Royal Bighorn Club

The Royal Bighorn Lodge is located on the banks of the acclaimed Bighorn River near Hardin, Montana.
Originating in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming, the river flows north through two major reservoir
impoundments on it’s 460 mile journey to the confluence with the Yellowstone River east of Custer, Montana.
At the town of Ft. Smith, Montana.  Montana’s premier tailwater fishery is created by Yellowtail Dam.
Yellowtail Dam was built in the 1960’s to create a hydro-electric, flood control and irrigation
reservoir. 
 

The Fishing

The Bighorn was originally stocked with rainbow and cutthroat trout in the mid-60’s. Today, the
river supports a self-sustaining population of wild brown and rainbow trout. With a population
dynamic of roughly 60% Browns and 40% rainbows, the upper stretches of the river are estimated

 to support as many as 6,000 trout per mile . That is almost twice that of Montana’s Madison River,
which is considered one of the most prolific freestone trout streams on the planet.
 

Accommodations

The Royal Bighorn Lodge is riverfront with a beautiful backyard seating area, commercial-size spacious kitchen,
large living room,  6 individual rooms that have two beds in them, a bathroom, closet space, and a
sliding glass door that gives way to the backyard view of the river. It also gives those who love outdoor activities
a place to play as well as converse about the great day of fishing behind them. 
 

Rates

All Inclusive:
Meals, lodging, toiletries, and essential needs are included.
$1,995 Per Person – 4 nights, 3 days 
Do it yourself:
You have the whole lodge to you and your group. You will be responsible for food, toiletries,
essential needs and other things you might need during your stay. Maximum 12 people.
$1,000 Per night.

Gear

 We recommend using a 3-5 weight rod for trout and bring floating line only. Also bring light
waders, 1 pair of felt soled wading boots, polarized sunglasses, a needle nose plier (for debarbing
hooks and releasing trout), line nippers, dry fly floatant, split shot and indicator yarn/strike indicator. 

Why Royal Bighorn Club?

 Montana offers an array of fly fishing adventures, but the Bighorn River is special in its own way, with
rolling hills, red rock cliffs, and beautiful mountainsides, this area offers terrain like no other. Our guides
have spent a lot of time on the water, have years of experience, and will make sure you have the trip of a lifetime. 
 
Contact Dan or Pat Vermillion 
Email: Dan@sweetwatertravel.com
Email:Pat@sweetwatertravel.com
Phone: 406-222-0624