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Madison Valley Ranch, Montana 08-15-2000

After the Madison River rushes to exit Yellowstone Park, it meanders out into the beautiful ranch lands of southwestern Montana. It is here that its true character is revealed and its reputation as a world class fishery is secured. The Madison rolls majestically through cottonwood lined banks and over riffles and quiet runs that harbor large rainbows and trophy browns.

The truly intrepid angler can headquarter himself in this lovely valley and easily access numerous other blue ribbon waters such as the Gallatin, Beaverhead, Ruby, Big Hole and Yellowstone Rivers. In addition, Yellowstone Park is still close enough and many additional small streams and spring creeks are easily reached.

Sitting within a stone's throw of the Madison River "channel" section and three miles north of Ennis, Montana (smack in the middle of this flyfishing mecca) is the Madison Valley Ranch. Its handsome ranch-style log lodge and cozy cabins are at the end of a dirt road that meanders over the trout rich waters of Jack Creek and ends at the lodge next to a two acre pond stocked with trophy rainbows. The ranch employs only experienced and licensed professional guides to explore the many rivers, spring creeks and streams within an hours drive of the ranch.

The ranch can lodge 12-14 guests and the accommodations are comfortable and well-appointed. Each room has a private bath, an outside entrance and a front porch offering a magnificent mountain view. Two duplex rooms also have wet bars, living rooms and separate bedrooms. Meals are wholesome, healthy and plentiful. Some of our guests have even quit fishing early so they don't miss the hors d'oeuvres at cocktail hour!

Dr. Brian Crock of Newark, Ohio, sent us this letter after the numerous forest fires in the Beartooth Mountains made his scheduled August horsepack trip an impossibility.

"I am writing to thank you and your staff for a wonderful experience at Madison Valley Ranch! Our group, which included three first-time fishermen, had a great time and everyone caught fish every day. This was a perfect setting for their first trip, as they were treated to the best fishing and accommodations possible. Phil and Patrick took wonderful care of us and fed us like kings the whole week. All of our guides were very friendly and extremely capable on the river. The new guys especially appreciated the patient instruction they received the first couple of days. As you know, we came to Madison Valley Ranch at the last minute when our horse- pack trip got cancelled because of the fires. When we arrived, we didn't know much about the Ranch or your operation, but we were just happy to have somewhere to go! It is safe to say that you and your staff greatly exceeded all of our expectations. Again, I thank you for accommodating us and providing a wonderful experience. I look forward to coming back very soon and will highly recommend your operation to anyone coming to Montana."

So if your plans are to visit Montana next summer, give us a call and we'll give you all the low down on fishing these incredible rivers with the Madison Valley Ranch.

P.O. Box 845 • Sheridan, Wyoming 82801 • (P) 800-211-8530 • (F) 307-672-3920
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