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

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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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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

Latest Articles - All Articles

Madison River Fishing Report 7-6-18

The fishing on the upper Madison river around Ennis has been on fire.  The salmon fly craze has started to die down with the majority of the hatch being above Lyons bridge. The void left by these big bugs has been replaced by a plethora of other aquatic insects. We are seeing Golden Stones, Pale Morning Duns, Yellow Sallies, Caddis and even some Green Drakes river wide.

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June Montana Fly Fishing Newsletter

All the News From the Madison River, Montana, and the Cultural Epicenter of Trout.  

Madison River Montana Fishing Report for June 22, 2018

Here is the truth as we sit right now.  Yes some salmon flies have arrived down near town to the lake area and upstream for a few miles.  The river is still BIG with huge flows.  This is the start of the hatch and a few fish are up on them but the majority of the fish are still chowing down below.

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Madison River Montana Fishing Report for June 17,2018

We are seeing a multi day rain event that is not totally unusual for June on the Madison River of Montana.  The fishing stays good and will only improve because of the rain.  The entire river is fishable and the fish are hungry.   

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