andy brustflashHead Guide: Andy Brust from Casper, Wyoming and has spent his entire life fly fishing the the North Platte River in and around the Casper, Wyoming area. Andy is a fly fishing fanatic and ties all of his own flies including some fairly impressive articulated streamers. He has a real passion to see people be successful and his talent for finding big fish is unsurpassed.

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Mark BowGuide: Mark Simpson (left) grew up in Hardin, MT fly fishing the famed Bighorn River, later a graduating from Montana State University in Bozeman,  Mark has also guided fly fishing and big game hunts for several years in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska.  Mark loves doing what he does best, showing guests some of the best trout water in the country.  Mark has a fantastic personality, laid back, funny, and yet serious about his craft, any day on the water with Mark is a pleasure.

Kyle3Guide: Kyle Lombardi “trout bum” slash “river rat” is never far from the river and is always fly fishing his favorite water when not guiding.  Kyle has a very outgoing personality and clients love his enthusiasm and kind spirit.  If your looking for a guide that fishes as much as he guides then he is your man.

Paul NewmanGuide: Paul Newman is another Wyoming native and has spent the last 10 years guiding fly fishing on the Upper North Platte and Lower stretches at Grey Reef and the Miracle Mile.  Paul has a wonderful personality and combines that with his knowledge of fly fishing for trout.  Clients really enjoy Paul and catch lots of fish with him.

100_0683Guide: Mike Dudack has been in the Casper area guiding and fishing the Grey Reef and Miracle Mile now for 15 plus years. Mike is certainly a people person and has a great sense of humor and brings that personal touch to each guide day. Mike can be found on his days off rock climbing or wade fishing with friends. Mike has guided since the good old days here at Grey Reef and brings his extensive knowledge of the river and aquatic life to his day.

johnGuide: John Blumenthal is from Wyoming and guides Grey Reef the Miracle Mile and the Upper North Platte River in and around Saratoga,Wyoming.  John also has spent many years guiding in Alaska mainly on the Copper River.  John is fun to be around and makes his clients very comfortable while fly fishing.


Ryan_StefekGuide: Ryan Stefek hails from Billings, Montana and is probably the most well rounded guide we have. Ryan guides both wing shooting and fly fishing and has a sick passion for the outdoors and his hunting dogs. Ryan might be one of the funniest people I know and also the easiest going. Ryan is an avid fly tier, and when he isn’t guiding he is throwing streamers for big fish or chasing down birds with his team of German Shorthair Pointers and Boomer his renowned Brittney.  Ryan has been hunting and fishing his entire life and been guiding for the past 10 plus years in Montana and Wyoming.

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Owner/Guide Jason Ostrander is a Wyoming native and has been a Wyoming fly fishing guide for the past 12 years. Jason first began his guide career at age 21 working for GW Peterson Outfitting in northern Colorado, guiding elk and deer hunters. It was here in Colorado under the direction of Garth Peterson that he learned the importance of client relations and how to run a world class service. In 2000 Jason started guiding sportsmen on trips for fly fishing in Wyoming on the North Platte River in and around Saratoga. In 2002 Jason went to work for Bret Van Rensselaer the original owner and founder of North Platte Lodge. Jason worked 7 full time seasons as a river fly fishing & bird hunting guide for North Platte Lodge before embarking upon his own venture, Grey Reef Anglers & Wingshooting. Jason has successfully guided hundreds of clients into fish, birds and big game. He offers years of experience and knowledge of fish and game, and is sure to make your next trip a success!
Fong_Brown_4“I always figure your only as good a guide as your last day out, in other words there’s no hanging your hat on yesterday, what counts is today”

“I absolutely love my job and enjoy teaching the art of fly fishing. The best part about my job is watching my clients smile at the success they are having.”
Wyoming fly fishing guide/Grey Reef Anglers owner Jason Ostrander

Grey Reef Anglers – What is expected of my guide?

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Your Wyoming fly fishing guide can be expected to show up on time with a clean drift boat and a great attitude. He will rig your fly rod for the day or assist you if you want to rig your own. Your guide will share his knowledge base of rigging, knots, fly selection, and fly fishing techniques. A friendly, patient, and professional guide will take the time to answer any questions on game hunting and fly fishing in Wyoming.

Your Wyoming fly fishing guide will not just have the knowledge to put you in the right spot for success but will have that great personality to make your day both enjoyable and productive.

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Grey Reef Anglers
North Platte River Float Trip Prices
Grey Reef Section – Full Day Float 1-2 people $425
Miracle MileSection – Full Day Float 1-2 People – $450
Book Today! 307-267-2559
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Day Trips include lunch, transportation to and from lodging and fly fishing gear including rods if needed, flies, etc..

What to Bring on Your North Platte River Grey Reef Fly Fishing Trip?
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Bring with you:
Camera, Polarized Sun Glasses, Warm and Cold weather clothing, a wind breaker, a hat to help shield the sun, Sun Screen, Waders (seasonal), Fly Rod (we can provide if needed), Rain Jacket, fingerless gloves (seasonal), and anything else you think you might need while boating.

Grey Reef Anglers Provides:
Transportation to and from your accommodations (airport shuttle if needed)
Lunch and Beverages on all full day trips, Half day trips bring their own lunch
Rods, Reels and Flies
All other tackle needed (split shot, etc…)

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Fly Rod Suggestions:
A Wyoming fly fishing guide from Grey Reef Anglers would suggest a 9′ 6wt Rod equipped with a floating line for nymph fishing for the Grey Reef and Miracle Mile Section of the North Platte River. Our streamer fishing can be done on the same rod, or we can suggest a 9′ 7wt Rod with a floating or sink tip line. A softer action 9′ 5wt Rod for dry flies rounds out the requirements for a completely enjoyably time fly fishing in Wyoming.
Call us for trip details as well as flight info for Casper International Airport

Best time of year to fly fish Wyoming and suggested Fly Fishing Patterns
by season for Grey Reef and the Miracle Mile sections of the North Platte River, Casper, Wyoming:

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Gray Reef Spring Fishing Season: March – May By far the best overall time of year for numbers of trout to the net. Unpredictable weather, but who cares when your catching that many trophy trout!
Tan,Olive, Orange, Pink Scuds 12-16
Red and Black Midges, sizes 18-22
Blue Winged Olive May fly Patterns, sizes 16-18
Red Larva Lace Worm sizes 12-16
Pine Squirrel Leech Patterns sizes 12-14
Egg Patterns

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Grey Reef Summer Fishing Season: June – August
Weather is much nicer and dry fly fishing is great, especially the hoppers!
Great time for huge trout on streamers as well.
Yellow Sally Stone Fly’s nymphs sizes 14-18
Golden Stone 4-8
BWO’s sizes 16-18
Leaches 12-14
Cream Caddis sizes 14-16
Trico Dry Fly sizes 18-22
Hopper Patterns Various Big size Streamers

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Grey Reef Fall Fishing Season: October-November
The forgotten season that produces huge fish and again big numbers of trout. The big attraction of coarse is the brown trout spawning and the great streamer action as a result.
A Wyoming fly fishing guide will recommend a combination of all of the above fly patterns for fall, depending on how early or late in the fall your Wyoming fly fishing trip is.

BIG SCUDS & Leeches
Bring your monster streamer box to make the most of fly fishing in Wyoming!
The fall on the North Platte River is the season for big brown trout so bring your 7wt rod if possible.

These ar just some of the fly patterns we suggest, your guide has special flies that he ties himself and he will know the exact flies that are producing the most and make sure your rigged for success.

Grey Reef Fly Fishing Day Rates & Public Lodging Packages
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North Platte River Lodging & Guided Trips
Outfitters for the Grey Reef & Miracle Mile
Casper, WY 307-267-2559- info@greyreefanglers.com
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*NEW for 2014 – Public Lodging GREY REEF CABINS: $125/NIGHT/ROOM UP TO 3 PEOPLE IN A ROOM, TV, Kitchen, BBQ, Washer/Dryer, includes the room and Private wade fishing access on Grey Reef!

Basic Lodging & Float Trip Package: Includes guided float trip for the day plus basic lodging, lunch, beverages, transportation, flies, rods if needed, no meals, does not include gratuities or licenses.
Guided Float Trip 1day/1 night Lodging $575/2people

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All Inclusive Lodge Package: Lodging on the river, meals, private access to the river, trophy pond access extra, float trip with Grey Reef Lodge guide, transportation, airport shuttle, and equipment you need.

1 Day Fly Fishing / 2 Nights Lodging $550/person
2 Days Fly Fishing / 3 Nights Lodging $1100/person
3 Days Fly Fishing / 4 Nights lodging $1650/person
4 Days Fly Fishing / 5 nights lodging $2200/person 5 Days Fly Fishing / 6 nights lodging $2750/person
All prices based on double occupancy.

Float Trip Day Package: Day Trips include lunch, beverages, flies, rods if needed, transportation, DOES NOT include gratuities, licenses, or lodging.

Fly Fishing Guided Float Trips – Grey Reef Tailwater $425

Fly Fishing Guided Float Trips – Miracle Mile Tailwater (Basic Float) $450

Fly Fishing Guided Float Trips – Miracle Mile Tailwater (Kortes Canyon Float) $550

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Grey Reef Anglers
Our Focus is Solitude with Advantages…

What distinguishes Grey Reef Anglers is our Wyoming fly fishing guides experience level on multiple bodies of water, not just the upper 8 miles of the N. Platte River below Gray Reef Dam. Our fly fishing guides have intimate knowledge of all sections of the North Platte River including the world famous Miracle Mile Section, and are willing to take you to where the fly fishing is best, not just what’s easiest for the guide. You’ll find our guides to be prompt, hard working, and prepared to show you a great time! Another huge advantage we offer is Private Access to exclusive North Platte River fishing lands including Private Boat Ramps, River Front Lodging, & Trophy Trout Pond combine all that and our fly fishing guides’ willingness to customize your trip package and its a recipe for success. Having private North Platte River access gives you and your fly fishing guide the flexibility to stay ahead of any crowd (Private Boat Ramps) and customize your fly fishing trip with solitude. If you don’t want to be on the water at 6 AM, and you want to stay out till 10 PM for the evening caddis hatch – great! We are NOT necessarily on a set lodge schedule and as conditions change on the river so can our plans for your fly fishing vacation. We even have a guide package for those die hard fly fishermen who want to fish every minute of daylight, Trophy Trips.

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Does not include gratuity for your guide or fishing license. Non-resident license for fly fishing in Wyoming is $16.
Go to Lodge Home Page for more details.

Guided Walk-Wade Trips Grey Reef Section North Platte River
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Grey Reef Anglers Wade Fishing the North Platte River w/Private River Access
North Platte River wade fishing trips on the Grey Reef are a great way to increase your skills as a fly fisherman. Your Grey Reef Anglers Wyoming fly fishing guide will teach you what fly fishing is about as you are instructed on how to achieve a great drift, without the aid of the drift boat. With the instruction of your guide you will go over how to read the North Platte River water, choose the correct rod, select the right flies to match the hatch, mend correctly, and learn about the various rigs you can use in each unique river situation. You will do the fly fishing as your guide helps you understand techniques and tips to catch trout. These trips can be a real confidence booster and great learning experience for all skill levels as you learn the art of fly fishing in Wyoming.

Guided Walk Wade Trip Rates: $425/full day or $350/half day, for 1-2 people

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Double Hookup in the spring!

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Live to fight again! A healthy release.

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Grey Reef Anglers & Wingshooting Lodge
North Platte River Lodging & Guided Trips
Outfitters for the Grey Reef & Miracle Mile
Casper, WY 307-267-2559

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Grey Reef Float Trips…with Private Access

Grey Reef Anglers has private boat ramps located at our lodge and private access to the North Platte River itself which is a huge advantage and something to consider when picking a Grey Reef Outfitter. Our Wyoming fly fishing guides are some of the most experienced and best fishing guides on the Grey Reef. Taking advantage of private access and years of time on the water with one of these guides is the true way to experience the Grey Reef section of the North Platte River. You will find yourself relaxing and fly fishing while your Grey Reef guide works hard and rows you over the best spots to catch trout, including all the famous holes. Our North Platte River guides know the water and the topography under the surface, which equates to you being put in the best spot for success while fly fishing in Wyoming. These guides have as much time on the water as anyone and work together sharing information to make your day successful. Guided float trips give you great fly fishing access to sections of the river that are not accessible by foot. Wyoming Fly Fishing Float trips are great for both the beginner and the most experienced fly fisherman.

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Depending on river flows, our guided float trips range from 8 to 22 river miles. Your Grey Reef Anglers Wyoming fly fishing guide will share his extensive knowledge of the North Platte River and put you on the trout. Our guides pride themselves on being excellent oarsman and will allow you to achieve wonderful drifts. Great Wyoming fly fishing and wildlife viewing make float trips both peaceful and exciting. Click for Lodging.
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Full Day Float Trip Rates:

$425/boat 1-2 people includes lunch, the right flies, rods if needed. Private Boat Ramps and Private North Platte River Access.
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Our North Platte River guided float trips take place on Clackacraft drift boats and accommodate 2 fishermen and 1 guide. Experience fly fishing in Wyoming in the best atmosphere possible.

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North Platte River Lodge & Guided Float Trips
Outfitters for the Grey Reef & Miracle Mile Sections

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Grey Reef Tailwater on the North Platte River: One of the Best Wyoming Fly Fishing Rivers

Welcome to the best fly fishing on the Lower North Platte River in central Wyoming. Below Grey Reef Dam a tailwater fishery exists known for huge trout, and light fishing pressure.

