Full day Wading on the Hams Fork
1 PERSON : $475 | 2 PERSON : $525 | 3 PERSON : $875 | 4 PERSON : $925
The Hams Fork might be the best fly fishing river in the United States, outside of Alaska! This private water, located on a 28,000-acre cattle ranch, has lots of Rainbows 17 – 23 inches long. They jump, they run, they are exciting to fish! From mid-June to late July there are good midge and PMD hatches. Appropriate nymphs and dry flies work well. By August and September BWO hatches are the ticket. Many years dry-fly patterns imitating Crane-Flies, Drakes, and Grasshoppers can also be effective. Streamer fishing works for those that enjoy seeing big fish chase a bait pattern. On a typical day, it isn’t unusual to hook 15 – 20 fish over 17”. The Hams Fork is a walk-in river about 50 – 60 feet across with a mostly easy, wadable pea-gravel bottom. Clients will get lots of practice mending and making downstream presentations. THIS IS OFTEN A SIGHT FISHING RIVER AND A HOOT TO FISH! Trespassing/Fishing Fee, All Lunches, Dinners, Flies, and Equipment are all included in the trip price.
“What a delight it was to spend time with the two of you during my last visit to Kemmer, Wyoming and the Ham’s Fork! I have been blessed to have fished from the Appalachians to the Pacific Northwest, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana and many other locations over the last forty years. I must say that I have never encountered more large, spirited, aerial acrobats than those rainbows of the Hams Fork. They are special! The time fishing, watching Dylan Cast, and instruction from both Dylan and you was outstanding. I can hardly wait for my next trip. See you in June. A big Thank You, to you all!” -Joe Burton
Full day Wading on the Smiths Fork
1 PERSON : $490 | 2 PERSON : $550 | 3 PERSON : $975 | 4 PERSON : $1,000
Another piece of private water, located on a 13,000-acre ranch, the Smiths has 5 miles of the best-looking water you’ll ever see ~ one beautiful run, bend, riffle, and pool after another. The owners book only 4 people per day, so solitude is always guaranteed! This river has the biggest Bonneville Trout in Wyoming. If you are after the Cutt-Slam (Bonneville, Snake River, Yellowstone, Colorado Trouts), this is the place to hook a big one! 17” to 19” fish are common with a few in the 20”+ range.
•There is also a fair population of Big Browns 15 – 20 inches.
• Big dry flies will often work and streamer fishing is very effective. As with the Hams Fork, the angler will be doing lots of mending and making down and across presentations.
•The Smiths Fork peaks a little later than the Hams Fork, with the best fishing extending from around the middle of July to the end of September. Another small wading river similar to the Hams Fork.
Trespassing/Fishing Fee, All Lunches, Dinners, Flies, and Equipment are all included in the trip price.
“We fished the Smiths Fork with Dayle and Dylan and found it to be everything we’d hoped for and more! We caught big Bonneville Cutts and a few good Browns. We especially enjoyed using big flies and watching those big fish rise so slowly it was all we could do to keep from yanking it out of their mouths!! If you have a chance to fish this beautiful and secluded river, do it!” -Scott Martinez
Seedskadee National Wildlife Reserve and Green River below Fontenelle Reservoir
1 PERSON : $575 | 2 PERSON : $595
The Green River through the Seeskadee Reserve is a special place. Only a very few guides are allowed to float this section of the Green. Many days you will see few if any boats or other anglers on the river.
The Reserve is one of the West’s very best wildlife viewing areas. The water is peaceful and the trip is serene and calming.
A few words of caution before you book: Because of its isolated location and lack of accessibility we may cancel on the morning of the trip. Causes of cancellation are lightening and high winds, either of which makes it unsafe to float. If the trip is canceled we’ll fish the Hams Fork or Smiths Fork, both of which are quality fisheries in their own right.
The Green holds lots of very large Rainbow, Browns, and Colorado Cutthroat trout! The river does not have a huge population of trout so if you are interested in catching lots of fish this is not the float trip for you. What you can expect is to catch between 6 and 10 fish on a normal day – but most will be between 16″ and 20″ with a good chance of a much larger fish. All of these fish are extremely powerful! The Colorado Cutthroat imparticular fight as hard as any Brown Trout.
Depending on the time of year we could be using dry flies, nymphs or streamers. Call for details. We use a 15’ Clackacraft Drift Boat. The boat has low sides for easy entry and exit and is one of the most comfortable boats from which to fish! Trespassing/Fishing Fee, All Lunches, Dinners, Flies, and Equipment are all included in the trip price.
“Dayle, Thanks for the great pics! Seeing my daughter Sierra catching her first fish on a fly was awesome! My brother is coming later this month and wants to book a trip.” Casey Taylor, Danville, California