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. When John is not guiding he is an avid bird hunter. John is a Simms Ambassador, member of the Hardy pro staff.


  • Kerry Erickson

    Bighorn Angler 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.


  • Shaun McClure

    Bighorn Angler Guide

    A Montana Native – Shaun lives to hunt and fish in southeast Montana. He is as eager as anyone each morning to get on the river. Well versed in numerous angling techniques, Shaun is willing and able to take on any challenge the river presents him with.


  • 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.


  • Pete Shanafelt

    Owner & Outfitter

    Pete┬áhas a diverse and varied angling career including many years in the Missoula area, where he attended college and began his MT guiding career back in 2003. Pete’s Innovative fly patterns have become some of the most sought after in the region, especially for picky tailwater trout.


  • Scott Adamson

    Bighorn Angler Guide

    A Montana Native and one heck of a nice guy. Scott can be found hunting and fishing as much as anyone. When not behind the oars, Scott can be found creating hunting mounts in his taxidermy shop.