WorldCast Anglers, WY

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitter in Jackson Hole, WY

WorldCast Anglers, WY

Overview

Based in the Orvis Jackson Hole store with office and fly shop in Victor, Idaho, WorldCast Anglers' goal is to bring your dream of a Western fly-fishing adventure to life. With permitted water on the South Fork, Snake, Teton, Henry's Fork, Salt, and Green Rivers as well as Yellowstone National Park, WorldCast Anglers is the premier fly-fishing destination in the Rocky Mountains. Additionally, WorldCast Anglers is home of the famous "South Fork Hilton" overnight fly-fishing adventure and the oldest guide school in the country, the Western Rivers Guide School. Regardless of where your dream destination is, WorldCast Anglers will work tirelessly to turn your next fly-fishing adventure into a dream come true.

The Best Water in Eastern Idaho and Western Wyoming:
WorldCast Anglers serves our clients in the respects that we can give them the best experience with the best water that is fishing the best during their time with WCA. Whether that may be wading the famous Railroad Ranch of the Henry's Fork, fishing the adrenaline-pumping white water of the Teton Canyon, casting salmonflies on the South Fork or floating below the mighty Grand Teton on the Snake River, your booking is solely with WorldCast Anglers; no third party relationships are used.

The WCA Experience:
At WCA, we serve our clients based on their identified fly-fishing needs and preferences. We measure success by meeting and exceeding our client's expectations on and off the water, whether you are a first time beginner or seasoned expert. We listen to our clients to build our trips and match you with our guides to create an experience based on expectations, needs and wants. Our staff and guides are always professional. The WCA professionalism is the product of training, education, experience, and is synonymous with our code of conduct. We are serious about safety, as safety is our paramount concern for guides and clients.

The WorldCast Anglers Guides:
All WCA guides have completed the Western Rivers Guide School; an intense seven-day course, which takes place on our immediate rivers and watersheds. During this school, our guides have been educated, trained, and critiqued by some of the most experienced and knowledgeable guides in the area. The Western Rivers Guide School is the oldest guide school in the country.

Fly Shop

Located in the heart of some of the greatest fishing in the Rocky Mountain West, the staff members at WorldCast Anglers are the regional experts for fly fishing in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem. Whether you need professional assistance with a new rod purchase, picking out some of our “custom” fly patterns exclusive to our shop or need advice on your next international fishing adventure; we are here to help. Our knowledgeable and educated staff is always available to answer any questions you may have about the area, gear, flies, and fishing opportunities.

FAQs

Season:

WorldCast Anglers offers fishing opportunities 12 months a year. Our peak operating season operates from May 15 - October on the South Fork of the Snake, Henry's Fork, Snake River, Teton River, Salt River, Green River and Yellowstone National Park. Early season (January - May) and late season (November/December) opportunities before the summer crowds can yield great fishing opportunities with no crowds and hungry fish; however, conditions and weather can be more fickle.

Species:

WorldCast Anglers is in the center of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Native Snake River fine spotted and Yellowstone cutthroat trout are our key species as they love to eat dry flies. Rainbow, brown, and brook trout are present in some of our river systems as well as mountain whitefish.

Region/Terrain:

The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem offers a vast variety of fishing opportunities. From big rivers to small creeks, tailwaters to freestone, lakes and reservoirs, as well as float and wade fishing; our geographical area offers some of the most diverse fishing options in the Rocky Mountain West. Our landscape changes like our fishing connecting the upper Snake River Plains of the South Fork of the Snake, the Yellowstone Caldera of the Henry's Fork, Jackson Hole of the Snake River to the high alpine desert of the Green River. Travel times to and from our fishing areas never exceed 1.5 hours.

