Our base headquarters are located in central, western Wyoming. We are approximately 140 miles north of Route I-80; and approximately 60 miles south of Jackson.
The closest airport (and most popular) is Jackson Hole. This is a great way to start the trip off, flying into scenic Jackson, Wyoming. We are roughly 1 hour from the airport to our trailhead. The town of Pinedale is another 30 minutes south of our trailhead.
Rock Springs has a small airport and is located approximately 2 hours’ drive from Pinedale. Salt Lake City, UT is approximately 4 hours drive from Pinedale. Idaho Falls, ID is approximately 3 hours drive from Pinedale.
No matter where you fly into, it is guaranteed that the drive to get to us will be beautiful!
Your Hosts and Guides:
We are permitted, insured, LOCAL, and CPR/First Aid Certified. Additionally, our guides have at least a decade of commercial outfitting under their belts. We are professional, knowledgeable, friendly, patient and experienced. HIRE LOCAL GUIDES.
It is common and respectful to tip your guide/cook, just like you tip a waiter at a restaurant. Generally, for good service, customers tip anywhere from 10-20%. Our guides are professional and experienced. They work hard, often starting before you arrive and long after you are gone, to make sure you enjoy your experience with us.
About our Rates:
If you’re not experienced with horse care and horseback riding, you may wonder how we arrive at our prices. Our costs encompass a whole list of “behind the scenes” expenses: for horses–feed, vet care, hoof care, worming, etc.; for machinery–maintenance, fuel, lubrication, insurance; for equipment–constant upgrading and replacement, since it is used continuously and out in weather for extended periods of time. When you factor in high-quality guides, insurance, taxes, large equipment purchases and repairs, quality tack, supplies, etc., one can clearly understand the outfitter’s profit is not what you presume. With this in mind, when shopping around, please be aware of the price that sounds too good to be true: it probably is.
This information is useful, not only during our winter snowmobile season but also to know what kind of water we will have for our fishing. We are located between the Snake River and Upper Green River basin. To get an idea of our snowpack and conditions, click here.
Our flows determine where we will fish and how we fish. Most of our river floats rely on snowmelt. The two stations we focus on are the Warren Bridge site and below Fontenelle Reservoir.
Duration of the Trip
Most of our full day fishing trips last between 6-8 hours on the water. You will meet your guide in the morning and drive to the boat ramp or trailhead. At the end of the day, you will be transported back to the initial meeting place. Meeting times vary depending on the season. Spring and fall fishing trips usually start around 8-9am. Summer fishing trips can start as early as sunrise. Meeting times and duration can be customized, if necessary.
What to Bring
On all of our fishing trips certain things are necessary: hat, POLARIZED sunglasses, sunscreen, chapstick; and performance clothing is preferred. Summer fishing trips do not demand performance clothing so much as the spring and fall trips do. Sun gloves have become popular among guides and anglers alike, as well as sandals to wade the river in. Waders are only necessary during spring and fall months. Baselayers, extra layers and waders all aid in the comfort level of an angler during the spring/fall months. Basically, anything that is NOT cotton will help keep you comfortable and dry in our climate. You will want to bring your camera while doing anything here at GRBTO. A Wyoming fishing license is necessary for both high country and river fishing.
For anglers bringing their own gear a 9′ 5 weight for dry fly fishing the Green River. A 6/7 weight rod is ideal for nymphing/streamer fishing.
In the high country, a 6-8′ 2-4 weight fly rod will suffice.
For a list of flies to bring, email firstname.lastname@example.org