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Linehan Outfitting Company, MT

In 1992 we incorporated Linehan Outfitting Company with the full realization that this business is ultimately about customer service. Sure we're nuts for fly fishing, 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're confident with our day-to-day operations, always appreciate suggestions, and promise to give you 100%. So, welcome. Have a look around our company, contact us anytime, and thanks for the opportunity to earn your business.
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171 of 171(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Linehan Outfitting Company, MT
Review 1 for Linehan Outfitting Company, MT
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Fantastic Fly Fishing Experience!,
October 7, 2012
By: Anonymous
from Island Park, ID, USA
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"As a traveling outdoor photographer and adventure fly-fisherman I've had the pleasure of visiting many fly-fishing outfitters around the globe. I was very impressed with every step of my experience with the Linhan crew. Our guide Sean was efficient, well-seasoned and he presented the fishery to us spot on, top notch guide.
The food was excellent! Fresh seasonal gourmet home cooked food is a great touch! The lodging is secluded and comfortable and added to the overall ease of the fun fishing experience.
Great fishing, great service, beautiful scenery, doesn't get much better."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Linehan Outfitting Company, MT
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Worth the drive,
October 7, 2012
By: Burt2
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"Very good guides in a pristine part of the country. Lots of small Rainbows and a great opportunity to land a rare Bull Trout. Very nice cabins, and super hosts."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Linehan Outfitting Company, MT
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Another great day on the river,
August 17, 2015
By: YaakFly
from Yaak, MT 59935, USA
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"I've fished with Linehan Outfitters for the last few years and the experience has always been excellent. My latest trip was with my son-in-law who had never fly fished. Our guide, Sean, did an outstanding job teaching him to fly fish. We caught fish consistently all day and my son-in-law caught the largest fish of the day. Both Tim and Sean are outstanding guides, especially for people who are fly fishing for the first time."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Linehan Outfitting Company, MT
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Great Fishing Experience,
August 13, 2015
By: phwffspokane
from Spokane, WA, USA
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"Fished with Monty in company with Ed Nicholson, Founder and President of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing in mid-July. Fishing was great. Each of us boated approx. 20 fish each, all magnificent fighters. Definetely Recommend Lineman Outfitting for fishing."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Linehan Outfitting Company, MT
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Simply, the best fly fishing experience,
August 10, 2015
By: Joeysteves
from Boston, MA, USA
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"What a trip. I went with my parents and brother. We fished three days on the Kootenai River, and at the end of every day my arms were tired from pulling out big trout. The guides at Linehan Outfitters know every inch of the rivers they guide, and they know how to put you in the best spots to catch big fish. My family had a broad range of experience levels, and our guides Tim and Sean did a great job of catering to our specific needs. Everyone in our group had such a good time that we booked again for the next year. Oh, and, Joanne makes the best brownies for lunch."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Linehan Outfitting Company, MT
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Time of my life,
August 10, 2015
By: Nsteven85
from Greenville,SC
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Additional Thoughts:They would have an answer for everything and made it fun to try new techniques and work on our casting
"This was our second trip to Montana with Linehan. And we honestly could not have had a better opportunity. From the moment we hit the water. They were putting us on quality fish and plenty of them. We were easily pulling in 15+ a day and just as we thought it would slow down we would land another great rainbow. Could not have asked for a better group of people to fish with. There is a professional atmosphere while floating with friends. I will certainly be back."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Linehan Outfitting Company, MT
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Great Job!,
August 3, 2015
By: MiikeB
from New Jersey, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Top shelf.
"These folks work really hard at providing a great fishing experience. We'll absolutely be back! While the rest of NW Montana was suffering drought and Hoot Owl restrictions we were enjoying 50+ fish days in 49.5F tail water (July) with more wildlife than people. This place and people are special, and I hate to let the secret out."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Linehan Outfitting Company, MT
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Beyond my high hopes,
August 1, 2015
By: flyfishing1947
from Bergen, Norway
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"From the initial contact with Joanne and Helen, through three incredible days with Travis, Sam, and Monty on the Kootenai, everything that I'd hoped my holiday would be was not simply met, but surpassed.
Tim is one of the most personable, genuinely caring men I've met and everyone is treated like a good friend.
If it were possible I would give a 10 star rating.
The fishing was fantastic...cut throats and rainbows that pound for pound, out fought any others that I've exoerienced.
The Yaak Cabins are a special treat and no detail to enhance the guest's comfort has been overlooked.
My vote for guide of the Year certainly goes to Tim!
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Linehan Outfitting Company, MT
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Absolutely ridiculous - in a good way!,
July 30, 2015
By: SGYukon
from Washington, NJ
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Additional Thoughts:No fly shop, but all flies were provided for us - and they worked!
"This was our 4th trip to Montana but our first time in Yaak. (Interesting side note, I have a good friend who was born and raised in the Ennis area who had never heard of Yaak - it really is up and out of the way!)
Fishing was, in a word, OUTSTANDING. After three days with Sean (who can power a drift boat like an outboard), my hand fresh callouses from catching so many fish. As an added bonus, the Kootenai fish are simply stunning - hands down, the prettiest trout I've ever seen. Average size is in the 10-14 range, but there are a few larger ones cruising around. We've invested in guided trips on the Madison, Armstrong Spring Creek and many others fabled waters with reputable, professional outfitters, and I have to say Linehan's has raised the bar.
