Wyoming Wind River Expedition

Wyoming Wind River Expedition

Chase Golden and Cutthroat Trout in the Spectacular Wind River Range

The rugged Wind River Range spans more than a hundred miles in western Wyoming. Nearly all of the states 13,000 ft peaks are found here, it has 156 glaciers, contains well over 1,000 lakes, and is home to the headwaters of the Green, Big Sandy, Wind, and Sweetwater rivers. Needless to say, it is a fly fishing paradise. We will be heading off the beaten path into the south eastern Winds near Lander, WY. Using pack animals to lighten the load, we will hike far into mountains for six days in search of trophy sized fish, secret lakes, and the ever elusive Golden Trout. Once we are out of the backcountry, we will complete our service project before float fishing the nearby Wind/Bighorn River. This trip has it all: big mountains, big views, and big fish. Don’t miss out on this trip of a lifetime to one of the greatest fishing destinations in the world!

Upcoming Trips

Dates Cost Arrive/Depart Location
Aug 04 - Aug 15, 2021


Denver, CO
Entering 10th Grade
Entering 11th Grade
Entering 12th Grade
Entering College Freshman
Community Service
10 Hours
What to Bring

We have put together a list of all that you will need for a successful and comfortable expedition. We offer a rental program for most of the big ticket items like fly rods, reels, sleeping bags, etc..

  • Catch trophy-sized wild trout in in high alpine lakes
  • Explore the backcountry with the support of pack animals
  • Fish remote lakes almost never visited by anglers
  • Discover the extraordinary scenery of the Wind River range

Day 1

Arrive in Denver, drive to Pinedale, WY.

Day 2

Fly fishing instruction and backcountry prep.

Day 3-8

Backpacking in the Wind Rivers assisted by pack animals.

Day 9

Community service project.

Day 10

Full day float fishing trip with local guides on the Green River.

Day 11

Depart from Denver.

Ready to Enroll?

Click "Enroll Now" or give us a call to get started. You can also send us an email at [email protected].

If you have any questions you can Request Information and we will contact you soon with answers.

Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions was started in 2010 as a graduate thesis for my Master's Degree in Environmental Conservation Education at NYU. The operating premise was simple - by coupling amazing wilderness fly fishing camps for teens with environmental education and service learning we can help inspire future generations of fly fishing conservationists. We have been growing our unique list of trips and experiences ever since.

When it comes to choosing a summer program for your teen the options are endless. For the teen who loves to fish, be outside, and has a strong sense of adventure we have made the choice easy. We are the leader in teen fly fishing adventures and are dedicated to providing the best backcountry fly fishing experience with opportunities for teens to engage in leadership training, community service, and backcountry camping.


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Will Lillard, Founder/Director/Guide

Contact Us

[email protected]

Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions
2540 King Road
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

(828) 577-8204