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Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY

The Ugly Bug Fly Shop is a full-service fly shop established in 1983. We offer our clients a one-stop shop for their outdoor needs in the central Rockies. Our experienced guides have great knowledge of the local waters. We can tailor your trip to any level of fly fisher.
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61 of 61(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
Review 1 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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5 / 5
5 / 5
People will never believe...,
April 7, 2014
By: smyldoc
from Logan, UT, USA
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"Fished April 5th and 6th with Bo. 2nd time with Ugly Bug, great tip, fantastic fishing with a personalble, competent and friendly guide. Fishing was beyond compare. Excellant orgainization, lunches and would recommend to anyone looking for a fantastic experience at any level of fishing skill."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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great fishing despite warm water,
April 2, 2014
By: BobK1347
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"My friends and I spent a weekend on the North Platte guided by Jameson Frank. The hot summer had left the water still warm, but we had great fishing, thanks to Jameson's expert knowledge of the river and calm, competent guidance. I would recommend him to anyone who loves to catch fish. In fact, we are going back in the Spring."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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Cold weather, smoking hot fishing....,
April 1, 2014
By: Blunior
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Additional Thoughts:Did not visit the shop
"My brother and I fished with Ty Hallock on the 22nd and 23rd of March. The river was in the midst of the annual 10-day flush, which had begun 5 days prior. The weather was cold on the 22nd with snow, clouds, and temperatures that stayed in the low-to-mid 20s. The fish did not care. Ty had us on them from the time we shoved off the bank to the time we took out. The temperature was 22 degrees when we took out, incidentally. Day two found the weather much better as the sun came out and temperatures rose to the mid-40s. Saturday was good, Sunday was nuts. We caught fish non-stop and the fish were hot. I think the sunshine perked them up a bit versus 22 and snow. Ty's knowledge of the river led to our having a great experience under poor conditions on Saturday. Sunday was nothing short of silly. Thanks!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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Super Day,
March 28, 2014
By: MikefromDenver
from denver
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"Crazy Rainbow fly fishing is one of the best outfitters in the country in my opinion. Superb service, reasonable prices coupled with expert guides. Jameson, Ty and others make each and every yearly trip memorable.
This year was no exception. You really gotta try these guys and see what you're missing. Professionals, courteous and always willing to go the extra mile to make sure you have fun and a good day on the river. thanks guys what a great day!
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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Pick The Girl,
February 4, 2014
By: AvidUplander
from Casper, WY
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"When I booked a 2-day float trip through the Ugly Bug Fly Shop in Casper, WY I was given a choice of guides. I picked Sarah Hurzeler, the only female among the choices. I knew she would bust her rear to get us fish and I was dead on. She rowed as many miles upstream as we floated downstream to put us into the good spots and big fish. My friend from Toronto and I had a fantastic trip even though it was in the slow season for the North Platte. Lots of fish and BIG Fish. So book a trip and Pick the Girl!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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1st float trip,
January 19, 2014
By: troutfisher25
from Cheyenne, WY
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"Ty Hallock first took myself and my wife on a float trip. He was amazingly patient with my wife who had never fly fished before and of course she caught the biggest fish of the day! I lost count of the number of fish caught that day.
My second trip with Ty was a spring day and the temps never got above 15 degrees and the river was just flushed. Four of us had planned this trip for months and didn't want to reschedule. Again Ty did not disappoint... We caught fish all day which helped us stay warm!
I would recommend a trip with Ty any day!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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N.Platte Bonaza,
January 10, 2014
By: rx4fishing
from Albany, NY, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Great shop
"I had the pleasure of fishing with Ty Hallock and the Ugly Bug Fly Shop this past August. Ty is a great guide, very knowledegable and very easy going. It was my best fshing out west ever in over 20 yrs. My arm was screaming at days end. Hopefully I will fish with him again this coming summer."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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Most Helpful and a Great Time,
January 6, 2014
By: PappyFitz
from Colorado
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"My wife Diana and I fished with Ty Hallock and Ugly Bug this summer. She is less experienced than I, and as Colorado small stream enthusiasts, neither of us was used to the whales in the N. Platte.
Ty was fantastic, patient, and helped us catch a lot of fish, even during the so-called slower part of summer. Numerous over 18, several over 22, and one that got away.....
He also was free with great recommendations on places to stream fish the next day, restaurants, and great conversation.
