Friends of Montana Fishing Outfitters

Professional Affiliates
Fishing Connections
Non-Profit and Conservation Groups
Local Hotspots for Goods and Services
Real Estate

Our Friends Doing Other Cool Stuff

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 

Blackfoot Inn ~ This convenient and affordable B&B in Ovando, Montana, the heart of the Blackfoot Valley, is a great lodging option for anglers.

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.

Professional Affiliates:

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.

Wetfly ~ Excellent fly patterns and ties for our western trout rivers.

NRS ~ Northwest River Supply in Moscow, Idaho has all the goodies a river rat could need.

Fishing Connections:

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.

Montana Outdoors Magazine ~ A Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks publication that is worth every penny.

Montana Fly Fishing Magazine ~ An online magazine devoted soley to Montana waters and their fish.

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. 

MFO Supports these Non-Profit and Conservation Groups:

Fishing Outfitters Association of Montana

Helena Chamber of Commerce

Montana Trout Unlimited

Montana Trout Conservancy

Federation of Flyfishers

Montana Land Reliance

Visit Montana

Center For Aquatic Nuisance Species (CANS)

Prickly Pear Land Trust

Pat Barnes Missouri River Trout Unlimited Chapter    

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.

Real Estate:

Three Forks Home and Land

Missouri River Properties

Bozeman Montana Real Estate

Our Friends Doing Other Cool Stuff:

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.

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Pat Straub : 2422 Northview St. : Bozeman, Montana : 59715
Garrett Munson : 716 N. Warren : Helena, Montana 59601