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Looking for the best-guided fly fishing trip in Montana?

At Frontier Anglers, because we believe the fishing in Southwest Montana is some of the best in the state, it is only fitting that we employ the best guides to reflect that. Our guides are professional, patient, knowledgeable, and above all, tons of fun to spend a day on the water with.

SHAUN JESZENKA

Originally from Missoula, MT, Shaun has been an outfitter and guide for over 30 years in Southwest Montana. Shaun became the new Owner of Frontier Anglers in January of 2019.

"Twenty years ago I would have called you crazy if you told me I was going to own Frontier Anglers, but here I am. I have really enjoyed continuing the Frontier Anglers tradition of providing service to everyone from just learning how to fish to even the most experienced angler."  – Shaun Jeszenka

JOE AANES

Joe is our Ace Montana 3 digit guide and one of the nicest and most humble guys you'll ever meet, on or off the stream. His fishing knowledge and background comes from years of guiding on the Missouri and now 25 years fishing and guiding the Beaverhead, Big Hole, and Madison Rivers.

BUTCH WALTERS

 Butch, like so many guides in this state left his home in New Mexico to pursue the liftsyle Montana has to offer with its rich hunting and fishing.  Butch was a long time presence here with the old ownership and new.  He has now left the shop and is one of our top guides.  His quiet patient demeanor shouldn't mask his deep knowlege and desire to catch as many fish as possible. 

DAN BONAR

Dan is from southwest Nebraska, where he grew up fishing and hunting with his family. In his early 20s, Dan moved to Alaska and caught the fly fishing bug. Dan worked, and guided the next seven years in Alaska, and Colorado, before moving to Montana.  Dan has been a staple here at Frontier Anglers for years now.  Dan is one of those guides with unlimited patience, a great attitude, and a smile you won’t soon forget.

JOSEPH LEMA

Joseph Came to us from California via the Western Montana University Football team where he was an all confrence punter.  Fly fishing brought him to us where he like so many do, first worked in the shop and then guideded for us. After earning his degree in 2022, he decided to stay on with us and guide and we are glad he did.  

WILL LARSON

Born in Missoula and most recently a graduate of Montana Western University here in Dillon, Will has stayed on to guide with us and we hope he never leaves.  Will can be found fishing year round, often after or before work as well as all winter drilling holes through the ice.  He is a hard worker as well as a knowlegeable native Montana fishing guide.

FRED CLIFTON

Fred Travels here from his home in Coeur d'Alene to spend his summers on the waters of southwest Montana.  Fred is a veteran guide along with being a military veteran.  His personality leads the way with his enthusiasm for fly fishing and putting guests on fish. 

STEVE WILSON

 Steve is our shop manager and is available by request only.  Steve is a veteran guide of Montana and Mongolia, ran a large reputable guide school, and has a vast knowlege of international and domestic fly fishing destinatioins.  Steve is a host on our international destination travel trips.