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Welcome to the Original Bighorn River Lodge -The best fly fishing experience on the Bighorn River!

home-horizontal OPTpngMontana’s Bighorn River Lodge has drawn avid fly fishing enthusiasts and sportsmen alike for decades. Known as a top fly fishing destination, the Bighorn River boasts an abundance of trout ranging in size from 15 to 19 inches, many exceeding 20 inches. Recent fish counts indicate an unsurpassed fish population of 7000 - 8000 brown and rainbow trout per river mile. The Bighorn River is situated just north of the Bighorn River Canyon which straddles the Wyoming-Montana state line. If you are looking for a once in a lifetime Montana fly fishing vacation, this is your destination!
 
Embracing this unique landscape, Bighorn River Lodge exists to provide the ultimate in Montana comfort as well as outdoor adventure.  We specialize in enhancing the experience of our guests with expert Montana fly fishing guides, resort-like accommodations and gourmet cuisine. Guests may choose to stay in one of our 5 bedrooms, fitted with two beds and Big Sky charm or rent our private Caddis Cabin which houses up to 5 guests. The Western style and rustic elegance of the lodge make it somewhere between a cabin atmosphere and executive Montana retreat.
 
home-vertical OPTUnique only to the Bighorn River Lodge, we are located directly on the bank of the Bighorn River 13 miles downstream of Yellowtail Dam, allowing our guests their very own private river access. We pride ourselves on hiring friendly, local and knowledgeable Montana fly fishing guides who spend hundreds of days on the river each year refining their skills. As professional experts in the art of fly fishing, our guides can work with all levels of experience.  While changing seasons and water conditions vary, anglers can expect to have consistent nymphing opportunities with timely dry fly hatches. Streamer fishing is often available for those who want a bit more of an angling challenge. Begin and end your day with four course culinary creations as prepared by our executive chef and staff.
 
In 2011 the Bighorn River Lodge reintroduced the tradition of Cast and Blast which specializes in waterfowl hunts. The fertile croplands bordering the temperate waters of the Bighorn River create amazing habitat ideal for migrating ducks and geese.  A world-class fishing destination mixed with Montana’s legendary wing shooting creates an unforgettable Western experience.

"The food was great and the fellowship even better.  Caught some fish too!"

~ Mel Tillis, Country Music Legend

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Recent News

EAT………SLEEP………FISH

FISH Here at the Bighorn River Lodge we try to keep it pretty simple for our guests. Perhaps we should change it to Fish Eat Sleep because that pretty much describes...

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What Are They Biting On In The Bighorn River?

What Worked Best? At the end of every fishing day here at the Bighorn River Lodge the guides and clients gather on the deck overlooking the bass pond and discuss the...

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Dry Fly Fishing

Dry fly fishing on the Birghorn is upon us.  The Browns and Rainbows are taking hoppers with a variety of emerger patterns as droppers. A Super Bettle and large ant...

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Summer Fishing

Well June fishing was excellent at times, however we were plagued by a lot of moss in the river during the second half of the month.  The good news is...

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Great Dry Fly fishing

This spring on the Bighorn River we have seen some incredible dry fly fishing. Starting out in the morning fish are active eating midges on the surface. The guides at...

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Spring Fishing

Some warmer weather days in March has produced some excellent opportunities to knock off the winter rust and go fishing.  The fish have begun to move out of their deep...

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Winter Fishing on the Bighorn

It has been a very mild winter down on the Bighorn River. Warm over night temps and calm days that have reaching into the 50's have start 2013 off with...

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Saugeye on the Bighorn Lake

Carlo and i had a day off from the river and decided to take the Nitro bass boat up to Bighorn Lake.  Let's keep going, a little farther, one more...

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Planting a seed...

Summer is right around the corner for us here on the Bighorn and to us chefs that means we're getting ready to sample natures bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables. ...

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