Great Divide Outfitters is owned & operated by Craig and Lia Jones and John Fetter. They purchased the shop from Al Lefor in January 2015. The three owners hope to provide our fishing friends, from near and far, with everything they need to have a great time on the water. If you find all three of them working the shop, it’s not hard to persuade one of them to join you on the river!
Growing up in Montana was a dream come true for a young man like Craig. The rivers, mountains, and most of all, the streams fascinated and captivated him from a very young age. After high school, Craig pursued a degree in Biology, and in 2007 he graduated from the University of Montana-Western in Dillon. Craig has been working in the outfitting business for 20 years and guiding for 15. Craig’s enthusiasm for fish and drive to teach people about fly fishing ensures a great day for any angler.
Lia moved to Dillon to attend the University of Montana Western in 2005. Lia’s childhood was dominated by her love for horses, and she competed through high school. While in school, Lia learned to love everything Montana has to offer, including fly-fishing. After college, she became the Huntsman for Montana’s only registered fox hunt and remained in that position for 5 years. She is currently the head coach of the UM-W Equestrian Team, and helps to manage the lodge in Dillon.
John grew up in Maryland and found himself drawn to the mountains and wide open
spaces of Montana. He moved to Bozeman at the age of 19, to pursue a degree in architecture. John and Craig became great friends as they drove the backroads of Montana, finding new rivers to fish and the best camping spots around. John and Craig have explored and fished most of the western waters of the state, and when Craig is busy, Lia and John have been known to disappear in search of new water, less people, and more fun.