Fly Fishing Vacations

Green River
Fly Fishing Vacations

Does not include pre & post-trip lodging, guide & camp staff gratuities, fishing licenses, or alcohol.
Fly Fishing Vacations

Green River Fly Fishing Vacations

Wyoming Fly Fishing Guides

In southwestern Wyoming, the Green River watershed is a verdant oasis draining a vast and varied landscape from Wyoming’s tallest peaks in the Wind River Range to the high desert and arid sagebrush shrublands of the Little Colorado Desert. Miles of sagebrush flats, rabbitbrush, and greasewood fold into the lush riparian zones of the Green and New Fork Rivers and other southwest Wyoming streams, with dramatic views of the Wind River and Wyoming Ranges stretching out on the horizon. Moose, mule deer, elk, sage grouse, and the world’s largest population of pronghorn antelope frequent the sagebrush plains, mountains, and river bottoms.

On a Wyoming Fly Fishing Vacation, you may float the Green River, casting dry flies and streamers for the river’s wild rainbows, browns, and cutthroats, averaging 12” to 20” with trophy trout a possibility on any given cast. The river below Fontenelle Reservoir is home to some massive trout, affording anglers the opportunity of hooking the trout of a lifetime! Toss attractors and terrestrials or strip streamers along undercut banks of the New Fork River for trophy browns. Or sight fish to rainbows and browns averaging 18” to 22” in the Hams Fork’s transparent currents. Countless small streams and creeks flow from the various faulted ranges of southwest Wyoming, carving narrow yet verdant wetlands in an otherwise parched landscape. Rainbows, browns, Colorado River, and Bonneville cutthroats slurp hoppers, terrestrials, and attractors from the surface of these isolated creeks. 

Wyoming’s Green River region is steeped in American history. Native American Plains Indian tribes hunted and summered in the Green River basin for thousands of years, and early pioneers traversed this country on the California, Mormon, and Oregon Trails. Native Americans, mountain men, fur trappers, and traders convened at rendezvous along the Green River in the 1830s, and the Pony Express Trail traveled through the region from 1860 to 1861. 

Your base of operations will be beautiful Pinedale, Wyoming, located at the base of the Wind River Range, or Kemmerer, Wyoming. Grab a burger, steak, and beer at Bootleggers in Kemmerer or an excellent Mexican dinner at El Jalisciense. In Pinedale, pick up your morning latte at the Heart & Soul Café, feast on filet mignon or prime rib at the Stockman Saloon & Steakhouse, or grab a burger and craft beer at Wind River Brewing Company. Try the delicious offerings at the Pitchfork Fondue Western Cookout for Wyoming hospitality outdoors. Celebrate the day’s events with libations and bar food at the Cowboy Bar or Corral Bar & Grill. Or stop by the Green River Bar in Daniel on your way back from fishing for drinks, live music and experience a truly authentic Wyoming cowboy bar.

Explore remote southwest Wyoming streams with few people and excellent fishing for big trout, complete with beautiful scenery and Wyoming wildlife on a Green River Fly Fishing Vacation. 
Green River Guided Fly Fishing Trips
The Green River originates from snowfields and glaciers on the slopes of the Continental Divide in the Wind River Range. Flowing from Green River Lakes, the river descends through a glacially carved valley past lodgepole pines and sagebrush hills covered with glacial erratic boulders. It then serpentines past hayfields, ranches, and willowed wetlands near Daniel, Wyoming. The river’s riparian corridor is a green ribbon starkly contrasting the drab sagebrush steppe and desert shrublands en route to Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

Rainbows, browns, cutthroats, and cutbows averaging 12” to 20” swim the Green’s currents, with trophy brown trout exceeding two feet. The river’s prolific hatches provide excellent match-the-hatch fishing, while attractors, hoppers, and other terrestrials attract the river’s large trout to the surface throughout the season. The river below Fontenelle Reservoir is home to some massive trout, affording anglers the opportunity of hooking the trout of a lifetime!
New Fork River Guided Fly Fishing Trips
The New Fork River flows from the Wind River Range past Pinedale emptying into the Green River near Big Piney, Wyoming. This stream winds sinuously through willow-lined, marshy riparian areas and ranch land with undercut banks and logjams holding wild browns and rainbows from 14” to 24”. While floating this peaceful stream, you’ll match the river’s abundant hatches or search the banks with large terrestrials and attractors. The New Fork is known for streamer-chasing beastly browns.
Hams Fork Guided Fly Fishing Trips
Wyoming’s Hams Fork is home to rainbows and browns, averaging 18” to 22”, with occasional behemoths. Sight fish to big trout rising to prolific hatches of Baetis and tricos, or short leash nymph for these impressive trout. Chucking streamers to undercut banks and overhanging willows invokes violent strikes from the occasional alligator brown. 

Southwest Wyoming Guided Fly Fishing Trips
Southwest Wyoming is replete with lesser-known wade fishing streams and creeks where you’ll hook rainbows, browns, and cutthroats in the 12” -20” range on these serpentined, willow-lined waters. Explore remote country and search for native Colorado River and Bonneville cutthroats in some streams. You may enjoy a Wyoming Cutthroat Slam Road Trip or Southwest Wyoming Road Trip.

Required Licenses & Fees
Pinedale is an isolated Wyoming town located at the western edge of the Wind River Range, the gateway into the range for backpackers, campers, hunters, and rock climbers. It’s also known for its historic fur trading days and rendezvous, cowboy lifestyle, and nearby oil and gas development. 

Browse art galleries such as Art of the Winds and shops such as the Cowboy Shop and Great Outdoors Shop. Check out the Museum of the Mountain Man, the Wind River Mountain Festival in July, and the Wind River Brew Fest in early September. The Soundcheck Summer Music Series presents resident and touring musicians on an open-air stage in the park throughout summer. Celebrate the mountain men, legendary explorers, and Native Americans who opened commerce in the American West at July’s annual Green River Rendezvous. Pinedale’s premier event features food, live music, beer, a parade, historical re-enactments, nightly rodeos, and cultural events. 
Honestly, there’s not much going on in good ole Kemmerer, Wyoming. It’s most notable for its vast fossil deposits in nearby rock formations. You may visit the nearby Fossil Butte National Monument and search for fossils at private quarries. In town, check out the Fossil Country Frontier Museum, browse rock and fossil shops, and visit the JC Penney mother store, the original JC Penney store.   
Southwest Wyoming
Mountain bike or take scenic hikes and horseback rides exploring hundreds of miles of trails in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Rent an ATV to explore nearby remote backcountry roads, and drive up to scenic lakes such as Fremont Lake, Wyoming’s second-largest natural lake, or the Green River Lakes and its jaw-dropping scenic mountain views. Non-anglers often enjoy tagging along, taking in the action, scenery, photographing, reading a book, and relaxing. 

Guests often plan several extra days to enjoy other activities and explore the area in combination with their fishing trip. Visit Jackson Hole and explore Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Take a scenic drive up Union Pass or to South Pass and Atlantic City at the southern end of the Wind River Range. Enjoy lunch and craft beers in Lander, Wyoming, at Cowfish or Lander Brewing. 

If you’re looking for an authentic Wyoming experience with solitude, excellent fishing, and many outdoor activities, a Green River Fly Fishing Vacation in southwest Wyoming is excellent!
Reserving Your Fly Fishing Vacation 
We recommend booking your Wyoming fly fishing vacation well in advance to ensure the best guides and accommodations. Guides and accommodations may be hard to reserve on short notice. A 50% deposit is required to finalize your Wyoming fly fishing vacation reservations. Please read the Terms and Conditions for complete details. 

Arrival & Ground Transportation
Upon arrival, your guide will pick you up, or ground transfers will take you to your accommodations. You may also choose to rent a vehicle. Having independent transportation allows more flexibility and freedom during your trip.  

Trip Expectations
We recommend arriving the day before your fishing begins. Upon arrival, you may purchase any last-minute provisions and settle into your accommodations. Relax, explore the town and local area, enjoy your favorite beverages and appetizers at a local saloon, and dine at one of the many excellent restaurants. 

Each day, after coffee and a delicious breakfast, you will make final preparations and drive to your fishing destination, where you will enjoy an exciting day of fishing and adventure. Most fishing locations are within an hour of your lodging, though some can be further. Expect to spend six to eight hours on the water fishing, taking in the scenery, watching wildlife, photographing, trading jokes, and having a great time. Tasty lunches with non-alcoholic beverages are served on the water daily; feel free to bring any alcoholic beverages of your choice.

After a full day of fishing and adventure, return to your comfortable accommodations, perhaps stopping at a favorite watering hole on the way back. Back at your accommodations, clean up with a refreshing shower, relax and enjoy apres fishing. 

Then head out for some regional craft beers and cocktails at a western saloon. Indulge in a juicy ribeye steak, grab an elk burger, or enjoy a healthy salad for dinner. Wrap your day up with a nightcap and live music before settling in for a rejuvenating night’s rest. 

Rinse and repeat daily as you see fit.  

You may choose to stay at all-inclusive lodges or guest ranches, or you may sample local cafes and restaurants. Foodservice and beverage gratuities are included in all-inclusive package rates. You may prefer Fishing & Lodging only packages; meals and alcoholic beverages are not included.
Lunch, Snacks & Beverages
Shore lunches, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages are provided each day. 

Alcoholic beverages are included with meals in all-inclusive packages. Expensive wines and alcoholic purchases exceeding $100 per day will be billed to the client. All alcoholic beverages apart from meals are the responsibility of clients.

Since we do not have the proper licenses, we cannot provide alcoholic beverages for you during the trip, except when purchased from licensed establishments such as restaurants and bars. You may purchase alcohol to bring with you on the water and during your trip.
Cell Service & Internet
Many towns and locations in Wyoming have good cell phone reception. Other locations have spotty reception or no reception at all. Cell service is often spotty while driving due to the mountainous terrain, rolling hills, draws, and river bottoms.

Wireless internet connectivity is available in many locations and accommodations. Some accommodations do not have cell service or internet connectivity. Be sure to notify people of your potential unavailability and take care of all personal and business tasks beforehand. 
Sleeping Arrangements
Please let us know your lodging preferences for your customized Wyoming Fly Fishing Vacation. Depending on availability, we may book the following accommodations for you.  

  • All-Inclusive Lodges 
  • Private Vacation Rentals
  • Cabins and Cottages
  • Bed & Breakfasts
  • Secluded Guest Ranches
  • Historic Hotels

*Rates may increase for upgraded premium lodging facilities and services.
Recommended Airports
Once you have confirmed your trip with us, you’ll want to make flight reservations as soon as possible.
We recommend flying into Jackson, Wyoming (JAC) or Riverton, Wyoming (RIW).

You may also fly into Rock Springs, Wyoming (RKS), or Salt Lake City, Utah (SLC). 
We do not provide transportation if flying into Rock Springs or Salt Lake City. 
Served by Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, United Airlines, and Sun Country Airlines.
Served by United Express Operated by Sky West Airlines.
Served by United Express Operated by Sky West Airlines.
Served by Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit Airlines, and United Airlines. 
International flights are available on AeroMexico, Air Canada, Eurowings Discover and KLM. 
Ground Transportation
Depending on your itinerary and preferences, your guide(s) may pick you up at the airport. You may rent a vehicle for greater flexibility and freedom during your trip. Car rental companies are available at your arrival airport. We will work with you to finalize transportation details at booking.
*We do not provide transportation if flying into Rock Springs or Salt Lake City.
**River shuttles are not available on the lower Green River and some other rivers. We recommend getting a rental vehicle to run shuttles if planning on floating these rivers.   
Drive Times To and From Pinedale, Wyoming
Jackson                      1 hour, 35 minutes
Riverton                     2 hours, 45 minutes
Rock Springs             1 hour, 45 minutes
Salt Lake City            3 hours, 50 minutes
Drive Times To and From Kemmerer, Wyoming
Jackson                      3 hours
Riverton                      3 hours
Rock Springs             1 hour, 30 minutes
Salt Lake City            2 hours, 15 minutes                
Departure Details
Please book departing airline reservations for the day after your trip ends. We may book accommodations with shuttle services to your departing airport. Your guide(s) may drop you off at the airport, depending on your itinerary. Ground transfers are also available to the airport if you do not have a rental vehicle.
All-Inclusive Fly Fishing Vacation Rates
5 Nights/4 Days6 Nights/5 Days7 Nights/6 Days
Fishing & Lodging Only Fly Fishing Vacation Rates
5 Nights/4 Days6 Nights/5 Days7 Nights/6 Days
  • Rates based on 2 anglers/guide, double occupancy
  • Contact us for Single Angler Supplement Rates
  • Rates may increase for upgraded premium lodging facilities and services 
  • Additional fees may be charged for private chefs and caterers
  • Fishing & Lodging Only Rates Do Not Include Transportation, Meals, or Alcoholic Beverages
Payment Options
A 50% deposit is required to finalize your reservation and is due within 10 days of booking your trip. We will invoice you by email, and upon receiving your invoice, you can choose to pay using the online ACH payment option. This option is a quick and convenient way to pay your trip deposit and finalize your reservation. 

Payment reminders will be sent by email for open invoices with remaining balances due, which can be paid using the ACH option. 

Deposits and final payments can be paid with bank wire transfers, credit cards, or mailing checks payable to Greater Yellowstone Flyfishing Outfitters. A 3.5 % convenience fee is assessed for all credit card transactions. Please contact us if you prefer cash or other payment forms. 

Greater Yellowstone Flyfishing Outfitters Payment Options
  • ACH Online Payments – U.S. financial institutions and bank accounts only
  • Personal & Business Checks* - U.S. financial institutions and bank accounts only
  • Electronic Wire Payments - wiring fees are the responsibility of the client
  • Cash
  • International Payments can be made via wire or with a credit card.
*Client will be billed all associated costs for returned checks. The client will have 7 days to reimburse Greater Yellowstone Flyfishing Outfitters for returned check costs and provide an alternative form of payment; otherwise, trip reservations will be cancelled, and all deposits and payments will be forfeited.  
  • Accommodations
  • Transportation & Airport Pick Up and Drop Off* 
  • All Meals, Snacks, Appetizers & Associated Gratuities**
  • Alcoholic Beverages with Meals**
  • Lunch, Snacks & Non-Alcoholic Beverages on the river**
  • Fishing Guides – 2 Anglers/Guide
  • Flies & Terminal Tackle
  • Rods & Reels – If Needed
  • River Shuttles

Not Included
  • Airline Flights
  • Rental Car (Optional)*
  • Additional lodging and meals beyond your scheduled trip
  • Upgraded Premium Lodging
  • Private Chefs
  • Catering
  • Fishing Licenses
  • Gratuities for Fishing Guides, Private Ground Transfers
  • Rental Waders & Boots - If Needed
  • Personal Expenses & Incidentals
  • Personal Items – See Gear List PDFs Below
  • Park Entrance Fees

*We may arrange private ground transfers between the airport and your accommodations. You may also rent a vehicle for greater flexibility and freedom during your trip. Transportation is not included in Fishing & Lodging Only rates. We will work with you to finalize transportation details at booking. 

**All meals, snacks, appetizers, alcoholic beverages with meals, and associated gratuities are included in all-inclusive packages. Meals, appetizers, and alcoholic beverages are not included in Fishing & Lodging Only packages. Alcoholic beverages are not included on the river, but you may bring your own.
Our guides work very hard to ensure an enjoyable trip, and we encourage you to tip accordingly. Fly Fishing Vacations and Road Trips require significant time, additional work, and numerous logistics by your guide, which go well beyond a typical day trip. We suggest an appropriate gratuity from $150-$200/day/guide for these reasons. However, an excellent day of fishing, a memorable event, or extra effort on the guide's behalf may deserve more. Please consider that our guides work harder when fishing is slow or during adverse weather. Cash gratuities should be given directly to your guide upon finishing multi-day trips.

Many variables beyond our control, such as weather, wind, barometric pressure, water temperatures, and fish behavior, influence the day's fishing. While fishing is a highlight of your trip, there are numerous ways to enjoy your fly fishing vacation. Please align your expectations with the conditions and your abilities. No expectations, no disappointments!

Clients frequently invite guides for drinks or dinner after fishing. Socializing is a great way to celebrate the day's events, plan the next day, and connect. While guides always appreciate the generosity, buying drinks and dinner are not considered part of or in lieu of gratuities. Socializing extends a guide's long and physically demanding day. Time is required before and after each day's trip for preparing, organizing, and cleaning.

Please let us know if you have any comments or concerns about your trip.
Trip Insurance
We realize these trips are expensive, and much is at stake financially. For this reason, we highly recommend that you purchase trip insurance in advance. Unforeseen circumstances arise, and travel insurance is very reasonable should you have to cancel your trip for any reason. We recommend Travel Guard Travel Insurance and Global Rescue Insurance to protect your financial investment, which may cover trip cancellations for any reason. For more information or to purchase Trip Insurance, please visit Travel Guard or Global Rescue.
To receive complete coverage options and benefits, be sure to purchase travel insurance within 15 days of paying your deposit.

Medical Evacuation Insurance
We recommend Global Rescue’s worldwide medical evacuation and extraction services if you become ill or injured during your trip or due to natural disaster, COVID-19, and other reasons. Due to the remote nature of many of our trips, potential challenges receiving immediate professional medical help, and limited cell coverage, we highly recommend purchasing medical evacuation insurance along with your trip insurance. 
For more information or to purchase Medical Evacuation Insurance, please visit Global Rescue.
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