Exciting News from Big Hole Lodge


For thirty years, the Orvis Company has been recognizing excellence in sporting experiences through its Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters, and Guides program.  Big Hole Lodge has been nominated for 2016 Fly Fishing Lodge of the Year and Craig Fellin has been nominated for Orvis' Lifetime Acheivement Award!  Last year, our own Chuck Page was named Guide of the Year and the winners of this year’s awards will be announced at a ceremony during the 2016 Orvis Guide Rendezvous in Missoula, Montana, on April 8. Thank you to all of you, our loyal and hardworking staff, and our precious rivers and fish for these honors. 

We are also proud to announce Wade Fellin will deliver the Keynote Address at the Orvis Banquet Dinner & Awards Ceremony. 



WEEK OF MAY 1 – 5, 2016

We have limited space available for our 4th Annual Spey Casting Clinic the week of May 1 - 5, 2016. The course will be taught by Lee Davison, an IFFF certified master Spey casting instructor. He is the CEO of Sank River Outfitters, and is a licensed Idaho guide. Lee combines both a calming patience and infectious enthusiasm for teaching single or Spey casting techniques, building confidence and skill in his students.

While single-handed rods work on virtually all rivers, the advantages of a double hander are many. You can cover a lot more water with very little effort; mend and control your line on the water more effectively; better handle windy conditions and cast well even with obstruction directly behind you. This all means more fish and more fun!

The clinic is set up as a four-night / three-day fishing package and costs $2,760 per person based on single occupancy. Accommodations, all meals and instruction are included. The clinic is only offered for up to six participants, thus giving very personalized instruction.

3 spots available, book today!  


Stephanie grew up dividing her time between San Francisco, CA and Wisdom, MT in the Big Hole Valley where her parents built a small fishing cabin on the bank of the Big Hole River. She attended the Thacher School where she further developed a love of riding horses, backpacking and the outdoors lifestyle and continued her education at Boston College.

Stephanie spent two summers as sous-chef at the Big Hole Lodge and fell in love with fishing the surrounding rivers during every moment of free time with our chef Lanette and our guides. Pursuing her passion Stephanie completed Montana's Sweet Water Guide School this spring and will become Big Hole Lodge's first female guide!