Madison River Foundation…Follow the Money

“Baby, scratch my back”… Slim Harpo, 1965, Excello Records Started in 2003 by Richard Lessner, who quit his job as a Washington DC lobbyist/political fund raiser to move to Montana and begin what he thought was a great idea, the Madison River...

RBMF Top Fish List

Mike Elliott with a fine fly-caught muskie. MOST ELUSIVE: Muskellunge…they’re in there, but where? I’ve caught (a total of) two muskies…so I’m an expert! MOST FUN: Catching bluegills as a kid…or as an adult…or as just about...

The Big Bend

Vadney Murray wading the Big Bend section below Three Dollar Bridge. Sometime around 1984 in Ray Killian’s Orvis Tackle Shop on Main St, Ennis, not too long after it changed hands from Ed Curnow, I was rooting around the fly boxes waiting for my anglers of the...