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COVID 19 Updates in Montana

(Updated 8/20/20)

Montana remains in Phase 2 of re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic, read the full directive here.

Masks are required to enter any business, government offices or other indoor space that is open to the public and is in a county with four or more active COVID cases. We are requiring masks in the fly shop, please respect our employees , guides and other customers by wearing a facial covering!

(Updated 5/26/2020)

Last week, Governor Bullock announced that Montana would move to a modified version of Phase 2 re-opening beginning on June 1. This means that people who arrive to Montana will no longer be required to quarantine for 14 days before they head out to fish, hike, camp and enjoy Montana! We are very much so looking forward to spending time on the water with guests to SW Montana this summer, and will be doing everything we can to keep guests, guides and staff safe & healthy throughout the season. Please expect and adhere to the following when you visit:

  1. Continued temperature and symptom check when you arrive to Montana by air or train.

  2. If you are traveling by air please try to minimize risk while traveling; wear a mask, wash your hands and if you can, limit your exposures prior to traveling to Montana.

  3. GDO will continue to limit the number of in-store visitors so that we can practice social distancing.

  4. Guides will disinfect coolers and other surfaces daily, and will provide means to wash hands before and after eating.

  5. Purchase your fishing licenses online, prior to your arrival.

Beginning June 1 the shop hours will be 7 AM to 6 PM, seven days a week. Thank you to everyone who has called to check-in, offered support or just wanted to check in on the river.

Lastly, for those who have booked guided fishing in the coming months, THANK YOU! Now is not the time to panic, and cancel your trip. If you are worried about your summer trip, give us a ring to discuss! We highly recommend for you to look into trip insurance. This will ensure, should you absolutely need to cancel, that the hard working guides of SW Montana can still scrap together a summer of work. Re-scheduling for later in the year is also an option. Our good friends at the Montana Outfitters and Guides Association recommend service through Travelers Insurance. Visit here to find out more about trip insurance!

Stay safe, stay healthy and hopefully you encounter a trout on the end of your social distancing measuring stick.


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