Who We Are

I’m Brian Neilsen, owner/outfitter of Fin Fetchers outfitting/f2o. I was born in Bozeman and raised in Great Falls, MT with a constant eye on the Miossouri River.  I have been guiding fly fisherman since 1993 on The Missouri, Blackfoot, Smith and many other rivers throughout the state of Montana.  I navigate a RO drift boat to work as hard as I can to get anglers into fish.  I consider myself young and experienced.  I try not to take myself too seriously and keep the sport fresh and fun.  I fell in love with fishing very early.  At the ripe old age of age of three I began wandering the banks of the Missouri River with my dad in search of Browns and Rainbows.  I used everything from night crawlers to Rapalas to salmon eggs.  Somewhere around eleven or twelve I became a “fly fisherman.”   Since then I have developed the odd habits of flipping over rocks in the river, staring at tiny insects, becoming bird dog excited seeing dimples on the water, and other bizarre, incurable habits that come with being a fly fisherman. My incredibly wonderful and understanding wife, Shannon, my daughter Margo, our dogs and I live, laugh and embrace all that Montana has to offer in Great Falls, Montana.  Come fishing with us, you won't be dissapointed.