At Eastslope Outfitters, we offer flyfishing, hunting and lodging to those wanting a genuine Montana experience. We have expert guides, stress-free lodging, hearty meals and good old-fashioned Western hospitality (with most of the modern conveniences thrown in.) Our local guides have years of experience and can accommodate all ages and skill levels, beginner to veteran. We welcome individuals, couples, small groups, corporate retreats and family reunions. We operate in the Bighorn River valley and Yellowstone River valley. Jim Laughery founded Eastslope Outfitters on the Bighorn River in 1985. Originally from Moses Lake, Washington, Jim took the eruption of Mount St. Helens as a sign that it was time to escape the ash and move to greener pastures. He headed down the eastslope of the Rockies and landed in Montana, where he guided on the Bighorn River for several years, working for area fly shops. It didn't take long to realize he had found his life's work, so in 1985 he started his own small flyfishing company, named Eastslope Outfitters, with the unofficial slogan "not the biggest, just the best." The Bighorn River is located about 90 minutes south of Billings, Montana by car. Recognized as one of the best trout fisheries in America, this amazing catch & release river has water so gin-clear you can sight-fish year round! Our experienced, local guides offer instruction for all skill levels, from beginner to veteran. You'll get a full day on the river and the fishing adventure of a lifetime, complete with savory streamside lunches. Our lodging/meal packages are based out of a 5 bedroom vacation home -- Old Hookers Guest House -- in Fort Smith, Montana. You are welcome to bring your own gear, or for those traveling light, ask for our "Just Add Water" package with access to our selection of house rods, reels, waders and boots.
Orvis, Rainy's Flies
We specialize in:
Fly Rods, Fly Reels, Fly Lines, Leaders and Tippets, Flies, Guide Service