The Simms Big Sky Long Sleeve Shirt has become an iconic fly fishing shirt that symbolizes fly fishing in the big sky country of the rockies. A western styled shirt with Pearl and Trout accent snaps that includes a Dryline mesh back yoke venting that transports moisture into oblivion for quick-drying comfort, while COR3 tech delivers top ranking 50 UPF protection. Whether a day on the river or a day in town this western style with shirt tail hem is fully compatible fishing shirt, with fly box and license safekeeping internal and chest pockets.
Big Sky is located at 45°16′12″N 111°17′59″W (45.269940, -111.299725), approximately midway between West Yellowstone and Bozeman on US Highway 191 and just 15 miles (24 km) from the northwestern border of the Yellowstone National Park. The "Meadow" area of Big Sky lies in an Alpine valley formed during the cretaceous period. Initially called the Gallatin Canyon Basin, the Meadow is braided with small rivers that channel mountain snow run-off. Fishing is permitted on all of these Gallatin feeders. Two ponds are found on the Middle Fork that bisects the Meadow, and fishing there is permitted for those 16 and younger. Since 1993, an innovative sewer system has protected the water in the area from sewage discharge. Several agencies, such as the Gallatin River Task Force, monitor the health of the rivers.
The community had two large ski resorts that are sited in the "Mountain" area: Big Sky Resort and Moonlight Basin, and in October 2013, these resorts merged. Both resorts are now managed by Big Sky Resort. Both are Alpine ski and golf resorts. The combined terrain of the two resorts allows them to market themselves as the "Biggest Skiing in America." The Spanish Peaks Mountain Club is an exclusive ski and golf resort that has three chairlifts and thirteen ski runs connecting it to Big Sky Resort at the base of Big Sky's Southern Comfort lift. Spanish Peaks is now also owned by Big Sky Resort, in collaboration with the Yellowstone Club. Another resort, Lone Mountain Ranch, is a Nordic ski and summer resort that professionally grooms over 75 kilometers of Nordic ski trails. The private exclusive resort, Yellowstone Club, is located to the south and adjacent to Big Sky Resort.
The "Canyon" area of Big Sky lies in the Gallatin Canyon, along the Gallatin River, a favorite for white water rafters and kayakers. The Gallatin River, named after Albert Gallatin who was the Secretary of the Treasury during the Lewis and Clark Expedition, is a Blue Ribbon trout stream that attracts fly-fishers from around the world. Fly-fishing outfitting firms can connect fly-fishers to renowned rivers, in particular the Madison and the Yellowstone. Several dude ranches (320 Guest Ranch, Elkhorn Ranch, Cinnamon Lodge and 9 Quarter Circle) operate in the Gallatin Canyon.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 228.3 square miles (591.2 km2), of which 228.1 square miles (590.8 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.4 km2) (0.06%) is water.