Since 1992 we’ve been providing first class fly fishing and hunting adventures here in Montana. Tim and I are the sole proprietors and proud of what we’ve accomplished over the years. We are Orvis Endorsed and that gives a very specific and clear idea of the quality you can expect. We built this business the old fashioned way with lots of hard work, long hours, and by always keeping in mind that nothing is more important than determination and a positive outlook. Our success is reflected in the large number of return guests we see every season and resting on our laurels is of absolutely no interest to us.

"It's never been our ambition to be one of the biggest Montana fly fishing or hunting companies in the west, just one of the best."

Let’s face it, the words “Montana fly fishing” and “Montana hunting” can be kind of intimidating if you’re thinking about taking a trip, so let us help make things easier. First of all, know we mean it when we say we are experienced. And know that we greatly appreciate the opportunity to be your Montana outfitter. And know that booking your Montana fly fishing or Montana hunting trip should be as much fun as the actual vacation. Think of this part as the start of your vacation.

In 1992 we incorporated Linehan Outfitting Company with the full realization that this business is ultimately about customer service. Sure we’re nuts for Montana fly fishing, Montana upland bird hunting and chasing trophy whitetails and elk. But we also know that flannel sheets are extraordinarily comfortable and that fresh, locally grown foods inherently taste better. We also know that impatient, cranky guides are intolerable and that you should never, ever have to deal with one on your vacation. Period. After all these years, we are confident with our day to day operations, always appreciate suggestions, and promise to give you 100%.

So, welcome! Have a look around our site, contact us anytime, and thanks for the opportunity to earn your business.

– Tim and Joanne Linehan


We're some of the most fortunate people we know.

We still love what we do everyday because ultimately it makes people smile. What could be better than that?

Tin Linehan

Tim Linehan

Tim grew up in New Hampshire and when he’s not on the river pulling hard on the oars and getting guests into fish or in the woods hunting, he’s watching a Red Sox game, listening to a Red Sox game, or pouring over the Boston Red Sox website. You can take the boy out of New England, but you can’t take New England out of the boy. And from time to time he forgets that words like car and farther actually have r’s in them.

Joanna Linehan

Joanne Linehan

Joanne hails from Florida and is an accomplished angler and hunter in her own right. Many years ago when we were kids she thought she would be a guide, too. But she loves to cook way more than she likes to guide and feeding people simply makes her happy. And it makes our guests very happy, too. She’s a studied chef, well versed, and inherently believes in preparing fresh, locally grown food when it’s available. She’s definitely not afraid to butcher an elk, either. It’s all about good food for her and Joanne maintains that there’s nothing like good food to keep people healthy and happy. Oh yeah, and she basically runs the day to day operations, too.


Over the years Linehan Outfitting Company has been recognized and praised for our professionalism and quality. At first, we kind of thought it would be a bit like bragging to list the awards and accomplishments we’ve received over the years. But, well, umm…Ford and Apple do it so we figured what the heck. And truth be told, it feels good to be recognized by guests and peers in the industry and we just hope you recognize that it validates our work ethic if nothing else.


                                                                       Orvis Outfitter of the Year


Orvis Guide of the Year


Finalist for Orvis Endorsed Outfitter of the Year 


Orvis Endorsed Conservationist of the Year


Orvis Endorsed Outfitter of the Year


Montana Guide of the Year


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