Fly Fishing Outfitter and Guides
My husband and partner, Terry owns and operates Snowfly Outfitters. He has fished the Madison for forty years and has guided locally for twenty years. His goal is for his clients to have a wonderful time and enjoy all that the Madison has to offer. Please call him at 406-640-1865 or send him an email at email@example.com. He would be happy to book a float on the river or guide you wade fishing. He will teach you as much as you would like to learn. He has a team of guides so that a large party can easily be accommodated.
Fly Fishing supplies, licenses and information
Using a fishing guide is really a good idea. They know the river, where the best fishing
is during your visit, hazards and most of all, the fishing regulations. Don’t let your
experience be tainted by a visit from the conservation officer. But, don’t take my word
for it. Go to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks : 2021 Fishing Regulationsfwp.mt.gov/
- Beartooth Lodge on Highway 87 in Cameron. Nancy and Dan are the owners and just
delightful and knowledgeable people.
- The Slide Inn is on Highway 287 towards Yellowstone. It is owned by Kelly Galloup.
He is a pretty famous fishing guide and has a fully stocked fly shop.
- Don’t have your license? Hop over to the West Fork Cabins and RV Park, located
between mile marker 14 and 15 on US Highway 287 North.
- Golfing and Tennis go to www.madisonmeadowsgolfcourse.com for more information
- Bowling at the Fish Bowl. You can order food and drinks from the Bistro which is right
next door. Great Family night activity. Open in the summer on Friday and Saturday
- Madison Valley Theater- go to their website. Showings at 7:00. Has just been
remodeled and it is a great experience.
- Lions Club Park and Children's Fishing Pond
Quake Lake Visitors Center: They had their grand reopening after a full updating. Go right on US Highway 287, Go towards Yellowstone. The Visitors Center is on your
left after Slide Inn.
Cliff and Wade Lakes: Located just south of your location, these lakes are great for fishing as well as swimming. You can rent boats, canoes and kayaks at Wilderness Edge at Cliff Lake.
Yellowstone National Park and West Yellowstone
IMAX theater- you can buy your tickets ahead of time on line.
Grizzly Bear and Wolf exhibit
Ranger guided tours in Yellowstone
Kayaking on Yellowstone Lake
Go to www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/
Norris area (towards Bozeman)
From your rental, go north (left on Highway 287) take a right at the Fisherman statue in Ennis. You will travel over Norris Hill. Make a right towards Bozeman. The Hot Springs are on your right.
- Norris Hot Springs- a funky natural hot springs pool. Bring your suits and towels. Wine,
beer and food available to purchase. A great way to relax after a long day. $9 gets
you in to dunk. Features locally grown produce. www.norrishotsprings.com . If you
forgot a suit, you can probably find one at the Nearly New in Ennis.
- Float the Madison River. This section of the Madison is famous for the “Bikini Hatch”
as many college students and whole families come to enjoy a lazy float on this wide
section of the river.
Go to madisonrivertubing.com and let them do all of the work of bringing your tubes
and shuttling you. Wear sneakers or wading shoes so you can get out of the water if
you need to.
Fun for the family includes horse drawn carriage tours, walking tours, live theater and a short train ride to Nevada City. Our friend Gay owns the old fashioned candy store and her husband Scott runs the fire truck tours. He is a hoot. You can also pan for garnets and gold. Go to www.virginiacity.com for more information.
America's largest ski area, as measured by skiable acreage, during the winter but open in the summer for bike riding and zip lining. Go to www.bigskyresort.com/Activities/Summer/on-mountain.asp
- The closest opportunity for horseback riding is at the CB Ranch which is right off of
Highway 287. Go to their link to find out more http://cbcattleranch.com
- Guided horseback rides
You can ride up to a high lake where your fly fishing person can also fish! Contact
Greg Doud from Sphinx Mountain Outfitting 406-682-7336 or 88 Horses/Wolfpack
Outfitters at 406-682-7346. You may want to make reservations before you arrive.
Both offer a personalized riding experience tailored to your group.
- Virginia City trail ride. This is a great ride for youngsters or those who don’t want to
spend hours in the saddle. Go to www.montanacarriage.com
- Near Yellowstone, try Yellowstone Horses at yellowstoneworld.com. Or if you would
like to ride in the park, the National Park Service has a number of licensed outfitters
who will guide you.
Sporting Equipment Rentals
We love http://www.freeheelandwheel.com/bike-rentals/ in West Yellowstone. Great people with lots of information for you.
Big Boy Toys in Bozeman rents a large variety of sporting equipment.
