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Bighorn Angler in Montana

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Bighorn Angler is a fly fishing business in Fort Smith, Montana. Please view the pinpointed location for Bighorn Angler on the Google Map to the right. If you'd like directions to this destination, please click here for directions (provided via Google Maps). The Premier Fly Shop and Lodge on the Bighorn River in Fort Smith, Montana. Serving all anglers for lodging, guiding, drift boat rentals, flies, shuttles, gear, instruction, and advice.
Business type: Fly Shop
Business name: Bighorn Angler
Address: 577 N Parkdale Ct
City: Fort Smith
State: Montana

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Eric Anderson (BIGHORNANGLER) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing: Midges and Blue Winged Olives hatching today. First big day of dry fly fishing on the 'horn it seems like. Fishing emergers behind larger dries and getting all the fish on the emergers. The baetis come off in the afternoons and the midges have been scattered throughout the day. Nymphing has been good on sowbugs, midges and baetis nymphs. Our best dries are Joca’s CDC BWO emerger #18, Single CDC Midge #18, Grey Hanging Midge #20. nymphs: Killer Mayfly black #20, Zebra Nymphs # 18 and 20, Firebead Ray Charles #18, Orange Scud #16 (03/20/11)
Eric Anderson (BIGHORNANGLER) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing: Fishing remains best in the early afternoons. We have been having some warm temperatures and are seeing quite a bit of snow melting, but it’s been getting cold. Nymphing with smaller midges and sowbugs has been the best method as of late. Streamer fishing is just ok throughout most the river and great in some of the deeper slower runs. The river is running clear and low and the bottom is very clean after a winter break off of all the grass. Flow: 2400 cfs Bugs: grey soft hackle sow bugs #20, Black Midge Larvae #18, Grey Poly-Wing Emerger #18, Give us a call if you need anything at the Bighorn Angler 1-866-658-7688 or 406-666-2233 (03/05/11)
Eric Anderson (BIGHORNANGLER) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing: We have had some decent weather and the water has been warming a bit during the day. It has been somewhat slow in the mornings, but the afternoons have been good. The fish are still deep and eating small sow bugs in Pink and Grey. Midges are your next best bet with red and black being the best colors. Sowbugs in size 18 and 20 and midges in size 16, and 18. Streamers have been a bit slow, but they are eating them occasionally. The shop is open, Stop by for the best shuttle prices as well as the largest selection of Bighorn Bugs anywhere. Give us a call with any questions at 1-866-658-7688. Check out our facebook page for the Bighorn Angler or our fishing report site at / (02/20/11)
Eric Anderson (BIGHORNANGLER) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing: Good nymphing with midges such as the black beauty and WD-40's. A sow bug was the best lead fly. We say a good BWO hatch for about an hour right after lunch. Midges were coming off, but not in numbers that get too many fish up on them (01/29/11)
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Eric Anderson (BIGHORNANGLER) wrote - A great river in Colorado with many different accesses (01/30/11)
Eric Anderson (BIGHORNANGLER) wrote - Montana's Premier Trout Stream. (01/30/11)
Eric Anderson (BIGHORNANGLER) wrote - Let us show you everything this amazing fishery has to offer. We pride ourselves in educating each of our customers about the Bighorn River. If you are looking for a guided trip where you catch fish and get taken care of all day that is great we love to do that. If you are looking for a guide to instruct you on the river, it's bug's, and how to do in on your own, we do that too. We want to provide you with whatever you are looking for about of a guided trip and realize everyone has a different reason for hiring a guide on the Bighorn River in Fort Smith, Montana. (01/29/11)
Eric Anderson (BIGHORNANGLER) wrote - The Bighorn is a peaceful and majestic river flowing through the heart of the Crow Indian Reservation. It's plentiful trout and extremely consistent conditions make it one of the west's best trout rivers. (01/29/11)
Eric Anderson (BIGHORNANGLER) wrote - The Bighorn is truly a year round fishery as it is a tailwater below the 7th largest dam in the U.S. The prime fishing conditions team up with a graceful and grand river for consistent conditions day to day as well as very large trout and many of them. With hatches throughout the year it is a great dry fly river, but nymphing here always produces. Streamer fishing is best in the spring and fall. Floating the river is easy and many people rent drift boats as it is a a great place to hone your skills or learn how to row for the first time. (01/29/11)
Eric Anderson (BIGHORNANGLER) wrote - The Bighorn is a majestic peaceful river in the middle of the Crow Indian reservation. Only a Montana State Fishing License is needed which you can get at the Bighorn Angler, The Bighorn's first fly shop. Not really any rapids that can't be rowed around and tons of big healthy trout. It Flows from the the Bighorn Lake created by Yellowtail Dam and it is an extremely consistent tailwater. The prime strech is the first 13 miles below the dam originationg just on the outskirts of the tiny town of Fort Smith. If you have any questions give the Bighorn Angler a call at 1-866-658-7688. (01/29/11)
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