Reviews

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“My partner and I fished with Mike on the Beaverhead on July 25, 2013. We were provided a very full day on a river that is heavily fished. Despite heavy river traffic, Mike structured our day in such a way that we actually contended with very few others. We actually had relative solitude on crowded waters–no small accomplishment. The trip went off as planned with no unpleasant surprises like, “Oh there will be a charge of $35 for flies.” NONE of that. Michael proved to be personable, extremely competent, and utterly professional. Most importantly, he had us on fish ALL day. We landed 25+ fish that day and several were 20″ or better. When I return to the Beaverhead I will book Mike without hesitation. Thanks for a great day!”

– Chris W.

“This March will be my third early spring in a row fishing with Mike. I couldn’t imagine a more enjoyable experience. From the peaceful, beautiful conditions you fish in, to the excitement of fish after fish that Mike puts you on, every moment is amazing. Mike is very patient and mixes wading and drift fishing nicely.  The best part is that Mike gets as excited as I do when I hook a fish. I will keep coming back to Mike at least every year.”

– Kyle S.

“Mike is very knowledgable and was very patient with me since it was only my 2nd time fishing!! He was prompt, helpful and encouraging. And the lunch was fantastic!!”

– Jimcindye

“Epic fishing with Mike on Big Hole, great guiding, lots of fish, plus one big one. Beautiful area, very professional guiding service, can’t go wrong, fun times.”

-Vic C.

“Fished the Madison yesterday with guide Michael Stack. The wind was howlin’, but the fishing was excellent. Michael seemed to know every hole and run that held fish. I’ve fished with many guides over the years, and this guy is one of the best – friendly and extremely knowledgable. A+”

– Zimfly

“Mike and another of his guides took us on a family trip on the Madison River in late July. The trip was my wife and I and our daughter and son ages 12 and 11 with two and a guide in each boat. We’ve been on a few guided fly fishing trips over the years and Mike is one of the best guides we’ve been with. He knew the river well. Most of all, he really taught our kids how to fly fish the right way. He was patient with the kids and really worked hard to get us into position to catch fish. We all caught lots of fish on a fly or nymph. His equipment and flies are top notch. The lunch by the river was fantastic too! We will definitely be returning to fish with Mike in the future.”

– Jeff B.

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FishTales Outfitting LLC is a licensed Outfitter with the State of Montana's Board of Outfitters
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