Fly Fishing

We offer fly-fishing adventures on some of the most pristine backcountry waters in Northwest Wyoming. Fly or spin fish rivers, streams and lakes for Brown trout, Brook trout, Cutthroat trout, Golden trout & Rainbow trout. Our knowledgeable guides and staff will assist you in having one of the greatest fishing adventures of your life. Gentle horses will carry you and your gear into the back country where we will set up camp next to fabulous blue-ribbon trout streams and lakes (see the pack trip page for more details on the camps and food). These trips are for both the beginner and advanced fisherman. Already know how to fish? We will get you to the water and set you free. We will stay close to take pictures of all the big fish you catch! Never fly fished before or not that good at it? No problem! Our guides will teach you all you need to know to become a great fly fisherman. We highly recommend catch and release fishing. Warning! This sport will become addicting if it hasn’t already!

Yellowstone National Park and Thorofare Trips

These trips take you into various areas in Yellowstone National Park and/or the Thorofare River where you will fish exclusively for the famous Yellowstone Native Cutthroat Trout. You will be staying in some of the most remote areas in the lower 48 states and fishing some of the top fisheries this region has to offer. Test your skills on Cutthroat Trout up to 20 inches in length and weighing 3 to 4 pounds. Trips run 6 to 10 days. Late June thru July. Contact us for more information.

North & Southfork of the Shoshone & Greybull Rivers

These are 3 of the finest fishing rivers around. Great fly fishing for numerous varieties and sizes of trout 10 to 20 inches and up to 5 pounds. There are also some great high mountain lakes on these trips where the fish practically beg to be caught! There are some Golden trout in these lakes as well. The recommended trip length is 5 to 7 days, June thru August.

Buffalo Fork

Fish for all varieties of trout on this one-of-a-kind river. The Buffalo Fork is a tributary of the Snake River and offers anglers a unique opportunity to test all their fishing skills in big waters down to small streams and some of the finest baby-blue lakes named for the fish that swim in them. 5 to 10-day trips recommended.

Single Day Fishing Trips

Ride into the wilderness on horses and fish the Northfork of the Shoshone for the day and return in the evening. Trips offered Mid May thru August. Reservations required.

Suggested Tackle

An 8 or 9 foot fly rod, 4 to 5 weight, two reels. Tapered leaders 5 to 9 ft., and spools of tippet 3 to 6 pound test. Lightweight waders if you choose or you can wet wade with a non-slipping fishing boot, your creel and vest with forceps, nail clippers and polarized glasses.

Suggested flies: Renegade, Stimulators, several varieties of hoppers, Adams, Coachman, Mayflies, Stoneflies, Caddis, and Nymphs, both beaded and plain, sizes 10 to 16.

Spinning tackle should be lightweight or ultra-light with 4 to 6 pound test. Lures should include Daredevils, Mepps, Panther Martin, Rapala; orange, silver and gold colors work the best.

Carl Sauerwein 3348 Northfork Hwy
Cody, WY 82414 (307) 250-0076 Email Us