Boulder Basin Outfitters, WY

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Expedition in Cody, Wyoming

Boulder Basin Outfitters, WY


Boulder Basin Outfitters offers wilderness horseback adventures and Fly fishing trips thru out Northwest Wyoming around Yellowstone National Park. From The beautiful Washakie Wilderness around Cody to the pristine Wind River range out of Dubois and Breath taking beauty of the Bridger Tetons and Jackson Hole. Let our professional Staff and gentle Mountain horses and mules carry you and your family or group to a little piece of heaven here on earth.

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.

Date Range

6/1 through 8/30

What is Provided to Customer

All food, lodging, guides cooks and wranglers, horses. This is an all-inclusive trip. Gratuities and alcohol not included.

Region/Terrain Where You Fish

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.

Buffalo Fork
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.

Species You Fish For By Season

Cutthroat, Rainbow, Brook, and Brown Trout.

Typical Weather by Season

Summer weather temps 60 to 80 by day, 50 to 60 during nights with seasonal rain showers possible.


Lodging, Meals, and accommodations

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).


What Should Customers Bring

Personal gear, sleeping bag, fishing tackle, personal alcohol.

Suggested Tackle
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

  • Duffel Bag: Light weight water Proof bags 30” in length or less are best. We prefer two 25# bags or smaller. The weights of duffel will be strictly enforced.
  • Clothing: Blue jeans, cotton shirts, light long underwear, lots of socks & underwear, Swimming Suit.
  • Warm Jacket: Light & Heavy, Nights are always cool.
  • Hiking Boots or hard soled shoes for riding Cowboy boots not recommended.
  • Camp shoes: Sneakers or moccasins.
  • Flash Light & Batteries, Pocket knife.
  • Rain Gear: Bring some… the weather is always unpredictable. Please no ponchos.
  • Towel & Wash Cloth.
  • Sleeping Bag: It’s best to bring your own bag. Rated down to 0 degrees
  • Sleeping Pad: Therma Rest type, we do have some if you do not.
  • Sun Glasses, Polarized for Fishing
  • Chap stick, Lotion with Sun Block and Insect Repellent
  • Cowboy Hat or Cap and Gloves: Cowboy hats are best.
  • Neckerchief or Scarf
  • Camera: Bring plenty of film or memory cards & extra batteries.
  • Water Bottle: With filter if possible
  • Alcohol, Beer & Soda: Alcohol should be packed in unbreakable containers.
  • Wet wipes or feminine hygiene wipes & large Ziploc bags
  • Toiletries, medication and anti-inflammatory: Tylenol, Motrin, Aleve, Advil, etc.
  • Fishing Gear: Rods 8’- 9’ 5 to 7 weight 2 reels with sinking and floating head line. Light weight waders or wet wade in shorts and wading shoes. Best Flies: Adams, Renegade, Stimulators, Hoppers, Stoneflies, Coachman, Cadis, Plain & Beaded Nymphs
  • If spin fishing: Spinning Rod & Reel Light or Ultra-Light. Lures: Mepps, Dare Devils, Panther Martins and Rapala


Frequently Asked Questions

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.


Boulder Basin Outfitters
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Expedition
3348 North fork Hwy
Cody, WY 82414

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