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Big Horn River

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Big Horn River Fly Fishing

Big Horn River Fly Fishing
Big Horn River Fly Fishing
Big Horn River Fly Fishing
Wind River Canyon Fly Fishing

Big Horn River Fly Fishing comes with history and excitement. While most people relate the Big Horn to the famous stretch of water outside of Fort Smith, Montana, Wyoming natives think otherwise. Although we may be biased, we believe our stretch of the Big Horn River gives the Montana stretch a run for its money.

 

Blue Ribbon Fishery

The Bighorn is another famed Blue Ribbon fishery that sits nearest to the town of Thermopolis, Wyoming. Thermopolis is located about two hours North West of Casper. This tailwater fishery is stabilized by the dam and rich in nutrients. These conditions make for a healthy fish population. The Bighorn is a tributary of the Yellowstone River, and is completely separate from the North Platte drainage system. The upper most portion of the Big Horn is called the Wind River. This is the name of the river as it flows through the reservation. Once the river hits Boysen Dam, it is called the Big Horn. The area where the Wind River turns to the Big Horn River is fittingly coined as “The  Wedding of the Waters”.

Crazy Rainbow Fly Fishing guides the Big Horn River known as Wedding of the Waters, home to Rainbow, Cutthroat and Brown Trout

Big Horn River Fly Fishing
Big Horn River Fly Fishing

Vacation Packages available for Wedding of the Waters known for it's Blue Ribbon Fly Fishing

Big Horn River Fly Fishing

Schedule today for a Big Horn River Fly Fishing Guided Trip.

3,000 Fish Per Mile

The Big Horn boasts a fish count around 3,000 per river mile. The stretch consists of mostly Rainbows, Browns, and Cutthroats with an average trout size of 16 to 18 inches. The Big Horn has a multitude of protein staples in its waters including an abundance of scuds and leeches. This is due to the high alkaline content in the water that comes from the local hot springs. These protein sources coupled with prolific hatches are what makes the trout in this section eager to eat. Whether you prefer to fish nymph rigs, dry flies, or chuck streamers, you will find any fashion is productive on the Big Horn.

 

Hot Springs State Park

Another reason that the Bighorn is different from any other river in the area is that it flows through Hot Springs State Park. Is that it flows through Hot Springs State Park. Cold day on the water? Not a problem on the Bighorn. Just hop out of the boat and right into one of the natural hot springs. 

Seasonal Fly Fishing Rates For the Grey Reef

Crazy Rainbow Fly Fishing Rates

Carp Fly Fishing

April thru September - $575/Boat - Full Day

Guided Fly Fishing Trips
(April - October)

Full-day Guided Fly Fishing Trip

Half-day Guided Fly Fishing Trip

Full-day Instructional Fly Fishing

Full Day Miracle Mile Fly Fishing Trip

Full Day Big Horn Fly Fishing Trip

$575/Boat

$475/Boat

$575/Boat

$600/Boat

$625/Boat

  • Lunches are included on full day guided trips only. All terminal tackle and fly fishing gear is included in the price package.
  • Want some additional instruction and training for fly fishing, choose our “Fly Fishing Instruction Trip”. Get some great advice from our professional fly fishing guides.
  • Book your Grey Reef Tail Waters River fly fishing trip today. A 50% deposit is required to reserve your dates. Four weeks prior notice for cancellations is required for a full refund. Please view our full Cancellation Policy here.
Off-season rates
(November - March)

Full-day Guided Fly Fishing Trip

Full-day Instructional Fly Fishing

Full Day Miracle Mile Fly Fishing Trip

$475/Boat

$475/Boat

$500/Boat

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Ian Ferguson

My family and I have been customers of Crazy Rainbow for years. It would take us some time to try and calculate how many fish we have caught with them over the years.
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Kris Kumlien

I've fished with Blake and his crew at the Ugly Bug several times over the years, taking my kids and wife and fishing solo and the experience is always top notch.
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Christie D.

Exceptional service and fly fishing experience! My husband and I floated the Grey Reef with Dustin and boated so many fish that I lost count by lunch!
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Myron M

BEYOND EXPECTATIONS! I spent a week in July fishing with Ugly Bug guides Justin, Troy, and Addie (also at the shop) on the North Platte catching rainbows, cutthroats, and browns. I have fly fished most of my adult years, and this was by far the best trip of my life.
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THE TROUT, THE RIVER, AND LAURIE STROOPE My husband and I booked a trip with Ugly Bug for our 31st anniversary and were thrilled (mostly my husband) to go on this once in a lifetime excursion with their female guide, Addie Dees, on the Platte River.
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D Lynn

UGLY BUGS AND CRAZY LADIES 2021 This is my 3rd outing with the Crazy Ladies and it is so worth it.
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Ken Pargett

PROFESSIONALISM OF THE HIGHEST ORDER The Ugly Bug in Casper, WY assigned Dustin White as our guide. The Ugly Bug asked me for my cell number and email address and within 24 hours Dustin texted and called to discuss my goals and expectations.
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PROFESSIONALISM

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    UBCL 201 - Sportsman Fly Fishing

    Course is designed to ‘up the ante’ when it comes to being self-sufficient on the water.

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    Agua Negra Camp

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