Tag Archive for: Bighorn River Dry Fly Fishing

We’re nearing prime summer time and conditions on the Bighorn.  Flows have stabilized at 2500 CFS and the fish have seemed to find their new homes.  Nymphing has been really good and we’re just starting to see a few fish looking up, which should just get better over the next few weeks. Read more...

Water levels have come up just a bit the past few days to around 2350 CFS.  The increase in flows has helped out the fishing overall, but it’s not a gimme out there right now.  We still have a good majority of rainbows in the system finishing up the spawn.  Read more...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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It appears as fall is hanging around finally.  We have a span of great weather ahead of us and people are finally coming back out to experience some great fishing the Bighorn has to offer.

The Baetis have been going strong and consistent for about 2 weeks now.  Expect to see some noses poking up around 1:00 or so and fish will be up until around 4:00.   Read more...

After this past cold front we have, the Bighorn trout have awaken and started looking up for the arrival of the Fall Baetis.  The cloudy calm afternoons have been very productive and the fish are up.  Don’t expect to see pods like we are used to of past years, but quite a few solo fish gorging on the big duns. Read more...