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Miracle Mile

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Miracle Mile Fly Fishing

Miracle Mile Fly Fishing
Miracle Mile Fly Fishing
Miracle Mile Fly Fishing
Rugged Granite Mountains

The Miracle Mile is a taiwater associated with a series of reservoirs in central Wyoming. As you float the Mile, which is about 50 miles southwest of Casper, you will enjoy 360 degree views of rugged, granite mountains and clean Wyoming air. The Mile is known for its unmatched scenery, remote setting, and of course the opportunity to chase trophy trout.

Rainbow, Browns, & Cutthroat Trout

The Miracle Mile earned its appellation due to the numbers of trout that local fishermen are in the habit of pulling from her waters. The fish population at the Mile is about a 50/50 split of Rainbows to Browns, and it is worth noting that many trophy trout have been caught in these tailwaters.

The mile draws anglers from far and wide to come fish its waters. This is partially due to the higher than average trout size and partially due to the views that the Mile offers. The stretch of water also tends to have a little more technical fishing. Due to this, if anglers have not done much fly fishing, we typically suggest fishing one day on the Reef before heading out to the Mile. This allows anglers to get their casting and landing skills in order before chasing these coveted trout. The Mile will test your skills as an angler, but the opportunity to add a PR trout under your belt is what keeps anglers coming back time after time. 

Crazy Rainbow Fly Fishing guides the Miracle Mile Rainbow and Trophy Brown Trout

Miracle Mile Fly Fishing
Miracle Mile Fly Fishing

Add to your vacation a fly fishing float, walk wade trip on the Miracle Mile Tailwater

Miracle Mile Fly Fishing

Float & Walk Wade Fishing Trips

We offer float and walk wade trips on the Mile. Our guides also offer superior knowledge and camping spots and public access points. This is also a great section of water for anglers that enjoy throwing a switch or spey rod for trout.


Pathfinder National Wildlife Refuge

The “Mile” is actually about five and half miles of incredible fishing as the North Platte flows into the Pathfinder National Wildlife Refuge. Although it is a tailwater, it fishes more like a freestone river. Many anglers draw a comparison to the Madison River when thinking of the Mile. We offer float and walk wade trips on the Mile, great camping opportunities, and good access.

Seasonal Fly Fishing Rates For the Grey Reef

Crazy Rainbow Fly Fishing Rates

Carp Fly Fishing

April thru September - $575/Boat - Full Day

Guided Fly Fishing Trips
(April - October)

Full-day Guided Fly Fishing Trip

Half-day Guided Fly Fishing Trip

Full-day Instructional Fly Fishing

Full Day Miracle Mile Fly Fishing Trip

Full Day Big Horn Fly Fishing Trip






  • Lunches are included on full day guided trips only. All terminal tackle and fly fishing gear is included in the price package.
  • Want some additional instruction and training for fly fishing, choose our “Fly Fishing Instruction Trip”. Get some great advice from our professional fly fishing guides.
  • Book your Grey Reef Tail Waters River fly fishing trip today. A 50% deposit is required to reserve your dates. Four weeks prior notice for cancellations is required for a full refund. Please view our full Cancellation Policy here.
Off-season rates
(November - March)

Full-day Guided Fly Fishing Trip

Full-day Instructional Fly Fishing

Full Day Miracle Mile Fly Fishing Trip




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