Rivers 2017 Bighorn Trip
September 2017 TBD • Call for pricing • 3 Float Trips Included
The Bighorn River in South Central Montana opened to the angling public in 1981 after a seven year closure. Since then it’s fame as a trout river has spread far and wide, and is now considered by many fly angler to be the premier tailwater fishery in the United States.
Bighorn Fly Fishing
Flowing through the Bighorn Mountains and miles of limestone formations, the Bighorn boasts an incredible insect population which allows and incredible 7,000 trout per river mile to flourish. The Bighorn is a very consistent fishery as a result of the moderating effects that the Yellowtail Dam has on water temperature and flow. High or low water may affect your fishing techniques but not the quality of the fishing.
September is our favorite time on the “Horn” with spectacular hatches of Tricos bringing almost every fish to the surface…and talk about exciting! You haven’t lived until you have hooked a 20″ trout on 6x tippet with a #18 dry fly. Excellent fishing to the Trico hatch lasts most of the morning with strong caddis hatches going well into the evening. It is an unbelievable sight to see hundreds of feeding fish throughout your three days of floating.
Floats and Flies
Most of the land surrounding the Bighorn is owned by the Crow Indian Tribe so foot access is limited so the best way to fishi it is by drift boat. Your trip includes five days of floating with local Bighorn guides. All flies on your float trips are supplied and included. We can prepare fly selections in case you would like to be sure that you have the neccessities. A small fly shop is located at the cabins for any last minute purchases. Guide Gratuities are not included in the package price.
Accommodations and Meals
Included in the trip price is accommodations at a small group of cabiins overlooking the river with a fly shop on site. Each cabin has a private bath, refrigerator, and satellite tv. After a full day of angling, relax on the deck with a cocktail, enjoy the magnificent scenery, and do a little bragging about the “big one” that didn’t get away. Excellent meals are included in the trip price and served to accommodate our fishing schedule. Because alcohol sales are prohibited on the Crow Indian Reservation it cannot be purchased locally, so plan accordingly.
We will be happy to make your air transportation arrangements for you, airfare is not included in the trip price. When we make your arrangements we are committed to getting you the lowest rate possible. Ground transportation in Montana is included, private rentals can be arranged at our corporate discount rates.