Our Mission

Protecting resources, promoting industry, and working together for healthy fisheries across Montana.

How It All Began:

The history of FOAM

The Fishing Outfitters Association of Montana was formed in 1978 for the following purposes:

  • Represent members in licensing regulations, conservation concerns, and legislative issues.
  • Coordinate member services, insurance, and business opportunities.
  • Provide political unity, guide public relations, and promote the fishing industry.
  • Increase consumer service satisfaction and safety.
  • Advance outfitter and guide licensing qualifications.
  • Monitor fishing regulations.

FOAM’S Official

Mission Statement

To protect and conserve Montana’s fish, wildlife, and aquatic resources.

To promote and maintain Montana’s fishing outfitting industry.

To work with individuals, groups, and agencies in all matters of administration and regulation affecting fisheries and our fishing industry.

A Growing Demand

Since our humble beginnings, we’ve grown to nearly 1,000 members and expanded our service offerings. As demand has increased, the fishing outfitting industry has grown significantly and more and more individuals want to become licensed guides and outfitters. We’re here as a resource to you.

Board of Directors

Michael A. Bias, Ph.D.

Executive Director

stephen smith

Director - Gallatin Region
2nd Term Expires December 2025

Tony Reinhardt

Director - Missoula
3rd Term Expires December 2025

Chris Bradley

Director - Beaverhead and Big Hole Region
3rd Term Expires December 2025

Beau McFadyean

Director - Bighorn Region
1st Term Expires December 2025

Brian Rosenberg

Director - Madison Region
2nd Term Expires December 2024

Zach Scott

Guide-at-Large, West
3rd Term Expires December 2025

Jason Orzechowski

Director - Missouri Region
3rd Term Expires December 2025

Chris Fleck

Director - Yellowstone Region
2nd Term Expires December 2025

Coleman Savage

Guide-at-Large, East
1st Term Expires December 2024

Mark Fuller

Director - Flathead Region
2nd Term Expires December 2025

Brant Oswald

FOAM Senior Advisor