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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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114 of 116(98%)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
Tyler Soulek,
August 23, 2015
By: LoriHendricks
from Casper, WY, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Tyler was very knowledgable and lots of fun!
"Took my big fisherman dad from Mississippi on his first fly fishing trip with Tyler as our guide. Caught lots of fish, and a GREAT time was had by all. Thanks for sur a fun trip, and we'll be asking for Tyler on our future trips!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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5 / 5
Best Time Ever!,
August 7, 2015
By: Cliffer
from Houston, TX, USA
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"Tyler G. Soulek, Jake, and Sarah are the best guides ever. They don't just teach you how to fish. They want to make the experience the best by getting to know you and going that extra mile for you. On top of that they are experts at what they do and they will put you on top of the fish with the right fly. Even when things are going bad with casting they are so patient and professional and by the time the day is over you feel really good about them and the fish you catch!!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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A day to remember,
August 4, 2015
By: Ericowen
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"Great day, great guide (Tyler), great fishing."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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Another great day on the river,
June 28, 2015
By: darjay
from Loveland, CO
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"We fished with Ryan on Thursday and had a great day. We caught a lot of fish and the weather was perfect. We can't wait to do it again."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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Fantastic 3 days,
June 15, 2015
By: lferg
from Nitro wv
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"Just got back from another great trip with Crazy Rainbow on the Platte. We have been fishing with Blake, Jamison and the crew for 10 consecutive years and it's just getting better every trip. Without a doubt this is the best team on the North Platte and always accommodate all our requests and most importantly always have us on the fish. With several very large fish caught every year."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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Repeat visitor, always great,
June 5, 2015
By: PappyFitz
from Colorado
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"Perhaps the best endorsement I can give Crazy Rainbow in general -- and Ty Hallock (guide), in particular -- is that even when the weather conspires against us with river churning storms, Ty still managed to use his guile and knowledge so that the trip up to Casper was still a lot of fun. Yes, the Reef is superb, but the people at Crazy Rainbow set the operation apart."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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Best trip ever,
June 4, 2015
By: ChicoDusty
from Arvada, CO, USA
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"We have been fishing with the guides from ugly bug for nine years and each year gets better and better. The guides are very knowledgable and professional. Without a doubt the fishing is amazing but it's the guides at ugly bug who make our trip memorable."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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These guys are the best,
June 2, 2015
By: TeBok
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"These guys are the best. No other could compare to their knowledge and skill in the Alcova/Casper area. Not only are they professionals in every sense of the word, but the are fun, witty, and great company. A truly excellent experience."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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priceless!!!!,
June 1, 2015
By: ninjamonk6
from Pueblo, CO, USA
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"best ever trip!!cudos to all the guides.special thanks to Jamison who endured a 10 yr.old!!would highly recommend this outfit..the experience is priceless"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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Casper 2015 Gunshow,
June 1, 2015
By: Wolfpack6
from Alcova, WY, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Their product in the store keeps getting better and better
"The guides who were with us from May 26th thru May 30th were at the top of our game. They helped us catch fish and made us feel welcomed as always. I would highly recommend their skill and expertise to anyone from beginner to expert fly fisher."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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A PRO overcomes bad weather.,
May 25, 2015
By: jimridings77
from Staunton, VA, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Great meal and lunch accommodations
"After a couple of memorable outings in the past with Blake Jackson(last year my Grandson caught 16 large trout by his count the first time he ever held a flyrod) my son and I scheduled a Friday/Saturday float over Memorial Day weekend with Ugly Bug and Blake. The rain colored a lot of the river on Friday but Blake scouted out a stretch that proved to be productive even though he had to row us back upstream several times to stay in better water. We caught many fish until thunder storms and rain forced us off the river. Saturday night brought tons more rain and my son and I thought we might be required to spend the day with the other boats immediately below the dam. Blake Jackson brought more options. He brought a power boat and we motored up Fremont canyon on a nearby lake-a beautiful trip. The canyon had clear water and many willing trout. An annual fishing trip with my son salvaged because we hired a seasoned professional guide. We will return!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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Putting the Mustard on 'em!,
May 20, 2015
By: Vdiggins
from Berthoud, CO, USA
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"My son and I had a tremendous experience with Jessie M (Mack) this week. Working with the Ugly Bug and booking with Mack- he was extremely educational and solid in his experience of the river and techniques. He also helped work-up and configure a great combo Rod/Reel set for future trips with him and the Ugly Bug Fly shop!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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North Platte Float,
April 7, 2015
By: JohnnyHaas
from Denver, CO
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"Had the opportunity to float Grey Reef in early March. The fishing was better than expected. It was clear that without the knowledge of our guides as to what flies would work each day, our luck would have been very different. The guides were experienced and knew the river well. We'll be back!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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Doesn't get better than that,
April 3, 2015
By: Darron
from Casper, WY, USA
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Additional Thoughts:My son and I went to the fly shop and they were very helpful. They even helped me send in my Reel to get it fixed.
