Forrester's Bighorn River, MT

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


2010 Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge of the Year. Fly fishing for native cutthroat, rainbow, golden, and brook trout at 10,000 feet is exciting. Being coached by an experienced guide who will show you wonder of the land and water can't be beat. These trips are filled with access to remote small streams and fish that are eager to fight!

Date Range

June 15 - September 1

What is Provided to Customer

Whether you need all fishing equipment or wish to bring your own, we have a package to cater to all your needs.

Region/Terrain Where You Fish

Mountain setting 9,000-10,000 feet, small streams with crystal-clear water. Truly secluded and off the beaten path. Eager, feisty fish that take a fly readily.


Sample of Typical Itinerary

Our mountain retreat consists of a four-wheel drive trip up to our base camp setting on the edge of a wilderness area. Day activities include fishing small streams and mountain lakes with dries. Meals will be prepared by our chef. Enjoy fireside stories of the day's adventures before retiring to your personal tent. Average stay is two days and three nights.


Lodging, Meals, and Accommodations

The meals we serve are prepared by our chefs; they are not what you would expect in a camp setting. Lodging is comfortable, and our personal tents surround a central campfire.


Species You Fish for by Season

We fish for cutthroat, rainbow, golden, and brook trout.


What Should Customers Bring?

Seasonal rain gear, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, hat of your choice, camera to capture the memories. In spring, bring a long-sleeved shirt and jacket. In summer, bring shorts and warm weather clothing. Hiking boots recommended.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the closest airport?
A. Billings, Montana (BIL) is our nearest airport (90 miles one way to our resort). Car rental is the typical transportation to and from the airport, although we do work with a limo service if requested.


Forrester's Bighorn River Resort
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Expedition
Nick Forrester
40.756 Highway 213
Fort Smith, MT 59035

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