2016 looks to be another great year for fly fishing on the Bighorn River. The Bureau of Reclamation has already increased the river flows which is rare for this time of year and this hopeful sign can only be good for the river and the health of those beautiful Rainbows and Browns.
Last year’s BWO hatch stretched from late April through May and into early June. The dry fly fishing was outstanding. We are hopeful that we will see these conditions again this Spring.
The Bighorn River Alliance, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting and working to preserve and protect the health of the river, has a new full time executive director. Anne Marie Emery was previously director on the Henry’s Fork and we are very lucky to have someone with her expertise, experience and credentials working for us to help ensure the health and quality of the Bighorn. Her work with the Bureau of Reclamation will be of critical value in managing water flows and fish habitat.
We are also very happy to announce that Shawn Smith our fabulous Chef from two years ago will be returning after a one-year hiatus in Salt Lake City armed with new ideas, menu items and who know what but we are sure it will be outstanding. Welcome back Shawn!!