Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Fly Fishing Gray's Reef Wyoming

Today's Blog Post

North Platte River - Alcova to Casper 

We offer lessons and guiding on the North Platte River  - Gray's Reef/Alcova Dam area.

Q: Can you walk-wade Gray's Reef - I hear you can't due to private property?

A: Yes, from the Alcova Dam to Casper, WY (60 miles of water) you can walk-wade many sections of the North Platte River.  

Q: Can we float the river?

A: Yes.  In Alcova, it's possible to rent a drift boat (please contact us for more details).

Q: What species will I catch?

A: Brown, Cut-Bow,and Rainbow Trout.

Q: About how many fish can I expect to catch, and what is the size range?

A: Depending on skill level, and length of time fishing, we've had clients catch up to 20 fish, and the average size range is 16"-18", with a few up to +/-30".

Q: What techniques will we use?

A: Nearly all techniques work, but the most popular is nymphing.  Using fly rods 3wt-6wt, we regularly use tight-line and drop-shot nymphing, dry flies, dry-dropper, and downstream wet-fly swings.

Q: We might stay in the Alcova or Casper area - can we do a fly casting lesson one day, and then hire you to guide us the next day?

A: Yes.  We highly recommend the combination of fly casting lessons and guiding.  In fact, we can customize a fly fishing program for you, e.g. 1-2 hours casting instruction, followed by 2-6 hours of guiding (catching fish), on the same day or multiple days. 

Q: How long is a day of guiding and what are your prices?

A: We offer four, six, and eight hours per day.  Please see pricing information in the link below. 

Thank you for reading, and for more information on lessons and guiding: