While most of today’s popular graphite rods will work on “The Horn,” a 7.5’ to 9’, 3- to 5-weight rod equipped with weight-forward floating line is preferred for dry fly fishing.
Nymphing with an 8.5’ to 9’, 5- to 6-weight rod is recommended. One thing you will find is that Bighorn trout are not leader shy.
Most guides recommend nothing finer than 5x tippet, even when using #20 Tricos.
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