Welcome to The Tackle Shop

For 79 years The Tackle Shop has been helping fly fisherman on the Madison River with guides, the best gear and local advice. Outfitter and fly shop in Ennis Mt. We live in a very special part of the world, a place we call home. Let The Tackle Shop be "your home on the Madison River".

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Orvis Endorsed Guided Fishing

The Tackle Shop Outfitting and Guide Services are focused on building memories. We want your guided trip or fly fishing instruction to be dominated by the adventure of the day and the fulfillment of your dreams. You will take home lifetime memories and relationships. Check out our many memory opportunities, especially our new Destination Fishing and Montana Sampler.

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Our Online Fly Shop

The Tackle Shop Online store is your home for quality Orvis tackle, clothing, giftware, and great service. In addition we have a full line of quality flies, tackle, and clothing in all the fishy brands you love. Take advantage of Montana's sales tax (0%) and free shipping (orders over $50) when ordering anything from our store. Browse the store to see our latest selection.

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Fishing Reports

The Key to success is knowledge. Let us share our knowledge of the Madison River and other Montana Blue Ribbon Waters. We will keep you up to date on flows, hatches and suggested flies and techniques to make your trip more successful.

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Free Shipping

on orders over $50

Buy $50 or more from our online fly shop and we will pay the shipping as well as the sales tax. Save a few dollars while being assured your purchase supports a Montana Small Business



If you are not 100% Satisfied with your purchase or your service from The Tackle Shop just let us know we will be happy to return, replace or refund you.


Not sure of the gear you will need

From Montana to Mongolia and everywhere else in between one of our crew has probably been there. We can help with the right gear to make that trip of a lifetime, or an afternoon on the local water more successful.

43 years ago I walked into The Tackle Shop for the first time and began my love affair with the Madison River. The river fishes today as good or better than it ever did and the service at The Tackle Shop has never been better. John, I thank you for making my Madison River experience beyond my expectations every year. See you this summer and every summer in the future.

- Ray

John and his crew at The Tackle Shop are not only extremely knowledgeable about the fishing in the area, they're also just a great bunch of people who are genuinely happy to share their expertise while making friends and connections. The store has an excellent selection of gear, and it's one of the few places where I can find quality clothing made with fly fishing women in mind

- Kelly

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Fishing Report for the Madison River in  Montana 6-27-2016

The Madison River has dropped and cleared significantly over the last week and the salmon fly hatch is in full swing.  Today our guides fished salmon fly dries from Windy Point all the way down below Varney Bridge.  There is no better time to fish the Madison than right now if your looking for dry fly fishing. 

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Riverside news
     The amount of bug activity along the banks of the river is definitely in full swing.  Ton's of caddis followed closely by Yellow Sally with a few march brown along the banks as well.  The Yellow Sally Are paired up in the tall grass and have already been seen hitting the water to drop some eggs along with large numbers of caddis dipping into the stream.  The numb..
The rolling and tumbling stone.

Three quick tips to catch trout right before The Salmonfly hatch.

The Salmonfly hatch should be right around the corner and you have heard reports of one or two bugs spotted, Yes you can feel adrenaline hit your blood stream, as you

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Fishing Report Madison River Montana 6-17-2016

Everyone is looking for the big bad Salmon Fly on the Madison River right now.  It is like Big Foot some have been seen and even documented but no one can show proof that the hatch is here.   Are some fish looking up yes most certainly. 

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