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#THEFISHINGCOMPANY

Ennis, Montana 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 those 35 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.

OUR TEAM

Capt. Joe Dilschneider

Owner/Outfitter

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

Nick Peterson

General Manager

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

Retail & Outfitting Manager

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, Virginia

Casey LeBrun

Ecommerce & Marketing Manager

Fly: Pheasant Tail a.k.a. "Never Fail"
Rod/Reel/Line: Winston Kairos/Nautilus XM/SciAnglers Infinity
Jam: Childers
Beer: Montucky
Hometown: Lancaster, Kentucky

John Kelley

Assistant Manager

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

Patrick Mcginnis

CheapAssFlies Manager

Fly: Cohen's Slop Mop
Rod/Reel/Line: Winston B3+ 8WT/Bauer SST 7/Airflo Shovelhead 330gr
Jam: I'm Stoked by Hoke Granger
Beer: White Claw
Hometown: St. Louis

Tyler Dimeola

Fish Head

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

Mariah Kalmon

Fish Head

Fly: White Dolly
Rod/Reel/Line: My one and only...
Jam: Lil' Girl's Name by Charley Crockett
Beer: Mad Mile Cream Ale, Bridger Brewing
Hometown: Hudson, Wisconsin

Hoke Granger

Fish Head

Fly: Peanut Envy
Rod/Reel/Line: Winston Air, 6wt./Bauer RX3/SA MPX
Jam: Lovin' Her Was Easier -Waylon Jennings
Beer: Flying Ant
Hometown: Dothan, Al.

Finn Histon

Fish Head

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 

Rob foster

Fish Head

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

Noni Dilschneider

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 14!)
Hometown: Ennis, Montana

Minnow

Shop Dog

Fly: Sparkle Minnow
Rod/Reel/Line: Any stick will do
Jam: Bertha
Beer: Yes please
Hometown: McAllister, 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 - so you can get back on the water doing what you love to do.

The Fly Shop

Quality Fly Tackle

Whether you're fishing freshwater or 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.

34 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.