North Platte River Fly Fishing
Rainbows and Browns
Guided Fly Fishing Trips
Flyfish the Miracle Mile section of the North Platte River, a blue-ribbon trout fishery. This 5.5-mile section was named "The #1 Big Fish Destination" by American Angler Magazine, 2005. Our Orvis Endorsed Outfitter owns private lands along eight miles of the river, and with Wyoming's property laws, this means No Crowds!
The North Platte
From the Wyoming line to Casper, the North Platte River is managed first and foremost as a trout fishery. To maintain the excellent trout habitat, development on the river is limited. Livestock grazing and water flow are closely monitored.
One Glitch: Wyoming’s property laws state that landowners own the land under the river. Consequently, floating across private land is allowed, but you can’t put your booties on the streambed; even anchoring is a no-no without owner permission. With our outfitter's private access, you can wade all you like.
The outfitter owns eight miles of private land along the North Platte just below the Grey Reef Dam. The Grey Reef tailwaters are well known for their excellent trout habitat and production of trophy trout.
The Miracle Mile
The Miracle Mile is fertile tailwater associated with a series of reservoirs. The "Mile" is actually about 5.5 miles of incredible fishing where the North Platte flows into the Pathfinder National Wildlife Refuge. Although the section is tailwaters, it fishes more like a freestone river. The fish population at Miracle Mile is about 3,000 to 5,000 healthy, strong trout per mile in this area, 50/50 rainbows, and browns. Many trophy brown trout have been caught in these tailwaters.
Ed Lawrence with Miracle Mile Rainbow
"A 16” Rainbow will put a big bend in your five-weight rod and introduce you to the backing on your reel. Better bring a supply of 3x tippet. A six weight is a good idea." - Ed Lawrence.
Our Outfitter Advantage
You'll be the first boat out every morning to enjoy the scenery and solitude. Streamside lunches over an open fire. You'll also have the use of eight private boat ramps and private restroom facilities.
North Platte Hatches:
Stone Flies - Miracle Mile has much more stonefly activity than the Reef or Fremont sections of the North Platte and a great Golden Stone Fly hatch, Caddis, Leeches, PMDs, BWOs, and Midges. The Miracle Mile is also a great section of water for anglers who enjoy throwing a switch or spey rod for trout.
Fishing Facts for Miracle Mile:
Season: The Lodge is open year-round, with peak fishing from April through October.
Drift Boats: The Lodge has private river access. Two anglers per boat and guide.
Guides: Professional fly fishing guides.
Fishing Equipment: You'll need to bring your own equipment. Flies are provided. Bring #4-7 single-handed rods, favorite nymphs, dry flies, and streamers. A comprehensive gear and tackle list is included in our confirmation packet.
Rental Equipment: For a $50.00 per day rental fee, you get the use of a rod, reel, line, waders, and boots.
Fishing License: Your fishing license is not included in the package. A nonresident 5-day fishing license runs about $56.00 (2022).
Getting to Casper, Wyoming:
Casper, Wyoming, has excellent connections with major airlines. The put-in is about 30-minutes south of town. As you drive from Casper to the put-in, you'll enjoy the 360-degree views, rugged granite mountains, and clean Wyoming air. On the North Platte, you'll get away from the crowds and experience the West.
The Ramkota Hotel
You'll stay at the Ramkota Hotel in downtown Casper, Wyoming (population 58,000+). The hotel has a restaurant, lounge, swimming pool, hot tub, and well-equipped exercise room.
Meals: The hotel's complimentary hot breakfast buffet is open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Lunches are provided on fishing days. Dinners are on your own in Casper.
2023 USD Rates
Two anglers per room and boat.
You'll stay at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center in Casper.
You'll meet guides at the private put-in, a 30-minute drive from downtown. Start time is usually around 8:00 a.m. You'll return to your hotel in time for cocktails.
5-nights and 4-days guided fishing $1,958.00 per person
Single occupancy rates are available upon request.
Lodging, meals, guided fishing, gear if necessary, flies, breakfast at the hotel, lunch on the river, and 12-percent hospitality tax.