Near Cody, the North Fork Shoshone River is known for its fly fishing opportunties. The river is known for its wild rainbow trout, brown trout and cutthroat trout. The North Fork is known as one of the top ten freestone rivers in the Rockies.
The North Fork headwaters on Yellowstone National Parks eastern side. Even though this river is bordered by US/14/1620 leading to the East entrance of Yellowstone, seldom is there to be found a crowded fishing spot on this river, due to everyone's rush to get to the park. The North Fork has 50 miles of river to cast a fly over within the Shoshone National Forest and Washakie Wilderness. Eighteen miles of the North Fork flows through a combination of private and BLM lands.
It is recommended to float the North Fork for the best fly fishing experience. It is best from mid-June to mid-August, but expect to use dry flies after July 1st.
Overall, North Fork Shoshone River is the 7th most popular fly fishing river of all 28 fly fishing spots in Wyoming.