Below is a checklist of what to bring with you on your trip to Ennis, Montana. We consider these items to be essential for life in Montana for fly fishermen. Rods, Reels and all flies are included in the school tuition. We have wading boots and waders available in limited supply and suggest calling to reserve these items ahead of time if you should need them. MRFC is also one of the largest retailers of fly fishing gear. You can browse our online fly fishing store or give us a call if you are interested in purchasing any of the items below. As a courtesy, all students enrolled in the MRFC School receive a 10% discount code for online purchases leading up to the start of their course.


Essential Gear

  • Hat
  • Polarized Sunglasses
  • Lightweight, quick dry, long-sleeve shirt
  • Waterproof rain shell
  • Mid-weight top (pull-over or sweatshirt)
  • Lightweight, quick dry, pants or shorts
  • Synthetic material socks
  • Water sandals or wading boots
  • Water and Sweat Resistant Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Backpack or duffel bag for storage


  • Additional sun-protection (wide-brimmed hats, buff, sun gloves, etc)
  • Camera
  • Bug spray
  • Waders
  • Fishing Pack
  • Fishing Tools
  • Heavy-weight jacket for cold mornings
  • Preferred snacks
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