Rooster is on the pro staffs of Simms, Scott Fly Rods, Hatch Reels, Clackacraft Drift Boats, and Mossy Oak Camo. An ex-USCG rescue swimmer, he’s rebuilt diesel engines, called in bull elk, and knows how to grill a mean “cowboy coffee” steak. Those who know him are certainly aware of his belief that there is plenty of room in Montana for all of God’s creatures – right next to the mashed potatoes. All that said, he tends to specialize in fishing where “there ain’t nobody.” Between Montana trout, Alaska steelhead, and hosting saltwater trips, Rooster spends more time on the water than off. When he is asked how The Stonefly is so successful year after year, he promptly credits his crew. Most importantly, he knows how to listen, communicate, and he’ll remember your name on a handshake.
A few words from your Montana fly fishing outfitter …
During your stay with us, you will be our personal guest. My daughters, McCall and Cady, will do their best to impress you with stories of life growing up at a fishing lodge. Many of the names and faces in these stories are our great guests and friends that are the life pulse of The Stonefly.
We are a Montana fly fishing family, and you can bet you’ll be part of it when you are at The Stonefly. We work long days, love to break bread with our guests, and we are very proud of where we live. It is a priveledge to share this piece of Montana with each and every one of you.
I am certain that the opportunity to raise these two girls in this atmosphere is because of folks like you. For this I am very thankful.
Year after year, being graced with the same friendly faces at our campfire has created an extended family, one that these young children ask about on a regular basis.
Thank you again, from myself, my family and my outstanding staff. We look forward to seeing you on Montana Time.
See you on the water,
Dan “Rooster” Leavens