Meet your Guides

Built by Guides that Love to Fish as Much as you do

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    John Sindland

    Bighorn Angler Head Guide

    John Sindland is one of the best technical anglers on the Bighorn. His unique charisma, patience and knowledge of just about everything make him a joy to spend a day on the river with him. When John is not guiding he is an avid bird hunter. John is a Simms Ambassador, member of the Hardy pro staff.


  • Kerry Erickson

    Fishing Guide

    You won’t find a guide more patient or friendly on the Bighorn as Kerry. He has spent countless hours on the water chasing trout on the fly and it shows in his guiding. His boxes are stuffed full of custom patterns from many long hours at the vice. 


  • George Young

    Bighorn Angler Guide

    A George’s passion for fly fishing and uncanny patience makes him one of the best instructors on the river. Whether a beginner that has never touched a fly rod or an experienced angler, a day on the water with George will make you a better angler. When not guiding the Bighorn, George enjoys bird hunting and snowboarding. 


  • Ray McCarn

    Bighorn Angler Guide

    Having grown up in Wyoming, Ray has been hunting and fishing in and around the Bighorn River his whole life. Ray is as enthusiastic as ever about helping others catch fish on the Bighorn. When not guiding he is usually on the water or in the woods with his grandkids passing on his passion for the outdoors. 


  • Matt Shirley

    Bighorn Angler Guide

    Matt Shirley made his journey to the Bighorn from Boise, Idaho. He is as energetic of a guide as you will find and knows the river very well. His magnetic energy translates into being one of the best guides we have for beginners. 


  • Bryen Venema

    Bighorn Angler Guide

    After working in the shop for several years Bryen became a full time guide for Bighorn Angler. He is a versatile guide willing to fish streamers, nymphs or dry flies on any given day.


  • Chris Sorensen

    Bighorn Angler Guide

    Just as at home behind the lens as he is the oars, Chris enjoys putting in long days on the water coaching his client into fish every step of the way. He can guide anglers of all abilities with streamers, dry flies and nymphs. 

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    Pete Shanafelt

    Owner & Guide

    Spending more than 100 days on the river each year, Pete has intimate knowledge of the river and how to put anglers on to fish. Throughout the day you will most often be fishing some of his custom flies for fooling Bighorn trout. 

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    Steve Galletta

    Owner & Guide

    When not orchestrating the Bighorn Angler guide team and running the fly shop, Steve is on the water helping anglers put a bend in their rod.