Not a whole lot of things have changed the past week on the Bighorn.  Flows are stable at around the 2K CFS mark and the river remains gin clear and there is some moss showing up on the lower river.  This is something we used to see in the lower water years and it will eventually clear out when Summer rolls in.  Read more...

Midges are available year round to Bighorn fish.  They are especially important in the Spring.  On a lower water year, which we are experiencing now, our Bighorn fish become very selective and you must carry a wide variety of Pupa and Larva versions in all sizes and colors.  The Green Weenie dates back a good while in Bighorn fly pattern history and has resurfaced as a ‘must have’ pattern this past winter and Spring.  Read more...

It’s sure has been a gloomy Memorial day weekend on the Bighorn, but it also made for great numbers of bugs and awesome dry fly fishing!  Despite the crappy weather, folks came out of the woodwork to get their fish fix.

There have been some excellent windows of dry fly fishing with Midges and Baetis, but with the sunnier weather up ahead, look for that to be more limited to early morning and late evening.  Read more...

Water conditions are prime on the Bighorn.  Current flows are around 2500 CFS and should be there for quite some time, as our snowpack is diminishing.  This is a good thing!  We’re looking forward to a lower, normal water Summer for the first time in about 8 years.  Current water temps are in the mid 40’s at the peak of mid day’s heat.  Read more...

The Student has long been a staple for anglers on the Bighorn during the hatches of Spring Baetis.  It is arguably one of the best patterns for difficult fish.  It is often hard to see as it is one of the more sparse CDC patterns we fish, but we changed that. Read more...

We’ve had some difficulties getting certain products during this whole COVID pandemic and we’re excited to announce our custom dubbings have been replenished!  Links to the products on our online store are listed through the names.

CARPET DUBBING is our favorite for a variety of patterns including Pete’s Carpet Bug, Twisted Scud and various Scud/Sowbug patterns. Read more...

The Bighorn is looking great these days since the opening of the upper access points last week.  We’re still surprised by the lack of people taking advantage of the prime spring conditions the river is offering.  This past weekend there were a handful of folks out, but not like you’d think.  Read more...

Hey guys, sorry for the delay.  Our blog was down for almost a week, but hopefully most of you follow us on Instagram or Facebook, where I’ve been posting updates.

So, finally good news!  Today the barriers were removed at Afterbay and Three Mile access points.  Ok-A-Beh is still closed as well as the campgrounds.  Read more...

The boys at Montana Wild make spectacular films.  Check this one out from a few years ago.  Great streamer and Dry Fly Fishing action! Read more...

We wanted to share the latest news with you guys on where we are at regarding COVID-19 and our State regulations.  Yesterday, Governor Steve Bullock held a press conference regarding lifting of certain State mandated regulations.  It is described as a ‘phased opening.’  There’s plenty of politics here and we’re not trying to get in the middle of them, but agree we can’t just open things overnight. Read more...