Grey Reef Anglers Guide Staff
Employment Opportunities at GRA for 2019 Season
Apply Now for 2019 New Employment / 2019 Full Time Guide Position(s)
Applicant(s) email us at [email protected] attach any information applicable. Position(s) to be filled by Jan. 31, 2019
Current GRA Guides
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. Andy is requested often so IF you wish to fish with Andy book early as possible.
Guide: Nick Seiler has earned the respect of every guide in the valley for his great personality and most of all his fishy behavior. Nick is always pushing himself to be better each day out, because of this Nick has quickly become one of the most requested guides on the river. Nick enjoys mountain biking when he isn’t chasing tail.
Guide: 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.
Guide: Logan Hurn originally from Forks, Washington spent most of his childhood climbing into drift boats and floating the many rivers including the Hoh, the Solduc, and the Bogachiel of the Pacific Northwest, Logan a delight to fish with has a great attitude and has his clients needs well taken care of each day on the water. We are delighted to have Logan join our crew fulltime and now lives here in Wyoming.
Logan displaying a nice Leopard Rainbow
Guide: 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.
Guide: Ryan Stefek 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.
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!
“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?
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?
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…)
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 AirportBest 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:
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
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
Cream Caddis sizes 14-16
Trico Dry Fly sizes 18-22
Hopper Patterns Various Big size Streamers
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.