The Wind River Range (Wyoming) is home to some of America’s best fly fishing rivers. In fact, it is consistently ranked the #1 fly fishing river on many reputable sites, including Trails.com. The Wind River Range is in western Wyoming (south of Yellowstone) and has a high peak of 13,804 feet. Nestled deep below those peaks are streams and lakes rich with a variety of trout including cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, and golden trout. It’s heaven for people into fly fishing. Take a look at these pictures and you will know why.
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Fly fishing is one of America’s favorite past times. Fly fishing is something that can be done alone, in nature. It’s just you, the rod and the outdoors. You can fly fish all day, not catch a thing and still have a great experience. It’s calming… and the solitude brings a sense of purpose to your life.
When I think of fly fishing, I always think back to the turn of the 20th century and have a scene from A River Runs Through It in my head. One thing I love about fly fishing is that in 100+ years it hasn’t changed much at all. Sure there have been new technological advances in the reels and fishing line but for the most part it remains the same.
Do you enjoy fly fishing? Have you been to the Wind River Range? Post a comment and let us know.