"Jesse was everything that we could hope for in a guide. I took my 13 year old son on this float trip for his Birthday. Jesse was a awesome with my son. My son and I had the time of our lift catching beautiful fish all day. Thanks for making my son and I's day one to remember."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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GREAT Guides,
April 2, 2015
By: Coop63
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Additional Thoughts:True Pro's
"Fished with Jamison and Jesse. Had a 16 and 20 year old and my wife, ALL "total beginners" those guys did a AWESOME job coaching and teaching while I just watched and fished. Wife and kids had a blast and caught fish on a slow fishing day based on many trips to the Reef.
I'll fish with them again and recommend all my friends to them, "TRUE Pro's" love guys like that that have the patience to introduce more folks to a great sport!!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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5 / 5
Best Team Building Event Ever,
March 27, 2015
By: ScottSmith
from Casper, WY, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Great guides. Very personable
"Last Fall our company booked a 3-day fishing trip with the Ugly Bug and we brought 12 guys in from California to Texas. We stayed at the Ugly Bug Lodge and had great meals and great accommodations. We had guys with all levels of fishing experience along. We booked 6 boats and the Ugly Bug guides just did a great job at making everyone feel welcomed and "at home". We all caught skads of fish everyday and then enjoyed the lodge in the eveinings to laugh and tell stories. This was such a great team building event that guys were asking to re-book for next year. The Ugly Bug guides and equipment were excellent and we all just had an amazing time. We'll defininetly be back, thanks Ugly Bug!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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Crazy Is Understated,
March 26, 2015
By: dadandson
from Riverton, WY 82501, USA
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"My son was kind enough to buy me a birthday gift (hint to other children who have a hard time shopping for their dad) - my second trip on the North Platte with a Crazy Rainbow Guide. The name Crazy Rainbow is an understatement if you want to catch fish. It was OUTRAGEOUS how many fish we caught on our trip. I recommend that everyone should experience the outstanding service of these guides. Last year was my daughter's first experience fly fishing and she was catching fish within five casts. The guide was very patient and helpful, which made it enjoyable for me and her. We caught a ridiculous amount last year too! I hope to make this an annual trip because of my overall satisfaction. Thanks to Jake (guide) for a great day. Your hard work and humor make the trip even more rewarding."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? No
Review 18 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
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Great Fishing,
March 24, 2015
By: Russ2
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"I have fished a great deal, but rarely have I had as much fun as I did with Luke Booth of the Ugly Bug Fly Shop. He taught me a lot about fishing with small nymphs and then worked extremely hard to keep us over the most productive areas on the river. He is also a terrific young man. I am looking forward to fishing with him again whenever I can."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
March on Reef,
March 18, 2015
By: Etfish730
from Denver, CO, USA
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"We fished with Sarah from Ugly Bug / Crazy Rainbow last Saturday. I fish the N. Platte every chance I get and Saturday may have been one of the windiest days I've ever been in a boat. Sarah did a great job on the oars keeping us on the right line and making adjustments as needed. I floated with Sarah last year as well with my dad, and Sarah does a great job of working with people of different skill levels and intensity levels. She's a great guide to spend a day on the water with."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Ugly Bug Fly Shop, WY
Overall Rating: 
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5 / 5
Cowboy (+ one cowgirl) Tough,
March 9, 2015
By: Gator265
from Windsor, CO, USA
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"The wind blows and blows and blows in Wyoming and no one knows why. My group of 10 fishermen who have several years of experience on the Platte with the Crazy Rainbow guides know why. It's to test the mettle and dedication of the Crazy Rainbow guides to try and insure that their clients might catch that once in a lifetime trophy trout. When you are on the river on a windy day other outfitters only make one float through a hole or won't buck the wind to cross the river to a known hole, let alone row back upstream to re-float a hole in which they just got a strike. Not the Crazy Rainbow guides (one of whom is a woman). They will buck that wind by rowing back upstream several times in order to insure they didn't miss the hole holding big one. They continue, without complaint, to untangle wind induced loops in their client's line. On other occasions they have extended the trip beyond the original take out point in order to get into calm enough air to insure a full day of quality fishing for which their clients paid. Now that is Cowboy Tough and that is just one windy why Orvis continues to endorse the Ugly Bug Fly Shop and the Crazy Rainbow fishing guides as the top outfitters in
the Casper WY area.
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes