McKinnie Fly Fishing Outfitters of Montana is based in Philipsburg, MT. We are lucky to have Rock Creek and Georgetown Lake in our backyard. From Philipsburg we can easily access the Blackfoot, Bitterroot and Clark Fork Rivers, all Blue Ribbon Trout Streams that hold at least 2,000 wild trout per river mile. Philipsburg is a historic mining town offering unique activities for the entire family and is centrally located between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks.

We also provide fly-fishing adventures on the world famous streams surrounding the Bozeman area. From there, fishing on the Madison, Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers are easily accessible.

Outfitter and Lead Guide, John McKinnie, is a life long outdoorsman and has been fly-fishing for over 25 years. His dream of being a fishing guide brought him to Montana in 2011. He enjoys helping anglers of all skill levels improve their casting abilities, utilizing his Casting Instructor Certification from Fly Fishers International, while showcasing the beautiful and diverse fishing options around Montana. Learn more about John’s introduction to fly-fishing.

Wild Trout

We are lucky to target Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout and Brook Trout in a beautiful setting. Checkout the recap of my winter season.


From the central location of Philipsburg we explore a wide variety of streams and secluded locations. Fly-fishing takes you on amazing adventures.

Family Adventure

Nothing better than time on the water with family and friends. Bring your family, or groups, and enjoy multi-boat float trips. Family is important to us on and off the river.

2022 Highlights

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