In 1978 Brad Richey, the owner and outfitter of Madison River Outfitters, made his way to West Yellowstone towing a Lavro boat behind his old Chevy pickup. He began his guiding career at Bud Lilly’s that summer, then spent the next two years managing another shop in town. In 1981 Brad opened Madison River Outfitters. As a full time guide, Brad spent his days on the river with clients while the shop was kept open by a single shop employee. As time went on the shop flourished – new employees were hired, additional guides joined the team, and eventually the little log cabin that housed the shop was moved to its current location where it was added on to. Brad continued to guide until the early 2000’s when he transitioned from guiding to running the shop and outfitting business full time, which he continues to do to this day.Put Madison River Outfitters on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our West Yellowstone day trip tool.
Today Madison River Outfitters is one of the largest full service fly fishing shops in West Yellowstone. Our fly shop offers you everything you need to get out and fish the rivers and lakes in Montana and Yellowstone National Park.
WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING SERVICES
Professional Fly Fishing Guides
Float and Wade Trips
Full Service Retail and Online Shop
Fly Fishing Reports
Rental Gear (Waders, boots & fly rods)
Certified Fly Casting Instructors
Fly Fishing Schools
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My husband and I did a full-day walk and wade trip with Mike in June 2021. It was such a blast. Mike is a great teacher. His initial instruction was so helpful. He covered the basics and shared... more »
Took the family and kids on a guided drift boat trip. Both guides were very knowledgeable and everyone, including my 6 year old caught fish. Great trip for the family more »
My wife and I did a full day float trip with Mike from Madison Outfitters and we killed it! We caught at least 20 plus trout ranging from 8 in - 17 in! Everyone at the shop was super helpful as well. We highly recommend them to anyone across all levels of experience. 👍🏻👍🏻
Bought a fishing license and some fly fishing gear here. The personnel were very helpful and knowledgeable. A very large selection of gear and flies. I highly recommend this place.
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