Wyoming's Hot Spot
As the river exits the canyon and spills into the Bighorn Basin, its name is changed to the Big Horn. One river, two names. It is here at Wedding of the Waters where we begin our adventures and float through the town of Thermopolis, home to the world's largest mineral hot springs.
Dry Fly Fishing
Beginning in March, thick hatches of Midge & Blue Winged Olives bring trout to the surface after a long Winter of eating tiny nymphs. By late June, Tricos appear on the scene and hatch en masse every morning until October. In good dry fly years, it is common to see pods of rising trout that make a flat piece of water look like a riffle. Several species of Caddis are available throughout the summer as well as terrestrials. The Blue Wings make one more appearance in the Fall after the water has cooled.
Winter fishing in Thermopolis can be great. In fact, we think it deserves its own page:
Browns, Rainbows & Cutthroat
Fishing nymphs can be productive year-round but is best in late Winter or early Spring before moss becomes an issue. 16-18 inch fish are fairly common, with a good number of fish reaching 20 inches and beyond.
Streamer fishing can be hard work on this river, but the rewards often make it worth the effort.
Most fishing is done from the boat, as Wyoming Water Access laws limit anchoring and wading opportunities to certain sections of the river.
We can accommodate anglers of all abilities. All trips include flies (we tie 90% of the flies we use on guided trips), shuttle, terminal tackle, the use of a rod & reel if needed, and lunch on full day trips; half days include water and snacks. We practice catch & release of all Wild Trout.
We are First Aid/CPR Certified, Insured & Permitted Guides. BLM Permit #WY-010-RU-16-04
Full Day Float Trip:
1 Angler ......
2 Anglers .... $450.00
Half Day Float Trip:
1 Angler .......
2 Anglers .... $350.00
We do accomodate large groups (up to 8 anglers) and can put together special package rates with private lodging on the river. We recommend planning well in advance so that we have ample time to make arrangements for you.