Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge

Orvis Endorsed Since 2003

We're excited to announce that Madison Valley Ranch has been awarded 2021 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge of the Year!!

Madison Valley Ranch is proud to be part of a distinguished group of Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodges for the last 18 years. We strongly believe that our company values are in line with Orvis’ passion, curiosity and approachability in fly fishing. Our relationship with Orvis reflects years of experience on both sides to create welcoming and authentic Orvis fishing trips in Montana for anglers of all ages and abilities. Additionally, MVR hosts the Orvis Fly Fishing Schools each summer.

Our strive for excellence has been recognized with accolades given to Orvis Endorsed lodges, outfitters and guides that have received exceptionally positive feedback from previous guests. Consideration for their awards also include an operation's commitment, stewardship of their natural resources, and partnership with Orvis in providing the finest fly-fishing experience possible for the Orvis customer.

Our goal every year since we started 27 years ago is to put our best foot forward to represent the Orvis brand. Through our efforts we have been nominated for Orvis Lodge of the Year 4 times in the last 8 years, taking home this prestigious award not only in 2021 but also 2015.

Passion, Curiosity & Approachability

Orvis is operated by lifelong outdoor enthusiast that love the opportunity to share their knowledge with others. They are known to produce the highest quality fly fishing clothing and equipment. On top of this, they provide a customer service that is always personable and helpful.

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Madison Valley Ranch guide and guest fly fishing on the MAdison River.

Authentic, Established & Unforgettable

As an Orvis Endorsed Lodge for the past 18 years, we uphold the qualities of the Orvis Brand by providing each and every guest with a welcoming and accommodating experience. We work alongside the best fishing guides in Montana to provide something that goes beyond just catching trout. MVR is a home away from home for our guests and serves as the perfect setting for creating lifelong memories.

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Our Favorite Orvis Fly Fishing Gear

Orvis Helios 3D Fly Rod

The Helios has evolved to a precise tool that is capable of delivering your flies where you want with exceptional accuracy. The added backbone of the 3D provides plenty of power, especially on the big rivers of Montana where bushy flies and breezy conditions can make delicate presentation difficult.

Our guides absolutely love the performance of the Orvis Helios from the drift boat. With the correct line, you can quickly and accurately cast to long and short distance targets as you move down the river. This fly rod performs well on the Madison River when using nymph rigs, big foam body dry flies and sculpin streamers.

The Orvis Helios fly rod.

Orvis Pro Wading Boots

The boots feature an industry-first Michelin Outdoor Extreme outsole that ranks as best-in-class when it comes to wet rubber traction. The 3D molded OrthoLite insoles allow for a comfortable and supportive fit that is designed to stand up to the harsh elements that rivers and lakes present. For additional performance, these boots feature the optional addition of tungsten-carbide tipped screw-in studs that will help keep you stable when most boots will not. We deal with some pretty slippery rocks here on the upper Madison River and so far we've yet to find a better solution for staying on our feet!

Orvis wading boots.