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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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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 3-16-18

The Madison River has been fishing well this week. We have experienced some great floating opportunities from Varney bridge to Town. Midges and worms seem to be the staples for the fishes diet right now but Skwalla nymphs and Blue wing olive patterns are also starting to get some action. 

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Spring on the Madison River Guide Trip Special

If winter feels like it has been extra long this year and your itching to get out on the Madison River with rod in hand now is your time.  If your someone who craves the first warmth of spring, hungry fish and an uncrowded river our Spring on the Madison Guide Trip Special is for you.

Madison River Fishing Report 3-7-18

The cold weather has started to break here in Ennis. The Madison river is flowing free though there was a little slush this morning by town. Most FAS remain open and accessible. 

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Trip Report: El Pescador, Belize 2018

Belize is one of the most magical places a fly fisherman can experience. With this in mind we again hosted a weeklong trip to award winning El Pescador lodge in San Pedro. This is the third year in a row we hosted this trip and again it did not disappoint. 

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