COD - Wyoming
April through October
24 anglers per week
Brown and Rainbow Trout…
Cody Wyoming, located in the north west section of the state, about an hour from Yellowstone National Park.
Brown and Rainbow Trout. Also available are Brook Trout, Cutthroat and Yellowstones.
SEASON OF OPERATION
April through October.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE LOGISTICS
There are no set arrival and departure days for this trip.
Guests stay at the Irma Hotel, located in central downtown Cody. This famous, landmark hotel is an institution in Wyoming and aside from a very comfortable place to stay, the facility is a history buffs dream come true. Staying at the Irma is to step back into the old west of 150 years ago. The Irma Hotel was built in 1902 by Buffalo Bill Cody, who founded the town of Cody in 1895. Buffalo Bill maintained two suites and an office at the hotel for his own personal use. Guests have a choice of staying in either the old rooms, which are historically rich and very comfortable, or, one of the new rooms which have been designed and renovated to new hotel standards. The old rooms, if available, are definitely the way to go if you really want to capture the true flavor of this Wild West experience.
The Irma is listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service. The Irma’s famous cherry wood bar dates to the period of construction and is one of the most photographed features in all of Cody. The bar was presented to Colonel Cody in 1900 by Queen Victoria. It was made in France and shipped to New York by steamer, once arrived, sent by rail to Red Lodge, Montana, where it was then by horse drawn buggy to Cody. The famed Cody Gunfighters perform nightly in front of the Irma Hotel at 6:00pm Monday - Saturday from June -September. And it’s FREE!! The Cody Trolley, headquartered at the Irma, offers live narrated tours of Buffalo Bill’s town.
The Irma Hotel is the gathering and meeting place for cowboys, artists, ranchers, outfitters and locals. The restaurant is famous for its Prime Rib, and also features many delicious steaks including a Buffalo Rib Eye, seafood sensations such as our Wild West Salmon, or put them both together for a delicious steak & jumbo shrimp dish. The hotel has a full menu, breakfast, lunch and dinner. A full meal plan is included in the price of the tip.
24 anglers per week.
Some of the finest trout fishing in the entire United States is found in the Northwestern quarter of Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park. In this “Golden Ring”, you’ll find big rivers with deep pools, pristine spring-fed creeks, slow meadow streams, magnificent lakes and angling experiences that will keep you coming back.
Sixteen inch fish, on average, is hard for most anglers to believe. Of course, the trout are not all that big, some are much larger and some definitely smaller, but wild trout are rich in these waters and the average size of the fish being one of the great draws to this location. One of the other great draws to this fishery is the lack of pressure and crowds that many of the more famous trout fishing locations have to contend with. Guests will savor the solitude and marvel at the abundant wildlife with a highly experienced guide pool that will put you in the right place, at the right time, for the right fish! Depending on trip dates, anglers can anticipate fly-fishing all the major hatches - mayflies, caddis, stoneflies and midges emerge during the long season in the Cody area.
The Shoshone River is an overlooked jewel offering numerous superb fishing opportunities. The North Fork, South Fork, and Lower Shoshone provide anglers with miles of river to wade or float for wild rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout. It would take many many trips to this fishery before you ran out of new water to fish. The North Fork of the Shoshone has been rated one of the top 10 freestone rivers in the Rocky Mountains. The North Fork headwaters on Yellowstone National Parks eastern side is a great example of how unique this fishery is. Even though this river is bordered by Highway 14, 16 and 20 leading to the East entrance of Yellowstone, it’s an un-crowded stretch of water, due to everyone’s rush to get to the park. The North Fork has 50 miles of river to cast a fly over within the Shoshone National Forest and Washakie Wilderness. Eighteen miles of the North Fork flows through a combination of private and BLM lands Sorry, there is NO stream access law in Wyoming, but there are plenty of access points!
The South Fork of the Shoshone is a smaller version of the North Fork. It has the distinction of being a very good brown trout fishery. There are also cutts, rainbows and brook trout to keep the fishing interesting. Access to the South Fork is limited due to private property bordering much of its length, from the confluence of Buffalo Bill reservoir upstream 35 miles to the Shoshone National Forest boundary. The Lower Shoshone River is a tail-water fishery. The North and South forks of the Shoshone River originally joined, then flowed through a deep canyon, much like the Clark’s Fork of the Yellowstone, but a dam built for hydro-electricity and irrigation needs in the early 20th century blocked the canyon and created an excellent fishery downstream.
The best part of the Shoshone River fishery flows through the town of Cody. Brown trout, Snake River cutthroats, and rainbow trout inhabit the river. Average size of the trout in the lower Shoshone is 14-16 inches. It would be well to take note that many of the trout are much larger, even up to 30 inches. Wyoming’s only Federally Designated Wild and Scenic River, the Clarks Fork originates high in the Beartooth and Absaroka Mountains on the northwest borders of Montana and Wyoming, flowing in a southeasterly direction into Wyoming for approximately 40 miles before re-entering Montana and flowing northeast to join the mighty Yellowstone River near Laurel, Montana. This river is NOT to be confused with the Clark Fork, which is located near Butte, Montana and is a tributary of the Columbia River system. Fed by a hundred, or more, glacial lakes draining the Beartooth Plateau, the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone is a fly fisherman’s dream river. The Clarks Fork has three distinct sections: Upper Clarks Fork , Middle Clarks Fork and Lower Clarks Fork. Each fish differently and each section has its own personality, requiring fly fishermen to change tactics on each section in order to keep the rod bent and the reel singing.
BOATS AND EQUIPMENT
New drift boats that accommodate 1 guide and two anglers.
Guests can fly directly into Yellowstone Regional Airport (COD) from Denver or Salt Lake City. A waiting shuttle will pick you up and take you the two mile drive to the hotel.
Slipstream is a full service travel company that can handle international airfare, as well as a host of other services relating to your trip. Please contact us directly at 1 866 644-7703 if you’d like assistance.
INCLUDED IN PRICE
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TRAVEL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
Canadian, British, EU and Australian citizens only need a valid passport for entry to the United States. No visa is required.
RATES FOR 2016-17
7 nights 6 days fishing $3,400 USD DBL
6 nights 5 days fishing $3,000 USD DBL
5 nights 4 days fishing $2,600 USD DBL
4 nights 3 days fishing $2,200 USD DBL
3 nights 2 days fishing $1,800 USD DBL
7 nights 6 days fishing $5,700 USD SGL
6 nights 5 days fishing $4,900 USD SGL
5 nights 4 days fishing $4,100 USD SGL
4 nights 3 days fishing $3,300 USD SGL
3 nights 2 days fishing $2,500 USD SGL
Single Supplement - Rate includes single lodge accommodations and/or a single angler with a guide for the entire trip.