Madison River Outfitters - Book A Professional Guide Trip

by John Schilling January 19, 2022

Book A Professional Guide Trip on The Madison River

We still have openings for the 2022 season, although peak times are filling up fast.

Madison River Guided Fly Fishing Trips

A trip to Yellowstone and Big Sky country would not be complete without a day spent fly fishing our pristine blue ribbon trout streams. Whether you are an expert angler or new to the sport, our excellent guide staff is ready to get you out on the water. Certain times of the season book up quickly, so contact us today to reserve the dates you would like to fish with us. Give us a call at 1-800-646-9644 if you have any questions or would like to book a guide trip or CLICK HERE if you prefer to contact us via email.

Madison Valley and Yellowstone Winters Snowpack

Our snow started off slow this fall, but once December hit, we got buried in it the entire month.  At this point we over 100% of our normal winter snowpack.  The forecast says we should receive more this week and with any luck will continue over the next few months. This bodes well for our rivers and fish.

Fly Fishing Trips in Montana and Yellowstone

Winter Fly Fishing Report for the Upper Madison River

We’ve been getting a little fly fishing in this winter.  MRO guide Jake Schilling has been having some pretty good luck trout spey fishing on the Upper Madison River around the West Fork and Pine Butte areas.  Primarily swinging soft hackles and bead head leaches. 

Typically, as we approach February, and the water temps warm up a couple of degrees we should begin to see some midge hatches.  It can be a lot of fun dry fly fishing with small midges trying to get these risers to eat.

Below are some pictures of the West Fork area that Jake sent us.

West Fork Bridge across the Madison River
West Fork Bridge

Upper Madison River



With the 2022 fishing season just around the corner, it’s time for us to start preparing for this year’s season. That means it’s time to begin our search for a few good people to join the MRO shop staff. If you have a passion for fly fishing or a desire to experience fly fishing in a new way, this may be the job for you. We are looking for knowledgeable and enthusiastic anglers to join our team.


John Schilling
John Schilling



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