Bighorn River Fly Fishing
Fly Fishing on the Legendary Bighorn River in Montana
The Bighorn River is a world-renowned tailwater located in Southeast Montana, offering an unparalleled experience that is sure to excite even the most seasoned anglers. With a staggering 3000-5000 fish per mile, this blue-ribbon fishery benefits from the cold, clear nutrient-rich flows that are released from the bottom of the dam, producing a thriving feast of insects and crustaceans. This unique trout habitat enables Rainbow and Brown trout to grow to impressive lengths of 14-20", providing anglers with an exceptional mix of dry fly, nymph, and streamer fishing opportunities that are available year-round.
Anglers can look forward to challenging themselves with the river's fast-moving currents and deep runs, while also enjoying the serenity of the surrounding landscape. The Bighorn River's unique combination of conditions creates a truly dynamic and exciting environment for fly fishing that is hard to find elsewhere.
Guided Fly Fishing Trips
Experience world-class trout fishing on the Bighorn River with our guided fly fishing trips. The river is home to Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout, providing an opportunity to catch as many as 30 fish during a single float.
On our guided fly-fishing trips, one of our experienced local guides will take you on an all-day float down the Bighorn River, sharing their knowledge and tips to help you catch as many big fish as possible. They will teach you how to read the river and how to properly present your fly to the fish. They will also show you the best spots to fish and what flies to use, based on the current hatch and the time of day.
We provide lunch and our fully equipped fly shop also has waders and boots available for those who do not have their own gear with them.
Guided Fly Fishing Rates
- TWILIGHT (11am-7pm) - One or Two Anglers - $575
- FULL DAY (8am-5pm) - One Angler - $525
- FULL DAY (8am-5pm) - Two Anglers - $625
Included in Your Trip:
- An Experienced Guide
- Fly Rods/Tippet/Leader/Flies
- Waders & Boots if needed
- Lunch (Full Day Trips)
- Water and Soda
Not Included in Your Trip:
- Montana fishing license
- Guide gratuities
- While any tip is greatly appreciated, a standard tip is $125-$150 per guide each day.
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Self-Guided Fly Fishing Trips
More experienced fly fishermen who have floated the river before are welcome to rent a drift boat and do a self-guided fishing trip instead. Our team will provide you with all the necessary equipment, including the drift boat, oars, life jackets, and safety equipment. We'll also give you a map of the river and tips on where to go, based on the current conditions.
A DIY fly fishing trip on the Bighorn River is an awesome experience for any seasoned fly fisherman!
Do you host anglers of all skill levels?
Absolutely, we welcome anglers of any skill level! Our team of experienced fishing guides are not only accomplished anglers, but also knowledgeable instructors who are passionate about sharing their love for fly fishing with others.
Whether you're new to the sport or have been dedicated for decades, our guides will tailor your guided fly fishing trip to your skill level, ensuring that you have the best possible experience on the river. We'll work with you to improve your technique, offer tips and tricks, and provide you with all the equipment you need to catch as many big fish as possible.
Whether you're a seasoned pro or a first-time angler, we invite you to join us for an unforgettable fly fishing adventure on the beautiful Bighorn River!
Book Your Bighorn River Fly Fishing Adventure
At Big Horn Valley Ranch, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional guided fly fishing trips and our knowledgeable and friendly staff is here to assist you with booking your trip.
To book your trip, simply give us a call at 866-428-0811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our guided trips, rental equipment, or accommodations. Our goal is to ensure that you have a memorable and enjoyable experience!
Deposit & Cancellation Policy
50% deposit is required to hold the reservation.
What to Bring
- Polarized Sunglasses
- Rain Jacket, Fishing Hat, Camera
- Waders & Boots or Sandals
- Four to Six Weight Rod & Reel
- Sunscreen or Clothing with Sun Protection
- Montana Fishing License
Our team can provide you with a more extensive packing list before your fishing trip.