Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Expedition in Cody, Wyoming

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Boulder Basin Outfitters

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Expedition

Phone icon307-587-3404 Phone icon307-250-0076 Email iconspadebit@tctwest.net Link iconwyomingsummerpacktrips.com
3348 North fork Hwy
Cody, WY 82414

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The Story

Join the experts at Orvis-endorsed Boulder Basin Outfitters for your fly-fishing expedition in Wyoming. At Boulder Basin Outfitters, we are passionate about what we do, offering pack-in wilderness adventures in northwest Wyoming. We provide our clients the opportunity to ride and fish in some of the most remote wilderness areas. The rivers, streams and lakes are spring-fed from glaciers and snowpack, the water is cold, and wild trout are hungry and quite abundant; these fish rarely see human presence. Our horses and mules are gentle and sure-footed and take great care of our guests.

"Being a third generation outfitter with 30-plus years of experience in northwest Wyoming, I can assure my knowledge of the area and the passion I have for the great outdoors is unsurpassed. Our friendly guides, wranglers, and cooks understand and hold this same passion. We all look forward to sharing this with you."

Our trips are customized to accommodate all levels of clients to beginning fishermen, to the most advanced angler. You don't have to be an expert rider either, we have horses for all levels of experience.

Despite the remoteness of our excursions, our camps are comfortable, modern, and include family-style meals. We camp in secluded meadows near the clean, crisp waters we fish. Each trip can accommodate up to 10 guests. Relax around the campfire under our large awnings and sleep soundly in our canvas tents (two-person occupancy per tent) on cozy cots. For your personal needs, we provide a latrine and a shower set-up for your convenience. Wake up to coffee and a warm breakfast every day. Return to a home-cooked dinner every evening beginning with appetizers and ending with a tasty dessert. Sack lunches are provided with a variety of snacks to keep you energized throughout your day.

What is Provided:

Our trips are all-inclusive. Food, lodging (tents), guides, cooks, wranglers, horses are all provided in your trip price. There is a 3% use fee tax in addition to the price. Not included in trip price: Gratuities, alcohol, Wyoming fishing license (required), lodging before and after your trip.

Gear Recommendations:

Suggested Fishing Gear List/Tackle:

  • 8.5' or 9.0' fly rod
  • 4 to 5 wt.
  • 2 reels, one with floating line, one with sinking line
  • 9-foot tapered leaders
  • Spools of tippet, 3-6 lbs. of test
  • We suggest an extra rod and lightweight waders. Or you can wet wade
  • Non-slip fishing boot

Suggested fly list:
Renegade, stimulators, several hopper varieties, Adams, coachman, mMayflies, stoneflies, caddis and nymphs'both beaded and plain, sizes 8-12

What to Bring:


Duffel Bag: Lightweight waterproof bags, 30" in length or less are best. We prefer two 20 lb. bags or smaller. 40 lb. baggage limit. The weights of duffels will be strictly enforced.

Clothing: Blue jeans, cotton shirts, light long underwear, lots of socks and underwear, swim suit, warm jackets (light and heavy weight). Nights are always cool. Neckerchief or scarf.

Footwear: Hiking boots or hard-soled shoes for riding. Cowboy boots are not recommended. Camp shoes (sneakers or moccasins).

Rain Gear: Bring some...the weather is always unpredictable. Please, no ponchos.

Sleeping Bag: It's best to bring your own bag. Rated to 0 degrees

Sleeping Pad: ThermaRest type, we do have some if you do not. Sun Glasses, polarized for fishing

Cowboy hat or cap and gloves: Cowboy hats are best.

Camera: Bring plenty of film or memory cards and extra batteries.

Flashlight and batteries, pocket knife, water bottle, with filter if possible.

Alcohol, beer and soda: Alcohol should be packed in unbreakable containers. Beer and soda in aluminum cans.

Personal items: Towel and wash cloth, lip balm, lotion with sun block, insect repellent, wet wipes or feminine wipes, large Ziploc bags, toiletries, medication and anti-inflammatory, Tylenol, Motrin, Aleve, Advil, etc.

Additional Activities:

Boulder Basin Outfitters also offers hunting opportunities for all of Wyoming's big game species. We offer trail rides, wildlife viewing, photography opportunities and backcountry pack trips.


We operate our fly-fishing adventures mid-June through Labor Day, with the prime fishing time being July and August.


The primary species caught are cutthroat trout. There are also plenty of brook trout, along with some rainbow and brown trout. Expect to catch fish up to 20" in length and weighing up to four pounds. These fish are wild and always put up a good fight.


Our excursions will take you high up in to Wyoming's Absaroka Mountain Range. The rivers are cold, clean and swift, with large pools. The Yellowstone and Thorofare Rivers are some of the most remote areas we offer to fish. Fish caught here are the Yellowstone native cutthroat. These trips run 6 to 10 days in duration, with the season being late June through mid-July. Bridger Lake is one of the most remote areas in the lower 48 states and offers incredible cutthroat trout fishing throughout the summer season.

The North and South Fork of the Shoshone and Greybull Rivers are more easily accessed, but still provide an epic and remote fishing experience. While the Greybull River is strictly cutthroat trout, the North and South Fork of the Shoshone hosts many species of trout. There are a few lakes available to fish on this trip. These trips run three to eight days in duration, with the season being mid-June through Labor Day.

The Buffalo Fork is a tributary of the Snake River and offers anglers a unique opportunity to test their skills on big water, all the way down to tiny streams. All trout species are available here, and there are also some incredible lakes to fish on this trip. These trips run five to 10 days in duration, with the season being mid-June through Labor Day.

We are excited to now offer beautiful fly-fishing and pack trips in Yellowstone National Park. Contact us for more information about these epic adventures!

Typical Weather:

The typical weather during the fishing and summer season is 60-80 degrees F during the day, and 50- 60 degrees F at night, with seasonal rain showers.

Rates start from: $300.00 per day, per person
You can find all pricing information at: wyomingsummerpacktrips.com/rates-and-info.html

What airport should I fly in to?

Yellowstone Regional Airport in Cody, Wyoming.

Are pets allowed?


Are the horses gentle enough for beginners?

Yes, we have gentle, well-trained horses and mules that are extremely sure-footed.

How long does it take to ride to camp?

Typically, we ride 3-5 hours with breaks in between and average 10-15 miles.

Is there an age minimum for your trips?

Yes, 6 years old.

Is there a weight limit for your horses?

Yes, unfortunately, we have to limit our client's weight to 280 pounds for the safety of our animals.

Will there be any cell phone service on my trip?

No, because we are in very remote areas. However, our staff have satellite phones and devices in the event of an emergency.

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