Fly Fishing Yellowstone’s Backcountry

Fly Fishing Yellowstone’s Backcountry

$1,162.50
Dates:
August 7 - 10
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Meals Included?:
No
Instructors:
Ron & Mark Amendola
Audience Type:
Adult
Program Type:
Field Seminars
Program Subject:
Fly Fishing

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We will spend all three days venturing off into the backcountry of YNP. The hikes will be ten to fifteen miles from start to finish. Instruction will include any necessary fly-fishing skill requests, wilderness safety and environmental stewardship. Fly tying will be available as time and energy levels permit.

About the instructor

The Amendola brothers have been fly fishing Yellowstone National Park for over twenty years. Since 2019, they have spent months each summer working and fly fishing out of the Lamar Buffalo Ranch. They have logged countless hours fishing the waters of the Northern Range and other locations within the park. Ron is a retired aerospace project manager and wrestling coach while Mark is a retired hospital director of physical therapy and therapist to professional and Olympic athletes.

Download Program Information:

Fly Fishing Yellowstone's Backcountry Course Letter

More Information:

We are continually updating and refining our COVID-19 mitigation measures to ensure the health and safety our guests, staff and volunteers. Read our COVID-19 guidelines for program participants.

SUMMER ACTIVITY LEVEL SCALE

  • Be prepared to hike up to 1 mile per day, comfortably, through relatively flat terrain on maintained trails.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 3 miles per day, comfortably, with elevation gains up to 600 feet. Some off-trail hiking possible.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 5 miles per day, comfortably, with occasional elevation gains up to 1000 feet in undulating terrain.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 8 miles per day, at a brisk pace, comfortably, with climbs up to 1500 feet on dirt trails. Loose rocks, uneven footing, and off-trail hiking are possible. Good coordination is recommended.
  • Be prepared for brisk aerobic, destination-oriented hiking up to 12 miles a day. You should be physically conditioned to do these hikes comfortably. Elevation changes up to 2000 feet on dirt trails or off-trail. Loose rock, uneven footing, steep hillside traverses, and stream crossings are possible. Good coordination is required.

WINTER ACTIVITY LEVEL SCALE

  • Leisurely hikes up to 1 mile per day through relatively flat terrain on maintained or snow-packed trails.
  • Hikes on snow-packed trails, or snowshoe or ski trips, up to 3 miles per day with climbs up to 250 feet.
  • Brisk hiking, snowshoeing, or skiing up to 5 miles per day with climbs up to 500 feet, including some trail-breaking in snow.
  • Brisk aerobic snowshoeing or skiing up to 8 miles per day with climbs up to 1000 feet; or steep, rugged, off-trail skiing or snowshoeing—including breaking trail in variable snow conditions.
  • Brisk aerobic snowshoeing or skiing up to 12 miles per day with climbs up to 1500 feet; or steep, rugged, off-trail skiing or snowshoeing—including breaking trail in variable snow conditions.