Freshwater Fly Fishing – Wyoming
World Angling is committed to connecting you with top-tier guides around the world. We are proud to introduce Freeflow Outfitters , a premiere guide service specializing in backcountry fly fishing adventure trips in southeast and central Wyoming.
Freeflow Outfitters founder and head guide, Andrew O’Neill, moved to Wyoming years ago to attend the University of Wyoming. During his education, Andrew quickly became obsessed with the stunning beauty of the surrounding fisheries and the vast opportunities that seemed to be overlooked by anglers on their way to bigger-name rivers. Andrew has developed a deep passion for pristine wilderness and exploring wild backcountry fisheries, and it is his goal to bring that experience to all of his clients.
Trips are currently offered in the world-class Fremont Canyon located approximately 30 minutes southwest of Casper, Wyoming. This fishery has quickly gained status as “world-class” by all accounts due to the breathtaking scenery of the surrounding Canyon walls, trout populations of up to 1,500 fish per mile, and the ever-present chance at a true, trophy Rainbow Trout. The nature of this section river means that water temperatures stay consistent year-round, aquatic life is abundant, and fish populations – as well as the fish themselves – are quite dense. In this Canyon, fish grow big, take flies aggressively, and fight hard – combine that with scenic Canyon walls towering around you, and this makes for a truly unforgettable fly fishing experience.
Fremont Canyon is divided into two main, fishable sections: the Canyon, and Cardwell Access area. We fish both of these sections depending on weather conditions, insect activity, and angler ability and preference. The Cardwell Access area is a meadow section with easy access, making for a less strenuous day of fishing. For the more ambitious angler, Canyon access can be difficult in places, but the fishing is often well worth the effort. We rate access difficulty of Fremont Canyon at Level 1-3; ranging from easy meadow hiking to making steeper ascents and descents in rugged terrain. Please refer to the difficulty rating system below and give us a call to find out which Fremont Canyon adventure is right for you!
Level 1: Refers to trips in which we only carry daypacks, and hike distances of less than three miles total with minimal elevation gain.
Level 2: Refers to trips in which we only carry daypacks, and hike distances of 4-6 miles total, with minimal elevation gain and some off-trail river access.
Level 3: Refers to trips in which we carry daypacks, and hike distances from 6-10 miles total. Some elevation gain and a fair amount of off-trail river access over rugged terrain (boulder fields, wading along stream banks, etc.)
Level 4: Refers to trips in which we may carry internal frame backpacks or daypacks. Hiking distances range from 6-10 miles total, with some elevation gain and a lot of off-trail river access over rugged terrain (boulder fields, wading along stream banks, etc.)
GETTING HERE & ACCOMMODATIONS:
Anglers flying in from out of state can fly into the Casper/Natrona County International Airport (CPR) in Casper, Wyoming. The Casper/Natrona County International Airport serves three airlines: Allegiant, Delta, and United with daily connection flights from Salt Lake City, Utah (SLC) and Denver, Colorado (DEN). Casper is the largest city in Wyoming and is home to the widest variety of lodging options – all about a half hour drive from the river. Some of our favorite lodging options in Casper include:
Best Western Plus Casper Inn & Suites
Anglers who wish to avoid the commute may wish to explore accommodation options closer to the fishery in nearby Alcova, Wyoming – just a quick five minute drive and you are on the water!
Transportation to the river on the day of fishing can be provided by Freeflow Outfitters from anywhere within a 15 mile radius of Laramie, WY, Casper, WY, or Alcova, WY.
WHAT TO BRING:
Bring any fly fishing equipment of your own that you wish to use. Freeflow Outfitters can provide all flies, leaders, rods and reels. Arrangements can be made to rent waders, just please let us know upon booking your trip if you will be needing waders.
Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are provided on all half-day trips, and lunch, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages are provided on all full-day trips.
Aside from any flies, rods, tackle and waders of your own you may want to bring, anglers should bring a fishing shirt, hat, polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, a rain jacket, a cold-weather jacket, and a heavier jacket/base layers for winter trips.
Anglers will additionally be required to purchase a Wyoming State Fishing License for the number of days that they plan on fishing.
Fremont Canyon Full Day Wade Trip
One Angler $300
Two Anglers $375
Three Anglers $425
Fremont Canyon Half Day Wade Trip
One Angler $200
Two Anglers $275
Three Anglers $325
*Freeflow Outfitters currently operates under BLM Permit #WY-060-RU16-15
BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS
World Angling acts as a booking agent for the guide(s) it books. When you make a booking you are entering into a contract with the guide via World Angling Inc. not with World Angling Inc. itself. World Angling will use its experience, knowledge and insight to secure the most professional guide(s) in our Crew and network whom we feel will be a good fit for the type of fishing experience you seek. Our job is to use our knowledge of guides and their availability to help you get the best fishing experience possible. Essentially, we are in the business of booking successful fun fishing trips with the best local independent guides we know. For all the details of this agreement and contract in which you are entering, please refer to our Terms and Conditions.
DEPOSIT / CANCELLATION POLICY:
A deposit of 15% is required for every day booked. The deposit is completely refunded if your trip is cancelled due to weather or mechanical failure.
During the spring season (Feb 1 – August 1 ) guides are dependent on bookings for the busy season. Should you cancel within 30 days of your trip, the guide will do his best to re-book the day(s), otherwise deposits will be forfeited. If you decide to cancel within 15 days of your trip, for any reason, the full amount will be due to the guide if he cannot re-book any of the days.
During the remainder of the year (August 2-January31) you may cancel for any reason up to 30 days before your trip and we will refund your deposit. Within 30 days, the guide will do his best to re-book the days, otherwise deposits will be forfeited.
It is your responsibility to inform the guide of any health conditions prior to your trip. Please contact us with any booking questions you may have.