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GRA Guides 2023
Guide: Nick Seiler
Nick Seiler has earned the respect of every guide in the valley for his great personality and most of all his fishy behavior. Nick is always pushing himself as a river guide to be better each day out, because of this Nick has quickly become one of the most requested guides on the North Platte.
Nick enjoys mountain biking and fly fishing internationally, including Brazil Peacocks, Mexico Permit, Belize Tarpon/Bone Fish, Florida Tarpon, Argentina Golden Dorado to just name a few. Despite Nick’s accomplishments both as a fly fishermen and professional guide on the North Platte you will find Nick humble, organized, and ready to serve his customers.
Guide: Bryant Mettler
Bryant Mettler originally from Billings Montana, Bryant spent 9 years guiding primarily the Big Horn River at Fort Smith, MT. Bryant transitioned to full time at GRA summer of 2019 and has quickly turned into a regular here at Grey Reef and Miracle Mile. Bryant has a very kind and complimentary to all.
He also has quite the sense of humor and keeps us all laughing having a great time. Professionally speaking the “Hawk” is about as well rounded as a fly fishing guide as you will find in the west, GRA is proud to have him on the crew.
When Bryant isn’t rowing a boat you will find him hunting with friends!
Bryant displays a nice fall North Platte Rainbow
Guide: Logan Hurn
Logan Hurn originally from Forks, Washington spent most of his childhood climbing into drift boats and floating the many rivers including the Hoh, the Solduc, and the Bogachiel of the Pacific Northwest, Logan a delight to fish with has a great attitude and has his clientsneeds well taken care of each day on the water.
We are delighted to have Logan join our crew fulltime and now lives here in Wyoming.
Logan displaying a nice Rainbow
GUIDE: Matt Rogers
Born and raised in Montana, discovered his passion for fly fishing at age 14, and has been honing the craft for the last 18 years. Initially dividing his time between his two passions of fly fishing and playing guitar, Matt has landed in Casper, Wyoming now as a full time guide on The North Platte River.
Matt, being a fun loving, hard working and boisterous guide, ensures that he shows each client a fun and unique experience on the river, catching plenty of fish and sharing plenty of laughs! Matt loves streamer fishing, playing music and hanging out with friends, and loves to see his clients be successful and happy, so rest assured he will work with everything in his power to get you on some good fish, and have a good time!
Guide: Caleb Hatfield
Caleb grew up in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and started his guide career 4 years ago and is quickly making his presence known on the water with all the fish his clients catch. Caleb is young, energetic, very polite and easy going. Caleb loves fly fishing and loves people, Caleb has one of the most appealing perspectives on life and is a joy to be around. When you don’t see Caleb on the water he is usually at home helping with the family business. We are excited to have Caleb back again for 2023 as he has become one of our most requested guides and its easy to see why? Caleb has a great ability to adjust his day for each individual client so you as a customer feel very comfortable and soon its like going fishing with your new fly fishing friend, Caleb. You can be confident when booking Caleb your in for a fantastic day on the water.
Caleb with a nice brown taken on a streamer.
Meet Zach Hutson your guide for the day. Zach has been guiding for years in the Alcova, Wyoming area and has a great reputation both as a fly fishing guide and just all around fun loving dude. If you dont get along with Zach then you have issues as his personality is soo perfect for guiding, very relaxed, but very hard working and lets face it the guy is super fishy. GRA is excited to have Zach bring his skill sets for a fantastic 2023 season! Zach also guides upland bird hunting, so if your looking for a Cast N Blast trip he is your guy. Zach has a lot of request work so get your trip booked as soon as possible to secure him as your guide.
Guide Jason Ostrander
Jason Ostrander is a Wyoming native and has been a Wyoming fly fishing guide for the past 12 years. Jason first began his guide career at age 21 working for GW Peterson Outfitting in northern Colorado, guiding elk and deer hunters. It was here in Colorado under the direction of Garth Peterson.
