Testimonials



I want to pass along a huge thanks to you and your awesome staff for an outstanding trip! Ron was great, the rivers were breathtaking ... next time we'll have a more serious talk with the fish letting them know to cooperate just a bit more. All in all it was just what the doctor ordered! I will without hesitation recommend your services to fellow anglers - and am already planning on a return visit in the spring, perhaps for the Mother's Day caddis hatch (Ron's suggestion).

Beginner No Longer - Greg Bettz

Awesome trip with Gary. Was like fishing with a great, long time buddy - broken rods and losing flies included! After three days rowing back through the Mo, I think Gary is in shape for the season, although his sales presentation on the lunchtime earrings and belt buckle display needs a little work...

Confessed Trout Addict - Robert Allen

Hey Gary,
Thanks for all your hard work Saturday you really extended yourself by putting up with us rookies, but really Carol and I had a great time. Sure was a treat for us to be with a pro, hopefully you won't mind taking us out again if you can. Take care have a safe season.

Mike & Carol Kroczka

Hello, Just wanted to give a big thumbs up to Colter for being such a outstanding guide. Had lots of fun fishing last Saturday - looking forward to seeing those pictures from the trip!

Eric Aanstoos

Thanks so much, Kris!!! Our gang of middle aged Mom anglers had a blast with Colter, Ashby and Slade!! Loads of wonderful memories and we thank you for that!! Thanks also for the CD's...my buddies will love them! You have a great rest of the summer too and we'll be in touch next time!!
 

Susu Gordy

Seriosuly, the dude needs to come with a disclaimer. He isn't as much a guide as catagory 5 hurricane packaged in a 6 foot 210 lb frame! We had a blast, can't wait to do it all over again. Until next year my good man. Keep me posted on any good Rick Matney stories in the mean time.

Brian Goligoski

Jim - I wanted to take a minute and thank you so much for spending two awesome days with me on the Yellowstone. Hands down, you were the best guide I have ever worked with and I would be happy to be a referral source for you if your clients ever need one. The float experience with you and Remi on such an amazingly powerful river, running through that picturesque canyon, in that panoramic setting will be forever etched in my mind as one of the best times I've ever had that involved a fly rod and a boat. I do look forward, hopefully, to meeting up with you again some day and sharing our experiences once again.

Craig Smithfield

Kris, thank you very much for all your help in planning our trip! It was a great time fishing. I appreciated Colters efforts on our trip. He does a great job!

Mark Bauer

Gary was a great guide. We caught fish all day long! I was surprised by how well we did with the dry fly - it was really exciting. I didn't expect to be able to catch any trout with a dry fly in October. I have to compliment Gary again because he was so personable and easy to talk to. I loved swapping fishing stories and hearing about his hunting adventures. It was exactly what I was hoping for in a Montana fishing experience.Take care!

Travis Walters

Thanks for the terrific day on Wednesday! One of the best I can remember in quite some time. Absolutely beautiful fish.You’ll have my business every time…..and Gary you did a great job of guiding.

Brian Bratager

Here’s a couple shots of our fishing trip! Gary was a great guide- we really enjoyed his instruction and we highly recommend him. We think the “big one” was about 19 inches, although we tell friends it was 24 inches.

Thanks for everything. We’ll see you again soon.

Mel & Tim

Thanks to all the folks at Troutfitters for helping Grandson, Devin to have a great Montana experience. Note that this kid, just turned 11 did, indeed, hook and land three great trout on 6X, size 18 dry flies, at Armstrong Spring Creek. Devin also took his 1st float trip with Montana Troutfitters on the Yellowstone River with Guide Ron Stafford!

Dick Walle

Wow! Dave was the best! Nothing like experience and total professionalism. Dec 22, Temp near zero, (so cold the camera fogged up!) but the fishing got hot at the end of the day. Could not have hoped for a better Christmas gift. I will remember it always.

PS- Great website got my wife to book a trip, and am I ever appreciative. Well run shop all around.

I'll be back!

JD Sobol

I'd like to thank you again for an awesome weekend. Yourself and the rest of the staff at Troutfitters could not have been more accommodating. Everyone in my group had a great time and this was due largely in part to your excellent service and preparation. While the float trip may not have produced as many fish as it could have during other times with lower flows, I know people enjoyed the day and a few new fly fisherman were born. I look forward to my next trip out there. Whenever that may be, I'll be sure to get in touch with you. Happy fishing!

Rob Furst (Bachelor Party - August ‘09)

The trip was absolutely great! Yes, I did catch a fish. We couldn’t have had a better day if we had ordered it. All of the guides did a great job from beginning to end. It was truly a wonderful experience. Thank you!

Carol Mueller KOA, Inc.

I hope you had a good end of season. I had the pleasure of dropping by your shop this past September and getting on the water with Rick. We had a super day on the water and I really enjoyed his enthusiasm and knowledge of big fish. I saw some, but they did not clamp on the 6" streamer I was chucking. Maybe next time a 7 or 8" model will be in order! I have attached a shot of my dad with one of the fish he landed using a Rick "nymph" (many would call it a rabbit strip sculpin). "If you ain't stripping it it ain't a streamer"....as he says.

Steve May

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