The concept of "Guiding for the Future" was born on a Montana river. Its simple, yet ambitious goal, is to ensure professional fishing outfitters and guides are an integral part of insuring the future health of aquatic ecosystems and to demonstrate the committment of outfitters, guides, fly shops, and the fly fishing industry to the conservation and wise use of Montana's aquatic systems.
To achieve this, G4F has called on the time, talent, and treasury of Montana's outfitters, guides, and fly shops, as well as the broader fly fishing industry. In addition, members of Montana's academic, scientific, and conservation communities have been engaged through all aspects of program development and implementation. Lastly, the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks (MT FWP) and other agencies have provided critical assistance througout.
Representatives of the broader fisheries-related community have volunteered their time and expertise to help guide development and oversight of the G4F program.
|Michael Bias||Fishing Outfitters Association of Montana (FOAM)|
|Sean Blaine||Fishing Outfitter|
|David Brooks||Montana Trout Unlimited|
|Connor Flanagan||SIMMS Fishing Products|
|Max Hjortsberg||Park County Environmental Council|
|Dave Kumlien||Fishing Outfitter|
|Brant Oswald||Fishing Outfitter, FOAM|
|Jesse Robbins||Far Bank Enterprises (Sage, Redington, RIO Products, Fly Water Travel)|
|Sarah Davies Tilt||One Montana|
|Whitney Tilt||Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation|
|Alec Underwood||Montana Wildlife Federation|
|Rick Wollum||Angler's West, Fishing Guide|
G4F wishes to thank the following businesses and organizations who have pledged their cash, in-kind donations, and experience and expertise.
For more information about individual sponsors, logos link to their websites.
Join us! We welcome additional partners and sponsors. Contact us to learn more about how you can help the 'Guiding for the Future' program.
G4F is grateful for the expertise and leadership of our extraordinary cadre of instructors. Each brings a wide range of experience-based practical skills.
Outfitter, Executive Director
Fishing Outfitters Association of Montana
Montana Trout Unlimited
Sascha Clark Danylchuck
Yellowstone Ecological Research Center
Mitch Hurt's Wild Bird Hunting
Warden Captain, Region 3 Enforcement Division
Montana Dept. of Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Surface Water Hydrologist
Montana Dept. of Natural Resources & Conservation
Stream Restoration Division Manager
Confluence Consulting, Inc.
Director, Land & Wildlife Conservation
Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
Western Field Representative
Montana Wildlife Federation
Outfitter/Guide, Retail Manager
Angler's West Fly Shop