Everyone at Linehan's demonstrates excellent customer service skills. Tim also takes a very personal interest in how his guests are enjoying thier stay - each day he checked in with us to see how the fishing was, and to ensure we had everything we needed at the cabin. Sean, our guide, was incredibly patient, even when dealing with the really impressive bird's nests my husband created trying to cast into the wind.
I would definately consider a return trip. Great guides + excelelnt service + beautiful setting + LOTS of fish = a wonderful vacation!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Linehan Outfitting Company, MT
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Great Float Trip,
July 30, 2015
By: Buffalo86
from Denver, CO
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"My group of 6 fishing buddies fished with Tim & Joanne in July 2015. The Kootenai river was spectacular and we saw more bald eagles than other anglers! The fish aren't huge, but all were caught on dries. We stayed at the River House and were treated to gourmet meals each night from Joanne. Truly delicious. I highly recommend fishing with Linehan Outfitting!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Linehan Outfitting Company, MT
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Best Experience So Far,
July 22, 2015
By: RSGeiger
from Topanga, CA, USA
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"After years of frustration (theirs, not mine), Tim and Steve finally made me into a tolerable angler. The fishing was marvelous, the conversation entertaining and Joanne's cooking incomparable."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Linehan Outfitting Company, MT
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outstanding week,
July 20, 2015
By: MAHunt
from Baton Rouge, LA, USA
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Additional Thoughts:great guys and good guides
"I brought my 3 sons age 18-20 for week of fishing. We had a fabulous week, had great guides, good food and caught a pile of fish everyday. I am worried the boys will think its always this easy. But with trips like this I will keep them hooked on the fly fishing."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Linehan Outfitting Company, MT
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Another good trip with the Linehan's,
July 19, 2015
By: JAH396
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"I have fished with the Linehan's for about 5 or 6 years now and have never had anything but a great experience. Good rivers, good guides, good food and really good people."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Linehan Outfitting Company, MT
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Excellent fishing on the Kootenai,
July 17, 2015
By: DarwinFlyFisher
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"This is our tenth year going with Linehan Outfitting Company (LOC). This year was as refreshing as our first year. We took our grandsons with us this year. The guides, Tim and Sean and later Sam, took the boys under their wing from the beginning to the end of the trip. The guides were experts on where the fish were which kept the boys busy catching fish and not getting bored. My wife and I always have fun and great fishing with LOC. It was a special treat to be able to fish with our grandsons. Joanne Linehan was great in helping us set up our reservation. A five star operation from the bottom to the top."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Linehan Outfitting Company, MT
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Linehan Outfitters, water, and fish!,
July 15, 2015
By: PennsylvaniaGirl
from Eagle, ID, USA
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"It doesn't get much better than Linehan Outfitters, water, and fish. The Linehan crew goes the extra mile for all of their clients. We have fished with them for over ten years in every kind of weather and water condition and our guides always work hard to make the day the best fishing day possible. The guides are instructive and helpful to make the novice or expert anglers get the most out of the experience. You can't beat Tim Linehan on the oars when you are trying to land that trophy rainbow or brown. Their enthusiasm for what they do, their knowledge of the rivers, and concern for the fisheries they guide on is to be commended."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Linehan Outfitting Company, MT
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Great Fishing Trips,
July 15, 2015
By: Teamconcho
from Fort Worth, TX, USA
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"Floated the river 2.5 days with Sam as our guide. Great patience with a couple of rookie fly fishermen. We had a ball."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Linehan Outfitting Company, MT
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Great experience,
July 14, 2015
By: Perrin
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"My wife and I just got back from 4 days fishing the Kootenai near Libby Montana. Linehan Outfitters really took care of us. My wife had never fly fished. I asked our guide Steve to work with her. He did a great job. She had fun and wants to go on more fishing trips. Couple of things that were outstanding, the food prepared by Joanne was great. She knows food. Regarding the fishing, in 4 days we only saw 4 or 5 other fishermen. We had the river to ourselves. Caught plenty of fish and these are wild fish, not hatchery. There is a difference in the fight. I think we will be going back and I would recommend Linehan."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Linehan Outfitting Company, MT
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Love the Clark Fork,
July 3, 2015
By: BPress200
from Seattle, WA.
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"Me and a partner fished with Tim on the Clark Fork in April. Tim delayed the trip until conditions were right. He was knowledgeable, cheerful, and worked his butt off on our behalf. We caught a lot of nice fish, but the greatest pleasure was just being on a great river with Tim. I can't wait to go again."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Linehan Outfitting Company, MT
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Keep up the good work fellas,
July 2, 2015
By: Bloomers
from Boston, Mass
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"Great guides, lots of fun."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Linehan Outfitting Company, MT
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Fantastic time on the Missouri,
July 1, 2015
By: Flycasterwa
from Seattle
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"Well organized, very informative, positive, educational. Very fun day on the water for three days with Tim and his team. Already booked for next year, would not hesitate to recommend. Just book! Unless you don't like fishing for big Browns and big Bows in sometimes skinny, sometimes technical water, on dries and on nymphs. Just a fantastic time in a beautiful place with a great group of people."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes