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 116 reviews


115 of 116 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    fantastic - 7/20/2015

    Great all around experience, from the moment we arrived. Staff was extremely helpful, cabins were beautfiul with ample space and a nice deck to sit on, fly shop had everything u need, and food was great. A perfect one stop shop fly fishing experience. Guides John and Seth were phenomenal, great guides who put us on fish every day (LOTS of fish), incredibly knowledgable, great teachers, and very enjoyable to spend time with on the river. Thanks Steve, John, Seth, Bryan and the rest of the staff for a once in a lifetime experience.

  • 5/5

    Bighorn fun - 6/22/2015
    By: from Fort Collins, CO, USA

    This has been some of the most amazing fishing I have ever seen, hundreds of fish in 3 days

  • 5/5

    always great!! - 6/20/2015
    By: from Bighorn, MT 59010, USA

    It just doesn't matter. the guides are great. Eric , Seth, Ray will put you on the fish if you want to catch 40-60 fish a day.

  • 5/5

    Bighorn Angler - 6/19/2015

    Spent 2 days fishing the Bighorn with Kerry and Wilcox. They were awesome to fish with, super knowledgeable about the river and extremely patient with beginners. The Big horn rooms are small but very clean. The food, both in the dining room and on the water was fantastic.

  • 5/5

    Always The Best - 6/11/2015
    By: from Salt Lake City, UT, USA

    I have been fishing with most of the lodges and shops in Fort Smith, Mt. The Bighorn Angler has always been my favorite due to the quality of the experience. The guides, lodging and food are all ways top notch.

  • 5/5

    Guide Review (Seth Byler) - 5/29/2015
    By: from Bighorn River, MT

    Fished with Seth over Memorial Day Weekend. Second time we have fished with Seth and he never fails to disappoint. Excellent knowledge of the river and great person to spend the day with. Twenty fish a piece on a slow river day! thanks again tom

  • 5/5

    Great Trip - 5/21/2015
    By: from Minnesota, USA

    Spent three days with the Big Horn Angler and had a great trip. The lodging was clean and modern. The food was excellent both in the lodge dining room and on the river lunches. My guide, Tom Osen, knew the river well and was a patient and flexible guide. He was easy to get along with and made the days of fishing a pleasure. The staff was helpful and attentive to the details of my stay and added a nice personal touch by checking with me each day about the the fishing and accommodations. Also, the guides had a good rapport and communicated well so that all the guests had good days on the water. Will definitely return for more fishing and a great time.

  • 5/5

    Big Horn river experience - 5/21/2015
    By: from Fort Smith, MT

    We stayed 3 nights in Big Horn Angler's cabins, floated the river 2 days, and ate one night in their dining room. Our guide, Kerry, was very, very good, the cabin was great, the food was great. The staff was friendly and helpful. The river was a bit mossy, the lower section wasn't too fishable, none of which is anyone's fault. Beautiful river, worth the trip.

  • 5/5

    Bighorn in May - 5/8/2015
    By: from Calgary, AB, Canada

    An excellent weekend spent in Mike Faris's fine company. We learnt so much, caught some great fish, and even improved our skills. On wet and dry flies, Mike was a fantastic guide and instructor - we'll be back for some late-summer hoppers and streamers.

  • 5/5

    Great guide and a great time! - 5/6/2015

    Had a great time with Mike fishing the Bighorn on 5/4/2015. Bighorn Angler provided great waders to use and an excellent lunch (sandwich, chips, cookies, potato salad). Hooked into a lot of fish and improved some of my techniques.

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

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