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!
|Aug 04 - Aug 15, 2021||
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- Community Service
- 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
HOW, WHERE, AND WHEN DO PARTICIPANTS MEET THEIR GROUP?
The Wyoming Wind River Expedition begins and ends at the Denver International Airport. Participants can fly to/from the airport on arrival/departure day or be dropped off/picked up by a parent/guardian. Please plan to arrive before 2 pm on arrival day. On the last day of the trip flights that depart before 2 pm are ideal. Unaccompanied minors will be met at their gate. Participants flying as an adult should follow signs to the baggage claim. Their LFFE trip leader will meet them there. On departure day, your trip leaders will help you get checked in and wait with the group until the last participant's flight leaves the ground.
Do I need to have fly fishing experience?
Our Adventures are made up of students ranging in experience from total beginner to expert. Regardless of your skill level, your guides, along with a variety of water fished, will make you a more confident and independent angler.
Do I need my own fishing equipment?
Students are responsible for their own fly rod, reel, line, and a few other personal fishing items. Please contact us for a full packing list. Don’t have your own gear? Not a problem. We have top-quality Orvis rods and reels available to rent.
What other equipment will I need?
We will send you a full packing list if you are interested in signing up for one of our Adventure Academies. Group gear such as tents, stoves, etc., is all provided by LFFE. Personal gear such as sleeping bags and backpacks are all available to rent.