NEW changes for the 2012 season

We will be stepping up our service this season even more than the last.  With the difficulty in obtaining breakfast in town before our trips, we will be providing a homemade breakfast meal along with the usual fresh lunch we always supply.  Another big change is that ALL FLIES AND TERMINAL TACKLE WILL BE INCLUDED with our new season pricing.  There will also be additional refreshments and swag waiting at our take-outs.  We will be increasing our prices due to these rising costs but we remain very competitive and believe everyone will feel the additional services are worth it.

We have NEW FISHING WATER this season in addition to the Upper North Platte.  Private access on the Big Laramie River, the Miracle Mile, Grey Reef, and the Big Horn.  These tailwaters are some of the best in Wyoming, if not the U.S.  They are fishing great right now with the rainbow spawn currently in progress.

Lastly, I would like announce the addition of Richard Steinhour to our staff, a long time friend and fellow fly fishing guide with many years of experience.  Welcome aboard, we’re happy to have him.


Our prime dates in late June for the salmon fly hatch on the Upper North Platte and early July for the green drake hatch on the Encampment are filling fast.  Since returning from the Grand Canyon, I have been inundated with calls and bookings.  I think we are going to have a great early season with more typical flows than the last 2 previous spring seasons.

Back to society again

OMG I’m back in the real world again.  Having just returned from 14 days in the Grand Canyon of bliss and communing with nature with 2 other close friends, I am fighting the shock of national news, politics, and world crisis’.  I still have not found the time to go through the 185 emails received during the time we left society.  Most people don’t know that the weather in the canyon during February is better than even summer in Wyoming.  The few people we saw there were just as impressed with our heartiness as we were with theirs, especially Rob and Joe from Flagstaff.  Though this is my 3rd trip down the “big ditch”, every one gets better.

Starting my floating season in February certainly creates the desire to continue my on the water escapades fishing.  Winter seems to have begun again here in Saratoga after my return but the fishing season is just around the corner.  Bookings are beginning to arrive and March still offers some marketing opportunities.  April 13, 14, and 15 is the Orvis guide rendezvous that I will be attending in Missoula, Montana in order to obtain guide certification and become part of the Orvis family.  Maybe get some fishing in locally (no maybe about it).

Here are a few pics from my trip.  See you on the water.  Steve