Director of Fly Fishing Guide Program
Sean is a member of the Crow tribe who grew up hunting and fishing here on the Crow reservation. Sean is a third generation hunting and fishing guide who has been with us for the last 28 years. Both Sean's Grandfather and Uncle worked for us here at the lodge for many years. This is where Sean gained most of his knowledge of the Bighorn river, and the surrounding area. Sean is also in charge of our guide program. With his extensive knowledge of what it takes to be an excellent guide, Sean has strategically put together a great team of guides to successfully take care of all your hunting and fishing needs.
Ray McCarn grew up on the banks of the Trinity, Klamath and Ell Rivers, amongst numerous others in Northern California. Ray made his way fishing and rodeoing to Montana where attended Montana State University, and became a cattle rancher on the Crow Reservation and a fly fishing guide on the famed Bighorn River. Ray is one of our elite top guides, bringing fly fishing to a whole new level with a blend of passion, years of experience and personality to the river each day. From the most experienced angler to a total beginner, you will surely have the best time learning and laughing.
Wayne Egbert brings over 25 years of guiding experience to Bighorn River Resort. While growing up in Hardin, Wayne began fishing the Bighorn at age eleven so it was only natural he started guiding at age 18. Over the years, Wayne has gained extensive knowledge of the Bighorn fishery. He is also known for the fly patterns he creates. Wayno’s Cotton Candy is a staple in most Bighorn guide’s tackle boxes. For Wayne, there is nothing more rewarding than teaching the art of fly fishing to a new fisherman and getting them “hooked” on the sport. When Wayne is not guiding, he can be found chasing a bugling bull elk during archery season, hunting big bucks or doing his part in keeping predators at bay during trapping season.
I grew up in Idaho fishing and hunting my whole life. My passion for fly fishing began when I was 16, but even before that my Dad taught me everything I know in the mountains and streams where I grew up. I came to Montana to guide fly fishing in 2016 on the Bighorn. I made lots of friends and met my wife Ashley. Now I continue my dream job of guiding with a family of my own in Montana!
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