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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Miracle Mile Roads

This story appeared in the Casper Star-Tribune this morning. Always check the TRFS fishing report or call prior to venturing to the Mile.

Casper residents safe after getting stuck fishing

A group of Casper residents who went fishing near the Miracle Mile area this weekend are safe after getting stuck in snow and spending Sunday night outside.

Lt. Mark Sellers with the Natrona County Sheriff's Office said a member of the group -- 26-year-old Beau Barrett -- called his father about 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The cellular telephone reception was poor, but Barrett's father understood that the group had become stuck and was unable to leave the area, according to authorities.

His father contacted the sheriff's office and a search effort began.

About mid-morning Monday, Barrett again called his father. The group, authorities say, had gotten stuck roughly two miles from Miracle Mile in Carbon County. Barrett ultimately walked to 3 Man Ranch, where he again was able to contact his father.

Authorities located the fishing party a short time later.

No injuries were reported.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

New Fishing Reports on TRFS and NPL

As many of you know we have new reports pages on both the North Platte Lodge and The Reef Fly Shop websites. These new pages give us the opportunity to post pictures, videos and have a little more dynamic text. What do you think? What are good about these pages and where are we lacking?
Both pages have specific purposes. The TRFS page will include a more in depth fishing report while the NPL page will be more of an overview of current conditions and editorial of current happenings. We have a list of links along the right side that include river flows,weather, roads, local flight info etc. Do we list all the info you need for a one stop education? What are we missing?
Please let us know what we are doing right or wrong. We want this to be as good as possible.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Grey Reef Weather Station Poll

I was talking to one of our guests and he educated me on a cool little weather station. It will update current conditions every few minutes and is available online. Trent and I talked about purchasing one and making it available to everybody. Before we invest in it we thought it would be good to see if others would actually use it? Would you check current and local conditions right at Grey Reef before you venture this way? Would you check it just to see whats going on even if you were stuck in the office with no hope of being here? Vote in the poll to the right.

**Grammatical error in the poll title can't be fixed as we already have votes...sorry.**

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Day Trip *SALE*

Many enthusiastic angler wait for the Denver sport shows to book a cheap off season fly fishing trip. For many it is a great way to save a little cash while being able to get out on an incredible winter fishery. With these trips you will generally sacrifice a number of features that *SHOULD* be included in a fishing trip. The North Platte Lodge and The Reef Fly Shop also offer a reduced cost fly fishing trip between November 15th and March 15th. The difference being ours still include the most important amenities. This is a quick run down of what you get as part of our trip and the cost comparison.

NPL and TRFS off season rates are $350 for 1 or 2 anglers. Other outfitters will cost your $25 less and here is why:

WE provide the shuttle. This will save you 45 minutes of fishing time, a couple gallons of gas and the mess that comes from hauling your wet guide (with muddy boots) around in your vehicle. Guide shuttles generally cost $20 and this expense is passed on to you.

WE provide a longer fishing day often times a couple hours longer. Add that to the time saved by not having to hassle with the shuttle and you might be on the water 2+ hours longer. Worth $25 yet?

WE provide EXCLUSIVE private access and ramps. You get the advantage to get out of the boat and wade fish the best runs at Grey Reef. You get the advantage of being able to drop anchor to land a fish or rerig. And you get the advantage of being able to stop for lunch or to rest along the entire upper stretches from Grey Reef Dam to Government Bridge and below. Only one other outfitter has private access and it totals around a third of our access. Now it is worth WAY more than $25...but wait there is more.

WE provide Grey Reef's most experienced and capable full time guide staff, without question. We don't hire contract guides.

You bring your own lunch and this will be true for all outfitters early season trips. We provide flies, drinks, shuttles, guides, private access, the most convenient location (right at Grey Reef) and a longer day on the water.