Swarms of tiny tricos will darken the sky on the still calm late summer mornings when there is no breeze and the patient angler who waits for the insects to come to the water will be richly rewarded with some of the best dry fly fishing of the year. Being located a couple hundred yards from the 3-mile access means you can be two minutes away from your put-in at the beginning of the day. There are big fish that the late summer hopper fishing can produce swarms of black caddis on the water, fish rising and no one in sight.
Two Departures: August 19 - 26 & August 26 - September 2, 2023 Enjoy six full days of fly fishing on the Bighorn River.
Bighorn River Lodge hosts 14 to 16 guests in a waterfront traditional Montana Log lodge complete with fly shop. Anglers enjoy inviting double occupancy rooms and king bedrooms for couples. Heartly meals and river lunches rival any Montana gourmet restaurant are served daily from farm to table.
7-night / 6-day fishing package based on double occupancy / shared guide: $4,990
*Rates subject to change.
The lodge is about a 90-minute drive from the Billings Airport and 3 hours from Bozeman. Typically, anglers book a 4-6 night package. The River and her fish require vast guide knowledge to be successful. Listen to your guide for a successful experience. The lodge offers premium rental gear/tackle and a well-stocked on-property fly shop. Guests drift in McKenzie-style drift boats and wade along the way. The â€œHornâ€ is first and foremost a serious trout fishing destination. Non-fishing activities are limited in this region of the state.
Longtime Frontiers trip hosts and photographers, the Becks travel far and wide to follow their love for fly fishing and nature photography. Based in Pennsylvania, Barry and Cathy write books, host fly fishing departures, lead African photo safaris, and operate a stock photography business. The Becks are well-known in the fishing, photography, and travel industries, and possess a stellar reputation for their skill, knowledge, and expertise born out of a 30 year career.
Their most recent books include Cathy Beck’s Fly Fishing Handbook, now in its third edition; Fly Waters Near and Far, a coffee table book of photographs, and a soon-to-be-released book on Alaska.