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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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163 of 163(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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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 4 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 5 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 6 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 7 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 8 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 9 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 10 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 11 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 12 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
Review 13 for Linehan Outfitting Company, MT
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The Mighty Missouri,
June 30, 2015
By: Xenia
from Shelton, CT
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Additional Thoughts:Tim Linehan and Sean McAfee are EXPERTS and I would fly fish with them anywhere, anytime, and any place.
"Spent 5 days with Time Linehan and Sean McAfee on The Missouri River out of Craig, MT and it was AWESOME! I run 4-8 trips each year with people of all fly fishing experience levels and Tim Linehan and Team are by far THE BEST Guides I have ever had the pleasure of fly fishing with - bar none! Attention to detail, knowledge of the water, putting us all on fish, attention to 'hatches', expert advice on fly selection, pointing out areas of interest on the river, it was just PERFECT. Can't wait to fly fish with them again."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Linehan Outfitting Company, MT
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Epic Trip on the Missouri,
June 30, 2015
By: UncleB
from Maple Valley, WA
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"Myself and seven other avid fly fishermen joined Tim Linehan and his merry band for 3 days of fishing on the Missouri. I fished with Jeff, Mike, and Shawn - all were talented, patient, eager guides who knew how to put us on fish. The quantity and quality of fish (average 17") on the Missouri was astounding
! The Missouri has to be one of the best fisheries in the lower 48. Also, I have fished with numerous guides worldwide and would consider Linehan Outfitters top, top tier! Tim and Joanne, thanks so much!
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Linehan Outfitting Company, MT
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Best flyfishing to date.,
June 29, 2015
By: BobH91362
from Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Buy your flies when you get there.
"I fished with the Linehan Outfitting Company on the Missouri River in early May 2015. Five fantastic days with five different guides, Travis, Curt, Jeff, Tim and Sean. All very experienced, personable and excellent instructors. Each of them taught me something new and the trip was an incredible fly-fishing experience. There is a reason Tim gets voted Guide of the Year, give him a call."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Linehan Outfitting Company, MT
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Fishing the Bitterroot,
June 28, 2015
By: Rummy
from Libby, MT
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"First time on the Bitterroot and what a great experience. Guide Shawn McAfee worked hard putting us on fish and Boy were we successful. Will do it again next year, unless LOC has a better idea!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Linehan Outfitting Company, MT
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Excellent guides, Great teachers,
June 26, 2015
By: BillandPatty
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"Our trip was tremendous, thanks to Tim, Sean and the wonderful team at Linehan Outfitting. Not only are they world class guides, but they are fun and wonderful people to spend a week with. They are always enthusiastic and patient. My wife couldn't have had a better experience to learn the sport on her first fly fishing trip-- She is hooked now. And we both caught a lot of big fish. Great fishing, good learning and relaxed fun! The week sets a new standard that will be hard to match on future trips!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Linehan Outfitting Company, MT
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Best fishing ever,
June 26, 2015
By: Bottles
from Bozrah, CT
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"Have fished with Linehan Outfitters for at least seven years. This is the first time we fished with them on the Missouri River. Four days of amazing fishing with fish from seventeen to twenty one inches all day long. Smallest fish during our trip was fifteen inches so I do not know where the small fish were hiding. Best fishing I have had in fifty years of fly fishing."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Linehan Outfitting Company, MT
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Great experience,
June 25, 2015
By: Noviceflyfisher137
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"I am new to the sport and with a few pointers from the Tim and Jeff, was I catching trout like a pro!
Beautiful location on the Missouri.
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Linehan Outfitting Company, MT
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Learning to Fly Fish on the Missouri,
June 25, 2015
By: FlyFisherNewbie
from Montana, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Awesome staff and amazing shop.
"I am new to fly fishing while my wife is more experienced. I agreed to join her on this trip to share the experience of Lineman Outfitters on the Missouri River in Montana, and I am ever so thankful that I made this decision. This was one of my most memorable trips and has left a lifetime of memories. First, the trip was well organized and perfectly outfitted. Second, on each of our five days on the river we had a different guide who provided his own unique advice on fly fishing as well as nature in general. Each guide was patient, easy to understand, and successful in reaching my and his goals. All of the guides made it fun and educational. Third, each day was a different section of the river with different experiences of fishing as well as natural beauty. Fourth, being with a group of fellow fly fishermen was supportive and enjoyable. Fifth, the float boats were perfect for the river, easy to fish from, and great to cast and land fish. Sixth, lunches every day were simple and delicious. I could go on, but rather let me conclude and say that, as a newbie to fly fishing, all of my fears of shortcomings and lack of talent and experience went away quickly as the guides, the structure and substance of the trip, and the fishing began and rolled along. I especially thank my guide on the first day for his patience and instruction. It set the stage for a week of improvement and fun. We are now planning our next trip to the Yak. Thanks to Lineman Outfitters for all that they did and how they did it, and to all the fish who were so kind in taking my fly."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes