Fly Fishing
Road Trips

The Pioneer Trails Trout Tour

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

Your Pioneer Trails Trout Tour Includes

Ride Into the Proverbial Sunset

In the mid 1800’s about 500,000 emigrants made their way west along the interlaced California, Morman, and Oregon Trails in search of new lives and fortunes. Central Wyoming’s Sweetwater River made the impossible possible by providing a relatively easy passage, fresh water and grass for livestock through the otherwise rugged and arid high desert. South Pass on the southern end of the Wind River Range was the other key discovery made in the early 1800’s. South Pass provided the easiest route through the Rockies and opened up the West. Our Pioneer Trails Trout Tour takes you to this all but forgotten rivershed where we have access to miles of public and private water.  The Sweetwater is a small wade fishing stream that has good early summer hatches followed by excellent hopper and terrestrial fishing into early fall. Here you’ll find rainbows and browns in the 12”-17” class with an occasional lunker. You’ll wade fish hay meadows, willow-lined braids, deep cut banks and dry rocky canyons casting dries or stripping buggers. In places you’ll also be able to view and actually follow the various historic trails and may even see one of the area’s Pony Express Stations. Your accommodations will be on the east slope of the Wind River Range in the pretty little town of Lander, or perhaps in the historical mining town of Atlantic City, home of Calamity Jane.   Our extended tour includes a few days fishing some of the small Wind River Mountains foothill streams and the Green River.  After a long day of fishing savor a craft beer and a hearty meal at Cowfish or the Lander Brewing Company.  Join us to fish and explore Wyoming’s least known rivers. These rivers are truly Wyoming’s Home on the Range. 

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Trip Length: 3-7 Days
Sample Fishing Itinerary:
2-3 days Sweetwater River, 1-2 days Wind River Range foothill streams
Extended Tour:
2-3 days Sweetwater River, 2-3 days Wind River Range foothill streams, 1 day Green River
Best Times for Pioneer Trails Trout Tour
July, August, September
Recommended Airports:
Arrival & Departure: Riverton Regional Airport via DIA, Rock Springs-Sweetwater County Airport via DIA
*Other possible yet further away airports with more major airline service include Casper-Natrona County International Airport, Cody Yellowstone Regional Airport and Salt Lake City International Airport
Our guides work very hard to ensure an enjoyable trip, and we encourage you to tip accordingly. As a general rule, gratuities range from $100-$200/day/guide, although 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 daily or upon finishing multi-day trips.

Many variables beyond our control, like weather, wind, barometric pressure, water temperatures, and fish behavior, influence the day's fishing. There are many ways you can enjoy a guided trip beyond the fish. 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 client's 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. 

If you have any concerns or are disappointed in your trip in any way, please let us know. 
Greater Yellowstone Flyfishing Outfitters
Day Trip Policies
When booking a trip with Greater Yellowstone Flyfishing Outfitters, you are entering a professional relationship and agreement. Please read these terms and conditions carefully, as all terms are binding once a trip is booked. Receipt of deposit or final payment confirms that the client(s) has read and accepted the deposit, refund, cancellation, and responsibility clauses. 

A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking to confirm all reservations. Deposits are non-refundable for cancellations made less than 60 days before a scheduled trip. The final balance is due 30 days before a scheduled trip and is non-refundable. 

All cancellations must be made in writing as soon as possible to Greater Yellowstone Flyfishing Outfitters. Due to our reliance on advanced bookings, operation in good faith, securing guides, permits, and addressing other logistics well in advance, we make no exceptions to our refund and cancellation policies.

Rescheduling a trip is the same as canceling and subject to the same cancellation and refund policies. 

For cancellations inside 60 days, refunds or credits towards a future trip will be made if we rebook your guide(s) with another party or if the customer provides a suitable replacement.  

No refunds are made due to any medical, family, or business emergencies or any other unexpected events. 

Refunds or credits are not issued for fishing time lost due to inclement weather. Our trips go out in all safe weather and water conditions. Adverse weather, varying water levels, or undesirable fishing conditions are not acceptable reasons to cancel or receive a refund. Besides, some of the best fishing occurs during adverse conditions. Weather in the Rockies is variable; watch the forecast in advance for the area you plan on fishing and pack accordingly. Visit our Gear Lists for recommendations on appropriate clothing and gear.   

Cancellations by your guide, mutual guide/client decision, unsafe weather or water conditions, state or federal closures, or other uncontrollable circumstances will be refunded in full or credit applied towards a future trip.

Credits issued for future trips must be used within one year of the originally booked trip date. Credits unused after one year will be forfeited.

Greater Yellowstone Flyfishing Outfitters and its guides reserve the right to change itineraries due to unfavorable conditions or for any other reasons deemed necessary.

Trip Insurance
We highly recommend that you purchase trip insurance in advance of your trip. Unforeseen circumstances arise, and travel insurance is very reasonable should you have to cancel your trip for any reason. For more information, visit
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