That he learned the importance of client relations and how to run a world class service. In 2000 Jason started guiding sportsmen on trips for fly fishing in Wyoming on the North Platte River in and around Saratoga. In 2002 Jason went to work for Bret Van Rensselaer the original owner and founder of North Platte Lodge. Jason worked 7 full time seasons as a river fly fishing & bird hunting guide for North Platte Lodge before embarking upon his own venture, Grey Reef Anglers & Wingshooting. Jason has successfully guided hundreds of clients into fish, birds and big game. He offers years of experience and knowledge of fish and game, and is sure to make your next trip a success!
Wyoming fly fishing
“I always figure your only as good a guide as your last day out, in other words there’s no hanging your hat on yesterday, what counts is today”
“I absolutely love my job and enjoy teaching the art of fly fishing. The best part about my job is watching my clients smile at the success they are having.”
Wyoming fly fishing guide/Grey Reef Anglers owner Jason Ostrander.
Grey Reef Anglers – What is expected of my guide?
Your Wyoming fly fishing guide can be expected to show up on time with a clean drift boat and a great attitude. He will rig your fly rod for the day or assist you if you want to rig your own. Your guide will share his knowledge base of rigging, knots, fly selection, and fly fishing techniques.
A friendly, patient, and professional guide will take the time to answer any questions on game hunting and fly fishing in Wyoming.
Your Wyoming fly fishing guide will not just have the knowledge to put you in the right spot for success but will have that great personality to make your day both enjoyable and productive.
What to Bring on Your North Platte River Grey Reef Fly Fishing Trip?
Bring with you:Camera, Polarized Sun Glasses, Warm and Cold weather clothing, a wind breaker, a hat to help shield the sun, Sun Screen, Waders (seasonal), Fly Rod (we can provide if needed).
Rain Jacket, fingerless gloves (seasonal), and anything else you think you might need while boating.
Grey Reef Anglers Provides
Transportation to and from your accommodations (airport shuttle if needed)
Lunch and Beverages on all full day trips, Half day trips bring their own lunch
Rods, Reels and Flies
All other tackle needed (split shot, etc…)
Fly Rod Suggestions
A Wyoming fly fishing guide from Grey Reef Anglers would suggest a 9′ 6wt Rod equipped with a floating line for nymph fishing for the Grey Reef and Miracle Mile Section of the North Platte River. Our streamer fishing can be done on the same rod, or we can suggest a 9′ 7wt Rod with a floating or sink tip line.
A softer action 9′ 5wt Rod for dry flies rounds out the requirements for a completely enjoyably time fly fishing in Wyoming.
Call us for trip details as well as flight info for Casper International AirportBest time of year to fly fish Wyoming and suggested Fly Fishing Patterns
by season for Grey Reef and the Miracle Mile sections of the North Platte River, Casper, Wyoming:
Grey Reef Spring Fishing Season
March – May By far the best overall time of year for numbers of trout to the net. Unpredictable weather, but who cares when your catching that many trophy trout!
Tan,Olive, Orange, Pink Scuds 12-16
Red and Black Midges, sizes 18-22
Blue Winged Olive May fly Patterns, sizes 16-18
Red Larva Lace Worm sizes 12-16
Pine Squirrel Leech Patterns sizes 12-14
Grey Reef Summer Fishing Season
June – August
Weather is much nicer and dry fly fishing is great, especially the hoppers!
Great time for huge trout on streamers as well.
Yellow Sally Stone Fly’s nymphs sizes 14-18
Golden Stone 4-8
BWO’s sizes 16-18
Cream Caddis sizes 14-16
Trico Dry Fly sizes 18-22
Hopper Patterns Various Big size Streamers
Grey Reef Fall Fishing Season: October-November
The forgotten season that produces huge fish and again big numbers of trout. The big attraction of coarse is the brown trout spawning and the great streamer action as a result. A Wyoming fly fishing guide will recommend a combination of all of the above fly patterns for fall.
Depending on how early or late in the fall your Wyoming fly fishing trip is.BIG SCUDS & Leeches Bring your monster streamer box to make the most of fly fishing in Wyoming!
The fall on the North Platte River is the season for big brown trout so bring your 7wt rod if possible.These ar just some of the fly patterns we suggest, your guide has special flies that he ties himself and he will know the exact flies that are producing the most and make sure your rigged for success.