ENNIS, MT | EST. 1984

In Business to get you on the Water

From our home on the banks of the Madison in Ennis, Montana, the Madison River Fishing Company has provided fine fly fishing gear and guide services to anglers worldwide since 1984. Although a lot has changed in the last 40 years, our values remain the same - our dedication to the sport of fly fishing and providing our customers with the best products, knowledge and customer service available.


Capt. Joe Dilschneider


Fly: Black Bugger
Rod/Reel/Line: Whatever is in my hand...
Jam: Anything, as long as it's the Grateful Dead!
Beer: Salmon Fly Honey Rye
Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Nick Peterson

General Manager/Guide

Fly: Royal Wulff
Rod/Reel/Line: The Montana Set Up - Winston BIIIX 5wt/Bozeman Reel
Jam: Cast Iron Soul - Jamestown Revival 
Beer: Flying Ant - Burnt Tree Brewing
Hometown: Still in it.

Borden Porter

Director of Operations/Guide

Fly: Dornan's Water Walker Pink #12
Rod/Reel/Line: 690 Sage Method/ Nautilus X-Series/ Scientific Anglers Amplitude Anadro 
Jam: Waylon Jennings
Beer: Natural Light
Hometown: Richmond, VA

Ryan Suplee

Digital Ecomm & Marketing Manager

Fly: Drunk & Disorderly
Rod/Reel/Line: Winston Air Salt/Bauer RX
Jam: Little Bird - Ghost of Paul Revere
Beer: Strange Haze - Highlander
Hometown: Barrington, NH

John Kelley

Assistant Manager/Guide

Fly: Dornan’s Water Walker
Rod/Reel/Line: 590 CF Burkheimer/
Platinum Abel TR/SA Amplitude Trout
Jam: Fishin' in the Dark - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Beer: Midas Crush
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Danny Eiden

Ecomm Media Manager/Guide

Fly: Partridge & Orange
Rod/Reel/Line: Winston Air 2/Bauer RVR/SA Amplitude Infinity
Jam: Bound To Ride - Peter Rowan
Beer: Farmer's Daughter - Lucette Brewing Co
Hometown: Menomonie, WI

Tyler DiMeola

Retail Associate/Guide

Fly: Olive Peanut Envy
Rod/Reel/Line:  T&T Avantt/Abel Super 4 DeYoung Native Brown/SA Infinity
Jam: Aces High, Iron Maiden
Beer: Pineapple Express
Hometown: Working in it.


Retail Associate/Guide

Fly: Kurt's Egg Drop
Rod/Reel/Line: Sage TCR 590/ Vossler Passion/ SA Amplitude Infinity
Jam: Riding With Private Malone - David Ball
Beer: Ranch Hand Cider
Hometown: Anchorage, AK

Rob Foster

Retail Associate/Guide

Fly: Sparkle Minnow
Rod/Reel/Line: Sage One/Sage Trout/Amplitude MPX
Jam: Feathered Indians, Tyler Childers
Beer: Hazy Little Thing
Hometown: Novato, CA


Retail Associate/Guide

Fly: Mini Dungeon
Rod/Reel/Line: Sage X/Sage Spectrum/SciAnglers Amplitude MPX
Jam: Natural Mystic, Bob Marley
Beer:  A cold one
Hometown: Minnetonka, MN


Jr. Fish Head

Fly: Whatever Dad ties on for me
Rod/Reel/Line: Winston 590 B3X, Bauer RX1, Amplitude MPX
Jam: Dad picks the tunes
Beer: Root Beer (I'm only 17!)
Hometown: Ennis, MT


Shop Dog

Fly: Sparkle Minnow
Rod/Reel/Line: Any stick will do
Jam: Bertha
Beer: Yes please
Hometown: Ennis, MT

Our #1 Priority

Customer Service

Modern anglers are presented with an array of gear options, fly patterns, and environmental fluctuations. We're here to make your shopping experience headache free - to help you get out on the water doing what you love to do.

The Fly Shop

Quality Fly Tackle

Whether you're fishing freshwater, saltwater, small water or big water, we've got the knowledge and gear you need.

Fly Tying

We offer an extensive and comprehensive selection of materials, hooks, vises and tools for the most discerning tyers.

Rod Building

Keeping the tradition alive, we carry a full line of rod building tools, components and blanks for master builders and beginners.

40 years in business

Outfitting Anglers Worldwide

Since 1984, we've been arming anglers with the tools and the knowledge needed for great days on the water. Whether you're fishing your local waters or gearing up for an international expedition, we've got the gear you need to make it a smooth adventure.