Fly Fish Montana and Idaho's best trout waters! I becam...
CallTwin Bridges, MT
Greg & Janet Lilly, along with Bill & Mary Kemp...
If you believe half the whispered stories about Flatline Outfitters, you've got to experience the adventure yourself. Come to the wilds of southwestern Montana, jump in the truck, and head out for some of the best flyfishing you'll ever experience. Imagine floating down the fabled Beaverhead, watching heads punctuate the slick surface as big trout sip tiny trico spinners. Your nerves better be steady, my friend, because these fish don't tolerate mistakes.
We don't use just anybody who can fish and row, no sir! Matt and his father, Don, are the first line of quality guides around here. They've worked together on the water for about twenty-five years, on and off, and know how to find fish, treat anglers, and have a good time doing both.
Matt and a client admire the catch
Matt here is top dog: he's up and ready to go early and likes to stay out late if the fish are up. He's got more flies that catch fish than almost anyone, and he's ready to show you how to use 'em.
Whether it's classic walk-wade dryfly fishing on glassy slicks for wary sippers or blasting along a rock-strewn stream searching pockets for big ones, Matt's your man on the water. Bring your A-game, some strong tippet - even if it's 7x - and be ready for anything, 'cause he makes the unusal happen every day.
Don Greemore and a client
Then, there's Don, Matt's father. Don is like no other guide you've met. He takes his time, explains just what you're going to do, eases down the water like a pro, wastes no time getting you into fish, and generally has a good time with everyone. Don't mind the occasional growl when you're casting or just miss a good one - it's Don's way of sharing a moment.
There's a couple other guys who help us, but they've been too shy - or too busy guiding for us - to have their pictures taken. You'll meet them if you bring a big group, though, and everyone gets along great. We're looking forward to seeing you on the water in Montana!
What's the weather like during fishing season?
Spring & Fall / April, May - September & October: Temperatures range from 30's to 70's with the occasional freak storm or temps in the 20's or 80's.
Summer / June, July, August: Temperatures range from 60's to 90's with the possibility of a summer storm that may contain rain, hail, or even snow, so be prepaired and bring your rain coat...
How do I get a Montana Fishing License?
They are available online or we will pick one up at one of the shops or license agents when you get here.
What about flies/(bugs),leaders, tippets?
We have a full selection of everything in our Flyshop, and all of the guides are fully stocked when you are on the water...
Do you teach beginners?
Yes, we teach all skill levels. We even have a few tricks for the seasoned river vets.
Do I need to bring my own gear? What should I bring?
Bring whatever you would like. For rods, we recommend 5&6 weights, but if you have a 3, 4, or 7 weight and would like to use them, there is always an opportunity. Waders & boots, vests, hat, raingear, polarized glasses, and, of course, don't forget the camera & sun screen. If you don't have any of these items, we can outfit you with whatever you need for a great day on the water.
Where are you located? What rivers are in the area?
Twin Bridges is in the heart of Southwestern MT. Three 'Blue Ribbon' trout rivers come together forging the fourth 'Blue Ribbon' trout river in the area: The Beaverhead, Big Hole, & Ruby rivers meet hereabouts to form the Jefferson. We're where Rainbows & Browns will challenge you with every strike.