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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Fish Ennis Lake

One of the most overlooked stillwater fisheries in the west is right in our backyard.

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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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Madison river fishing report 10-2-2017

The brown trout fishing on the Madison river has really started to turn on. We are seeing more and more browns in the net as they start their spawning process. as the spawn continues we will see more fish move out of the lakes and start their journey up river. Valley garden will be one of the best places for wade anglers to have a chance at one of these "run up" fish and floating anglers should concentrate there time from Varney bridge to Ennis lake. 

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Madison river fishing report for 9-25-2017

The raining cold weather finally broke and the Madison river is starting to fish really well. We are starting to see some run up fish from the lake and the browns all throughout  the river are starting to get active. Nymphing and streamer fishing will be your best bet for catching these fall browns that the Madison is notorious for. 

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Madison river fishing report 9-10-2017

Summer is almost over but the fishing on the Madison river isn't. We are starting to see some bigger browns getting more active. The river as a whole has been fishing about the same through out the sections. The fish are still eating  terrestrials on top but the bigger fish seem to be eating more subsurface presentations. Streamers and nymph have fooled some really nice fish into the net this week. 

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Madison river fishing report 9-2-2017

Fishing on the Madison river hasn't changed a whole lot since last week. Hoppers and ants are still your best bet for dry fly action. the nymph fishing is still doing quite well and streamer fishing with olive and white sculpin patterns are starting to be pretty productive as well.

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