Friends of Montana Fishing Outfitters

Below are some of our friends, sponsors, affiliates and other good folks doing good things we generally endorse and support in the fishing industry.


Professional Affiliates

Winston Flyrods ~ Made in Montana, cast like a dream.

Clackacraft Driftboats ~ The gold standard for McKenzie style driftboats, they row great and last forever.

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.

Adipose Boatworks ~ A Helena boat building company that makes the best skiff style boat on the market.


Fishing Connections

Moldy Chum ~ A great fishing blog site we enjoy with our morning coffee.

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 solely to Montana waters and their fish.

Big Sky Fishing - An incredibly thorough online review of all of the fisheries in Montana.

New Zealand Fly Fishing ~ 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, he is a legend.

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.

Stalking The Seam ~ Without a doubt our very favorite hunting/fishing/kids/humor blog site.

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

Upper Missouri Watershed Alliance

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership    


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.

Mean Moose Boards ~ Helena’s only paddleboard rental outfit that delivers.

Map Brewing ~ The delishest local brew that Bozeman has to offer, and the coolest brewpub in Montana.