Whatever your interest; Horseback Riding, Camping, Fly fishing, Wildlife & Photo Safaris, Corporate retreats and Horse Assisted Backpack Tours. With 24 plus years of guiding back country pack trips and fly fishing adventures Carl Sauerwein & his professional staff will assure you this will be one of your best vacations ever. We look forward to riding with you.
6/1 through 8/30
All food, lodging, guides cooks and wranglers, horses. This is an all-inclusive trip. Gratuities and alcohol not included.
We offer fly fishing adventures on some of the most pristine backcountry waters in Northwest Wyoming. Fly or spin fish rivers, streams and lakes for Brown trout, Brook trout, Cutthroat trout, Golden trout & Rainbow trout. Our knowledgeable Guides and staff will assist you in having one of the Greatest fishing adventures of your life. Gentle horses will carry you and your gear into the back country where we will set up camp next to fabulous Blue Ribbon trout stream and lakes. (See the pack trip page for more details on the camps and food.)These trips are for the beginner and advanced fisherman. Already know how to fish; we will get you to the water and turn you loose. Of course we will stay close to take pictures of all the big fish you catch. Never fly fished before or not that good at it, that's no problem either; our guides will teach you all you need to know to become a great fly fisherman. We highly recommend catch and release fishing. This sport will become addicting to you if it hasn't already.
Yellowstone and Thorofare Trips
This trip takes you into the upper Yellowstone and Thorofare River where you will fish for the famous Yellowstone Native Cutthroat trout. You will be staying in some of the most remote areas in the lower 48 states. Test your skills on trout 16 to 20 inches in length and weighing 3 to 4 pounds. Trips run 6 to 10 days. Late June through July.
North & South Fork of the Shoshone & Greybull Rivers
These are 3 of the finest fishing rivers around. Great fly fishing for numerous varieties and sizes of trout 10 to 20 and up to 5lbs. There are also some great high mountain lakes on these trips where the fish beg you to catch. There are some Golden trout in these lakes as well. The recommended trip is 5 to 7 days June through August.
Fish for all varieties of trout on this one of a kind river. The Buffalo fork is a tributary of the Snake River and offer anglers a unique opportunity to test all there fishing skills on big water down to small stream and some of the finest baby blue lakes named for the fish they have in them. 5 to 10 day trips recommended.
Day Fishing Trips
Ride into the wilderness on horses and fish the Northfork of the Shoshone for the day and return in the evening. Trips offered Mid May thru August. Reservations required.
Cutthroat, Rainbow, Brook, and Brown Trout.
Summer weather temps 60 to 80 by day, 50 to 60 during nights with seasonal rain showers possible.
Our camps are clean and comfortable, sleeping tents are made of waterproof canvas and offer sleeping pads. Solar shower and latrine are available. Canvas flies and tarps will offer shelter from sun and occasional rain shower. Sit around the campfire in cozy chairs and enjoy the camaraderie of friends and family, telling jokes and stories of days gone by and hear an occasional cowboy song. Cooks will prepare meals over the fire and on propane stove and are served family style. Enjoy entrees like steaks, chops, chicken, burgers, spaghetti for dinner, as well as all the fixings, light appetizers and wine. Breakfasts include bacon, eggs, sausage, pancakes plus many more. Lunches are usually sack lunches (because we are usually out on the trail exploring).
Personal gear, sleeping bag, fishing tackle, personal alcohol.
An 8 or 9 ft. fly rod, 5 to 7 weight, 2 reels one with floating head line and one with sinking head line, Tapered leaders 5 to 7 ft., and spools of tippet 3 to 6# test. We do suggest an extra rod. Light weight waders if you choose or you can wet wade with a non-slipping fishing boot, your creel and vest with forceps, nail clippers and polarized glasses.
Suggested flies: renegade, stimulators, several varieties of hoppers, Adams, coachman, mayflies, stone flies, cadis, and nymphs both beaded and plain. Sizes 10 to 16.
Personal Items List
Where should I fly into?
Cody, WY (Yellowstone Regional Airport).
Are horses gentle?
Yes, we have gentle well-trained horses and mules.
How long does it take to ride in to camp?
3-4 hours, which averages to 8-12 miles.
Overall: 5.0 / 5 based on 4 reviews
4 of 4 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Great Hunt -
By: Camron from Cody, WY
Carl runs a very professional and organized outfitter. They cooked three great meals a day and had everything needed to make the trip go smoothly. The sleeping arrangements were very comfortable and they made "roughing it" not so rough. He also found great locations for hiking and fishing. The horses are all very well behaved and even the not so experienced riders didn't have any problems. The trip was amazing and we have many beautiful pictures and fond memories to show for it!
Great trip -
We spent 5 days with Carl and crew. They were great. We could have not had better care or a better time. Already planning for next year.
By: Mattfly from Lancaster, PA
Our group had a spectacular trip fishing the Wyoming backcountry with Carl and Boulder Basin Outfitters. Everything was just as we would have liked from the horseback ride into the mountains, the accommodations, the food, and of course the awesome fishing.
Boulder Basin -
By: Truitt1 from Nashville, TN
I've been out with these guys on 2 different 4 night back country trips. The occasion is to meet up with old friends, and this is the perfect trip. We did a different river on each trip and tend to get about 12-18 miles into the back country. The fishing was awesome on both trips. The terrain was rugged and the water was completely private. As expected, the fish are beautiful and naive. The base camp Carl sets up comes as close to a luxury hotel as I could imagine getting in this remote setting at this price. Sure, you could probably get more elaborate at 10x the money, but I'm not sure what could be gained. He sets up a nice camp with cots, covered dining areas, perpetual supplies of cold drinks, snacks, and hearty meals that often feature cast iron cooking or grilled meats even at breakfast. The agenda is flexible. You can walk out of camp and fish or have Carl lead you out to even more remote areas for a day trip. We have really enjoyed this type of base camp set up, but they are clearly flexible in arranging how you want to plan your tirp out. I can't wait to get back out there again this year. Truly one of the highlights of my year.