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The Yellowstone Country Trout Tour

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

Your Yellowstone Country Trout Tour Includes

Soak in the Sun in Sunlight Basin

The Yellowstone Country Trout Tour is an adventure. You’ll be fishing, exploring and circumventing the southern Absaroka Range from Yellowstone Park to Dubois, Thermopolis and all the way to Cody. You’ll begin your adventure fishing small streams in the Sunlight Basin region northwest of Cody. Here, cutthroats and rainbows eagerly eat dry flies in the backcountry creeks. Stay at the 7D Ranch or along the Clarks Fork River.  Then we'll head into Yellowstone Park and fish streams in the northeast portion of the Park. You can wade fish roadside streams and hike or ride horseback into backcountry waters.  Dry fly fishing for beautiful native Yellowstone Cutthroats is also and excellent way to spend your time. You’ll enjoy the diverse wildlife of the Lamar Valley, as well as the Park’s beautiful landscapes and towering summits of the Absarokas.  Next we’ll head to southern Yellowstone to fish the headwaters of the Snake River for large Snake River and Yellowstone cutthroats.  If none of those options appeal to you, fish the challenging meadow water of the Lewis River for a chance at a large brown or you can scramble deep into the abyss of the Lewis River Canyon to fish high riding dries in its pocket water and plunge pools beneath waterfalls. Stay at Jackson Lake Lodge, Flagg Ranch or a local guest ranch along the Buffalo Fork. From here we’ll head east over gorgeous Togwotee Pass into the upper Wind River drainage to Dubois where you’ll stay at a vacation home or guest ranch.  Here, you’ll fish the upper Wind River for its beautiful browns, rainbows and cutthroats while admiring the impressive geologic formations of the Wind River Range. Recap the day’s adventures after fishing with an ice cold beverage at the Whiskey Creek Saloon.  Next you’ll wade one of the Wind’s smaller tributaries working its riffles and runs with dry flies for native Yellowstone Cutthroats. We’ll then move downstream to Thermopolis to float the Bighorn River in search of its large trout. Enjoy conversation and camaraderie over dinner at the Stone’s Throw as you watch the mule deer and antelope just outside your window on the golf course.  Your trip will finish around Meeteetse with fishing in one of the small streams in this watershed that supports the best, genetically-pure, populations of Yellowstone cutthroat trout that remain.  

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Trip Length: 7-10 Days
Sample Fishing Itinerary
1-2 days Sunlight Basin creeks, 2 days northeast Yellowstone Park, 1-2 days southern Yellowstone Park, 2 days Dubois waters, 1 day Bighorn at Thermopolis, 1 day Meeteetse streams
Best Times for Yellowstone Trout Tour
July, August, September
Recommended Airports
Arrival & Departure: Cody Yellowstone Regional Airport, Billings Logan 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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