Counting Coup Not So Easy on the Bighorn

August 26, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

“The Bighorn speaks directly to Americans’ capacity for singularity of purpose. Fishing is the reason anglers have driven here from New York and California and states in between. Fort Smith, Mont., is ground zero for these activities, and its small gathering of buildings suggests not so much a town as an outpost. You can purchase flies here, hire a guide, rent a drift boat. But this is the Crow Reservation and there is no alcohol for sale. All is acceptable in the name of big trout.” Dennis Anderson continues his journal on fishing Montana’s Bighorn. In the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune.