2015 Montana Trip-
The Slide Inn
Join Hosts Brian Flechsig and Kelly Galloup!
July 26th- August 1st
Mad River Outfitters
Full booking agent for Kelly Galloup's Slide Inn
We would like to invite you to the epicenter of western fly fishing! Nestled quietly along the banks of one of the world's most famous blue-ribbon trout streams, Kelly Galloup's Slide Inn is located within casting distance of some of the best destinations in the west. A thirty minute drive from the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park and just forty minutes from the Henry's Fork of the Snake, you are also fifteen minutes away from five of the best western lakes: Henry's, Hebgen, Quake, Cliff and Wade. A one to two hour drive from the lodge will get you to virtually every major river system in the west. This is truly the place to be for some serious fly fishing!
The Slide Inn is located on the banks of the Madison River, one of the most famous fly fishing rivers in the world. The lodge's 1,100 feet of river frontage provides some of the finest world-class fly fishing anywhere. During the beautiful days of spring and summer, you can literally step out of your cabin and catch some of the best Rainbow and Brown trout the Madison River has to offer.
Kelly and Penny Galloup bought the Slide Inn in March of 2002. They honeymooned on the Madison and always said that they would be back to stay. The purchase of this famous inn has completed that dream.
Kelly has been a fly fishing guide for well over 30 years. He started guiding in Michigan at the age of 16. He started his fly shop, The Troutsman, in Traverse City, Michigan, in 1981. He continued to run the shop until the spring of 2002 when he and his family packed up and headed for Montana. He is an author and lecturer. His books are "Modern Streamers for Trophy Trout" and "Spinners and Cripples". Kelly has been published by virtually every major magazine in the business and is Editor-at-Large for Fly Fisherman magazine. Kelly is also one of the hosts of Fly Fish TV on the Outdoor Life Network.
Kelly has chosen only a few shops to work with in this capacity and we are honored to be one of them!
Mad River Outfittters - Slide Inn Trip
hosted by Brian Flechsig and Kelly Galloup
Sunday, July 27th- Saturday, August 2nd- 2014
Included in this trip: 6 nights lodging in Slide Inn Cabins, all meals with the exception of Wednesday- your day off, Four days guided fishing
Not included in this trip: transportation from Bozeman to the lodge, fishing tackle and flies, Montana fishing license, Yellowstone Park license if required, meals on Wednesday, alcoholic beverages
* You do need to make arrangements to get to the Slide Inn. Of course we'll be happy to help and to make sure you have the proper directions. If this is at all a problem, we can make other arrangements...just let us know.
Fishing-will be float trips on the Madison and Jefferson with professional fly fishing guides from the Slide Inn. This time of year we can expect good streamer fishing early and late in the day, good to excellent hopper fishing in the afeternoons, misc. smaller dry flies and excellent caddis fishing. After the day of fishing it is certainly possible to skip dinner and go fishing! Wednesday will be a "day off" and will allow you to explore some of the incredible features of the area. Most popular is a tourist visit to Yellowstone and we will be happy to help plan your day. Kelly and Brian will also be happy to help if you want to fish in the Park and/or behind the lodge on the Madison.
Tackle- pretty easy here...bring your big Trout stuff! A full listing of our recommendations will be provided but basically you need to have a 5wt or a 6wt rod with a floating fly line. Those interested in streamer stuff may want to have some of Kelly's type lines. Other than that you need to bring your waders, vest, glasses etc. Flies can be your own, purchased from MRO, Slide Inn or from the guides out on the water. Between MRO and Slide Inn we have you covered!
Meals- this year we will again be using the Grizzly, a fantastic local hotspot just a few miles away. Breakfasts will be a combination of continental a few days and a local diner for most. Continental breakfast will be available on Wednesday your day off as most folks enjoy a fine breakfast in West Yellowstone that day. This year we will featuring a group party/cookout on Friday night with Brian and Kelly. Of course there will be some fine mandolin picking going on as well as maybe a few Coors Lights if you desire.
If you just want to sign- up now...go ahead! Click Here to pay for this trip!
MRO Shop Trip
July 27th- August 2nd, 2014
Cost per angler: $2,195.00
Included in this Trip: 4 days guided float fishing, 6 nights lodging, all meals.
Contact us for details and pricing on individual bookings at any time!
You need to fly to Bozeman, Montana on Sunday, July 28th and rent a car for the 1 1/2 hour trip to Kelly's lodge. Brian and Kelly will be waiting for you and take over from there. All you need to do is bring your fishing gear!
Contact us for more information or to reserve your spot!
Full-Service Booking Agent for the Slide Inn in Montana
Mad River Outfitters
813 Bethel Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43214