Ennis Montana Premier Fly Fishing Outfitter and Fly Shop on the Madison River
Trout Stalkers is a fly fishing outfitter that specializes in Montana and Madison River Fly Fishing Trips. We are located in Downtown Ennis and just three blocks from some of the best fly fishing in Montana, on the Upper Madison River. Our fly shop is staffed with experienced and welcoming fly fishermen who enjoy sharing their knowledge.
Trout Stalkers fly shop and online store features a diverse collection of the finest fly fishing gear, clothing, fly fishing gifts, fly rods, reels, flies, rental gear, boats and accessories. Our carefully curated fly selection is focused on proven fly patterns for the Madison River and other major southwest Montana rivers.
We have a variety of watercrafts and rafts for rent and for sale, including inflatable rafts equipped with fishing frames, drift boats, kayaks and SUPs. We also have an ever-changing fleet of new and used rafts and drift boats for sale. Need a Madison River shuttle service? We can help with that too.
Our extensive knowledge of fly fishing the Madison River stems from many years and countless days spent “driftin’ and dreamin'" on this great river from top to bottom. We strive to make every visitor to Ennis, Montana feel comfortable and welcome in our fly shop. We want you to have a great Montana fly fishing experience and our top-notch, seasoned guide staff will work hard to make sure of it! Our motto at Trout Stalkers is simple: The first time you fish with us you're a client. The second time you're a friend!
We specialize in guiding on the Beaverhead river. We cater to anglers of all skill levels, from beginner fly fishermen looking to catch that first trout on a fly, to the seasoned angler ... moreseeking a veteran Montana fishing guide who knows these waters like the back of their hand. Our experienced guides will work hard to help you have a first-rate Montana fly fishing experience.
We specialize in guiding on the Big Hole river. We cater to anglers of all skill levels, from beginner fly fishermen looking to catch that first trout on a fly, to the seasoned angler ... moreseeking a veteran Montana fishing guide who knows these waters like the back of their hand. Our experienced guides will work hard to help you have a first-rate Montana fly fishing experience.
The Madison River is our home stream, so we specialize in guiding on this great river. We cater to anglers of all skill levels, from beginner fly fishermen looking to catch that first ... moretrout on a fly, to the seasoned angler seeking a veteran Montana fishing guide who knows these waters like the back of their hand. Our experienced guides will work hard to help you have a first-rate Montana fly fishing experience.
NorthShore of the Madison The Madison Valley is a 360 degree postcard year round with some of the most picturesqe views on earth. A cup of coffee during sunrise or a glass of wine ... moreat sunset are unforgettable here. You can count on the NorthShore of the Madison Lodge delivering the best possible view this valley has to offer. This luxury vacation rental near Ennis is complete with all the finest furnishings and amenities. Trout Stalkers offers all-inclusive fly fishing vacation packages that include fishing trips on the Madison River and 5-Star meals from the area's top chefs. The NorthShore of the Madison is one of a kind!
Packages include accommodations, meals, and guides. All package prices are based on double occupancy and a shared guide. The additional single supplement charge is to cover the expense of an additional guide boat for each fishing day. A 7% Montana lodging tax hasbeen added.
3 day packages include 2 days of guided fishing.
4 day packages include 3 days of guided fishing.
5 day packages include 4 days of guided fishing.
6 day packages include 5 days of guided fishing.
Historic Thextondale on the Madison Montana Trout Stalkers and the Alton Ranch in Ennis, Montana have teamed up to offer this exclusive fly fishing vacation package on the magnificent ... moreMadison River. The location, accommodations and fly fishing opportunities are all extraordinary and combine to make this a very unique and special offering. For the fly fisherman, Thextondale offers an exceedingly rare opportunity to experience both solitude and intimacy on some of the most sought after fly fishing waters of the Madison Valley. Guests on the property have exclusive access to nearly a mile of pristine wild trout habitat on a channel of the Madison that braids within the lower waters of Blaine Spring Creek as it meanders through the ranch.
Those mechanical lip-gripping goodies (Boga Grips is a well-known brand) might be popular among saltwater fly fishermen, but probably not with fish: a study published in Fisheries ... moreResearch magazine says they damage between 80% and 100% of the bonefish they touch.
Fly Fishing, boca grip, bonefish, catch and release, fishing, lip-gripping device, News
Tuesday, 12 Aug, 2008
I've written extensively about my forbidden love of the old Diamondback-designed Diamondglass fiberglass fly rods, and because of that I receive a fair number of emails asking ... moreif the the new, Cortland-derived Diamondback Fiberglass rod series are as good as the originals.
cortland, diamondback glass fly rods, fiberglass fly rods, fly fishing industry
Tuesday, 31 Jul, 2012
Even before the downturn, many decried the "expense" of fly fishing - and the need for the industry to produce inexpensive gear to recruit new genes into the pool.
Fly Fishing, expense of fly fishing, fishing, fly rods, Opinion, Underground Entertainment
Thursday, 22 Jan, 2009
One fly or two - that is the question. Will a second fly really help you catch more fish or will it increase the chance of a horrible bird's nest?
Fly Fishing, Planning, Insider
Friday, 13 May, 2016
Every year there comes a time in the north west when the big fish go off their diet of little fish and come to the surface for the big meal. The Salmonflies usually start hatching ... morelate spring or early summer.
Fly Fishing, Insider
Wednesday, 27 Apr, 2016
Some people say Ennis is a drinking town with a fishing problem. Others say it's a fishing town with a drinking problem. Either way the addictions complement each other nicely.
Fly Fishing, Planning, Lodging, Meals, and Fun
Thursday, 24 Mar, 2016
The dilemma facing every parent: what is the optimal age to take your first kids fly fishing trip? Take them too early and they either lose interest or drive you mad. Offer to take ... morethem too late in life and they’ll never have those years to look back on. You’ll miss out on those fabulous bonding moments and possibly lose them to electronics forever!
Fly Fishing, Planning, Perfect Fishing Days
Thursday, 12 Nov, 2015
Sitting here watching it snow outside, wind about 40 mph out of the north. Hard to imagine, but my mind still turns to fly-fishing. It may be nasty now but in a few days’ temps are ... moresupposed to soar into the high 30s, low forties. That ought to clear the ice out of the water, and might even be enough to get the fish “sparking.”
Fly Fishing, Planning, Fly Fishing for Beginners
Thursday, 7 Jan, 2016