FOAM assists and informs Montana’s licensed fishing outfitters & guides

  • If you’re a licensed Montana fishing outfitter or guide, check our benefits / membership application.
  • Wonder how to become a licensed Montana guide or outfitter? See our FAQ page.
  • If you’re not a guide or outfitter, but want to support FOAM, join as a sustaining member.

Our Start-up

Fishing outfitters and guides organized FOAM in 1981 to:

  • Represent members in licensing or business regulations, conservation concerns, and legislative actions
  • Coordinate member services, insurance & business opportunities
  • Provide political unity, guide public relations & promote our industry
  • Increase consumer service satisfaction & safety
  • Advance outfitter and guide licensing qualifications
  • Monitor fishing regulations
  • Protect fish and their habitat via the Montana Fishing Outfitters Conservation Fund

Mission Statement

  • To protect and preserve Montana’s fish, wildlife, and aquatic resources
  • To promote and preserve Montana’s fishing outfitting industry
  • To work with individuals, groups, and agencies in all matters of administration and regulation affecting the resources and our fishing industry

Membership Benefits

  • The Fishing Outfitters Association of Montana is a non-profit business association of licensed Montana outfitters and guides represented and governed by a nine-member Board of Directors.
  • FOAM has a full-time Executive Director and lobbyist to represent members in regulatory, legislative, and public forums.
  • This web site connects you with potential clients, brings you industry and membership information, and provides updates and legislative alerts via our News page.
  • Our FOAMLINE newsletter keeps members informed and educated on the variety of topics that confront our industry on the local, regional, statewide and national levels.
  • A group policy provides our members liability insurance that exceeds state requirements. Commercial auto coverage and equipment insurance is also available.
  • Our annual meeting is a forum for industry issues, discussion, business promotion, and fish/client tales.

Membership Dues

  • OUTFITTER Member – Annual dues: $125
    Licensed by Montana Board of Outfitters to provide fishing services
    (may also be licensed for upland bird/waterfowl or big-game hunting services)
  • GUIDE member – Annual dues: $75
    (may also offer upland bird/waterfowl or big-game hunting services)
  • SUSTAINING Member – Annual dues: $50
    Businesses and individuals who share FOAM’s mission and ethics

Outfitter & Guide Applications | Sustaining Member Information

Board of Directors

NameHometownRegion / river(s)
Lee Kinsey, PresidentLivingstonYellowstone
Pat Straub, V. PresidentHelenaMissouri
Matt McMeansFt. SmithBighorn, Ft. Peck Reservoir
Jim VoellerWhitefishKootenai, Flathead
Jack MauerVictorBitterroot, Clarks Fork
Steve SummerhillBozemanGallatin
Joe DilschneiderEnnisMadison
Tim TollettDillonBig Hole, Beaverhead
Chris Fleck, Guide DirectorColumbusStatewide
Executive DirectorExecutive Secretary
Robin CunninghamPat Cunningham

Fishing Outfitters Association of Montana (FOAM)
P.O. Box 67, Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730
406.763.5436 – 406.763.5548 Fax
foaminfo at foam-montana.org

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