Fly Shop of the Big Horns

Fly Shop of the Big Horns

The snow melt from the towering peaks of the Majestic Bighorn Mountains – some towering well over 13,000 feet – feed some of the most magnificent and productive freestone trout streams in the west. Between and below the towering peaks rest countless still waters filled with nearly every species of trout.

The streams that flow out of the Bighorn range are home to trophy size rainbow and brown trout. The still waters that lie beneath the mountain range are home to some huge trout – up to 20 lbs. Many average between 3 to 7 pounds. These food rich waters are loaded with many food sources including fresh water shrimp and crawdads the size of the ones you purchase at the market. Trout grow at a rate of more than an inch per month.

Here in the least populated state in America, the outdoor experience is about as wild as it gets; but Bighorn Country is more than just an angling destination. Here where the Plains Indians made their last stand against the white man; the historic sites are nearly as numerous as the angling sites. The scenery is breathtaking, and the activities are endless. You can play one of our fine Golf Courses, visit our Polo Field (in the top 3 in the USA), which is one of the oldest in America, stay at one of our Guest Ranches, or take a walk down our Historic Main Street where many of the buildings are turn of the century architecture, and a moonlight walk is still about as safe as it gets. You can ride our trolley, have a drink at a famous saloon, dine where Buffalo Bill did; and by eight thirty in the morning one of our guides can have you casting hopper patterns to twenty inch trout.