Carp Fly Fishing

Fly fishing for Carp is a unique experience, one that every fly fisherman should try. These fish will challenge you technically and test your landing skills. Many people compare our Carp fishing to Red fishing on the flats. We use a flats boat on various area lakes, chasing these spirited fish. We commonly find these fish in the shallows tailing for crawfish and leeches, or on the surface slurping spent wing bugs in the foam. This makes for some fun casting and an even more exciting hook up. For any angler that has never felt the strength and speed of a Carp you are missing out.

 Crazy Rainbow Fly Fishing Guides Local Lakes, Casper Wyoming

Our guided trips are set up for two anglers, with only one fishing at a time, similar to how you would fish on the saltwater flats. We typically run these trips May through September when the Carp fishing is at it’s best.

Equipment is provided as part of the trip at no added cost.  However, if you are looking to bring your own gear we would recommend 7 or 8 weight rods with quality reels.

Trips start early in the morning and run about 8 hours long. The cost per trip is $425.00 and can be booked through the Ugly Bug Fly Shop at (307)-234-6905.

Fly Tying Classes

Learn the Art and Science of Tying Flies

Fly tying requires a combination of skill and knowledge about entomology, ecology, and fish behavior.

Fly Tying Classes

Tying flies is a hobby that provides unlimited enjoyment in developing those skills and knowledge, and enhances the overall experience of fly fishing.

We do not currently have any classes available at this time.  Please check back as we will be adding classes soon.

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Waters We Guide

The North Platte River has its beginnings in the high mountains of Colorado, entering Wyoming as a freestone river of excellent trout habitat. As the river continues across Wyoming, a series of dams creates tailwaters and a variety of trout fishing scenarios.

Long recognized as a Blue Ribbon trout fishery, the people of Wyoming, along with both state and federal agencies, have worked together to ensure this resource is protected. The North Platte River from the Wyoming line to Casper is managed first and foremost as a trout fishery. Development and livestock grazing are limited, and water flow is closely monitored in order to produce superior trout habitat.

Crazy Rainbow Fly Fishing Waters we Guide

Much of the North Platte River runs through the checkerboard land ownership pattern common in western states. The streambank and underlying river bottom along private land is not accessible to the public. Because of this land ownership pattern, private access is a large part of what makes fishing the North Platte with Crazy Rainbow so unique. We own large parcels of land adjacent to the river where our clients can walk/wade and enter and exit the river where ever they please.

Three notable stretches of the river are viewed as prime fly fishing spots: the Grey Reef tailwaters, Fremont Canyon, and Miracle Mile.

The local lakes provide you added Crazy Rainbow Carp Fly Fishing Experience to your trip. Many people compare our Carp fishing to Red fishing on the flats.

Fishing Reports

Fly fishing for trout on Wyoming's North Platte is more about the classic fishing experience than trophy trout – although there are plenty of those.

Fly fishing in Wyoming is the way it should be. It’s not unusual to spend the day landing big trout out of the river while seeing only a few other fishermen.

Proud to have been branded the Orvis Endorsed Outfitter on the North Platte River, our fly fishing guides at Crazy Rainbow are the ideal combination of expert reputation and camaraderie. Our fishing guides love what they do, and they are passionate about getting you onto the good fishing. See our guided fishing trip rates.

Because of Crazy Rainbow’s private land holdings along the Grey Reef  tailwater, you will be one of the first boats on the river and can enjoy all the wade fishing and solitude you need for the ultimate fly fishing vacation.

Fly fishing for trout on Wyoming's North Platte is more about the classic fishing experience than trophy trout – although there are plenty of those.

Fly fishing in Wyoming is the way it should be. It’s not unusual to spend the day landing big trout out of the river while seeing only a few other fishermen.

Proud to have been branded the Orvis Endorsed Outfitter on the North Platte River, our fly fishing guides at Crazy Rainbow are the ideal combination of expert reputation and camaraderie. Our fishing guides love what they do, and they are passionate about getting you onto the good fishing. See our guided fishing trip rates.

Because of Crazy Rainbow’s private land holdings along the Grey Reef  tailwater, you will be one of the first boats on the river and can enjoy all the wade fishing and solitude you need for the ultimate fly fishing vacation.

Guided Fly Fishing in Wyoming

Fly Fishing on the North Platte River

Fly fishing for trout on Wyoming's North Platte is more about the classic fishing experience than trophy trout – although there are plenty of those.

Fly fishing in Wyoming is the way it should be. It’s not unusual to spend the day landing big trout out of the river while seeing only a few other fishermen.

Proud to have been branded the Orvis Endorsed Outfitter on the North Platte River, our fly fishing guides at Crazy Rainbow are the ideal combination of expert reputation and camaraderie. Our fishing guides love what they do, and they are passionate about getting you onto the good fishing. See our guided fishing trip rates.

 Guided Fly Fishing with Crazy Rainbow Guide Blake Jackson

Because of Crazy Rainbow’s private land holdings along the Grey Reef tailwater, you will be one of the first boats on the river and can enjoy all the wade fishing and solitude you need for the ultimate fly fishing vacation.

Big trout, an extended season, and low pressure from anglers makes for unforgettable fishing.

The private river access and eight private boat ramps at Crazy Rainbow are a distinct advantage unavailable with many other fly fishing outfitters.  Wyoming’s property laws don’t allow public wade fishing or boat docking adjacent to private land.  The Crazy Rainbow Advantage provides plenty of wade fishing, relaxing gourmet stream-side lunches, and access to private restroom facilities.

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Fly Fishing at Crazy Rainbow in Wyoming

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"Awesome scenery, abundant wildlife, big, mean, wild trout and the best guide staff in the business. The Ugly Bug and Crazy Rainbow is "The Place" to catch the fish of a lifetime."

- Debbie Patterson

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Full Service Fishing Lodge

First Class Fly Fishing Vacation Lodge


Set against a backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, open range, and a live and let live attitude, our full service fishing lodge and river cabin are located on one of the best dry fly sections of the North Platte River. Eagles on the North Platte River After a day of guided floating or wade fishing on the Grey Reef section of the North Platte River, you can fish right out the back door of the lodge.

The Main Fishing Lodge accommodates up to eight people, and the River Cabin houses up to five guests. We have all the amenities for your comfort. We'll take care of all the details, like getting you onto the best fishing spots, preparing great meals, and first class  accommodations.

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