"Your expertise and patience is astounding and you left us all just 'shaking our heads' at how professional you are."
M. St. Germain, California
"What can I say? Just the best day and a half of fishing I had ever had or even imagined having...Incredible! So many thanks."
"Matthew Long's knowledge of the streams I fished, location of fish, insect hatches, etc is absolutely superior. He has unbelieveable eyesight in being able to spot fish in the stream, even to the point of telling me when the fish would open its mouth to take a nymph. Without him as a guide, I would probably catch less than half of the fish I catch."
R. Riley, Florida
"What an asset you have in Matt Long! He's the 'benchmark' we'll have in judging all our future guides."
S. Williams, California
"A special note must be mentioned regarding our Orvis endorsed guide, Matthew Long. He is truly a master fly fisher and guide. His knowledge of the intricacies of the waters, his techniques and flies appropriate for each site and the advice and teaching were just amazing. After spending the entire week with Matthew, we hated to leave him and hand him over to other guests. His warm personality and sense of humor made for an incredible week and one we will never forget. You are fortunate to have Matthew associated with the Orvis name."
R & L Moleski, Connecticut
"I'm a devoted fly fisherman and when I want to chase trout in the Livingston area, I call Long Outfitting. Matthew Long and his guide staff do an outstanding job of finding the fish, getting you in position, and making suggestions for effective patterns. They are equally adept in the big rivers as they are in the spring creeks. These guys know the waters and will put you on fish. You can't ask for more than that. The service is excellent. The guides are always personable and a pleasure to be with. The lunches are outstanding. After fishing with them it's not hard to see why Long Outfitting is the Orvis Guide Service of the Year for 2003."
J. Sammons, West Virginia
"[My guide] understood exactly how I wanted to fish, gave me several options to choose from, extremely personable guy, found great streams, gave helpful suggestions. He would be excellent with both novice anglers and extremely experienced folks too. I hope to make a return trip with Long Outfitting."
P.Provost, New York
"A pleasure to be with in all respects."
A. Vana, Ohio
"Great guy, good info. Glad he took us on a last minute call."
D. Beem, Michigan
"Could not have been better."
D. Holsinger, Virginia
Our guide "personally, was a highly effective teacher."
J. Petersen, Connecticut
"The guide knew how to read the water, find the trout, and give excellent instruction. He was friendly, had a sense of humor, and he knows service…"
G.M. Grady, Georgia
"Our guide was without question, pick of the litter. My wife commented that the guide was perfect for us. We agreed he would be perfect for anyone. Would recommend this operation 'in a heartbeat.'We were thoroughly delighted with this experience. Please put me down for a top rated reference."
T. Woolwine, Tennessee
"If you've never been to Montana, you are truly in for a glimpse at God's country. You will find yourself in the company of an individual who is gifted in the art and sport of fly fishing, knowledgeable about local waters and tackle. This guide has the rare personality to make the novice or experienced feel at home on the water. Whether your preference is floating or wading, you will find a variety of water to choose from and your guide equally proficient in both."
M. Bischof, Florida