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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Trout Spey Clinic


So you just bought a spey or switch rod and ya wanna learn how to use it? Come float with Alyssa Halls on the Bighorn River on Saturday, March 18, and she'll show you how it's done! This is a terrific time of year to swing steamers for trout on this river as the rainbows are very aggressive and there's no moss or grass to hang up your flies. Floating allows you to learn casts from each side of the river and helps you better access prime swing water. This is a full day float and you will wade and swing your flies thru as many different runs as possible. This trip is focused on instruction but your odds of hooking a few fish are great.  Bring your own spey/switch rod and your own spey/scandi/skagit line and we'll take care of the rest! Price is $200/person and includes instruction, flies, leader material, sink tips and a delicious riverside lunch, as well as some great company. Space is limited so get in touch soon for more info 307-480-8457

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Fishing with Uncle Dave


Had a fun couple days fishing with Uncle Dave before the snowy snow hits us. Sow bugs seem to be the preferred food with scuds and midge on the side
Dave with a big bow
Dave with a big brown
Alyssa was batting clean up in the back of the boat today which led to many doubles..
More than we could count.

Alyssa with a nice brown from the back of the boat

Flows are still around 915cfs. Fishing is still really really good. Didn't have much traffic out there and the browns ate really good today. Ya still wanna focus on the deep slow stuff but we are starting to find a few more in the riffles on the insides. 

Monday, February 20, 2017

On the water report



Fished with Ryan on Friday & Saturday and had an awesome time. He came up from Houston and fished grey reef before he got to thermop and said he caught more fish here. I wouldn't believe it if I didn't see it! We lost count before lunch. The weather was gorgeous and the fishing was absolutely fantastic!


21 inch bow ate a size 20 midge under the bridge

Still offering $350 discount rates for 2 anglers until March 1st. Got a little snow coming in this week then we will see warmer temps again next week.

Love the blue on this brown

Plenty of holes in my calendar for March would really like to get em filled with dry fly enthusiasts. Last march we caught several browns around 22" on baetis dries and had shots at a couple 2 footers. Those big boys get super surface oriented as soon as they see the blue wings. Definitely my favorite dry fly month.

April and May are booking fast call now to reserve your dates!

See ya on the water!

Monday, February 13, 2017

River conditions...

..are back to normal. And fishing today was nothing short of spectacular. Got some days open, let's go.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Snowmelt?

The warm weather has triggered rapid snowmelt in the lower elevations causing area creeks to flood. So the river is pretty mucked up right now. But that didn't deter us from going fishing today.

Brooks and Luke came up from Lander and we just stayed above the mud for as long as my rowing arms could take it and we caught a buncha fish, had quite a few doubles, and despite the wind had awesome weather. I would love to have these guys in the boat again! Just good dudes all around...

Looks like all the snow below 6,000 feet has melted so the creeks oughtta not run much longer.  I'm thinking mid next week should see the river back to normal. But only time will tell.


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Who wants to go fishing this Thursday and Friday?

Had some folks bail on me for Feb 9 and 10. Weather is going to be great and so will the fishing. Plus I'll give ya a super smoking deal. Give me a holler 307-480-8457 or bighorndrifters@gmail.com

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Bighorn River, Wyoming - Winter Fishing Report

Off to a good start for the day

More cold and snow today and tomorrow. Looks like the weekend oughtta see temps over 40 degrees. Still eating the crap out of sow bugs.

Patrick with a nice rainbow

As of now I've only got Feb 12 and 17 on my books... so there's plenty of availability and we are still offering discounts even though it can be the best fishing of the year.