Read below for some quick results to your frequently asked Wyoming Fly Fishing questions:
At some point we all need a spell. If there is one thing we are very confident in is that our guests, while they are visiting us in Alcova, WY, will enjoy a valuable departure from the quagmire of current events. We are powerless to make it any other way. You can’t help but to get caught up in this big empty landscape with fun people and awesome fishing. This will be our 24th season and we’ve had a fair bit of panic but it always turns out in our favor, the North Platte River is always good to us and guests return.
Over the past couple years we’ve tiptoed around and kept our nose to the grindstone. It has all worked out beautifully. So well, that we added an incentive to visiting multiple times a year. Our return trip discount was a game changer for guests and The Reef Fly Shop and North Platte Lodge staff beginning in 2020 and we are continuing that program. Our corporate rate has also been popular with most of our full-lodge groups. Our off season rates are also still in effect this week. Killer deals on guided fishing and fishing/cottage packages. We are all bombarded with news of rising prices and limited supply, so how about a price break and a bumper crop of fish and fresh air? Lodging and guide availability is also great if you have some flexibility in your dates. This off-season we’ve also made significant investments in both properties. We know you’ll notice and enjoy the updates. What never changes is our guide staff’s dedication, experience, and conscientious approach to fly fishing. The kitchen and house staff are a godsend.
Grey Reef FAQs:
The Spring Flushing Flows: The Bureau of Reclamation has tentatively scheduled a gate check and typically the flush follows. Historically, it begins on the third Monday in March but let’s not hold our breath and just enjoy the awesome spring fishing as it continues to ramp up. The highest volume fishing of the season is going on right now and will continue throughout the spring. It put Grey Reef on the map.
Runoff: This is a common concern for folks who aren’t familiar with spring Grey Reef fishing. We don’t have runoff, fishing is awesome…its that simple.
Warm Summer River Temps: Hoot owl closures have become increasingly common on Western trout rivers. Low water and warm summer temperatures heat up the waterways to a point that the rivers are closed to fishing completely or throughout the bulk of the day while poor conditions persist. We’ve not had critical temps for 20 years. The five reservoirs upstream create a large supply of cool clean water throughout the year and isolate Grey Reef from runoff.
Meals: If you want high quality, wholesome, plated meals while you visit us in Alcova, WY you want to book the North Platte Lodge. Meals are only available to lodge guests and are not available as a stand alone option for those in the RV sites, cottages or staying offsite. Book the lodge, get the unmatched fly fishing package – THE location and most experienced guide staff…slam dunk. Book the cottages, get a great vacation rental with a full kitchen and grill. There is a cool apres fish scene at the shop, grab a beer in The Reef Fly Shop and kick back under the covered patio with likeminded anglers. There are a couple prepared food options in Alcova and the staff recommended Silver Fox Steakhouse is 25 minutes away on the western edge of Casper, WY. Groceries are also available near the Silver Fox.