Typical Weather:

The weather in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem consists of dry summer heat with occasional rainy days. Even though it may look sunny in the morning, weather moves quickly out here and it is always important to bring rain gear in case of the occasional summer shower passing through. We suggest wearing shoes which you don't mind getting wet (i.e. wading sandals, old sneakers, Crocs etc.) as there will be times when you may need to get your feet wet getting in and out of the boat. Additionally, there will be times in the summer where wet wading, in water no deeper than mid-calf, will be the best way to put both anglers on fish and it would be smart to have shoes which you don't mind getting wet. The water temperatures in the summer are cool, but not too cold on the feet. A hat and sunscreen are necessary for protection from the bright sun and the reflection off the water. Spring and fall months are dominated by cold mornings and comfortable afternoons but can easily be fickle and volatile. It is not uncommon for us to see snow in some parts of May and September. Dress in layers to be the most comfortable.

Rates:

You can find all WorldCast Anglers pricing information at:
www.worldcastanglers.com/guide_services/trip-planner/rates/

WCA Cancellation Policy:
WCA requires a 50% deposit when booking trips and your remaining balance will be automatically billed to you 24 hours prior your trip(s) on the same credit card provided at time of booking. This deposit will become non-refundable 30 days prior to the scheduled trip date. If you foresee a scheduling conflict problem within the 30 day limit, we will do our best to reschedule the trip to meet your needs. If the trip cannot be rescheduled, the deposit will be forfeited. Cancellations within 24 hours of your scheduled meet time for your trip require full payment.

Weather Cancellations:
WorldCast Anglers will not send out boats in weather that is deemed unsafe (i.e. lightning storms). As weather moves quickly here, it is possible to wait out passing storms and leave an hour later and enjoy a great day of fishing. The guide and office staff at WCA will make the call about unsafe weather. There is great fishing to be had with heavy cloud cover, just before, and just after storms. This is why we advise bringing along warm clothing and good rain gear. Because WCA services a wide range of rivers, we will do our best to move your trip to the best fishing available in the event of inclement weather.

What is Provided:

WorldCast Anglers provides the following for all outfitting trips: WCA Professional Guide, transportation to and from a central meeting point, driftboat or raft, full shoreside lunch with drinks and refreshments, fly fishing rods and reels, terminal tackle, a tent camp (overnight trips only), private chef (overnight trips only), meals and complimentary beer and wine (overnight trips only).

What is not provided: Small selection of flies (chosen by the guide of what is working best), fishing licenses, gratuity for guides and camp staff (if you choose to give so).

Gear Recommendations:

This list includes items that most anglers use during a fly-fishing trip with WorldCast Anglers. Each guide carries Orvis fishing equipment, which guests are welcome to use at no extra cost. Fly selection varies with the time of year. Each guide will assist clients in selecting about a dozen flies for a full-day trip as well as one new leader from the our fly shop at the start of each trip. Guides will also be able to help supplement flies throughout the trip.

Fishing equipment: Primary rods are 5 and 6 wt rods. 4 and 7wt. rods may be brought along for specific use. Reels with dependable drag systems and floating lines to match rods. Full sinking and sink-tip lines are used for streamer and lake fishing applications. Breathable chest waders for winter, spring, and late fall conditions. Wading sandals or wading boots with neoprene booties work great for wet wading in the summer.

Clothing:

  • Sunscreen
  • Bug repellant
  • Shorts or quick-dry pants
  • Long-sleeved, quick-dry shirt
  • Rain jacket and pants
  • Sweater/fleece pullover

Accessories:

  • Polarized Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Fly-floatant/Shake
  • Camera
  • Snips
  • Forceps
  • 2X, 3X, 4X leaders
  • 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X tippet

Flies:

  • General Summer Selection
  • Chernobyl ants (tan, red, yellow, orange), sizes 6, 8, 10, 12
  • South Fork Chernobyl, sizes 6, 8, 10
  • Stimulators (royal, yellow, orange), sizes 10, 12, 14
  • Chubby Chernobyls (red, tan, golden), sizes 8, 10, 12
  • Hoppers (Dave's, Schroeder's, and grand), sizes 6, 8, 10, 12
  • Parachute adams, sizes 12, 14, 16, 18
  • PMX's (yellow, red, peacock), sizes 8, 10, 12
  • Parachute cream and rusty), sizes 16, 18
  • Caddis (Goddard, elk hair,) sizes 14, 16
  • Bead head copper johns (copper, red), sizes 12, 14, 16
  • Pat's rubberleg stonefly nymph (brown, org/brown, tan/brown) sizes 6, 8, 10
  • Bead head prince nymphs, sizes 14, 16
  • Bead head hare's ear and pheasant tail, sizes 12, 14, 16
  • Tungsten jig pheasant tails, sizes 12, 14, 16
  • Duracell, sizes 12, 14, 16
  • Lightning bug, sizes 16, 18
  • J.J. specials, sizes 4, 6
  • Kreelex, sizes 4, 6
  • Dungeon (black, olive, and natural), sizes 4

