Top L to R (REZ T D, PINK BEAD KILLERBUG, PEACH FUZZ, EDDIE VEDDER MO, JELLYBEAN, PINK BEAD COTTON CANDY, PINK BEAD CARPET BUG, ORANGE BEAD COTTON CANDY)

We’ve expanded our fly selection this year to include many custom Sowbug imitations you won’t find anywhere! We have plenty of inventory in the shop as well as our online store. Read more...

Spring conditions have settled in here on the Bighorn. Lots of people are taking advantage of the great early season Spring fishing we have. Stay away from Friday-Sunday if you don’t like people! Depending on who you talk to, the fishing is anywhere from tough to fantastic. Book a trip with us and you will have a shot at the later. Read more...

Have an upcoming trip to the Bighorn? Want the hottest new fly patterns? Here at the Bighorn Angler we are in tune with the best patterns you need for a successful day of fishing. Let us customize a selection for you. 10 flies? 100 flies? No minimums! Just provide us with a little info on when you are visiting and methods of fishing you prefer and we’ll gladly help you out! Read more...

Spring conditions are making their way to the Bighorn and many folks are coming out to take advantage. Overall the fishing has been pretty good, but not fantastic. The water temps are still very cold, so winter-like conditions are still abound. Avoid the weekends as the crowds are starting to show up. Read more...

Well, it’s almost here. Spring, that is. The boat ramps are clear(ish) and people are starting to come out of the woodwork to experience some pretty good fishing. The word on the Bighorn fish so far – less numbers, bigger fish. I’ll take that, and I think many of you will as well. Read more...

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Spring is literally just around the corner. Make sure to get in on this deal! $99 boat rentals from now until April 15. This includes drop off and pick up of the boat as well as a shuttle for your vehicle. Limited to 1 boat per day per group. Read more...

Our #1 question and concern from this winter – What’s going on with the Bighorn and what are the flows going to be like this year??

As many of you know the last two years were record water years for the Bighorn and impacted the wade fishing windows, hatches, water clarity, and water temperatures just to name a few. Read more...

Yes, this is the Afterbay, half frozen. It’s cold!!


Talk about a ‘ghost town’. Fort Smith and the River are about as quiet as it gets. If you want solitude on the Bighorn, this is the time. The river is looking great and will be prime shape for our early Spring, whenever that happens. Read more...

winter shop

It finally got cold, we got a bunch of snow.  By far the largest snowfall amount we’ve seen this year, but doesn’t look like we’ll be dealing with that much longer.

The Winter crowds have slowed down, except on the warmer weekends.  We’re open everyday 8 AM till at least noon or so.   Read more...