A Remote Fishing Adventure
*Click on any photo to start the slideshow
2017 will be Dave Hettinger’s 41st year in the backcountry outfitting business so we are not new to fishing, hunting and pack trips. Historically, early summer fishing in the upper Yellowstone region was part of our operations annual permitted business. With the decline of the resource this fishing has ceased. But now cutthroat numbers are rebounding and the fishing will continue to improve.
Please read our newsletter, Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout.
Guests driving to Wyoming should arrive in Dubois or Jackson the day before their scheduled trip. Guests flying should arrive in Jackson. On the morning of the trips first day we meet at the Turpin Meadows trailhead 44 miles from Jackson on the south boundary of the Teton Wilderness. From here all personnel and gear is transported by horse and mule. Comfortable tent camps are supplied. Sleeping tents are 10×10 with lots of room to stand and cots with foam pads. A dining fly or tent will be used and there is a full time cook preparing all you can eat meals. Showers simply consist of solar showers hung over head. The river is also refreshing.
On the earlier Yellowstone – Thorofare trips nymphs normally work best. The Buffalo River trips are best suited for the dry fly enthusiast. Even though these two river systems are only a few miles apart, they are inhabited by different species of wild trout. Yellowstone cutthroats are in the Yellowstone-Thorofare and the Buffalo River holds Snake River fine-spotted cutthroat. Both species are wild, native fish ranging in length from 16 to 25 inches.
YELLOWSTONE – THOROFARE TRIPS
Day #1 Travel 12 miles by horseback and camp on the North Fork of the Buffalo River with a few hours of fishing opportunity.
Day #2 Travel 12-16 miles and camp on Atlantic Creek or the upper Yellowstone River with a few hours of fishing opportunity.
Day #3-5 Three full days of guided fishing.
Day #6 Return to the North Buffalo River camp.
Day #7 Return to the trailhead and guests can be on their way by 4:00.
2018 Trip Starting Dates: June 24-30 ~ July 2-8 ~ July 10-16
Cost per person: 7 days $2520
BUFFALO RIVER TRIPS
Day #1 Travel 6 miles by horseback and camp at the confluence of the south and north fork of the Buffalo Rivers with a half day of fishing opportunity.
Day #2 A full day of guided fishing
Day #3 Move camp to the north fork Meadows 9-12 miles with some possible fishing opportunity.
Day #4 A full day of guided fishing.
Day #5 Return to the trailhead and guests can be on their way by 4:00
2018 Dates: Trips start on a Monday of each week from July 23 thru August 20. Cost per Person: 5 days $1800
(Please Note: Longer trips can be arranged and are encouraged)