Guides asked to donate a day's tips to Montana TU

Montana Trout Unlimited is hosting the second annual Tip of the Hat event, this Saturday, July 22.

Led by MTU volunteers (and revered outfitter and guide), Tim Linehan and Brian Neilsen, this event raised $3,500 last year. Tim and Brian understand that guides are constantly asked to “donate” a trip, and this event invites guides to give just their tips, for just one day. Nobody knows the rivers better than the folks on them everyday. This is a way to help those rivers we all depend on and love.

If you are fishing with a guide on Saturday—be generous and ask him/her if they are participating in Tip of the Hat.

If you are a guide or outfitter who wants to participate—either in Montana or beyond, call, text, or email me (Kelley Willett, MTU,; mobile: 608.225.2779; office: 406.543.0054) and we’ll be sure to include you in our publications, and send you a paid reply envelope. If it’s easier to hop online and give, please visit our website and note “Tip of the Hat” in the description field. Funds raised will be used on the ground, in Montana.

— Kelley Willett, Montana Trout Unlimited

By Chris Hunt.