Rick Matney

Black Belt Tenkara Master

Favorite Fish:  Brown Trout

Home Water:  

  • Provo River
  • Lions Club Kid’s Pond
  • Bozeman Creek
  • LOG
  • Mall Ponds
  • Warm Springs
  • Secret Waters on the MO


Rick grew up fly fishing in Northeastern Washington with his Dad and Grandfather. In 2000, he moved to Bozeman Montana for college where he earned a degree in Cell Biology. Working his way through school as a trout guide, he has now turned his passion into a career. Rick Guides for Montana Troutfitters in Bozeman and is on pro-staff with Echo Fly Rods, Airflo Fly Lines, and Hatch Reels.

When trout season winds down in Montana, Rick turns his attention towards steelhead in the fall through spring months. Rick is a strong advocate for the conservation of wild steelhead and brings a unique energy to everything he does. Along with his expert knowledge of steelhead, Rick also doubles as gourmet chef.