NOW HIRING FOR THE 2022 SEASON: The Retail Sales Associate – Fly Shop Lead is a knowledgeable fly fisher, with a passion for fly fishing gear and the desire to provide Bighorn Angler patrons with a world class experience.

The Bighorn Angler is a fly shop and lodge located on the Bighorn River in Fort Smith, Montana. Read more...

It’s finally that time of year where we can get a pretty good read on how the Bighorn River will play out this year.  Judging by our analysis of current snowpack and water levels in other basins, we’re on track for a similar water setup as 2020 – Low, clear, cold water for most of the season.  Read more...

We just received our big hat order for the year and have all kinds to fit your style.  Check out our main HAT page to order one now! Read more...

We always look forward to late Spring in the Bighorn Valley for one thing – Awesome Carp fishing.  Yes, you read that right.  Carp fishing on Bighorn lake is one of the most unique experiences one can have in the world of fly fishing.  If you want to test your casting and fish hunting ability, this is where you need to be. Read more...

 

Switching things up a bit, here’s a pretty cool piece on Custer’s Last Stand back in 1876.  If you haven’t had the chance to visit the Little Bighorn Battlefield, try to make time for it on your next trip.  It’s well worth the trip and is just under an hour from the shop. Read more...

About an hour ago, we received this notice from the Bighorn River Alliance via National Park Service.  It looks like it’s going to be a bit before things are up and running again on the Bighorn.  State FAS sites (Bighorn, Mallards, 2 Leggins) are still open for the time being to Big Horn County residents. Read more...

We consider Mid March – May as ‘Spring’ on the Bighorn.  The river behaves a lot different than the Summer months.  Water temps are cooler, days are a bit shorter and often times we deal with colder weather.  To be a successful angler, sometimes you must break the rules and old habits. Read more...

Pat Schelle is one of our most valuable assets to our business and provides many of the custom patterns that fill our bins and put Bighorn trout in our nets.  Here is a cool article Big Sky Journal did back in 2009 about Pat and his famous pattern, the LBF.  If you haven’t fished this pattern yet, you need to! Read more...

Join the Bighorn Angler team for the 2020 season!  We’re looking for a candidate available April 1- September 30.  Here are the details:

BIG HORN ANGLER

JOB TITLE: SALES MANAGER

Fort Smith, Montana

Company Background & Team

The Bighorn Angler is located in Fort Smith Montana and is the premier fly shop and lodging experience for flyfishing the Bighorn River. 

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The Bureau of Reclamation has recently released the first installment of the snow and moisture forecast for the Bighorn watershed.  You can read it HERE.  It’s looking good for now, but we all know how that’s gone in the past…  Right now we’re on the right track for lower Spring flows, as long as we don’t have some catastrophic snow event, which we have to remember, it is Montana and there is a lot of winter left! Read more...