South Fork Overnight:
The overnight camp is well stocked and always ready for your arrival. Our staff will do our best to accommodate your every need at camp. Please make sure to inform the office about any food allergies or dietary restrictions well in advance of your trip. Some necessary items include:

  • Change of clothes (jacket, hat, and pants for evenings)
  • Toiletries
  • Waders, if desired
  • Dry shoes or hiking boots for wearing at camp
  • Flashlight/headlamp
  • Alcohol for mixed drinks (beer and wine will be provided by WCA)
  • Sleeping bags and fresh linens provided by WCA

What to Bring:

Fly fishing is fun! Bring a good attitude and attainable expectations. Please communicate your expectations with your guide so that you are on the same page for identifying your needs and wants and keys for success for your day on the water. At WorldCast Anglers, is our goal to provide our clients with the highest possible service and to have them leave our waters with memories of fish and knowledge that last a life time.

Other:

What kind of boats do you use?
Here at WorldCast Anglers we primarily fish out of 3 person (2 anglers and 1 guide) row boat style drift boats. The boat fishes best with 1 or 2 anglers. We suggest only adding a third person when it is child as three adults pushes the weight limits of the boat and does not provide adequate fishing to all people present. The boats all have good amounts of dry storage for your valuables and rain gear during the trip. They are very stable fishing platforms and with the built in leg-locks, there is little chance of falling into the river.

Food?
On all trips, the guides will bring along a cooler full of soda's and water. If you have a special drink choice, feel free to bring it along and throw it in the cooler. On full day trips our guides will take along a full shore lunch with plenty of food for all the clients. If you are more of a snack eater, please feel free to bring along some granola bars or additional food of your choice. If you have any dietary restrictions or preferences, please let us know when booking the trip so that we can accommodate your lunch needs accordingly.

Pick up and drop off?
In the morning (or afternoon for afternoon half-days), we will have our guide meet you at a predetermined location. From there you will travel to and from the river in the Guide's vehicle where in the afternoon he will return again to the same meeting place to let you off at your vehicle or hotel. If you need special transportation arrangements, give us a call and we can try to accommodate your needs.

Do I need to bring my car along to the river?
It is not necessary because when you are fishing, the shop has the guide's vehicle moved from the put in to the take out. If you are traveling after the fishing trip, and we happen to be going in your intended direction of travel, we can arrange for your vehicle to be moved as well to help you on your way.

Who will I be fishing with?
When we take your reservation we will sign you up with a guide. This guide is subject to change on the day of the fishing trip, except when a Guide Request is made. If you call and request a guide to fish with, we will make sure that they are available the morning of for your trip. If you are looking to request a guide, we suggest making these reservations at least a month or two in advance to ensure your selection.

Can I make requests?
If you would like to fish with a certain guide or fish a certain piece of water, we can take requests and do all in our power to make sure that they come to fruition.

Additional Activities:

Spa services: Teton Springs Lodge and Spa - 208-787-7235

Whitewater rafting: Mad River Boat Trips - 800-458-7238

Wildlife tours: Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools - 307-733-2623 Mountain biking: Grand Targhee Resort - 307-353-2300

Trail rides: Moose Creek Ranch - 208-787-6078 or Willow Creek Horseback Rides - 307-733-7086

Reviews

WorldCast Anglers
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitters
Mike Dawkins
38 West Center St.
Victor, ID 83455 (office)

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