Madison Valley Ranch Blog

Winter Snowpack and the 2016 Fishing Season

We have had a great winter in terms of precipitation thanks to El Nino! The Madison River basin is already upwards 100% of normal Snow Water Equivalent. This SWE figure correlates directly with the amount of water that will result from the snow if it all melted instantaneously. This, therefore, means that we are not…

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How to Catch Trout in Winter

It is that time of year again!  The Madison Valley has already seen a few snowfalls and a handful of frozen guides on our fly rods! However, when the snow flies it does not mean we need to hang up our waders!  Winter can provide some incredibly exciting and rewarding fishing for those willing to…

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Trout Stalkers Video: Launching a boat at Canaday Bridge

Our local fly shop,Trout Stalkers, posted a fun and daring video of our fellow guide, Joe Irons, launching a drift boat at Canaday Bridge on the Lower Madison!  Try at your own risk! Click here to view video!

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Orvis Post: Father-Daughter Day on the Madison

Check out this great post from the Orvis Blog about two Madison Valley Ranch guests, John Dodge and his daughter Madison, and their great day on the river.  One of many special family moments from this summer at MVR! Click here to see post!

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Corporate Events at Madison Valley Ranch!

Book your next corporate event here at Madison Valley Ranch!  Nestled along the Madison River in a luxurious lodge setting, our facilities are an escape from the traditional board room while offering state of the art amenities.  We would love to help you plan an unforgettable corporate retreat!  For more information head over to our…

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Madison River Fishing Report

Fishing on the Upper Madison has been heating up as we have been seeing some cooler days!  Don’t just take it from us, though. Check out this fantastic and detailed fishing report from our local Orvis endorsed fly shop, the Tackle Shop!

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Summer Bug Life on the Madison River

  Southwest Montana is heating up!  Warm summer days provide an abundance of bug life on the Madison River that produces fantastic days of casting to surface feeding trout and tight lines. Knowing what to expect on the water is the best way to increase your chances of coaxing trout to the surface and having the…

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Orvis Video – Summer Is Here!

We are loving this summer Orvis video.  Get out there and take an adventure!

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2015 Lodge of the Year!!

The Madison Valley Ranch is pleased to announce that it is the 2015 recipient of the Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge of the Year Award.  This honor was announced at the Orvis Guide Rendezvous in Missoula, Montana on Friday, April 24, 2015. As one of eight nominees, Madison Valley Ranch was chosen based on a…

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You’re Invited: Women’s Fly Fishing Retreat

Calling all Women Adventurers… We are pleased to announce our First Annual Women’s Fly Fishing Retreat. Have you ever wanted to learn how to fly fish? How about learning to fly fish or improving your skills in a stress-free and instructive environment, surrounded by like-minded women, in a beautiful setting? Or perhaps you have a loved…

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