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 and Hatch pro staffs.

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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.

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    Steve Galletta

    Owner/Outfitter

    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.


  •  George Young

    Fishing Guide
    Friendly and personable, George is sure to make your day on the Bighorn an enjoyable. Early starts and late nights are his norm. 

  • farisMike Faris

    Fishing Guide

    After guiding on the waters of southern Colorado and the San Juan for a number of years, Mike decided to make the move to the Bighorn.  A dry fly devotee Mike fishes or guides just about everyday of the year.

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    Justin Stockfish

    Bighorn Angler Guide

    A life long resident of Montana, Justin has been fishing the Bighorn his whole life.  After college he decided to take the plunge and become a fishing guide. His easy going demeanor and strong work ethic make him a top notch Bighorn River guide.

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    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.


  • 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 well.


  • 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 streaamers, nymphs or dry flies on any given day.

  • 1780818_650663344980481_1883950137_nKerry Erickson

    Bighorn Angler Guide

    You won’t find a guide as friendly and as patient on the Bighorn as Kerry.  He has spent countless hours of his life chasing trout with the fly and it shows in his guiding.