Do you supply or rent waders?
The short answer is - no. The long answer is: Daniel Creek Outfitters thought about this for quite some time. The conclusion reached was the initial purchase price of 2 pair per size from 8 to 13, was exorbitant, and was not financially feasible. That combined with trying to keep the waders used on any particular day, clean, and bacteria free for the next client, were the reasons DCO decided against providing waders. You are more than welcome to bring your own. Most of the water that will be fished, hip waders will be more than adequate. If the weather is warm, you can also choose to wet wade. Please bring dry clothes to change into, as to not get the inside of the vehicle wet on your return to Evanston.
What kind of water will I be fishing?
All the streams that you could possibly be fishing on any given day, are small. Although there are bends, and holes that are 30 to 50 feet across, you wouldn't have any problem throwing a rock from one side to the other.
Can I keep the fish I catch?
The short answer is - no. The long answer: Although the fishing regulations on any body of water we may be fishing that day, might allow for an angler to keep a creel limit, being a client of Daniel Creek Outfitters means all fishing is CATCH AND RELEASE ONLY. Many of the agreements I have with landowners are bound by this stipulation and others, therefore DCO made the choice to have all fishing catch and release only, regardless if on public land or private. Another reason DCO chose this route is to preserve the fragile eco-system of each stream that is fished. It also means that water conditions permitting, you or another client has a chance to catch that same fish, or another that was released by another client, therefore continuing the joy for all to partake. Bring a camera, I will have a cloth tape in my fly vest if you catch that once in a lifetime fish. Then just take the pictures and measurements to any number of hard foam replicators, and have your catch immortalized.
Can I bring a spinning rod or spinning tackle?
No. All fishing while being a client of Daniel Creek Outfitters will be with artificial flies only, and fly rods only. If you have never fly fished before, I would be happy to teach you. The decision to not allow spinning tackle, or bait, coincides with the catch and release only policy of DCO. It is much easier to successfully release a fish after being caught with an artificial fly than any other means of hook. If you do not have a fly rod, DCO has fly rods available for rental use for the day.
What does 'full day' trip mean?
Daniel Creek Outfitters feels that 'full day' should mean what the moniker says. I will pick you up at the hotel of your choice within 50 miles of Thayne Wyoming. That includes Jackson Wyoming, in the morning. The pick up time is entirely based on the particular stream I am going to guide you on that day. Closer streams are a later pick up time. Farther streams are an earlier pick up time. Never after 9am, unless you the client requests a later pick up time. Then we go fishing for a full day. When I go fishing, I head back to the truck, in enough time to where I don't have to use a flashlight to find my way back. I figure that you, the client do the same thing. If you need to be brought back at a certain time, I will absolutely make that happen. All of this will be decided on a confirmation phone call between you, and I.
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