Bighorn Angler Fly Shop & Outfitters, MT

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitter in Fort Smith, Montana

Bighorn Angler Fly Shop & Outfitters, MT


Unquestionably one of the greatest trout rivers in the world, the Bighorn River is a fly angler's dream come true! The Bighorn River's cool, clear flows emerge from the base of Yellowtail Dam in Fort Smith, Montana. Its trout-filled waters and abundant insect hatches produce exceptional rainbow and brown trout fishing year-round for both novice and expert anglers alike. Consisting of the most hardworking and courteous guides in Montana, our expert guide staff is second to none. Our Orvis-authorized fly shop is fully stocked with everything an angler could need.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.9 / 5 based on 104 reviews


103 of 104 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Love the Big Horn - 3/20/2015

    Had a great first trip to the Big Horn. This is now at the top of my tail water experiences. Guide John S did a great job of making sure we had plenty of opportunities at these fish. His knowledge of the river and ability to coach new and experienced guests made the experience special. Thanks John!

  • 5/5

    Late-season float trip - 10/25/2014
    By: from Juneau, AK, USA

    Arrived at Fort Smith late afternoon Saturday. Pete arranged a guided float for the next day with Ike. Great work on short notice, and Ike was superb; great boatman and fisherman. Caught fish on both nymphs and streamers. Graciously accommodated interest in photography and birds as well.

  • 4/5

    Big Horn Madness - 9/27/2014
    By: from Cascade, MT 59421, USA

    On a recent trip to the Big horn, with Bill, one of my good fishing buddies from Charlotte NC. We had the good fortune of fishing out of Big Horn Anglers with guide Ray McMarn, Ray met ever challenge the river and anglers could throw his way. He's a great guide.

  • 5/5

    Best all around fishing lodge - 9/26/2014
    By: from San Francisco, CA, USA

    Big Horn anger provides the best fly fishing experience a person could hope for. A great staff clean rooms and awesome food complement a perfect Big Horn River experience. The guides on the Big Horn are the best on the river! I would highly recommend choosing the Big Horn angler fly shop as your place to stay for Big Horn River experience.

  • 5/5

    Very enjoyable trip - 9/25/2014
    By: from Colorado Springs, CO, USA

    We had a really enjoyable trip on the bighorn. Everything went very smoothly. Would not recommend guide Eric. Knows his fish but lacks people skills. On the other hand guide Ray was great in all aspects.

  • 5/5

    First Fly Fishing Adventure - 9/7/2014
    By: from Glyndon, MD 21071, USA

    Thank you Bighorn Angler. You more than met my expectation of the feel and experience of fly fishing. Never having fly fished in my entire life, the vision of standing in a fast moving clear stream with the surrounding view came true. I was afraid I was in for a big disappointment having my expectations so high . . . but no, the guys of Bighorn Angler made sure that didn't happen. Thanks guys!

  • 5/5

    Great Guide - 9/7/2014
    By: from Ft. Smith, Mt

    Had the opportunity to have George Young guide me down the Big Horn Rvr. two different days this past week. If you are a novice or experienced fly fisher person you will enjoy his knowledge and patience as a guide! Ask for him at the BIG HORN ANGLER fly shop. George, thanks for a great time!! Klaus

  • 5/5

    The Big Horn - 9/2/2014
    By: from Convent Station, Morris Township, NJ 07960, USA

    Had a magnificent time working with the folks at the Bighorn Angler. Well informed, very helpful and a pleasure to work with. Would highly recommend contacting them if you wish to fish the Bighorn River.

  • 5/5

    Great Shop & Outfitter! - 8/13/2014
    By: from Bethehem, PA

    I just made my first trip to the Bighorn River and it couldn't have been better! The shop and staff were exceptional in their efforts to help us have a wonderful trip. The lodging they supplied was excellent. Ray McCarn was a great guide and very enjoyable to be with. We caught many nice sized fish! We will definitely go back soon. Many thanks are due to the Bighorn Angler!

  • 5/5

    Simply AMAZING - 8/12/2014
    By: from Atlanta, GA, USA

    Loved everything about the trip! Enjoyed the dry fly hatch in the evening especially. These guys will accommodate you in any way possible! No request was too much. Needless to say the fish count was excellent. Hanging out at the fly shop in the evening and talking with other fly fisherman was great as well. Nice set up!

Bighorn Angler Fly Shop & Outfitters
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitters
PO Box 7578, 577 N. Parkdale Court
Fort Smith, MT

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