Posts Tagged ‘lander fly fishing’

 

September can be the best month of the year!

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

huge wyoming brown trout

humpback  brown trout do exist….

Come join us this month for some of the best fishing of the year. Headhunting,  Streamer, Nymphing, and Terrestrial fishing are all available.

As hunting season begins the river will empty and offer solitude and large trout for the non-hunting anglers! Come join us for a September adventure in Wyoming.

Give us a call! 307.438.0740

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Thermopolis Fly Fishing Guide Service: Jetsled trips for Trout

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

big browns on the Land of Giants

another one bites the dust

Get ready spring is around the corner and so are our infamous jetboat trips! Since all the guide services on the Bighorn River in Thermopolis are running $350 spring special trips. We will be doing the same for all of our clients and favorite anglers. Take advantage and book soon as we fill up quickly. Looking forward to the best 2013 season to date. Happy New Years everyone and once this cold goes away get after it.

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Thermopolis Fly Fishing Guide Service: COLD TROUT IN CT

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

cold, cold cold

cold day chasing wild browns in CT

I had the pleasure of giving a speech at the Trout Unlimited Mianus Chapter last night and I wanted to thank the members and all those involved. It was a great event full of fly-tying and fish tales. It’s amazing how many fly fishermen regardless of the geographic location LOVE this sport. At times I think we really get spoiled living and working out west where the fish are big and wild. We truly are spoiled and remember there are lots of people who would kill to be in our shoes just for a day! Life is good! Give us a call about our spring special. 307.438.0740

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Bighorn River in Thermopolis, Wyoming: Upstate NY Browns

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

big browns in upstate new york

Big brown trout from Upstate New York!

It’s almost time for our annual steelhead outing in upstate New York with the boy from the Great Lake Steelhead Company. Cold weather, good friends, whiskey, and most importantly lake-run chromers. Our buddy Elrod will not be joining us for the first time in 5 years due to a poorly timed wedding….oh well he landed quite the catch. You will be with us in spirit. Looking forward to it but not the cold… We will deal it. Happy Holidays!

Give us a call for spring and summer bookings.

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Bighorn River in Wyoming: A Lesson Learned Thru Guiding

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Kenny Jackson on the Yellowstone

Wide Receiver Kenny Jackson ropes the fish of the month!

I sent out an email to one of my favorite clients after getting off the phone with my Grandfather Dutch who has lost his balance/equilibrium and can no longer hunt or fish which were and still are his favorite things to do in the world. This is the email I sent out that he told me I had to share on the Blog so I will.. Please read it in its entirety…..
I had the opportunity to bring out Kenny Jackson a former Wide Receiver who played for the Eagles and Penn State during college. It was in the middle of the mid summer grind which is a very busy time but the fishing can be slow especially with new anglers. This is the only time of the year when guides find themselves short, grumpy and burned out….
I want to share a photo and a story about the day. Kenny somehow ended up in my boat as a fluke from some random outfitter. They had fished for 2 days before and caught almost no fish with the other guide and Kenny got dumped out of the boat in a rapids section of the Yellowstone.
Long story short, fishing had been slow all week and that day was no different. I worked my nuts off to get maybe a 16 strikes all day long. By lunch we had put 8 whitefish and 3 smaller trout in the net. We might have lost 2 bigger fish but we never saw them so we will never know. I am thinking FUCK! FUCK FUCK! as I am used to guiding veteran fishermen who expect to catch 40 fish mid summer and I want to deliver for one of the coolest and most appreciative anglers I have ever worked with.
Im stressing inside but….
The entire time Kenny is enjoying ever second and aspect of the float trip from the water, mountains, trees, rocks, birds, clouds, being on a boat without a loud engine, all the things that we as guides and veteran fisherman take for granted. The most amazing part about his attitude and perspective was how little catching fish mattered. He was fishing hard, casting better and better, putting the fly where I asked him to etc. He kept after it and kept relating it to golf when you hit one good drive and thats what brings you back. He loved the challenge more than anything… HE WAS AN ETERNAL OPTIMIST.
We get to the last fishy stretch of the float about 1500 feet from the boat ramp…. mind you I extended the float mid-float with my shuttle because fishing was so slow and I wanted him to catch a good trout…. we floated 12 miles instead of the normal 7.5 to 8. We are in a section with good shelves and Im thinking it will happen here, in fact I knew it was going to. Right in front of two random boats Kenny hooks up with this rainbow that goes ballistic. He fights it like a champ and puts the fish in the net. Our boat goes ballistic as do the other two boats who clearly were having slow days as well.
Moral of the story. Slow down and appreciate the simple things in life that we often overlook and take for granted. This one day changed my attitude towards guiding and why we are so lucky as fly-fishermen.
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Capt. Charles is back from Panama!

Monday, December 17th, 2012

75 cent ice is my favorite thing about Thermopolis

I just returned from 31 days exploring Panama with a surfboard, fishing rods, and a mission to find a winter fishery. A successful trip for sure. I am back for the holidays and for my Sister’s Wedding in New York. I will be doing presentations at a number of hunting and fishing clubs around the Tri-State Area promoting 307 Outfitters as well as Lone Peak Outfitters out of Bozeman, Montana.

Fishing Report from Panama:

SICK. Roosterfish, Trevally, Dorado, Tuna, Big Cubera Snapper, Snook, and as many Bonito as you could ever want. Only one problem. I broke my camera Halloween weekend before I left. I guess mental memories will have to sustain. It doesn’t however make my fishing reports/bragging to clients and friends very easy.

Give us a call @ 307.438.0740 or shoot us an email for your spring/summer fly fishing adventure!

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jetboat trips for the spring

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Capt. Charles is wrapping up his 30 day fishing and surfing adventure in Panama. The 2012 season was amazing in both Montana and Wyoming. The Bighorn River produced some great fish and amazing days for our anglers. We are looking forward to the upcoming 2013 season with great anticipation. Spring is right around the corner for us here in Thermopolis, Wyoming. We usually get cranking around the last week of feb or beginning of March if the weather permits. This early fishing is some of the best we have. Steve Beaz is ready and pumped for another season as well. Remember we offer Jetboat trips in both Montana and Wyoming which is truly a fun and enjoyable way to fish our fisheries. Let us know about your 2013 trip!

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Thermopolis Fly Fishing Report

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

A beautiful Rainbow from the Yellowstone River

Sorry for the lack of updates. We have been on the river every day. Capt C. has been guiding in Montana and will be returning to guide for the month of September and October. Steve Beaz has been out on the Bighorn River and recently just put up a 23″ rainbow on top! The MOSS is dying off and fishing has remained consistent. Terrestrials are the name of the game for those that enjoy  the dry fly. Bobbers are working but……..thats another story. Streamers have been taking some big fish throughout the entire river system.

The Statepark stretch below Boysen has been fishing well and is always an option. Standard Tailwater fair. UV Czech, Blooms Weight Fly, Tailwater Tiny. Midge. Scud. Some are running the short leash in the afternoon and doing well. You do not need a ton of weight. Get after it. The river is fishing all the way from the dam to below town. Give us a call if you want in. 307.438.0740

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northern california steelheading

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

another one bites the dust!

Capt. C has been fishing the Northern California tributaries for steelhead and not looking back at the snow. Looks rough! Wyoming is in full winter mode  but if you can handle the cold floating the wedding of the waters can really produce this time of the year. We are offering our winter/spring driftboat special for $350! Give us a call about your next Wyoming fishing adventure! 307.438.0740 We also offer trips in Southwestern Montana. Check out our friends from up north. http://www.lonepeakoutfitters.com

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