Yellowstone River Fly Fishing Trip

Wyoming Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout


A True Backcountry Experience

Our Yellowstone River Fly Fishing Packtrip is a true backcountry experience. It requires a little more effort, but we guarantee it’s worth it.

We set out on a long horseback ride to camp from Turpin Meadows near Moran, WY on the banks of the Buffalo Fork River between Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.

Your reward is the opportunity to fish truly remote waters filled with spawning Yellowstone Cutthroats emerging from Yellowstone Lake, and the thrill of spending time in the truly rugged wilderness with the potential of spotting elk and grizzly.


Late June – Mid August

How Long

3-, 5-, 7-, and 10-day trips


Max. Group Size = 8


Yellowstone River Fly Fishing Details

What You'll Catch

Wyoming Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout

A Day in Camp

Morning & Afternoon

Mornings begin around 8:00 am, at which time your guides will already be catching, feeding, and saddling horses if needed for that day. We meet for a hearty breakfast; pack your lunch and discuss plans for the day. After breakfast, you and your guide ride up the trails on horseback for a full day of fly fishing. Guests can also choose to take a day to explore the area on foot or horseback, or just relax in camp.


Guides will have you back in camp at sunset, at which time the cook will have your meal prepared. Kick your boots off and tell stories of the day over a hearty supper in the dinner tent.



The Wyoming Game & Fish Department manages regulations and licensing for all hunting and fishing in the state, and you must be eligible to purchase a valid license and any additional permits or stamps before booking your trip with us. We recommend allowing Best Of the West Outfitters to process your license applications, preference points etc., or you can manage your own application online.

Please review our Licensing Overview page for more information on WG&FD deadlines and fees.


Cost / Deposit

Contact us for our current price list, dates and contract.

If you draw a license, a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the quoted trip price will reserve your dates for the year. The balance is due 60 days prior to your hunt dates, or you may pay with cash the day before your hunt begins.

Your quoted trip price does not include costs for:


What to Bring

Please review our What to Bring page for a complete list of required and suggested gear. For products we use, trust and recommend, view our Links page.
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    Clothing: synthetic, wool and/or waterproof outerwear, broken-in hiking boots and gaiter, stocking cap, socks, camp shoes, etc.
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    Personal Gear: Water bottle with filter, prescription medications, lip balm and sunscreen, toiletries, etc.
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    Fishing Gear: Fly Rod & Flies or Spin Cast Rod and Spinners

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