Madison Valley Ranch Blog

Win Orvis Gear!!

The folks at Orvis are making it easier than ever to get you out on the water: this month, they are giving away a complete fly fishing starter kit to get you up and running.  The only thing you’ll need to buy is your fishing license! To enter, click here and answer one easy question: where will…

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Fly Fishing Film Tour

The Fly Fishing Film Tour is a much welcomed break for most of us who put the rods away until warmer weather returns.  It’s a great way to connect with local anglers in your community while getting a dose of some serious fish action!  Take a tour around the world (Mongolia, Cuba, Iceland) and the…

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Orvis Guide Rendezvous

Calling all fishing guides!  Orvis is once again hosting their Guide Rendezvous  (open to all guides) and Down the Hatch Film Festival (open to non-guides also!) in Missoula, Montana.  The dates are April 23 – 25.  Representatives from Madison Valley Ranch will be in attendance.  We’d love to see you there!   Check out a…

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Hiring: Assistant Lodge Manager

Madison Valley Ranch is seeking a dynamic Assistant Lodge Manager (ALM). The ALM will serve as host at breakfast, accommodating all guest requests (starting around 6:00AM), introduce anglers to fishing guides, and process check outs for departing guests. They will also have numerous responsibilities, including managing the housekeeping department, overseeing the retail and beverage programs,…

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Camille Egdorf: Simms Article

It’s always fun to read about a Montana-based angler with a passion for all things fishing.  It’s icing on the cake when she is a badass female who has fishing in her blood.  Simms Fishing, based in nearby Bozeman, has teamed up with Camille Egdorf.  For a great quick read about Camille and her favorite Simms…

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DamNation

This weekend we watched an awesome documentary called DamNation (available on Netflix, iTunes, and Vimeo).  If you are looking for an intelligent movie that focuses on environmental issues and education, while spotlighting the effect of what many viewed as progress on our fisheries, don’t skip this one!  Very well done. If after watching you are interested in…

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Whirling Disease Warrior

Most people who have fished the Madison River in Montana have heard of Whirling Disease, the cause of a massive decline in Madison River’s rainbow trout population in the 1990′s. If you are interested in learning more, check out this article on Orvis News by Phil Monahan.  It highlights Dave Kumlien, a Bozeman-based fly fishing guru,…

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Fall Fishing in Yellowstone National Park

Every year, we have a group of serious anglers who visit Madison Valley Ranch at the end of October.  Yes, the weather can be finicky, the wind just might blow, but there is something magical about Autumn in Big Sky Country.  Just as the leaves changes from green to oranges and browns, our brown trout…

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Video: Madison Valley Ranch on Joy of Fishing

Besides actually being out on the water, there is nothing like watching a fishing movie to get you excited about fly fishing and an upcoming trip.  Have you seen the Joy of Fishing episode highlighting Madison Valley Ranch?  A short teaser clip is below, and I would highly recommend the full 21 minute video, found…

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Michael Keaton is “Totally Locked In”

In this interview with Marshall Cutchin from Midcurrent, Michael Keaton touches on the dynamic relaxation that fly fishing brings.  When asked what he like most about fly fishing, Keaton responds with, “Well, it’s best when it’s unconscious.”  We like his view of fishing…warning: adult language. Click here to listen to the interview or read the…

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