We will be back, and are sure to call Ty and Ugly Bug again. You should do the same with confidence."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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outstanding experience,
January 3, 2014
By: snohodoc
from Snohomish, WA, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Ugly Bug shop was great
"Blake guided us for four days and we were placed on fish all day, every day. He was courteous, professional, fast and a great companion. I would recommend him without hesitation to anyone interested in a "once in a lifetime experience". It was so good we are going to test the theory and come back Spring, 2014 with new fishermen"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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Blake,
January 1, 2014
By: raftpuncturebill
from Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
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"I've had 3-4 trips to the North Platte, used Blake and other guides- never disappointed. Always in fish, low key, lots of laughs. Smart enough to keep us from going out in the blizzard last year."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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Best fishing experiences,
December 29, 2013
By: AnthonyVecc
from Arvada, CO
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"We have made several trips to Crazy Rainbow and have enjoyed each and every one. The lodging and food has always been great. The knowledge of the guides and their love of fishing makes each experience a memory. Can't wait to return in 2014."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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Best Fishing Day Ever,
December 24, 2013
By: seltenrich
from Casper
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"The guided trip that we took with Ty Hallock in July 2013 was the most consistent day of fishing that I have ever experienced. There was no slow time during the day. The fish were striking flies the entire day. No monster fish to brag about, but we caught a lot of fish."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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Doesn't get any better than this!,
December 24, 2013
By: COFlyboy
from Denver, CO, USA
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"We fished three days with different guides and had exceptional success every day. The lodge arrangement was very accomodating for our group of 8. One of the best fishing trips I've ever had the pleasure of being part of."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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Brown Monster,
December 23, 2013
By: BrianH
from Loveland, CO, USA
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"I've been using the Ugly Bug for float trips for several years now. EVERY single time I've fished with them has been a treasured memory. 2013 is no exception!
My guide was Pat Ginder, and he and I were excited to throw some streamers because we know the big fish love them. Guided fly fishing is always like going to school and I've found the Ugly Bug guides to be patient, passionate teachers. This was the 3rd or 4th time I'd floated with Pat, so he knew he could share different techniques with me and I would give them my best shot. That's exactly what we were doing with a massive white streamer. We sunk it deep and enticed the 24" monster german brown in the attached picture! It's one of the largest browns I've ever caught and a rare fish in that part of the North Platte!!
Thank you to all at the Ugly Bug for awesome memories. See you soon!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
Overall Rating: 
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Great Fishing Day!!,
December 21, 2013
By: jbco
from Longmont, CO
"Spent a day on the Grey Reef with Ty and had a wonderful day of fishing. Ty knows the water, where and how to fish it and put us on lots of fish. It's also special going through Ugly Bug and being able to get out of the boat to fish."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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Awesome Trip,
December 20, 2013
By: N1806w
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"Just wanted you all to know that I have fished the big name rivers but the Platte was just as exciting and productive. Ty Hallock was our guide, did a great job. We will definitely be back next spring."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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Fishing with Blake on the N. Platte,
December 20, 2013
By: Theeo
from Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Additional Thoughts:All contacts were expert and professional
"After fishing with Blake out of the Ugly Bug/Crazy Rainbow Lodge for last 5 years, I'm still amazed at the consistency of the fishing on this river. Much of the credit goes to Blake for his vast knowledge of the river and what the fish are feeding on. We have had many wonderful floats on the N. Platte with many great days and some epic days. In particular, one day in May of 2012 when we caught fish in embarrassing numbers, way pass the 'good day' count of 50."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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great times!!,
December 19, 2013
By: shoedawg
from Cheyenne, WY, USA
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"Fantastic trip, keen attention to details by the guides and lodge. We floated two days with two boats in September and four of us had a great trip and caught lots of bows - even our one newbie fisherman."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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best guides in WY,
December 19, 2013
By: frspahnerello
from Denver, CO, USA
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"The ultimate fishing experience is to fish at grey reef in wyoming with crazy rainbow guide service! Blake has never failed to put me and my friends on the fish and have truly epic days on the river!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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Always Excellent,
December 19, 2013
By: LP78
from Casper, WY, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Helped me every step step of the way.
"I have gone fishing several times now with Jameson and every time has been better then the last. Fishing with UB and their guides never disappoints. It's like going fishing with long time friends. (If your friends were all knowledgeable, patient, professional fishing guides and teachers, lol!) I have had wonderful times and learned a lot about the art of fly fishing. I will continue you go fishing with these guys for years to come. Thanks!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes