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About Us

About Us

Our team at the Madison Valley Ranch is passionate about fly fishing, and we’re excited to share the wonders of Southwest Montana with our guests. In 1996 Scott Carver and his family looked at the picturesque property on the banks of the world famous Madison River and knew they were hooked. An original and ongoing owner of the Ranch, the Carver family has put a lot of hard work into making the lodge feel welcoming and homey to please even the most discerning guests.

When they first met 25 years ago playing pick-up basketball at the Denver YMCA, Scott Carver, Tom Fochtman, and Dan Larson had no idea they eventually would jointly own a piece of heaven on the Madison River. But, after a couple blocked shots, they did find out that they shared an intense passion for fly fishing. In 2003 the three friends and successful business owners became partners in the Madison Valley Ranch. With Dan living in nearby Bozeman and serving as Managing Partner, this team works hard to ensure the Ranch exceeds guests’ expectations, while creating an ideal environment for fly fishermen and women of all skill levels.

For these three owners, it was vitally important to have the best of the best at the helm and they found just that with Eaton Outfitters. Chris and Julie Eaton have been with the Madison Valley Ranch since 1998. They provide exceptionally qualified and experienced professional guides with a depth of knowledge of our local waters. With over 4,000 guide days logged on the rivers of southwest Montana, this team knows what it takes to get it done and have fun doing it!


Madison Valley Ranch Owners


Scott Carver


Tom Fochtman


Dan Larson


Madison Valley Ranch Staff Bios


Manuela Redmond

Lodge Manager - Operations
Zach Whittow

Zach Whittow

Lodge Manager - Guest Relations

Matt Pease

Executive Chef
Parker Redmond Fly Fishing Guide Madison Valley Ranch

Parker Redmond

Marketing & Fly Fishing

For your guided fishing experience, Madison Valley Ranch is proud to have
Eaton Outfitters at the helm! Learn more >

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