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Matthew Long

Montana Outfitter #5189

Yellowstone National Park License #CUA14-227

Madison River Outfitter Permit #74

Long Outfitting

P.O. Box 1224

Livingston, MT 59047

406-220-6775

info@longoutfitting.com

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GUIDE PROFILES

Matthew Long

Montana Outfitter #5189

Yellowstone National Park License #CUA14-227

Madison River Outfitter Permit #74

Matthew Long is the outfitter for Long Outfitting. He grew up in central Pennsylvania, fishing some of the best trout fisheries on the east coast. But it was summer time family fishing trips starting at the early age of 8 to the waters on Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and Yellowstone National Park that  made a life changing impression on him.

 

Matthew has guided fishermen every summer in Paradise Valley, Montana since 1993. After graduating from Penn State University with a degree in Environmental Resource Management, he decided to live full time in Livingston, Montana and pursue an outfitter business of his own. Long Outfitting became Orvis endorsed in 1997 and has been Livingston's premier fly fishing guide business ever since.

 

Matthew has been featured as "trout bum of the week" by Orvis News, on the Trout Unlimited website for being a long time Trout Unlimited Outfitter, guide, business member, and protector of natural resources, and was recognized as a distinguished fly fishing outfitter in the state of Montana. He resides near Livingston, Montana with his wife, Carolyn and daughters Catherine and Elizabeth.

Jim Lioi

Jim, aka Redbeard, has been guiding for Long Outfitting for over a decade. Originally hailing from Ohio, where fishing for warm water species was his focus, and receiving a degree in Environmental Science from Bethany College, Jim decided that chasing trout in the colder waters of Montana was more up his alley.

 

He excels as a guide, catching trout on any type of water with clients of any skill level. Patience, and professionalism are both characteristics that can describe Redbeard when he is on the water with clients, making him a highly sought after guide. Whether wading on a spring creek, exploring streams in Yellowstone National Park, or drifting on the Yellowstone or Missouri Rivers, Jim has plenty of tricks in his bag of knowledge to show you a wonderful time, and consistently find fish.

 

Jim currently resides in Bozeman, Montana and enjoys guiding fishermen and elk hunters throughout the year in Montana and Wyoming.

Josh Michaelis

Josh has been an important part of our guide staff for a couple years now. After learning to fish for bass and trout in Virginia, Josh moved to Gunnison, Colorado to pursue a degree in Business and explore the trout fisheries of the Rocky Mountains. Lately though, he has found his true calling, which involves chasing trout with clients in Montana and Yellowstone National Park.

 

As a part time photographer, Josh has the wonderful ability to capture amazing images of his clients during their fishing excursions. He is a patient and effective teacher with beginner clients, but at the same time enjoys spending time with more experienced anglers searching for that fish of a lifetime. Josh consistently excels at guiding different water types - from the headwater streams of Yellowstone Park, to the larger floatable rivers in the area.

 

Josh lives in Livingston, Montana and loves to guide fishermen during fishing season, and ski and fish during the off season.

William Long

Bill has been guiding on all of our local rivers and streams since 1997, but amazingly has been fishing them since the early 1980s. A past career as a high school wood shop teacher in central Pennsylvania allowed him to fish and explore most of the rivers and streams in Montana and Yellowstone National Park during summer vacations.

 

He truly enjoys just being with clients and spending time in the outdoors where the local scenery is second to none. Between fishing on our local spring creeks, drifting on the Yellowstone or regional private lakes, or wading many of the famous waters in Yellowstone National Park, Bill has helped thousands of clients have successful days on the water. 

 

Bill resides near State College, Pennsylvania during the off-season and in Livingston, Montana during the summer months.

Eric Strader

Eric has been guiding, fishing and exploring the waters of Montana and Yellowstone National Park for over a decade now. He grew up in Missouri, fishing the White River and other regional waters, and had intended to become a guide there. But after taking a fly fishing guide school course in Montana years ago, he decided to plant his feet around Livingston, Montana.

 

After fishing in Montana for many years, Eric realized that with so many types of water and trout species, there are lessons to be learned every day. His goal as an instructor and guide is to teach clients something new each time they are on the water, and pass on his passion and love for the outdoors. He truly excels at teaching beginners how to fly fish. Eric has been on the water long enough to improve the techniques of a seasoned veteran as well. Eric does a great job at having fun on the water, and making his clients have fun as well.

 

Eric enjoys fishing, hunting and skiing the region. He currently resides in Livingston, Montana.

Dirk Schenck

Dirk has been a licensed fishing guide since 2006. His love for water started in Pennsylvania where he spent much of his youth exploring some of the state’s best whitewater. That passion led him to work as a river guide in both the U.S. and Europe. Soon his fascination with water had him fly-fishing, and ultimately guiding, back in Pennsylvania, home to some of the finest spring creeks and freestone trout streams.

 

Since moving to Montana several years ago, Dirk has concentrated his fishing on the headwaters and streams of Paradise Valley and Yellowstone National Park. He is keen to help those wishing to fish those amazing waters.

 

Dirk studied psychology and counseling at Johns Hopkins and Harvard universities but readily admits that trout sometimes outsmart him. The balance of his time is spent snowboarding, skiing, trail riding and working as a counselor with adolescents. He lives in Livingston, Montana.