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Sunday, 12 August 2012 19:00

Russell Carter Quote

"It was a great trip as always.  Can't wait for next year!"

~ Russell Carter   Traverse City, MI

Sunday, 12 August 2012 19:00

Christian Upchurch Quote

"Awesome trip.  Unforgetable!"

~ Christian Upchurch  Chattanooga TN

Thursday, 16 August 2012 19:00

Chuck Rush Quote

"Spectacular!  First class all the way.  This was our first trip but not our last.  Our guides (Matt and Ryan) were awesome!  Even the dogs were amazing.  Great memories for my sons and me."

~ Chuck Rush  Sarasota FL

Sunday, 12 August 2012 19:00

Preston Dilts Quote

"Great trip.  Fantastic food and guides.  Fishing perfect!"

~ Preston Dilts  Frankfort MI

Thursday, 02 August 2012 19:00

Dave Dilts Quote

"Yet another wonderful fishing experience!  Can't wait for the next trip as always.  Love this place and friends here!"

~ Dave Dilts  Lebanon, TN

Thursday, 18 April 2013 19:00

About Us

about-us-horizontalIn April of 2007, two families, the Rolphs and the Mays, bought the Bighorn River Lodge from the previous owners and founders, Phil and Patty Gonzalez. As lifelong friends and business associates with a shared passion for fly fishing, they teamed up with a vision to renovate the existing lodge and create a location where they as well as others could enjoy the world class fishing of the Bighorn River. Two couples and their children brought talented leadership and new vision to the existing lodge.
Darrel and Dee Rolph of Wichita, KS traveled worldwide fishing some of the most prolific fisheries. They came to love the Bighorn River through their relationship with John and Cindy May, locals of Billings, MT, and avid fishermen of the Bighorn River. Their children took over management of the operations of the lodge upon purchase of the property. Carlo and Janel Boshoff (the May’s daughter and son in law) acted as on-site managers and outfitter while the Rolph’s son, Cody, functions as managing partner. Through hard work and creative problem solving, the Bighorn River Lodge grew to be what it is today.
In the Spring of 2012, the Boshoffs announced that they were returning to manage Carlo’s family lodge in Costa Rica, Rafiki Safari Lodge, which they helped build before coming to work in Montana. The Bighorn River Lodge is grateful for their 5 years of contribution, insight, and service.
The lodge welcomed Rick and Cheryl Gehweiler to the team as general managers in the summer of 2012. Their backgrounds in property management, the hospitality industry, and guiding brought a fresh outlook to the lodge dynamics. Avid fly fishermen, they have spent much of their free time fishing the Northwest, parts of the Bahamas and the Yucatan. Rick and Cheryl have been fishing the Bighorn each summer for almost 20 years prior to their employment at the Bighorn River Lodge. Their friendly attitudes, attention to detail, and fishing expertise will ensure that every guest has the experience of a lifetime.
about-us-verticalMatt Clausen, the Fishing Outfitter for the Bighorn River Lodge, started fly fishing the Bighorn over 25 years ago.  After receiving a degree in business management from the University of Montana, Matt embraced his passions and entered the world as a professional fly fishing guide.  The Clawson family has been farming, hunting and fishing the Bighorn Valley for three generations.  His intimate knowledge of the river, its history, and its ecosystem is just one of the reasons Matt is so highly regarded amongst the guides and local stewards of the river. His extreme devotion to the art of fly fishing along with his diligent work ethic ensures that each and every client will have the best possible fishing experience the river can provide. 

Friday, 19 April 2013 11:14

Caddis Cabin

cabin-horizontalThe Caddis Cabin can accommodate up to 6 guests featuring one bedroom with two queen beds and two other rooms each with two twin beds which can be converted to king beds upon request. Each bedroom has its own full bath.

This beautifully appointed cabin which overlooks one of your bass ponds and is only a stone’s throw from the main lodge, is a perfect option for a family or small group who may want a more private setting during their stay. The additional rooms of the Caddis Cabin in addition to the rooms in the main lodge allow us to accommodate up to sixteen guests which is ideal for larger groups.

cabin-verticalAt certain times during the year the Caddis Cabin can be rented separately for those guests who may want a more self-sufficient option for their visit to the Bighorn. Check with our office for availability and pricing.

Guide services, meals, upstream transportation and other equipment and services are not included in the rental of the Caddis Cabin unless otherwise set up with our staff. $350 per night (four or less), $400 per night  (groups of 5), 2 night minimum


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Thursday, 18 April 2013 19:00

The Bighorn River Lodge

A Destination Fishing Lodge Awaits You


Your epic day of fishing the Bighorn River will conclude at the Lodge’s private boat ramp where our attentive staff awaits your arrival. The Bighorn River Lodge is the only lodge situated directly on the bank of the upper Bighorn River, so jump out of your waders and into the inviting atmosphere of a resort that reflects the rustic elegance and hospitality of the Big Sky Country.

