Guided Fly Fishing on the Green River – Pinedale,Wyoming

The Green River is a true western Wyoming gem and our guided float trips down the Green will get you where you need to be! After it exits the Wind River Range at the Green River Lakes, the Green flows through the sagebrush plains near Pinedale. This river holds browns, rainbows, and cutthroat trout.

Great early season hatches make this an excellent destination for early summer trips before other rivers in the area clear up. Our guides float the Green until it gets too low to float, usually somewhere in late August, and then will walk/wade during the fall.

This is a more technical river to fish than the Snake, but can still be quite rewarding for the novice angler. Lower fish counts per mile means larger and smarter trout and typically lower catch rates. This river is not for first day novices, but more for beginners looking to improve their skills to the advanced angler looking for a trophy fish. The typical fishing day is from the boat as most of the river flows through private land. Check our blog for the latest reports and conditions.

Trip cost (per boat): Please inquire as to current pricing at 307-690-1139 or jb@fishthefly.com


The Green River near Pinedale WY features both brown and rainbow trout.
Fat 22 inch rainbow trout from the Green River.

Green River Wyoming: Fishing Info & Tips

Hatch Chart Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov
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Terrestrials       X X X X  
BWO’s   X X X X X X X
Streamers X X X X X X X X

Techniques: The Green River near Pinedale, Wyoming is known for its Stonefly and Grey Drake hatches in June and July. Caddis hatch every night during the summer and provide daily action. Nymphing is productive all season and streamers provide the chance at trophy fish.

Fish Species: Colorado River Cutthroat, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Mountain Whitefish. Average trout size is 10-14”, with a healthy population of trout 16-18”. Some fish that are caught here are measured in pounds….

Best Time: Prior to runoff, April into early May, as the fish are hungry and there are no crowds; after runoff from mid June- July with prolific hatches. Caddis hatch everyday during the summer. September - November throwing streamers for big browns.

Dry Flies: Parachute Adams #10-20, Elk Hair Caddis #14-18, Turck Tarantulas #8-12, Parahoppers #10-16, Chernobyl Ants #6-12, Ants and Beetles #14-16, Stimulators #10-16, PMX’s #12-16

Nymphs: Pheasant Tail #10-20, Hare’s Ear #10-18, Copper Johns #12-18, Rubberlegs #6-10, Prince Nymph #10-16, Sparkle Pupa #14-16, Soft Hackles #10-16

Streamers: Black Leeches #4-10, Tan Sculpins #4-6, JJ’s Special #4-8, Zonkers #6-8, Wooly Buggers #4-10

This monster rainbow was taken on the Green River at Daniel Bridge.
Green River brown trout.

Green River Conditions & Weather

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