Grey Reef Guided Fly Fishing

Grey Reef

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Grey Reef Guided Fly Fishing Trips

When anglers are seeking big fish on expansive waters, we direct them to the Grey Reef on the lower section of the North Platte River. Here, year-round fishing opportunities abound, with the chance to reel in some impressive fish. While wading is an option, we find that fishing from a boat offers the most effective coverage of the water.

"The Mile," nestled in a secluded area south of Alcova, Wyoming, marks an advanced stretch of the North Platte River. As the river flows north towards Casper, it eventually dissipates into a series of reservoirs. Emerging from Alcova Reservoir, this stretch earns its reputation as the esteemed "Grey Reef" section, renowned for its trout abundance.

While dry fly fishing can be rewarding with proper timing, nymph rigs are typically the preferred approach along this stretch. The resident fish thrive on a steady diet of midges, baetis, scuds, worms, leeches, and other tailwater offerings, growing to impressive sizes. With such robust food sources, these fish continuously challenge even the most seasoned anglers and their equipment.

To tackle these waters effectively, a fast action rod ranging from 5 to 7 weight is essential. As spring and fall arrive, upgrading to a 7 weight rod becomes indispensable for streamer fishing. Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout eagerly pursue sizable streamers with heavy sink tips, necessitating the use of a stiffer rod.

Our guiding season extends year-round on these sections, contingent upon favorable weather conditions. While spring and fall typically offer optimal fishing conditions, summer can be equally productive. Embark on a journey with one of our experienced guides and delve into the exquisite high plains fisheries that Wyoming is renowned for.

Our Guides

Here at St. Peter's Fly Shop, our commitment is to offer clients a personalized, top-tier experience with our friendly, knowledgeable, and expertly trained guides. Unlike some other establishments, we don't simply match you with someone learning the waters; our guides are seasoned on the water's they guide; with a deep understanding of local streams, hatches, and techniques. While we embrace the unique personalities of our team, you won't encounter any attitudes, assumptions, or criticisms from our guides. Your satisfaction is our priority, and if for any reason you encounter anything less than exceptional service, we encourage you to let us know—we're here to ensure your experience exceeds expectations.

Guide Trips

All guide trips can be instructional...or we can just go out and help you catch fish. Part school, part fishing, our trips will build your fundamental fly fishing skills, expand your understanding of local entomology, work the kinks out of your presentation, or help you get rid of that annoying tailing loop. Let us know what we can do to maximize your enjoyment on stream and we'll do whatever we can to accommodate you.

What's Included

Our guide trips include everything you'll need for your day on stream. We are pleased to provide our clients with the fine rods from the Sage Manufacturing and Scott Fly Rod Company. Our reels and lines come from leading manufacturers in the industry such as Waterworks Lamson, Hatch Reels and Ross Reels, Scientific Anglers, Rio Products. Wading equipment can be provided upon request. Our full day float and wade trips include lunch and beverages on stream. Drinks and snacks are provided on half day trips. Do you have dietary restrictions or other special needs? Please let us know and we're happy to accommodate you.

What to Bring?

Bring any of your own equipment that you would like to use. We have waders, boots, rods and reels available for all our clients going on a guided fishing trip with us. Light Jacket / Rain Jacket  -  Polarized Sunglasses  -  Hat with brim  -  Sunscreen  -  Socks



Guided Walk Wade Fly Fishing Trips

Cache La Poudre - Big Thompson - Rocky Mountain National Park - North Park

1 Angler----------$350   Half Day     $450  Full Day

2 Anglers----------$450  Half Day     $550  Full Day

3 Anglers----------$550  Half Day     $650  Full Day

Upper North Platte Canyon and North Park* Walk/Wade-----------Full Day Only

1 Angler----------$500

2 Anglers----------$600

*Additional rod fee for private water on North Park waters

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Guided Fly Fishing Float Trips

Grey Reef - Miracle Mile - Upper North Platte - Encampment - Cache La Poudre

Grey Reef (April-October)----------$600

Grey Reef (Nov-March)----------$500

Miracle Mile (April-October)----------$650

Miracle Mile (Nov-March)----------$550

Upper North Platte (Saratoga/Treasure Island area) & Encampment----------$700

Upper North Platte (Northgate area)----------$750

Cache La Poudre (Half Day)----------$500

-Float trip prices are for one boat with 2 anglers per boat.

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*A deposit is required for booking.  All deposits are refundable, minus the 5% cancellation fee, up to 30 days prior to your trip.  All cancellations within 30 days of trip are subject to forfeiture of deposit. Health and medical issues do not change the cancellation policy. If you have any concern about the need to cancel, we recommend you purchase trip insurance to cover costs.*