Featured FLY FISHING RIVERS
Southwest of Casper and northeast of Rawlins, the Miracle Mile section of the North Platte River belo Seminoe Dam is very popular with fly fishermen. The North Platte River follows a 150 mile winding route through canyons and valleys. Above Seminoe Reservoir, the North Platte is a freestone river that comes down from the headwaters in northern Colorado.
West of Cheyenne and south of Saratoga, the Encampment River is known for great fly fishing. The Encampment River is a classic western freestone stream that is a blue-ribbon fishery. Access is provided by the parallel Encampment River Trail, which starts at Encampment River Campground.
Southeast of Jackson near Pinedale, the Wind River Range gives birth to numerous fly fishing havens. From hundreds of alpine lakes to mountain streams and rivers, this place is too large to fish in a lifetime. Make sure to explore the Green River, the Wind River, the Bighorn River.
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.
North of Jackson in Yellowstone National Park, the Bechler River flows through the southwest corner of the park and is known to be plentiful with cutthroat trout and rainbow trout. The Bechler River is exceptional for fly fishing. There is also plenty of big wildlife including grizzly, moose, trumpeter swan and black bear.
Starting northeast of Pinedale, the upper headwaters of the Green River in the Wind River mountains provides challenging fly fishing for rainbow trout and cutthroat trout. Another section worth exploring is below Fontenelle Reservoir dam where large brown trout hang out.
With its headwaters in the Beartooth-Absaroka Wilderness of Montana, a beautiful 25 mile stretch of Slough Creek flows through Yellowstone in steep canyons and open meadows before reaching the Lamar River confluence. This is a big cutthroat fly fishing area and you can expect to find them up to 16 inches.
West of Cheyenne and southeast of Saratoga in the Upper North Platte River valley, the Big Creek is known for great fly fishing. The Big Creek offers diverse fishing from high gradient pocket water in the mountains down to meandering meadow stream like flow.
Near Cody, the Shoshone River is known for its fly fishing opportunties. The tailwater fishery is known for its wild rainbow trout, brown trout and cutthroat trout. The Shoshone fishes great year round, but fishes even better October through May.
Southwest of Laramie and south of Encampment in the Upper North Platte River valley, the Hog Park Creek is known for great fly fishing. Starting along the Continental Divide, the Hog Park Creek is a mountain stream that slow meanders east across a meadow and through Hog Park Dam on its way to join the Encampment River.
West of Laramie in the Upper North Platte River valley, the French Creek is known for great fly fishing. The French Creek is a pocket water stream that begins high in the Snowy Range and tumbles and falls all the way to the North Platte River. You can expect to find rainbow trout and brown trout lurking in the pockets behind each and every boulder.
East of Cody, the Bighorn River is known for its fly fishing opportunties. The Bighorn River starts in south-central Wyoming near Thermopolis and flows due north into Montana.
Southwest of Casper, the Freemont Canyon section of the North Platte River is a very productive tailwater fishery. The North Platte River follows a 150 mile winding route through canyons and valleys. In the North Platte River, you can expect to find large brown trout and rainbow trout, plus there are some cuthroat trout. These fish can be difficult to catch and there are plenty of obstacles in the canyon.
Southwest of Jackson Hole, the upper Snake River is excellent for wading or floating with over 75 miles to explore. There are plenty of deep pools and long riffles providing habitat for the local Snake River Finespot Cutthroat trout.