About Bigfork Anglers Fly Shop

Bigfork Anglers is the Flathead Valley’s only outfitter owned fly shop! We are a small family owned and operated business. We are involved in every aspect of our operation and take pride in providing our customers with a successful Montana fly fishing experience.

Our Background

Owner, outfitter, guide, shop manager, and janitor, Jason Lanier began fishing Montana’s rivers in the early 80’s and has been guiding in Montana for the last 19 years. With guiding experience on over a dozen Montana rivers you can rest assured that Bigfork Anglers will provide the best Bigfork Montana fly fishing experience possible. If Jason is not personally guiding he utilizes a network of handpicked guides and outfitters (most with 10+years guiding experience) tailored to meet our individual client’s needs and expectations.

Jason started fly fishing in the 1st grade and tying flies shortly after. He spent many of his childhood summers traveling around Montana fly fishing anything that held fish. After high school he moved to Montana to fish, Snowboard, and attend college (in that order). After receiving a B.S. from the University of Montana he decided a drift boat was much better than a desk and continued to pursue his passion. Over the years Jason has made the transformation from shop dog, to fishing guide, to commercial fly designer, to outfitter & fly shop owner. Jason lives in Bigfork Montana with his incredible wife Karina, 3 kids Siena, Rowan & Landen.

Jason is a licensed USCG Captain and certified whitewater rescue technician.

Jason has developed many productive trout flies that have fooled fish on rivers across the country. Montana Fly Company produces Jason’s flies and many fly shops carry his proven patterns. You can find his fly the “Strung Out” streamer in the latest Cabela’s catalog.

Jason’s Montana Fly Company fly designs



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