High Mountain Rentals in Idaho also has lots of equipment for rent. www.highmountainadventures.com
At Cliff Lake you can rent boats, canoes and kayaks.
Learning about our wildlife Download the app on your phone fieldguide.mt.gov
- My Home in Montana- unique gifts made in Montana
- Nearly New- a resale store run by the Madison Valley Women’s Club. You can find
unusually high end items here as well as great silent auction items. Great place to go if
someone forgot to bring something they need.
- Plain Jane and the Average Joe- set on the corner in downtown Ennis. You will love
their selection of clothing, household goods and jewelry.
- Benjie’s- unique silver jewelry at a good price.
- Willie's Distillery- an interesting spot for shopping for Montana moonshine!
- Shedhorn Sports- pretty well known for its firearms and outdoor equipment
- Gallery 287 is located on the north end of town by the bowling alley on
US Highway 287. It is filled with fabulous work by local artists. Don’t miss it!
- Artists on Main. Another fun gallery.
- Ennis Trading Post- clothes for everyone
- Right Angles. This picture framing shop also features local artists. Located behind
-The Saddle Shop- located on main street. Western items including saddles
Red Mountain Antiques- lots of vendors with a wide range of antiques and collectibles.
- The Gravel Bar- great casual dining, especially outside on the deck. They serve Cold
Smoke beer, a Missoula Scotch Ale that many of us love after a hot day outside. You
can also try their nachos but be sure to ask about adding pulled pork. The fish and
chips are also good.
- New this year is the brewery right next to the Gravel Bar. Try a flight of their beers on the rooftop deck. Pizzas and other delights.
- The Alley Bistro- a great place dinner. Located right next to the bowling alley. Each
time we go we are delighted with our meals. Reservation are a good idea.
-McCallister Inn: great food! They serve lunch and dinner. Take US 287 back towards
- Take out pizza. Order it from the Bistro and go to their take out entrance. Finish
cooking it at home. 406-682-5695
-Mama Nachos- made to order burritos.
- The Sugar High (used to be the old Dairy Queen). Great burgers and shakes
- The Pic-i-nic Basket- Call to order fisherman's lunches.
- Bynee's- family restaurant with lots of choices. Located on Main Street
- Highway 287 Café Lunch and dinner as well as pastries made in their kitchen
- On the Fly Drive through for coffee and breakfast. Right by the fire station and town
hall. We love her chorizo burritos.
- The Pharmacy offers breakfast and lunch. Great malts from their old fashioned soda fountain
-Madison Foods: the only game in town. THEY WILL DELIVER GROCERIES TO YOUR
RENTAL FOR A MILEAGE FEE. Remember in Montana you can buy wine and beer in
the grocery store. Check out the wines and the Montana microbrew selection. We are
stuck on Cold Smoke Scotch Ale. Also try their homemade tortilla chips and salsa. Monday and Friday nights they offer prime rib and a baked potato for $10. Call early to
reserve the cuts you want. www.madisonfoodsmt.com.
- Deemo’s For great meat, homemade brauts and jerky. Right across from the
fisherman sculpture in the center of town. If you call ahead, they will roast a chicken for
you and have it ready by 5:00. 406-682-7306
- Massage comes to you!!! A great idea for mom! Call Gay, a licensed and certified Massage Therapist. Call 406-600-2599.
- Want a new hairdo or spray tan? Call Trenz.. For your hair ask for Tanya
They also do hair and nails and tatooed makeup and eyebrows.
- The Grizzly Bar and Grill- a long standing tradition originally run by Eric Smith.
Now run by Nick and Katrina. YOU MUST HAVE RESERVATIONS. They offer
a full bar as well as a good wine and beer list. 406-682-7118
Go right on US Highway 287 to get there.
- The Cove or the Driftwater or whatever they are calling it. Usually have pizza and
hamburgers. They have a full bar. Usually closed on Wednesdays. They seem to
run through chefs quickly so call first to find out what they are offering. The food is
generally good. Call first to find out what they are offering 406-682-3088
- Blue Moon Saloon- Has a full bar. Under new ownership.. 406-682-4555. Turn left on
US Highway 287 and go north towards Ennis. Cameron is before Ennis.
Madison Valley Hospital offers full emergency and non-emergency services. 406-682-6862. They offer great, professional care. We know from personal experience!
D&D Auto in Ennis can help you. 406-682-4234
We hope all of this information helps you have a wonderful time here!
Terry and Cynthia Quirk
Madison River Rentals
15 Arrowhead Drive
Ennis, Montana 59729
Terry’s cell 406-640-1865