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Brush Creek Ranch, WY

Honored as Wyoming's only dual endorsed Orvis fly fishing and wingshooting lodge, The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, a luxury Preferred Boutique© destination, offers top-of-the-line equipment and guide services for novices and experts alike to create a truly once-in-a-lifetime fully outfitted fly fishing experience.
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41 of 41(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Brush Creek Ranch, WY
Review 1 for Brush Creek Ranch, WY
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Couldn't imagine a better 'Out West' experience,
October 13, 2014
By: WedgeChicago
from Chicago, IL
"Spent three days at the Brush Creek Ranch and wished I had 3 more. Fishing was outstanding. I have fished in many places but none before so beautiful, relaxing and productive in terms of catching numerous brown trout. I am a novice and with the guides' support learned alot and look forward to coming back for more.
Also shot clays, went hunting for pheasant, and did a trail ride on horseback and enjoyed all that just as much. The scenery is amazing. Left with wanting to try out all the activities they offer. Already planning a trip back.
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Brush Creek Ranch, WY
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Five Star Experience,
October 13, 2014
By: HaveFun
from Denver, CO, USA
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"If you are a novice at fly fishing or very experienced, then Brush Creek has something for you. As a novice you just need to show up and Brush Creek provides all the gear needed. But it is the experience and patience of the guides that truly get you hooked. They teach and reinforce the basics of fly fishing. AS well as put you in the best position to catch a fish your first time out. AS I did with a brown trout. Treat yourself and take the short drive from Denver to Brush Creek."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Brush Creek Ranch, WY
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Visit to Brush Creek Ranch,
October 12, 2014
By: gjlehman
from Chicago, IL
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"Outstanding experience. World class service in one of the most beautiful western setting in the US. Second stay I've experienced and it gets better each time. The variety of activities is amazing. I would recommend a stay to anyone. A First Class resort."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Brush Creek Ranch, WY
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Great Guides and Fishing,
October 12, 2014
By: Bruceole
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"We had a great 3 hour float down the North Platte River. The guides were wonderful, knew all the best places the fish and the scenery could not have been more spectacular. Even got close to a large herd of elk feeding by the water. Recommend it highly."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Brush Creek Ranch, WY
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greast time ever,
October 12, 2014
By: mdenham
from Chalmers, IN 47929, USA
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Additional Thoughts:great time
"my guide was Jon Rachal this was my 2nd year there and Jon was not only the most knowledgable about the area but he was unbelievable with his knowledge of fly fishing we caught about 10 fish both rainbow and brown trought great time and great guide"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Brush Creek Ranch, WY
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Fantastic!,
October 10, 2014
By: IrishFly
from Lake Forest, IL, USA
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"Fished Brush Creek at BCR with John as my guide. What you envision when someone says describe a picture perfect stream for catching trout. Top-shelf array of other activities (shooting, riding, hiking, mountain biking, etc.. Ritz-Carlton level in terms of food and service."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Brush Creek Ranch, WY
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fly fishing,
October 6, 2014
By: miniv
from saratoga, wy
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"mike was an awesome guide very accommodating but you could tell he loved flyfishing not just guiding"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Brush Creek Ranch, WY
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Incredible fly fishing on the Platte,
October 5, 2014
By: TimChicagoflyfish
from Sanger ranch, Brush Creek, Wy
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Additional Thoughts:Adam is very skilled, but able to communicate to novices, like myself which made the entire experience very enjoyable.
"Guest of Brush Creek and novice fly fisherman, but had an experience of a lifetime to fish the recently acquired property by Brush Creek Ranch, which few fisherman have had the opportunity to fish. Setting with massive outcropping stone wall to casting in a 50 yd Platte river under the constant encouragement of my guide Adam produced in a half hour 14 inch rainbow and 16 inch brown trout. Just Magical."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Brush Creek Ranch, WY
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awesome flyfishing,
September 22, 2014
By: lone68pine
from Knoxville, TN, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Best of the West
"Fished the North Platte on the Sanger section with Matt Anderson and Adam and was blown away by the beauty of the place, the isolation...yet you could drive right to the river.
It was like having a major western river all to yourself. Awesome experience.
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Brush Creek Ranch, WY
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Amazed,
September 19, 2014
By: DanaBug
from Louisville, KY, USA
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Additional Thoughts:They are excellent!
"There were 4 in our group. We were all beginners at fly fishing. Michael and Jake were our guides. They were excellent teachers and very patient. I am not into fishing, but wanted to be able to say I tried. It was so much fun! I ended up catching the biggest fish. What a picture to take home to my grandchildren. We had a great time and it was in absolutely beautiful surroundings. A wonderful experience."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Brush Creek Ranch, WY
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Beyond Awesome,
September 15, 2014
By: DebB57
from Highlands Ranch, CO, USA
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"What an amazing place...first class service and a time to reflect, re-energize and enjoy all that is beautiful in this country! Shout out to our awesome fly fishing guide, Jon Rachal...what an experience!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Brush Creek Ranch, WY
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Epic experience,
September 11, 2014
By: AvATL
from Atlanta, GA, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Knowledgeable, courteous, patient, and entertaining
"The BrushCreek ranch is one of the most beautiful, and serene places that I've ever been. And the Fly fishing trip was beyond amazing. The guides put us on fish within minutes, and the Brookies and Browns were substantial in size and quantity. being more a spinner reel fisherman, I initially was having issues "landing" (or netting as it were) fish. One slight adjustment from the guide, and my set was corrected, and rest was history. I'm not sure "destroyed" is the correct term...but we destroyed them.
