Kelly and Penny Galloup are the proprietors of the Slide Inn, which is snuggled along the banks of Montana’s world famous blue-ribbon trout river, the Madison, actually within casting distance! The Slide Inn has 1,100 feet of river frontage, so you can literally step out of your cabin and hook into some of the largest Rainbow and Brown trout the Madison has to offer! The state of Montana is the “Mecca” of western fly-fishing, the Slide Inn is within mere minutes of some of the best, and most famous fly-fishing destinations the West has to present! It is situate 30-minutes from the west entrance of the Yellowstone National Park, and 40-minutes from Henry’s Fork of the Snake River. It is also close to the Firehole, the Gardiner, the Gibbon, and the Gallatin Rivers…..adding variety to spice up your vacation! The Slide Inn puts you within minutes of five of the best western lakes for trophy trout fishing, such lakes as – Henry’s, Hebgen, Quake, Cliff, and Wake! One-to-two hour rides will get you virtually to every major river system in the West, allowing you to enjoy some of the best fly-fishing the states of Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho have to yield!
The Slide Inn has three classes of beautiful riverfront cabins from which to choose! There are twenty-three full hookup RV sites, with shower and laundry facilities for their guest. The extremely well stocked fly-shop has everything you will need for your fly-fishing adventure. There are thousands of flies; as well as products from Patagonia, Sage, Simms, St. Croix, Lampson, Scott, Scientific Anglers, and much more!
The guide service is top notch, all are Galloup trained and certified! Their objective is to assure you the best day possible on the river! Their mission is to be the finest lodge in the business! They want to ensure their guests have the best possible time, while staying with them! They especially hope their guests feel like a friend and not just a customer!
A little background history; Kelly has been a fly-fishing guide for almost thirty years. He started in Michigan at the age of sixteen! He started his own fly-shop, “The Troutsman” in Traverse City, Michigan in 1981. He operated the shop and guide service until the spring of 2002, when he and Penny moved to Montana. Kelly is a lecture and an author; published in virtually every major fly-fishing magazine, he is the “Editor-at-Large” for Fly-Fisherman” Magazine, and is one of the hosts of “Fly Fish TV” (www.flyfishtv.com) on the “Outdoor Life Network”. If you have ever met and talked with Kelly in the matters of fly-fishing, which this author has, you will quickly realize this man has forgotten more about fly-fishing, than the majority will ever know!
For information, visit their web site: www.slideinn.com
Phone #: 406.682.4804
Photo Credits: Slide Inn; Madison River, Montana