Blog/Gear Review

  • Wind River Days Saturday August 3-5 2018

    Celebrate Wind River Days with Wind River Outdoor Company!  Join us for the party at 8114 Highway 789 in Lander, Wyoming!  

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  • Bringing Back a Ross Fly Fishing Reel

    By Garhart Stephenson Serendipity. Fate. Call it whatever you like, some things are just meant to be, or maybe not to be. We’ve all lost that favorite piece of gear on the river and it only brings chagrin. But it happens. You just don’t know when it will. What I do know is that four […]

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  • Grandad’s Fly Rod: Still has the magic.

    By Josh Masek Written in 2014 right after Josh moved to our Amazing Lander, WY Ok… I know what you all are thinking… “Another stupid Fishing picture!?!”… Yes. Another fishing picture. I know I’ve been posting a lot of these lately, and I am truly lucky to be able to do what I have been […]

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  • Bass and Perch Through the Ice, with Flies!

    Text and photography by Garhart Stephenson Life is always full of interesting options during Fremont County winters. My days are dominated by bird hunting and fly fishing. However, variety is good and a hot tip around the holidays developed into a great new experience: catching bass and perch through the ice on flies. A friend […]

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  • Fly Tying Effeciency

    By Bob Reece: A Wind River Outdoor Company Ambassador from Cheyenne Wyoming. You can find him at http://www.thinairangler.com/ Many beginner and novice tiers that I’ve talked to equate improved efficiency at the vise with rushing through the tying process. While applying the techniques below can speed up pattern creation, that result is not their sole […]

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  • Wyoming Winter Fishing: Not for everyone

    By Josh “Yoshi” Masek “What the heck am I doing?” I asked myself aloud, not for the first or last time today. My cold, winter-cracked fingers bled as I attempted to tie the size 18 Pink Reece’s Fusion nymph to my tippet, turning the pink ostrich herl a dark shade of crimson. Earlier today, as […]

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  • The Best Days of 2017: Archery Season Elk

    Story by Jared Oakleaf Imagine if a person could take part in their favorite activity only one month out of each year. The rest of the year relegated to practice and preparation. Welcome to a bowhunters life. In Wyoming, September is the month where for a short time, we bowhunters get to perfect our craft. […]

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  • When Grown Men Cry

    There are few things that men love and defend more than our daughters. They pull our hearts into places we are not comfortable with but we will defend them much like a grizzly over a kill. There is no more sacred place than that of the bond of a father and child and watching them […]

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  • Get your kids fly fishing!

        Craig Hansen (12) and WROC tribe member, Ron,( his dad), ventured into the wilds of Wyoming last week to chase the stunning native Cutthroat Trout. Craig really wanted to learn to catch them on a fly rod and here is the result of his efforts. Cool thing is this was his first fish […]

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  • Midges – The Key to Unlocking Success – Part #2 of 3

    Welcome back to the discussion on how using midges will increase your success while fly fishing. In the previous blog post, WROC brought to light the importance of midges to Trout regardless of where one fishes. In this post, I will go into more detail on the importance of adult midges and how to find […]

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  • Midges – The Key to Unlocking Success

    A look into angler’s fly box and one will see all the usual patterns – Pheasant Tails, Princes, Chubby Chernobyls, and San Juan Worms. What you might not see are any midge patterns and if you want to be a much better angler then this must change. While small in size, midges dominate the biomass […]

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  • 5 critical things that every fly angler needs

    5 critical things that every fly angler needs when heading to the water (plus a bonus tool). Fly fishing is popular in Wyoming and across the country. Fact is that fly fishing is becoming a more prominent sport/hobby every day because it gets us in pretty amazing places and with amazing people. This pastime really […]

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  • Carp on a Fly

    Carp on a Fly Posted by Shane Williams, Wind River Outdoor Company After a rather unsuccessful afternoon of fishing this past week, I watched my indicator go under and I set the hook only to have seemingly hooked a rock, until that rock took me down into my backing.  Carp have had a long history of […]

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  • Winston Boron III X Fly Rod Review

    SHOP WINSTON RODS Winston Boron III X, 9’ 5-weight Fly rod So where does the 5-weight fit into the spring versatility mix? This time of year string it up with a heavy sink tip and pitch streamers along the banks of valley freshets. It has all the spine required to send lead-eyed size 4’s to […]

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  • Troubled Waters

    With the recent closure of the Yellowstone River from Yellowstone National Park to Billings due to PKD (Proliferative Kidney Disease) to ALL activities, anglers, boaters and outdoors enthusiasts need to remember as standard practice that all fishing/boating/wading equipment should be cleaned, drained and dried before going to another water body in order to prevent the […]

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