The staff at Brushcreek are the most knowledgeable and friendly I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with, the lodging and surroundings are awe inspiring, and the fishing is out of this world. Truly an experience that will last a lifetime."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Brush Creek Ranch, WY
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Hooked,
September 10, 2014
By: jryan6447
from Indiana, USA
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"One of the best fly fishing experiences I have ever had. Outfitters were great and provided gear was top notch. The guides were excellent both in leading wading trip and float trip. My wife is a novice at fly fishing and me more advanced. The guides were able to speak in both languages and make both of our experiences very enjoyable."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Brush Creek Ranch, WY
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Wonderful,
September 9, 2014
By: Dwoodward
from Brush creek ranch, wy
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"The fishing instruction was wonderful! Patient and very easy to understand! What fun!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Brush Creek Ranch, WY
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Fly fish BC,
September 9, 2014
By: Aw8750
from Brush creek ranch, Saratoga, Wyoming
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"John and Michael were awesome! So informative and patient!! John would not give up until I caught a trout! Thanks, guys!,
Annie and Katie"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Brush Creek Ranch, WY
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fly fishing at Brush Creek,
September 9, 2014
By: LauraBwy
from Saratoga, WY
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Additional Thoughts:knowledgeable and very helpful I feel like I learned a lot and improved my casting
"I fished on Brush Creek with a great guide catching several fish on dries. He was a great guide, and Brush Creek has access to some of the best water in the Upper North Platte Valley. I highly recommend it. The guides are great and experienced and just waiting to show a guest a great time. They are fully equipped to outfit a guest and present them with great opportunities to catch fish. And it is gorgeous!!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Brush Creek Ranch, WY
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Can't Beat It,
September 6, 2014
By: austintexasflyfishing
from Texas
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"Brush Creek is top notch. The fishing is the best, accommodations are incredible and the people are outstanding on every level."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Brush Creek Ranch, WY
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Fantasy Island,
September 4, 2014
By: wingshooter66
from Overland Park, KS, USA
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Additional Thoughts:my apologies as I don't remember fishing guides name
"I was at the Ranch in August for 4 days and 3 nights.
From the moment I lost cell service from my carrier I was in heaven.
My goal was to enjoy the serenity and learn to fly fish. Mission accomplished. On the day of my arrival I had an afternoon appointment to fly fish. There was rain moving in and the guide said it was up to me. We went.
Upon pulling up to the pond we saw the quarter hind end of a bear which to me was an excellent experience.
The guide did a wonderful job of explaining the concept and technique as I had never fly fished prior. I do fish and hunt quite a bit and this is just another hobby I want to pick up and master.
I had the opportunity to be involved in two of their wingshooting programs. I ahve done these guided hunts numerous times before, but....Russ, Pat and the crew did an oustanding job of making you feel like you had been hunting buddies for years.
At no point and time did anyone on their payroll from restraunt staff to guides and instructors make you feel like you didn't belong.
Coming from the hospitality industry I am used to "tricks of the trade" and I am very observant of how staff members not being watched are behaving.
Nothing but the utmost preffesionalism from everyone here.
I am looking forward to my trip I am planning for next year.
I have already told the wife I am choosing this over Key West this year for our anniversary....we'll see..
Again Brush Creek staff, thanks for such an outstanding and professional relaxed envirement and stay.
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Brush Creek Ranch, WY
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Lifetime Memories,
September 3, 2014
By: wfarrell2
from Nashville, TN, USA
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"I had the honor of taking two 8 hour float trips with Matt and Adam on the Platte. I had high expectations for the trip as I had just inherited a 4th generation fly rod when my Grandfather passed away a few weeks earlier. Matt took my expectations and squashed them delivering an experience I would have not been able to do on my own! Matt rigged up my heirloom and sought ought some of his favorite honey holes. He hooked me up with a beautiful rainbow for my epic catch. After that we put away the heirloom and continued on. That whole day he put us on some hog browns and rainbows and we were pulling them in continuously. I fish a lot and this was by far my best day on the water. The scenery was unreal, the fish were gorgeous, and the guides brought it all together. I will never forget this float and it will be a story told to my children and hopefully to my children's children. Thank you Matt!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Brush Creek Ranch, WY
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Great Experience,
September 2, 2014
By: JB0221
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"Excellent guides who are patient in the teaching process. Excellent tips and tricks and really made the experience wonderful for me. It has inspired a desire to continue fly fishing beyond this trip!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes