Fly Shop

Bighorn River Fly Shop

Located in the heart of Fort Smith, Montana, the Bighorn Angler is a fully stocked year round fly shop, offering the traveling angler everything they need to maximize their trip to the Bighorn River.  Customer service and expert information are the cornerstone of our business.  From fly pattern selection, fishing techniques or river information our friendly and courteous staff is here to ensure you have the best fishing trip possible.

Hours: Open daily 7 am – 7 pm

BIGHORN RIVER FLY PATTERNS

Our fly selection is the backbone of our business.  We pride ourselves on having a vast selection of fly patterns to cover every stage of every hatch found on the Bighorn River.  We also offer a wide array of custom fly patterns that you will find only at the Bighorn Angler.

Premium Flies Provided By:  Solitude, Idylwilde, Umpqua, Yellowstone Fly Goods and Montana Fly Company.

BIGHORN ANGLER RENTAL GEAR

We offer high quality rental gear from some of the top brands in the industry.

Wader and Boot Rental……………………….$20/per day

Rod and Reel Rental…………………………..$20/per day

BIGHORN RIVER VEHICLE SHUTTLES

We offer a fast and reliable shuttle service for your vehicle while you float the river.

Afterbay – 3 Mile Access…………………………………………………$16.00

Afterbay or 3 Mile Access to Bighorn Access……………………..$25.00

Bighorn to Mallards Access……………………………………………$40.00

Mallard’s – Two Leggins…………………………………………………….$50.00

FORT SMITH AREA INFORMATION

DINING IN FORT SMITH

The Bighorn Angler serves breakfast and dinner daily by reservation only for our guests.

The River Run Dining Room attached to the Bighorn Trout Shop serves dinner nightly by reservation only.  Reservations can be made up until 10 am the morning of.

The Yellowtail Market is also next to our fly shop.  They have a very basic assortment of boxed, canned and frozen food.

WINE, BEER, ETC……

The Bighorn River flows through the Crow Indian Reservation, where the sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.  Alcoholic beverages should be purchased in Hardin or Billings prior to your arrival.

SHUTTLE SERVICE TO FORT SMITH

If you do not want to rent a car, Big Sky Shuttle Service provides a shuttle between Billings and Fort Smith.  This a popular option since there is really no need for a car in Fort Smith.

Prices for this service is $2/per mile and $5 per person. Figure about 90 miles each way.

406.254.2900