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  1. #1
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    Green River float trip - recommendations on guide service and lodging

    Hello TGR fishing crew,

    I'm starting to plan a float trip on the Green with a few friends in early April. We're stoked, none of us have been and we'll probably end up spending 1-2 days floating while staying somewhere in Dutch John. Couple of questions for those of you experienced with the area:

    1) We're deciding between Western Rivers and Trout Creek Flies for guide/float service. Anyone have experience with either company, and/or any others we should look at as well?

    2) Any lodging recommendations that you could recommend? Right now looking at one of the cabins at the Dutch John Resort, but if we book with Trout Creek they have cabins on site(safe to assume this would make pickup/drop-off more convenient?).


    Any advice or suggestions are greatly appreciated! TY in advance

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    Id also take a look at Spinner Fall guides, I like their Instagram page.....

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    I'll point you to Spinner Fall or WRFF. I know the owner of WRFF and he runs a great operation, and won't utilize the super long leader and balloon bobber setup you'll see on really challenging days.
    Dutch John is about the size of your thumbnail, so don't go expecting any luxury accommodations. Find somewhere with food nearby and call it good. Getting around from lodging to the shop for the fishing days will be easy as everything is about 5-10 minutes of driving max, unless you're way out there.
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    100% go with Western Rivers - they are solid dudes. I prefer to stay at the Flaming Gorge Lodge - best food options by far. Although I have a few buddies who live there so I haven’t actually had to find lodging in quite a while.


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    Have had two trips with Trout Creek Flies and stayed in their cabins. Good experiences both times. Nick put us onto fish on days we watched other outfitters struggle. Hoppers and streamers for us, but if indicator nymphing is what you prefer I'm sure they'd accommodate.

    Food options in Dutch John are minimal. Flaming Gorge is OK; I'd recommend driving the 25 minutes or so to Red Canyon Lodge for some elk sliders and old fashioneds.
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    id go with trout creek and stay there spinner fall or old moe everybody has good guides
    westerns been uncool about hoggin campsites all summer and leaving them unattended rather than breaking them down and resetting so i cant recommend supporting that bullshit
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    Nick Jackson at Trout Creek, Ryan Russel at Spinner Fall, Ryan Kelly (not sure if he's doing his own thing), Colby Crossland of course out of Spinner Fall, Charlie Card. So many good guides. Imagine you've booked by now though.
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    headed up to fish A-b or B-c this weekend. Never been. Any advice for mid June?

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    Keep an eye out for Gopher snakes at your campsite. C sec. might be a bit murky
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    If you have never been down it before I would recommend an A/B float for the scenery alone.


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    I second Telee.
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    I was out there last weekend. Dry fly Fishing was decent on smaller terrestrial. All black. . Drifts just need to be perfect to get an eat. Challenging but fun as hell. Also nymped up some rainbows on worms and black baietis stuff

    Red creek blew hard on Sunday so lower B and C were trashed. We just pushed out B. Hopefully clearing up

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpcm View Post
    I was out there last weekend. Dry fly Fishing was decent on smaller terrestrial. All black. . Drifts just need to be perfect to get an eat. Challenging but fun as hell. Also nymped up some rainbows on worms and black baietis stuff

    Red creek blew hard on Sunday so lower B and C were trashed. We just pushed out B. Hopefully clearing up
    Appreciate all the advice above. Our TL is concerned about camping on the A/B stretch. Said the campsites get taken quickly and he doesn't want to miss out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Percy Rideout View Post
    Said the campsites get taken quickly and he doesn't want to miss out.
    It's all online now. You can book your site while taking a shit at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Underoos View Post
    It's all online now. You can book your site while taking a shit at home.
    Thanks. Everything on B is booked. We were advised by the Flaming gorge resort folks to go further to the dispersed BLM camping on C. Any recs for that stretch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Percy Rideout View Post
    Thanks. Everything on B is booked. We were advised by the Flaming gorge resort folks to go further to the dispersed BLM camping on C. Any recs for that stretch?
    There's a campground at Indian Crossing and Bridge Hollow, they are both forest service campgrounds with bathrooms, firepits, and picnic tables, they both charge for camping. There's a picnic table and firepit at little swallow/pipeline that is free but there are no bathrooms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobMc View Post
    There's a campground at Indian Crossing and Bridge Hollow, they are both forest service campgrounds with bathrooms, firepits, and picnic tables, they both charge for camping. There's a picnic table and firepit at little swallow/pipeline that is free but there are no bathrooms.
    Thanks again bob. We camped at indian crossing and didn't have to break out the groover. Finicky fish, but we got some to the boat and had a great time.

    Appreciate the advice all.

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    Fun fact: The guy that was the camp host at Indian Crossing the last few years is now the Ranger at the Jarvie Historical Site. Charlie knows the history of Brown’s park very well and has wrote a book about it. He has an alternate theory on the killing of Jarvie’s son while tracking down his father’s murderers. Next time you’re in the area be sure and visit the Jarvie ranch.

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