About Us

The Tackle Shop

  • Named the 2017 Orvis Fly Fishing Outfitter of the Year, The Tackle Shop is southwest Montana’s oldest fly shop, serving fly fisherman on the Madison River and across Montana since 1937. We are not your average guide shop because we focus on having fun while sharing our connection with Montana and all that we love with others. Float, wade or walk, our guides connect every guest with unforgettable fishing experiences in breathtaking settings.


Our History

For more than 84 years, fly fishermen have been walking through the same door in Ennis to find the latest in fishing tackle and the hot fly of the day. National and regional recognition of The Tackle Shop began in the ’70s and has continued to present day as the shop has been the subject of several publications and television shows.

Our History


The Fly Shop

Today, The Tackle Shop remains home to Madison River fishermen from around the world, a landmark in the fly fishing industry. Orvis became a part of the shop in 1983 and the shop became an Orvis store in 1991. Since then, the shop has remained an Orvis Authorized Dealer and Orvis Endorsed Outfitter.

Our Fly Shop


Ennis Area Information

The Madison River Valley has an agricultural-based economy with a rich tradition of cattle ranching dating back to the late 1800s. In the north end of the Madison Valley lies the small community of Ennis. While Ennis is a small sleepy town in the winter, it jumps to life as the fishing season starts.

Ennis Area Information

Photo & Video Gallery

Check out photos and video from our guided fly fishing trips on the Madison River and other area waters. From beautiful scenery to majestic wildlife to trophy catches, you are definitely going to want to have your camera ready.

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