Fishing Guides

Ryan Hudson

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Owner/Operator - Wyoming Fishing Company.  "RyHud" has been consumed by fishing since he could hold a fishing pole, more so by the art of wrapping hair/hackle around hooks.  He began tying commercially for shops at the age of 13, guided a couple stints in Mongolia for the fabled Hucho Taimen, hosted for Bolivian Jungle Dorado and built what the WFC is today.  After high school graduation in 2004 out of Missouri, he was in Wyoming 2 days later to begin his guide career, while persuing a B.S. degree at the University of Wyoming, which, after a few years was accompished. This allowed him to guide on the North Platte and Big Horn River systems in Wyoming during the school season and spending summer time on the Snake and Green Rivers. 

Cyndle Clift

Women's Fly Fishing

Cyndle has been a guide in the American West since 2012, guiding Idaho's crown jewel, the South Fork of the Snake.  Since then, she has won the hearts of many, including a few massive cutthroat (the one pictured, rumored to be a state record). Since her joining the guide roster of the WFC 2 years ago and life of Owner/operator, RyHud...she has been an essential addition to the crew and heads up our Women's Guided Fishing Trips program at the WFC.  She is also the mother of RyHud's baby boy, Eddy.  The 3 of them are immersed in a life of fishing, love and all things wild (including trout!).  She has more experience running whitewater than any of the WFC guides on the rowdy Lochsa of Idaho.  She'll put you on a bunch of fish, with the prettiest smile you've ever seen in a drift boat.  Do you have a wife, daughter or lady friend who needs lady instruction? Cyndle is your gal!  

Chris Ryan

Green River Double

Chris is a born and bred Wyomingite. He owns/operates a guide service on the Big Horn River in Thermopolis, Wyoming when not helping us out at he WFC.  He has been a full time guide for 5 years now and has a bit of experience guiding the famous Wind River Canyon, just south of Thermopolis.  When not fishing the rivers, Chris spends his time chasing game in the hills, or fishing the hardwater of Boysen Reservoir for it's big perch, walleye, trout and crappie or coaching USA wrestling.  If you're interested in fishing the famous, Big Horn of Wyoming, check out Chris's site and book a trip!   

https://www.bighornguideservice.com

Stuart Birdsong

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"Stu" is the celebrity guide out of Fort Collins, Colorado, who has officially been resurrected from a guide career in Wyoming, starting  in 2001.  He was a guide at the North Platte Lodge/Reef Fly Shop in Alcova, WY for over a decade, which is how him and RyHud met, during the college years in Laramie, Wy.  Once Stu retired from full time guiding in 2013, he moved south of the boarder and began selling real estate in Ft Collins.  After fishing with RyHud, during the summer prior to retirement with his old client Frank, Stu realized he wanted to come and join the guide roster at the WFC, while not selling real estate.  "Salsa Stu", "Stubacca" or "The Stuewweeuue" is a legend in Wyoming, possessing a jedi like ability to guide and get fish to eat, even after being out of the game for years. Stu is family man, who loves a good jiu jitsu spar and swinging flies for BC Steelhead.  

Scott Nechay

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Scott is a fishing guide/private chef throughout the American West and is the reason RyHud came to the Green in Pinedale.  He is outstanding as a guide and even better with a spatula.  His personality mences well with other anglers, he knows the fish, where the sit and what they're eating. When not in Wyoming fishing or cooking, he is guiding out of Craig, Montana on the Missouri and other rivers in that area. If you are looking for the best food in the Rocky Mountain West in a private atmosphere or an outstanding Montana fishing guide, check out www.chefscottnechay.com

Mark Forslund

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Mark has been an outfitter of SW Wyoming and Utah for nearly 2 decades.  He also helped build what we know as the Seedskadee Guide Permitting system on the lower river.  We can thank him for aiding in construction what is considered a highly coveted permit that only allows 4 outfitters to commercially operate on, keeping all the crowds of outfitters out.  He owned/operated Four Seasons Fly Fishers out of Utah for over a decade and still takes his core clientele down through Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge every season.