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 preserve 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 foundation, we’ve grown to over 830 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

Jason Fleury

Director - Gallatin Region
2nd Term Expires December 2021

Tony Reinhardt

Director - Missoula
1st Term Expires December 2021

Chris Bradley

Director - Beaverhead and Big Hole Region
1st Term Expires December 2021

Jeremy Gilbertson

Director - Bighorn Region
2nd Term Expires December 2021

Phil Sgamma

Director - Madison Region
3rd Term Expires December 2021

Zach Scott

Guide-at-Large, West
1st Term Expires December 2021

Jason Orzechowski

Director - Missouri Region
1st Term Expires December 2021

Tucker Nelson

Director - Yellowstone Region
1st Term Expires December 2021

Daniel Smith

Guide-at-Large, East
1st Term Expires December 2021

Brant Oswald

FOAM Senior Advisor