Steve Lynn

Steve Lynn grew up fly fishing the creeks of the Black Hills in western South Dakota, learning to toss a fly at the age of 12. After moving to Montana in 1996, he turned his sights to the blue ribbon rivers and mountain streams of his adopted state. Bighorn Trout Shop, one of the most well-known outfitting businesses in the state, hired Steve in 2011, and he has become one of the most requested guides on the Bighorn River. Steve enjoys guiding beginners and experts alike, and he has a passion and enthusiasm for the sport of fly fishing that is contagious.  

When not guiding, you can find Steve out with his son Connor and their trusty Springer Spaniel. Whether it’s fishing, hiking, snowboarding, or hunting pheasants, Steve is almost always enjoying Montana’s outdoor bounty.

“I chose Hatch because I’m hard on my equipment. Between clients, rod racks, and crammed back packs, it’s hard to find gear that holds up. Hatch is the most durable, lightweight fly reel I’ve used in my 25 years of fly fishing. Every feature of a hatch is bombproof, from the sealed drag to the reel seat. Hatch gets it done every time.”