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

Montana Fly Fishing Photography 101

Montana Fly fishing Photography Workshop

Wondering how to pack for a shoot? Does shooting in low light throw you for a loop? Plagued by worry when you're shooting on the water? Constantly wishing your fish images had more "punch"? Join photographer Jess McGlothlin at The Tackle Shop in Ennis, Montana, for a day of instruction and fishing. We’ll spend the day on the water, honing your photography skills while enjoying some prime Montana fishing

Call The Tackle Shop at 800-808-2832 or Jess McGlothlin at 512-520-7104 with questions or to sign up


 Women’s Workshop: Saturday, August 20

 Co-Ed Workshop: Saturday, September 3 (Ennis Fly Fishing Festival weekend)


 $500 - includes day of guided fishing, photography instruction, swag bag and all meals


 Guided day of fishing and all terminal tackle
 Photo instruction
 Swag bag with hat, Buff, and other goodies
 Light breakfast, river lunch, and BBQ dinner 

Bring with You

Camera (or iPhone)
Personal fishing gear, if desired
Sunscreen / lip balm
Rain jacket

The Team

Jess McGlothlin, Jess Mcglothlin Media    

Jess McGlothlin is happiest on the road in the weird, far-off corners of the world. Currently based in Bozeman, Montana, she sees her mission as a simple one: tell stories. Working as a freelance photographer and writer in the outdoor industry, while on assignment in the past year she’s learned how to throw spears at coconuts in French Polynesia, dodge saltwater crocodiles in Cuba, and eat all manner of unidentifiable food. See more of her work and a client list at Jess Mcglothlin Media .

The Tackle Shop--Ennis Mt 

The Tackle Shop is located in Ennis, Montana, on the banks of the Madison River. You will find us on Main Street right under the large metal fly on our roof. We have been doing business in the same location for 79 years and proudly claim the honor of being Montana’s oldest fly shop, a Madison River Original. We have worked to develop a reputation as providing the best guides on the Madison, gear, apparel and an impressive fly selection. The Tackle shop has earned the coveted Orvis Endorsed Outfitter designation for the Madison river. Stop by you will see why we are called the friendly fly shop. 

Daily Schedule

 7AM: meet at Tackle Shop, breakfast, brief (30 min. - 1 hr.) photo overview with slideshow and basic instruction

 Cover basic gear / packing

 8AM: gather gear / meet with guides

 Hit the water

River lunch / break / photo instruction

The hero shot

 Shooting out of the boats

 Wading safety with camera gear

 Varying image perspectives

Food photography

Afternoon fishing

 More out-of-boat photography

 How to shoot at the end-of-day (change in lighting, shooting in low light)

 Return to shop

 BBQ dinner at shop


 Extended (optional) casual session at local bar for conversation, etc.