Madison River Outfitters, West Yellowstone

#17 of 20 in Outdoors in West Yellowstone
Outdoor Activity · Hidden Gem
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.

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.


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

Local Area Information

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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. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
  • 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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