Double Diamond X Ranch | Upper South Fork Valley | Cody, Wyoming
Cody, Wyoming

Fly fishing

Rainbow trout, brook trout, Yellowstone cutthroat trout, brown trout, river access Shoshone River, fly fishing, guided fly fishing, Rocky Mountains, Yellowstone. 

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Guided fly fishing

“…the fishing was off the charts..” TripAdvisor - July 2016

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guided fishing

We offer guided stream-side walking-wading trips on the South Fork of the Shoshone River as it runs through the ranch. The South Fork is a classic Rocky Mountain river with its braided, meandering channel, pools and riffles, and cottonwood tree-lined banks. It's also a world-class trout stream. There's more good water here than a person can fish in a week. This stretch, fishable nearly year-round, is known for its brown trout and Yellowstone cutthroat. You'll also catch the occasional rainbow trout and brook trout.

Remember, the months of May and June are when high country snow starts to melt making fishing in most Rocky Mountain rivers difficult. Here on the Ranch, snow-melt settles down and the fishing typically becomes great around the first week of July.

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the art

Stream-side walking-wading trips focus on the art of catching wild trout, understanding the timing and types of insect hatches and how they affect angler success, and on the wild and scenic beauty of the South Fork valley. In addition to providing all the equipment you need, our guide provides expert instruction on an individual level to anglers of any skill level.

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private water

There's one more important thing to know about fishing here. You're fishing private water. As such, the South Fork of the Shoshone is one of the most lightly fished rivers in Yellowstone country. Although you may encounter moose, griz, elk, or a bald eagle, you might not see another angler all day.

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A half-day guided fly fishing trip for two anglers is $225. Add one angler for an additional $25.

A full-day guided fly fishing trip for two anglers is $350. Add one angler for an additional $50.

*a bagged lunch can be provided upon request for $10 per person

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To help ensure a healthy fishery, all fishing on the Ranch is catch-and-release only. All anglers must possess a valid Wyoming fishing license; bait is not permitted; treble hooks are not permitted; the maximum number of hooks on a rig is two; and hooks should be barbless.