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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

Latest Articles - All Articles

Madison River Montana Fishing Report for October 2, 2018

Fall has arrived big time in the Madison River Valley and the fish can not be happier. The fishing has stayed strong with the cooling waters and changing leaves. The lake run fish from Ennis Lake have started to show on the fall migration to spawn in the cold Madison waters.  Lots of streamer activity river wide.  Most of the big game is sub surface with streamers and nymphs.  We like the sculpin stuff on a slow drift.   The pure nymph guys are still getting some fish to eat with the prince stuff and the BWO nymphs.

Madison River Fishing Report 9-15-18

Well, we are mid way through September and the Madison Valley is starting to get that fall feeling. Mornings are starting to get a little colder, jackets are staying on longer and the fisherman are hanging out at the local cafe later drinking coffee. What a great time to be on the upper Madison River. The trees and brown trout seem to mirror each other in their gold color change.

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Fishing Report for the Madison River in Montana 9-7-2018

Indian summer is here.   While it might be september the fish are still in summer mode.   Lots of dry fly action river wide.   Remember that the mornings are still a little chilly and the best fishing has been starting around 10:30 and extending to about 5.  It takes that long for the river to warm up a few degrees and get the fish moving for the day. 

Whitefish Photo Contest Winners

Here are the winners of the First Annual Whitefish Photo Contest.