About Us

We are “lifers” in this business and want to share our passion with you.

The Montana Fishing Guide School is built on the foundation of great teaching from our world-class instructors with over 100 years combined guiding, outfitting, retail, lodge management, and instructional experience.

Organized and managed by Gallatin River Guides fly shop and career guide and outfitter, Patrick “Pat” Straub, The Montana Fishing Guide School, and the instructors we hire, are committed to professionalism and quality. All of our instructors are full time professional guides and industry professionals.

For over 35 years, Gallatin River Guides fly shop and guide service has been serving anglers throughout Montana. Our clients return to us every year, year after year. The reason for our continued growth and success is simple: we have personal relationships with the best guides and we fish amazing locations. We created the guide school to help anglers reach the next level and to help aspiring fishing guides.

The Montana Fishing Guide School is committed to professionalism and quality, just like the guides we hire. Our school is built on the foundation of great teaching from our world-class instructors, our dynamic and challenging course curriculum, the networking and job-placement assistance seminar, and the best classroom on the planet: the rivers, spring creeks, and lakes of Montana.


Pat Straub, Founder

The Montana Fishing Guide School founder, Patrick “Pat” Straub, has spent his entire adult life guiding and teaching. With nearly a quarter century of guiding experience, his passion for mentorship and guide education is well-rooted in experience. He works with dozens of guides a season and truly knows what it takes to be a top fly fishing guide. And through his professional teaching, coaching, and education background, Pat has developed a guide school and advanced fishing curriculum that is demanding: just like a career in the guiding industry or the skill set you need to become a better angler.

Join the Montana Fishing Guide School and Gallatin River Guides in helping you land your dream job, make you a better guide, or take your fishing to the next level.