Posted on October 24, 2016
Be like Dave! The time is now for these guys to eat your streamers. Grey Reef Browns are on the prowl and love a big streamer fleeing the shallow water near the bank. Dry fly continues to be productive and nymphing is automatic. Fall fishing doesn’t really get any better. Miracle Mile is fishing very well as is the entire Grey Reef system and the Big Horn River in Thermopolis, WY. We have cottages, RV sites, rental boats, river shuttles, full lodge packages and guides all at your disposal.
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It has been a breezy week of CENTRAL Wyoming Fly fishing. Regardless the trout continue to look up for their meal. Grey Reef has become a bonfied dry fly fishery starting mid July. The peak being August, September and October. The upper Grey Reef, despite some myths, yields the largest average fish. Grey Reef’s entire 80+ mile system is fishing well. We are not fond of crowds or fishing through trailer parks. Aesthetics,big fish and lack of traffic are our focus.
Starting mid November we will start discounted rates for cottages and fishing…make them a package for the best savings. TROPHY TROUT trips are on and the first 2 weeks of November are where that production has lived in its peak the past couple years. Big streamers and dry flies!
Dry fly fishing on Grey Reef is crazy. All day long form Tricos to psuedos to baetis to caddis…they just keep coming up. The weather and water conditions are equally crazy. Fremont is fishing well as is the Mile. Miracle Mile is a smile factory right now and should only get better. Did I mention the fishing on Grey Reef? Unbelievable. Some good streamer production and excellent light emerged rigs destruction going on to compliment the dry fly fishing. We have been enjoying wet feet with lots of wade fishing and the Sage Grouse hunting has been off the charts this year.
Who’s up for a couple days on the Big Horn for some streamer/dry activity?!
Central Wyoming fly fishing is simply awesome. Water is clear. Boats are a cluster of rods because pods of risers are a frequent occurrence…light emerged rigs, streamers…Tricos, psuedos, baetis, caddis and midges. A veritable zoo of aquatic insects and the animal life along the river has been the icing. Bats, fox, deer, antelope, bald eagles, osprey, owls etc etc. Lower sun makes shadows longer an scenes more dramatic. Amazing.
Sage Grouse opened yesterday and plenty of birds were put up they called their limits with several hours of super productive fishing yesterday afternoon. They are at it again today with a slightly different approach. Get here, you won’t be disappointed.
Cooler weather, low pressure and some moisture…even snow up a bit higher, lengthening shadows and prime river conditions. Today Grey Reef dropped to 700cfs and we should expect to hit the 500cfs floor soon. This flow will remain until next Spring’s flushing flow. Wade fishing, steamers and dry fly don’t get any better. What are you waiting for? Cottages, lodge options and an excellent guide crew…maybe wait until October when we have a little availability and the baetis kick into high gear. Or go pig hunting with your streamer rod late Oct through mid November. Rent a boat or hook up your RV. Camp out with a warm shower and flush toilets…we got you covered. Don’t forget upland bird hunts, cast and blast on the Big Horn River, waterfowl. This is fine and dandy but expect more from us.
September primes October? Wyoming fishing has been a roller coaster of very good fishing and variable water conditions. We have gone from very clear and hoppers to mud and light nymph rigs back to dry/ dropper to streamer and hopper etc etc etc. Grey Reef is at 800cfs and fishing excellent. Dry fly has become a favorite and why our August and September schedules are so busy. Don’t worry, we are working on ways to make sure you are able to fish and stay at/with the best. Our limited space with only 6 lodge rooms, 15 RV sites and 4 guest cottages don’t offer enough for the Grey Reef angler who wants to be at the best possible location and in the nicest facilities.
Miracle Mile is at 525cfs and fishing well. Not the same pace as The Reef but well worth it.
Sage Grouse season is almost on us and we have a busy hunting schedule. Call about our cast and blast opportunities on the Big Horn River in Thermopolis…pretty awesome.
Central Wyoming Fly Fishing is turning and burning. August was super busy and September is going to smash that…strap on the seatbelts! We do still have a cottage and a guide available this coming weekend, get it!
Grey Reef flows are down to 1000cfs and the North Platte River has recovered after the burp last weekend. The dirty conditions didn’t stop the fish. Trico hatches, caddis, psuedos, midges etc all in play. Dry/dropper rigs? Yes. Streamers? Yes. Light nymph/emerged rigs? Of course. Techy dry fly? Indeed.
Miracle Mile flows are 500cfs and the NPL and TRFS guides reporting very good fishing. A bit brown but that is the standard tannic tinge this time of year. Primarily nymphing but great wading opportunities.
Fremont Canyon is brownish as well and fishing good during hatches. Plenty of surface or very near activity. Force feeding them during the lull hasn’t been great, however.
We are throttled up and will start to pull back to cruise control about the time that the notorious BGRT (big grey reef trout) start getting really active. Trophy Time in Trout Town. October through mid November.
If you like September then you should try October…experience the reason the guides love October.
Are you aware of the total solar eclipse of Aug 21 2017. Casper Wyoming is directly in the heart of the shadow and has the best viewing potential of anywhere in the world due to our high likelihood of bright blue and pollution free skies. Grey Reef is the coolest place to be while this rare event happens. Hook and land a Grey Reef brute during the eclipse!!
Central Wyoming Fly Fishing continues it’s streak of excellence. Greg Reef is fishing very well with all techniques…nymphing, drys and streamers. Bring all your gear! The Htey Reef system from Alcova to Glenrock and through Casper has very clear and cool conditions and steady at 1500 cfs. Great time to rent one of our drift boat fleet. Miracle Mile is nymphing very well and the flows are 800cfs. Fremont is a trico and caddis paradise!
That’s WY is a cool ad campaign by the Wyoming Tourism Council. Wyoming is multi faceted destination. If you want authentic Wyoming is your place. We don’t have tons of amusement park style attractions. We do have vast uninhabited reaches full of wildlife, fish, blue skies and solitude. Half of Wyoming is federal land and that makes the exploring limitless. We have desert, prairie, forest and alpine. A skiing, climbing, hunting, fishing, camping bird watching, hiking mecca Wyoming IS. Devil’s Tower ( Mateo Teepee), the Teton’s ( the iconic peak is known as “The Grand”) , the thermal features of Yellowstone National Park, The square in Jackson Wyoming … globally know as Jackson Hole and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody Wyoming are must see if you have only a moment to spend here. However, there is SO much more. Like fly fishing the North Platte River System. Want a fishing experience to trump them all? Continue past the break for current details:
Grey Reef flows 1500cfs, fishing excellent, AM trico dry fly and PM caddis dry fly
Miracle Mile flows 800cfs, nymphing with soft hackled caddis patterns, worms and leeches
Fremont Canyon 80cfs, AM tricks with caddis the remainder of the day, excellent fishing
Wind River / Big Horn River flows 1300cfs, tricos AM, caddis and some pale duns in the eves, streamer and terrestrial fishing is notable