WY Guiding

Beginner & Intermediate Walk-Wade

The best option for beginners.  Combines on-land casting lessons and guiding (e.g., one hour on-land lesson, followed by in-water instruction and guiding).  In-water instruction may include nymphing, dry fly, and wet fly techniques, fly selection and presentation, rigging and knots, hook set and landing fish, best C.P.R. fish photo techniques, and lots more. 



One Angler                                   Two Anglers
3 Hours = $300                            3 Hours = $350 
4 Hours = $325                            4 Hours = $375
5 Hours = $350                            5 Hours = $400

Intermediate & Advanced Level Walk-Wade

100% in water guiding and limited instruction as needed. This service does not include on-land lessons, and is not the best option for beginners.  
Intermediate/Advanced anglers typically have their own equipment, and want their time focused on catching fish.

One Angler                                Two Anglers
4 Hours = $350                         4 Hours = $375
6 Hours = $375                         6 Hours = $400
8 Hours = $400                         8 Hours = $425

Location/Waters: The above prices (beginner, intermediate, advance) are for 1) Snowy Range alpine lakes and streams - Medicine Bow National Forest, 2) the upper North Platte River at Six Mile Gap, Pickaroon, Bennett, Treasure Island, Routt/North Park, and 2) Encampment River, Fremont Canyon, Miracle Mile, and Greys Reef/Alcova.

NOTE: You are welcome to bring your own fly rod, or a fly rod, flies, leader, tippet and other equipment will be provided. Clients must bring their own waders and boots, or rent from local sources.  Does not include food and beverage.  Refundable deposit required for reservation, and cash or e-payment options.


Service Locations - Wyoming Waters

North Platte River - 6 Mile Gap - Pickaroon - Treasure Island - Saratoga area
Its headwaters are located in Colorado, near the town of Walden, and formed by the massive peaks of the continental divide (12 peaks over 11,00 feet).  The river flows north for 200 miles, till it turns south at Casper, WY.  Species: Brown, Cut-Bow, and Rainbow Trout, up to 30".  Fly Rods: 4wt-6wt.  The river structure varies, offering anglers the opportunity to swing flies downstream, nymph rocky structures, and of course, cast large dry flies and dry-droppers.  On warm days, wet wading is best.  Season: April - October.  Lodging: Saratoga hotels, Inns, cabins, and paid or free camping. 


North Platte River - Miracle Mile (actually 6 miles)
Its headwaters are located in Colorado, near the town of Walden, and formed by the massive peaks of the continental divide (12 peaks over 11,00 feet).  The river flows north for 200 miles, till it turns south at Casper, WY.  The mile is actually a six mile tailwater, stretched between two reservoirs/dams.  Species: Brown, Cut-Bow, and  Rainbow Trout, up to 30".  Fly Rods: 4wt-6wt.  The river structure varies, offering anglers the opportunity to swing flies downstream, nymph rocky structures, and of course, cast large dry flies and dry-droppers.  On warm days, wet wading is best.  Season:  Lodging: Free camping along the river, or drive to/from Alcova, Casper, Sinclair and Rawlins (for hotels, Inns, cabins).

North Platte River - Gray's Reef - Alcova to Casper
Its headwaters are located in Colorado, near the town of Walden, and formed by the massive peaks of the continental divide (12 peaks over 11,00 feet).  The river flows north for 200 miles, till it turns south at Casper, WY.  From the Alcova dam to Casper, anglers have approximately 60 miles of tailwater river.  Species: Brown, Cut-Bow,and Rainbow Trout, over 30".  Fly Rods: 4wt-6wt.  The river structure varies, offering anglers the opportunity to swing flies downstream, nymph rocky structures, and of course, cast large dry flies and dry-droppers.  On warm days, wet wading is best.  Season: April - October.  Lodging: Paid camping along the river, or drive to/from Alcova, Casper, Sinclair and Rawlins (for hotels, Inns, cabins).

North Platte River - Fremont Canyon
Its headwaters are located in Colorado, near the town of Walden, and formed by the massive peaks of the continental divide (12 peaks over 11,00 feet).  The river flows north for 200 miles, till it turns south at Casper, WY.  This tailwater stretch sits between the Pathfinder and Alcova reservoirs/dams.  Anglers must hike in/out - it's challenging!  Wet-wading and landing fish is also challenging.  Species: Brown, Cut-Bow,and Rainbow Trout, up to 30".  Fly Rods: 4wt-6wt.  The river structure varies, offering anglers the opportunity to swing flies downstream, nymph rocky structures, and of course, cast large dry flies and dry-droppers.  On warm days, wet wading is best.  Season: April - October.  Lodging: Free or paid camping, or drive to/from Alcova, Casper, Sinclair and Rawlins (for hotels, Inns, cabins).

North Platte River - Fremont Canyon Meadows
Its headwaters are located in Colorado, near the town of Walden, and formed by the massive peaks of the continental divide (12 peaks over 11,00 feet).  The river flows north for 200 miles, till it turns south at Casper, WY.  This tailwater stretch sits between the Pathfinder and the mouth of Fremont Canyon.  Unlike the canyon, the walk in/out is easy.  Species: Brown, Cut-Bow,and Rainbow Trout, up to 30".  Fly Rods: 4wt-6wt.  The river structure varies, offering anglers the opportunity to swing flies downstream, nymph rocky structures, and of course, cast large dry flies and dry-droppers.  On warm days, wet wading is best.  Season: April - October.  Lodging: Free and paid camping, or drive to/from Alcova, Casper, Sinclair and Rawlins (for hotels, Inns, cabins).

Snowy Range - Alpine Lakes and Creeks
Located in Medicine Bow National Forest; Approximately one hour from Laramie and Saratoga.  If the North Platte conditions are poor (e.g., in/around Saratoga), or if summer temps are high, fishing at +/- 10,000 feet could be the answer.  The park contains over 100 lakes.  Easy walk-ins along the road are Marie, Silver, and Mirror.  Longer hike-in options include Libby, Lewis, Bear, Deep, North/South Gap and the Shelf lakes. Creeks: Douglas, Bear, French, and more.  Species: Brook, Cutthroat, Brown, Splake (brook/lake hybrid), and Golden, in the 6" - 18" range.  Fly Rods: 0wt-5wt.  
Season: After ice-out, typically mid/late June to early/mid October.  Lodging: National forest camping, Centennial, Saratoga, and Laramie (for hotels, Inns, cabins).  

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