Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide Service in Lander, WY

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Dunoir Fishing Adventures, LLC

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide Service


Phone icon307-349-3331 Email iconjlprine@gmail.com Link icondunoirfishing.com
1405 Goodrich Drive
Lander, WY 82520

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The Story

The Orvis-Endorsed Dunoir Fishing Adventures Fly-Fishing Outfitter stands by the words 'professional, personable, and patient,' on every guided fly-fishing trip on Wyoming's finest waters. This work ethic in our guides, combined with our vast access to the "Golden Triangle" of tailwaters, tributaries, and stillwater fisheries makes for a fun and memorable fly-fishing experience.

Dunoir Fishing Adventures specializes in fishing trips from the headwaters of the Wind River and its tributaries, located near Dubois, to the classic tailwater of the same river, the Bighorn River located in Thermopolis, Wyoming. In addition to guiding and fishing in the Bighorn and Wind River Basins, our guides also provide fishing trips on the Green River near Fontenelle, Wyoming to experience the Southwestern side of the Wind River Mountain Range completing the "Golden Triangle" of Blue-Ribbon fly fishing. This diversity gives us the advantage to fish different areas when one river or water may not be fishing well or there are challenging conditions. For the adventurous angler wanting to fish multiple waters, we can organize and help deliver a Wyoming fishing trip not to be forgotten.

Dunoir Fishing Adventures is operated and owned by fourth-generation Wyomingite proud to share a piece of Wyoming with you! Our longtime ties and knowledge of Wyoming, and the specific fisheries we guide, set us apart from others. Our guides have many decades of knowledge on the waters we fish, and positive connections to the local communities we call home.

Season:

Dunoir Fishing Adventures operates year-round and focuses on fisheries as seasons progress. We save our high mountain fisheries near Dubois for the heat of the summer starting from after runoff all the way through the winter. Our tailwater fisheries are guided on nearly twelve months out of the year pending winter temperatures. We don't let a little snow and cold stop us from enjoying fishing!

Species:

Wind River (freestone section Dubois, Wyoming) and tributaries: Yellowstone cutthroat trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, brook trout, lake trout, splake, grayling, and whitefish.

Bighorn River: Rainbow trout, brown trout, Yellowstone cutthroat trout and the occasional whitefish, carp, walleye.

Green River: Rainbow trout, brown trout, Colorado River cutthroat trout, lake trout, Kokanee and whitefish.

Region/Terrain:

Wind River and Tributaries: Dubois, Wyoming-Dubois is considered the most remote town in the lower 48. So if getting away from the crowds and having the river to yourself is something you're looking for, look no further! The Wind River is an amazing freestone fishery with big brown trout, Yellowstone cutts, rainbow trout and brook trout. We also have mountain rivers, lakes and streams filled with wild fish. There is an abundance of wildlife here including wolves, grizzly bears, moose, elk, and deer just to name a few. Our guide service also is one of only three to operate on the Wind River below Boysen Dam in Boysen State Park.

Bighorn River: Thermopolis, Wyoming. The Bighorn River in Wyoming is an absolutely amazing fishery that you can fish year-round for big healthy browns, rainbows, and the occasional cutthroat trout. It definitely helps to fish this river from a drift boat as it is a large river, and there is limited and hard to reach public access. The Bighorn River is a true prized tailwater and Wyoming gem that boasts the "World's Largest Hot Springs" for soaking after a day of fishing. Hard to beat soaking in hot springs and fishing on a trip.

Green River: Fontenelle, Wyoming. The Green River in Wyoming located on the West side of the Wind River Mountain Range is a prized tailwater fishery that holds brown trout, rainbow trout, Colorado cutthroat trout, Kokanee in the fall, and Whitefish. It is not unheard of to catch lake trout that have spilled over the dam or come from Flaming Gorge. The Green River is a scenic and wild river at the base of the Wind Rivers. Wildlife including a diverse migratory bird population, moose, coyotes, racoons are commonly seen on the Green River.

Typical Weather:

Spring (March-May): Expect all four season during this time frame. Packing for fishing trips in this time frame tends to require clothes for all types of weather from snow, rain, sun, and wind. Sometimes all in one day.

Summer (June-August): In the higher altitudes of our region and Dubois you can expect all four seasons in June. As July emerges through August, the weather is beautiful with warm-hot summer days and cool nights. Afternoon thunderstorms can and do roll through. In the Bighorn and Green River Basins the days can be very hot. Trips can be adjusted according to the weather during high-heat days.

Fall (September-November): Early fall is probably one of the best times for beautiful weather across Wyoming. Cooler temperatures set in and the dog days of summer have disappeared. As fall progresses weather can be tricky and winter can and does show itself. Be prepared for all types of weather in October-November including snow.

Rates:

Rates start from: $250
You can find all pricing information at: dunoirfishing.com/guide-rates-bighorn-river-green-river-wind-river-wyoming/

What is Provided:

All full day trips include Orvis fly rods and reels (if needed), flies, tippet, and a fresh streamside lunch with water and beverages. Half-day trips provide all of the same without a lunch, but snacks and water provided. Waders can be rented upon request.

Gear Recommendations:

Wyoming Fishing Licence (Conservation Stamp only required for annual licenses).

Rods and Reels:
For large rivers and lakes you will need a 9 foot, 5-7 weight rod and reel. For mountain streams, an 8-9 ft., 4-6 wt. rod and reel. Rods and reels provided upon request at no additional charge.

Waders and Wading Boots:
Lightweight/breathable waders with layers underneath
Felt or vibram-soled wading boots

Wader recommendations:
Waders or wader liners with boots (non-studded only for drift boat and raft trips) for cooler weather/seasons.

Clothing:

  • Raincoat, winter hat, gloves, and cold weather outerwear/quick-dry layers.
  • Sun hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and clothing to block sun.
  • Quick-dry pants, wading shoes/boots, and long sleeve shirt recommended for summer fishing trips.

Backpack, vest, or wade bag for wade fishing trips.

What to Bring:

Miscellaneous gear: Bring your favorite refillable water bottle. We are a Kick Plastic Guide operation. We will have water bottles should you forget. Camera and dry bag if needed. Bug spray with deet, sunscreen, and bear spray for wade fishing (guide will have for wade fishing trips).

Other:

Q. Do I need to purchase a Wyoming fishing license for my trip?
A. Yes, you need to purchase a fishing license for the day of your trip. It can be purchased online or at locations in the area you are fishing. A day license does not require a conservation stamp, but an annual license does.

Q. Do you provide trips for all levels of anglers?
A. Yes, our guides pride themselves in working with all levels and abilities. You do not have to have any fly-fishing experience in order to enjoy a day on the water. Yet, our guides can also provide an amazing day on the water for seasoned anglers.

Q. When is the best time of year to come and fish?
A. It all depends on what type of fishing experience you wish to have. Our guides are available and fishing year-round depending on the weather. We love fishing in the winter with snow as much as fishing in warmth of summer. Contact us and we can discuss your options.

Additional Activities:

Dunoir Fishing Adventures can help put you in contact with lodging and activities including: horseback rides, scenic raft trips, mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, historical tours and museums, hot springs recommendations, dining, and scenic Wyoming tours.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good day on the Big Horn We floated the Big Horn into Thermopolis in early May with Rusty Komrs. Had a very good day, lot of fun, dry fly fishing most of the afternoon. Rusty was great--hard working, patient and knowledgeable. Would definitely do it again.
Date published: 2021-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always the best! I have fished with Jeramie since 2012 and consider him to be in the “best-in-class” for passion, knowledge and really hard work while guiding, but more importantly his friendship and brotherhood. Really not that common. I can’t recommend Jeramie and Dunoir highly enough. I have never been disappointed and don’t expect to in future trips.
Date published: 2021-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cutthroat Paradise I fished two days of wading near Dubois, landing (and missing!) many beautiful cutthroats. Skinny, gin-clear water made the fishing challenging, but my guide Latney suggested the right technique each time and pushed me to try casts and presentations to difficult spots that I would not have tried on my own. On top of that he was flexible as to my preference for where to fish, and demonstrated great knowledge of the Wind River region. On top of that he showed a true appreciation and sense of stewardship for the land and the water that comes from years of experience as an outdoorsman. Also Jeremy worked hard get me on the water for what was a late booking during a busy long weekend. I highly recommend Dunoir Fishing Adventures.
Date published: 2020-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Group!!! Our fishing week was amazing. Our personal guide was Rusty Komrs and he really could not have been better. He was professional, knowledgeable, patient, funny, and was a great teacher. I really can't say enough good things about him. We had a whole group of us and the other guides we had were Noah and Jeff and they were also just as nice as could be and so knowledgeable. If you want to go fishing in Wyoming, this is who you want to take you. Thanks for everything!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2020-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing fishing, locations and guide We fished 3 days with Guide, Jeff Judkins of Dunoir Fishing Adventures. On two days Jeff took us to wonderful, streams with beautiful Yellowstone Cutthroats. One day we floated the middle Green River. Each day and location was a new adventure with a new puzzle to solve. With Jeff the results were always fun and fish. The pre-trip planning talks with owner Jeramie Prine were friendly and informative. The whole experience could not have gone better.
Date published: 2020-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lander Wyoming - Come Here To Fish We had the best three days fly fishing with our Guide, Jeff Judkins of Dunoir Fishing Adventures. We fished a different watershed each day. All new to me. All spectacular in their beauty and under Jeff’s excellent guidance all produced great fish. Really Great Fish. This was an absolute Top-Notch experience.
Date published: 2020-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best fishing trip ever From the beginning Jeramie was great to work with when scheduling our trip. Great communication! Our guide Jeff worked so hard both days getting us in the right spots repeatedly. He was a great teacher and instructor to help us successfully get the fish in. He was as excited as us to catch fish!! He brought us great lunches each day. We caught lots of fish both days. I can’t say enough about this business and Jeff our guide. They were wonderful to work with and I highly recommend them.
Date published: 2020-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Multiple fish over 20 inches on one trip! Had an amazing time with our guide Rusty! Very knowledgeable about the river and area we were fishing. I was able to catch a stud brown and rainbow over 20 inches! Highly recommend these guys!!!!
Date published: 2020-06-12
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