The Bighorn River Lodge is crafted in the log-style construction that is representative of historic Montana. Guests enjoy luxurious double occupancy rooms that have been updated and renovated for your comfort.  Each room features a pair of soft, warm beds adorned with fine linens, a private bathroom and plush accommodations.  King size beds are available for couples on request. The Lodge comprises of five different bedrooms each with it’s own unique personality and décor. With the addition of the Caddis Cabin, we can easily accommodate groups up to fourteen.

A warm and inviting hearth room is where most guests congregate to swap stories of the big one that didn’t get away.  Enjoy a crackling fire in the fireplace and delicious hors d’oeuvres. Step out onto our spacious deck and take in one of Montana’s breathtaking sunsets while the finishing touches are made on dinner.

lodge-verticalThe Bighorn River Lodge has been described by our guests as “a gourmet restaurant disguised as a fishing lodge.”  Guests can expect hearty Montana-style breakfasts, delicious handmade boat lunches, and savory home cooked dinners that are beyond compare.  A typical dinner might include your choice of Merlot Glazed Beef Short Ribs or Cornmeal Crusted Walleye with Lemon Caper sauce, served with Garlic Roasted Mashed Potatoes and Bacon wrapped Asparagus.  It is truly exquisite cuisine, prepared from scratch every day.

After a relaxing meal around the dinner table, enjoy a friendly game of poker at our custom made poker table, fish our private bass pond or hit the river one last time and take advantage of the evening hatch.

We Are Here To Meet Your Needs

Whether sharing your passion for fly fishing with family and friends or corporate clients, the Bighorn River Lodge caters to groups of all kinds.  With a state of the art conference room, first class amenities, experienced guides, professionally prepared meals, and riverfront access, the Bighorn River Lodge offers everything you need to create a unique and unforgettable experience.

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Thursday, 18 April 2013 19:00

Caddis Conference Center

conference-horizontalThe Caddis Conference Center is a getaway like no other business destination. The perfect blend of modern day amenities you demand with the warmth the Bighorn River Lodge is known for, the center is an ideal location for all your team business needs. The secluded destination of the lodge will hold your participants attention during meetings, with no distracting phone calls or the interruptions of a busy office. The conference center is an ideal location for your annual meeting, sales presentation or business demonstration.

conference-verticalThe Conference Center is conveniently located in the Caddis Cabin, just across from the stocked pond of the Bighorn River Lodge. It features all the conveniences you require to make your presentation a success. The features of the Caddis Conference Center includes:

  • Seating for up to 24 participants, with flexible floor plans to meet your needs
  • Wireless internet access
  • HD Video Projector with 102” drop down video screen
  • Blue Ray/DVD player
  • Surround sound audio
  • Food and Beverage service
  • Attentive staff available to work out every detail for you

When the meetings are wrapped up, we can help everyone unwind…unwind a reel of fly line on one of the best trout rivers in the world!


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Friday, 19 April 2013 11:09

Fly Shop and Rental Gear

Guests at the Bighorn River Lodge can’t help but be lured into our well stocked pro shop. The lodge’s fly shop offers a variety of fly fishing equipment that will enhance every anglers enjoyment during their Montana trout fishing vacation.

The Bighorn River Lodge fly shop is proud to offer Scott fly rods, Hatch reels, Waterworks-Lamson reels and name brand gear. We offer a full selection of fishing tools and items you may need in order to make your Montana trout fishing trip as enjoyable as possible. You will also find comfortable Simms and Patagonia fishing apparel, along with souvenirs and mementos to commemorate your visit.

All anglers are encouraged to take advantage of the rental gear we offer. The industries best rod and reel combos, waders and felt soled boots in a variety of sizes are available to rent during your fishing trip to Montana’s Bighorn River. You can avoid the hassles of packing your own bulky, personal gear and make use of ours. Plus, you won’t have to worry about packing wet waders and soaked boots in your luggage for your trip home.

The top Montana trout fishing experience deserves quality gear. We want to ensure your vacation is the best it possibly can be. Avoid the aggravation of equipment malfunctions or the discomfort of leaky waders.
Premium rental gear and tackle……………………..$45 per day
We currently rent the following quality equipment:

  • *Hatch reels
  • *Scott A-2 & A-3 Rods
  • *Scientific Anglers Fly Lines
  • *Patagonia Breathable Waders
  • *Patagonia Boots with Felt Soles
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