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Mike Elliott

Discover Montana Outfitting’s owner and operator, Mike Elliott, is commonly known around the Madison Valley as “Dirty Mike.” Mike has been a licensed Montana guide for a decade, and passed his outfitter exam in 2017 (Montana Outfitter #30309).

His passion for fly fishing started long before he turned it into a career. He spent his childhood tying flies and exploring Northwest Montana on his pedal bike, fishing pole in hand. He graduated from Polson High School, and found his way to the Beartooth Wilderness and Yellowstone National Park guiding back country hunting and fishing trips.

He moved to Ennis in 2011, and has spent every year since learning the ins and outs of the Madison River, as well as the other waterways Southwest Montana offers.

In the off season, Mike is busy hunting everything from birds to big game. He also does ranch work, spending his days with cows, calves and his horses.

Our home

Discover Montana Outfitting is based in Ennis, Montana, a town of fewer than 1,000 year round residents in Southwest Montana.

Southwest Montana is a recreator’s dream – from fly fishing (our specialty!) to hunting to horseback riding to hiking, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Need a recommendation of where to stay or what to eat? Give us a call and we can point you in the right direction!

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