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About Your Missoula Fishing Guides

The Grizzly Hackle has assembled Missoula, Montana’s finest guide staff, a veteran crew that has introduced thousands of anglers, beginners and experts alike, to the trout of western Montana. All of our core staff members love guiding anglers in Montana. They have dedicated their lives to unlocking the secrets of Missoula fly fishing, and love to get all of our clients into fish. Each guide is a patient instructor, accomplished angler and expert oarsman, but most important, they have the river and life experience to make a day on the water a rare gem. Come enjoy the best of Montana fly fishing with our team of trusted Missoula fishing guides!

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Drew Miller


Drew Miller is our head guide and Outfitter. With 19 years on the water he has developed a reputation as one of the best guides in Missoula and is an elite Outfitter in Montana. His innovative fly patterns and creative fishing techniques have proven deadly on area streams, and his enthusiasm for fishing is contagious. Drew’s guiding pursuits have taken him all over Montana. Drew is a licensed boat Captain as well. He guides during the month of May in the Florida Keys. Drew has fished in Africa, Tierra Del Fuego, Alaska, Mexico, Belize and enjoys hosting trips to these locations. Drew is a consummate professional on the water.

Dave Hufman


Dave Hufman has been one of our top guides for many years. A great sense of humor and an unbelievable work ethic have anglers returning year after year to fish with Dave. He knows Missoula area streams as well as anyone, and has the uncanny ability to find great fishing on uncrowded waters. Day in and day out Dave puts a lot of trout in his boat and anglers truly love their time on the water with him.

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Kurt Long


Kurt was born and raised in Missoula, Montana and has been fishing for as long as he can remember. He has worked at the shop since 1997 and is one of our best guides. Anglers love Kurt’s enthusiasm for both catching fish and teaching them all aspects of fly fishing. No one spends more time on the water each year than Kurt. If he’s not guiding you can bet he will still be out testing new waters and techniques just for fun.

Matt Bryn


Matt was born and raised in Missoula, MT and knows these waters well. He chose this profession due to his love of the outdoors. Matt has an incredibly friendly personality and is loved by clients. He puts fish in the boat and is a real pro. Matt is in his 5th year at Grizzly Hackle and also spent 8 years guiding the waters like the Big Hole, Beaverhead, Jefferson and the Madison. Matt is also an avid hunter of big game.


Sam Amses


Sam Amses is known for his pursuit of big trout. Besides being a world class fisherman, Sam has turned into an exceptional fly fishing guide and instructor. He has guided 3 years for the Grizzly Hackle and already has many loyal clients. Sam has fished more rivers than anyone we know, not only in Montana, but all around the country, including Alaska. Sam spent 3 months wandering and fishing New Zealand. For one so young, he has ages of experience. We affectionately call him the “dinosaur hunter”.

Matt Devlin


Matt Devlin has emerged as a top guide in Missoula and for the Grizzly Hackle. Matt is known for his friendly personality, ability to teach fly fishing and his knack of putting clients onto big fish! He is just one of those ‘fishy’ guys who knows how to make it happen. He is an excellent fly tier and also has talent in filming and producing fly fishing films. If you see Matt in the store, in town or on the water, his trusty labradoodle ‘Riley’ will always be close.

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Chris McAdams


Chris has been guiding in Montana sixteen years, and loves it. He has lived in MT twenty years. He hails from Tacoma, Washington and enjoys teaching beginners as well as guiding the most seasoned veteran. This season he guided 132 days! Chris is on the water all the time and is highly sought after due to his real professionalism and friendly demeanor. Clients love him and always give rave reviews.  Chris says “I am grateful for all the friends/clients I have meet over the years. I feel like Missoula offers a wide verity of fishing opportunity and endless water to float.”