I highly recommend the Bighorn River Lodge Guide School for anyone aspiring to become a guide because of Chad’s instruction and mentorship. I also recommend the guide school for anyone who may be thinking of getting a drift boat or wants to seriously improve their fishing skills. Every time I have fished with Chad, he has guided me to a new level. I know I plan to attend again!
I have taken the guide school with Chad two times. The first time was in April 2013 and the second time was in August 2016. I took the course the first time out of curiosity to see what a guide’s life was like and to improve my fly fishing skills. I definitely improved my fishing skills under Chad’s instruction and fell hopelessly in love with drift boats and the Bighorn. I arranged to attend the guide school with Chad again in 2016 because I wanted his evaluation of how much I had improved in my fishing and rowing skills. Chad is without a doubt one of the best rowing and fly fishing guides I have ever fished with. More importantly he is a fantastic instructor and will not cut you any slack.
I’ve been to Cary and David’s Lodge three times since they took ownership and I gladly testify to the great meals and accommodations.
“CHAD-CARY-DAVID-THE BIGHORN RIVER-COMRADERY and the FISH, it just doesn’t get any better!”Mike Y, Aurora, Colorado
The hospitality and cabins were great!!! They were spacious and comfortable as well as convenient and close to the river. We really enjoyed the fire pit nights with the owners and other top guides from the area. It gave us a head start on the river the next day and allowed us to hone our craft. As guides we always are the grocers and chefs of our own dinners but we decided, for our last night, to accept the dinner offered by Cary and David. It was the best dinner I ever had at a lodge!! I recommend to request the ribs and wings. I was full the whole next day and next visit I will eat every meal they offer. And of course, the fishing is spectacular!
The hospitality and cabins were great!!!-3 professional fly guides, Kelly Bobye, with Lew & Mike
We drove to the area to visit our son and returned with a new found love of fly fishing and new friends from the Bighorn River View Lodge and Cabins. November was the perfect time, when other lodges were closed for the season and the river wasn’t too busy for our amateur fishing. Cary and David were so hospitable, we loved the always open coffee bar and the home cooked meals were better than we get at home. The accommodations were comfortable and spacious. We hope to be back and give it 5 stars!
We hope to be back and give it 5 stars!Lana & Andy Olson
Two thumbs up for the accommodations and hospitality at the Bighorn River View Lodge and Cabins! The property has a magnificent view of the Bighorn River which is known to host some of the finest trout waters in the United States. The individual cabins offer you the best of both worlds… you can have your privacy or share your fish tales with the gang after a long hard day of fishing. You’ll certainly feel like you’re at home during your stay but be warned that you’ll need to bring your appetite as David and Cary are known for their delicious and “generous” size portions. Both David and Cary will go out of their way to make sure you get the most out of your Bighorn experience including coordinating your World Class guides if necessary.
Two trips planned in 2017 and trying to figure out how I’m going to do a third!
Two thumbs up for the accommodations and hospitality at the Bighorn River View Lodge and Cabins!Jim Campbell
The Bighorn is one of the best kept Trout Fisheries in the Lower 48. It should be on every fly fisherman’s bucket list. Most beautiful thing is it is fishable 12 months out of the year and most people don’t realize it, which makes it even better! I have fished and stayed in this area no less than 10 times and I can only recommend Bighorn River View Lodge and Cabins. I have known Cary & David for many years. They are great people and are the only people in the area that are trained and skilled in the hospitality and lodging business. They will treat you right and they know the River! If you want to be treated right at the Bighorn, we trust David and Cary to lead you in the right direction, every time!