The Tackle Shop has been named The Orvis' 2017 Outfitter of the Year!

2017 Orvis Endorsed Outfitter of the Year

For 80 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. Fish with the 2017 Orvis Outfitter of the Year.

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Family Fun

Rest assured that when you book your fishing trip on the Madison River or any other Montana River with us the name of the game is fun

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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. Come and fish with the 2017 Orvis Outfitter of the Year.

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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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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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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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This summer the Tackle Shop introduced two new faces to Ennis. Austin Stowell and James Terry will be in the shop all summer to help with any of your fly-fishing needs as well as giving some sub-par fishing advice. James Terry hails from a small town named White, located in northern Georgia. His passion lies in small stream fishing for elusive Brook Trout. James fell in love with Montana last..
Ennis Brewfest this Saturday
If you like to sample micro-distilleries and breweries Ennis is the place to be this weekend.  The 4th annual Tap in to Ennis Brew and Spirit Festival is set to kick off on Saturday at 3 pm at the Lyons Club Park near the river.  The yearly fundraiser for the Chamber of Commerce is always a good time. The chamber takes the money raised and earmarks it for street side flower baskets and o..
May Madison River Newsletter

Our May Madison River Newsletter.   

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River Safety During High Water in Montana

The Madison River along with other rivers in the Montana are all very high right now.  In fact some are getting to flood stage.  With the amount of snow we have in the mountains the current levels are sure to rise even more.   Currently on the Madison River we are sitting at 3560 CFS at Varney Bridge.

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