Linehan Outfitting Offers the Most Professional and Personable Guides in the Industry
"We have been on many floats with the Linehan Outfitting, and also had many other guides throughout the USA & Canada. Linehan Outfitting offers the most professional and personable guides in the industry. You are always going to outfish your best days on a given river, learn something, experience outstanding hospitality and professionalism, likely an awesome cooler lunch, and overall have a great deal of fun. They always deliver successful days, and their ability to coach clients of any skill level is impressive. These are people who know what they are doing and go the extra river mile to make sure you can't wait to come back again."
The Best Guided Float-Fishing
"This is the best guided float-fishing I've had in my 35 years of fly-fishing; both guides we went with were excellent. Everything about if was first class, and the lunches were delicious!"
Exceeded All Expectations
"I can't say enough about the 5 days I spent fishing with the Linehan crew this September. My first trip to Montana exceeded all expectations and I am already looking forward to going back next year. Thanks for providing an amazing experience."
The Best I Have Ever Fished With
"Tim Linehan and his crew provide one of the best float experiences available in the Western states. At a time when boat traffic has become a distraction on most western rivers, the Kootenai River provides excellent fishing and solitude. I was mildly disappointed one day when I saw two other boats in the river. We saw more eagles than boats on a daily basis. Tim and his guides are the best that I have ever fished with."
We Are Looking Forward To Our Next Trip
"Linehan Outfitting was the third guide service we have hired in as many years and hands down, the absolutely best! Tim’s knowledge of the river had us on fish ALL day long for two straight days, the conversation was lively & Joanne provide the best lunches (and brownies). We stayed at one of the Linehan’s cabins and it was impeccably clean with a nice view and whitetail deer everywhere. We are looking forward to our next trip to the Yaak Valley!"
They Teach You What Living Harmoniously With The Wilderness Can Be
"How many fish trips or outfitter experiences can you say left you a better person? From a pure angling angle, my couple days on the Kootenai River with Tim Linehan was top three epic - fresh or salt - in some 49 years of fly fishing. While getting to appreciate and release healthy, native strain rainbow trout and primordial Bull trout was sublime, the fishing was really more a means to an end. Setting was surreal too. It's easy to imagine the Kootenai as the kind of unspoiled, wilderness river - we only saw one other boat in two days of floating! - my grandfather got to fish. And the food... Chez Panisse of the Yaak is not hyperbole.
But it's Joanne, Tim and the crew that really set Linehan apart. These kind, empathic people have an intrinsic talent to make you feel like you're the most important person on the planet. Through example, they teach you what living harmoniously with the wilderness can be like. I left them (reluctantly) with my faith in humanity restored and a newly raised bar for myself in what I aspire to be as a conservationist and fellow human."