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A Wyoming fly fishing float trip starts right here on the Grey Reef section of the North Platte River. This tailwater is home to wild rainbow, cutthroat and brown trout, all familiar breeds to your expert Wyoming fly fishing guide. Due to warmer winter water release, the Grey Reef section of the North Platte River stays open even in the dead of winter and offers great fly fishing in Wyoming year round. Flows at Grey Reef Dam range from 500cfs in the spring/fall to 3500cfs in the summer months. Stable flows at Grey Reef produce an environment rich in aquatic life. Scuds, midges and aquatic worms maintain these huge trout throughout the winter months. Hatches begin with spring baetis and continue into the summer months including yellow stone flies, pale morning duns, crane flies, tricos, and caddis. Due to their rich environment these trout are extremely healthy and incredibly hard fighting. Most of the trout caught at Grey Reef are in the 18-20 inch range with lots of girth!

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It is no understatement when people say that Grey Reef is by far the best big rainbow trout fishery in the US!

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Grey Reef Anglers N. Platte River Float Trips
Full Day Guided Fly Fishing Float Trips for 1-2 people – $425 Includes Private Access, transportation, rods, lunch, flies, private North Platte River access w/Private Boat Ramps.

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Grey Reef Anglers – What is expected of my guide?

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Your Wyoming fly fishing guide can be expected to show up on time with a clean drift boat and a great attitude. He will rig your fly rod for the day or assist you if you want to rig your own. Your guide will share his knowledge base of rigging, knots, fly selection, and fly fishing techniques. A friendly, patient, and professional guide will take the time to answer any questions on game hunting and fly fishing in Wyoming. Your Wyoming fly fishing guide will not just have the knowledge to put you in the right spot for success but will have that great personality to make your day both enjoyable and productive.

What to Bring on Your North Platte River Grey Reef Fly Fishing Trip?

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Camera, Polarized Sun Glasses, Warm and Cold weather clothing, a wind breaker, a hat to help shield the sun, Sun Screen, Waders (seasonal), Fly Rod (we can provide if needed), Rain Jacket, fingerless gloves (seasonal), and anything else you think you might need while boating.

A fat Grey Reef Cuttbow on a hopper!

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Grey Reef Anglers Provides:
Transportation to and from your accommodations (airport shuttle if needed)
Lunch and Beverages on all full day trips, Half day trips bring their own lunch
Rods, Reels and Flies
All other tackle needed (split shot, etc…)

Fly Rod Suggestions:
A Wyoming fly fishing guide from Grey Reef Anglers would suggest a 9′ 6wt Rod equipped with a floating line for nymph fishing for the Grey Reef and Miracle Mile Section of the North Platte River. Our streamer fishing can be done on the same rod, or we can suggest a 9′ 7wt Rod with a floating or sink tip line. A softer action 9′ 5wt Rod for dry flies rounds out the requirements for a completely enjoyably time fly fishing in Wyoming.

Call us at 307-267-2559 for trip details as well as flight info for Casper International Airport

Best time of year to fly fish Wyoming and suggested Fly Fishing Patterns
by season for Grey Reef and the Miracle Mile sections of the North Platte River, Casper, Wyoming:

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Gray Reef Spring Fishing Season: March – May
By far the best overall time of year for numbers of trout to the net. Unpredictable weather, but who cares when your catching that many trophy trout!

Tan,Olive, Orange, Pink Scuds 12-16
Red and Black Midges, sizes 18-22
Blue Winged Olive May fly Patterns, sizes 16-18
Red Larva Lace Worm sizes 12-16
Pine Squirrel Leech Patterns sizes 12-14
Egg Patterns

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Grey Reef Summer Fishing Season: June – August
Weather is much nicer and dry fly fishing is great, especially the hoppers!
Great time for huge trout on streamers as well.
Yellow Sally Stone Fly’s nymphs sizes 14-18
Golden Stone 4-8
BWO’s sizes 16-18
Leaches 12-14
Cream Caddis sizes 14-16
Trico Dry Fly sizes 18-22
Hopper Patterns Various Big size Streamers

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Grey Reef Fall Fishing Season: October-November
The forgotten season that produces huge fish and again big numbers of trout. The big attraction of coarse is the brown trout spawning and the great streamer action as a result.
A Wyoming fly fishing guide will recommend a combination of all of the above fly patterns for fall, depending on how early or late in the fall your Wyoming fly fishing trip is.

BIG SCUDS & Leeches
Bring your monster streamer box to make the most of fly fishing in Wyoming!
The fall on the North Platte River is the season for big brown trout so bring your 7wt rod if possible.

These are just some of the fly patterns we suggest, your guide has special flies that he ties himself and he will know the exact flies that are producing the most and make sure your rigged for success.

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Go to Wyoming Game & Fish Dept. for license types and fees