work is centered around fly fishing, trout, and Montana.