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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 lodge is a tribute to all that is great about Montana."

~ Bill and Adell Young, Virginia

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Recent News

Who Comes To the Bighorn River Lodge?

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Bighorn River: Current Winter Conditions Look Promising for Spring Fishing

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Fly Fishing Basics

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Staff Field Trip

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Bighorn River Lodge Cast and Blast

Cast and Blast Cast and Blast is a term that many people Hear  out there. What is the Cast and Blast? The cast and blast is combining a great day of...

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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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Returning Chef Knows How To Feed Those Fly Fishing On the Bighorn River

Promising Spring Fishing Reports Means Hungry Anglers at the Bighorn River Lodge The days are starting to get a little longer and we are all eagerly awaiting the 2017 fishing season...

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EAT. SLEEP, FISH Part 1

EAT We are extremely excited to have Shawn Smith our Chef back for a third year.  Shawn worked here at the Bighorn River Lodge for two years, took a sabatical for...

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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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