The Famed Green River. From the headwaters in the Wind
River Range down to its confluence with the Colorado
River, the Green River has had a rich and flavorful
history. Since the first native Americans arrived, this
incredibly diverse river corridor has been home to the
likes of John Wesley Powell, Butch Cassidy and the
Sundance Kid, Tom Horn, Curt Gowdy and of course the
Green River Drifters. From Flaming Gorge Dam down to the
Colorado border, the Drifters offer 30 miles of
tailwater fishing. There are three uniquely different
sections of river in which to float-fish. One or more of
these is chosen strictly to benefit you, the angler.
at the base of the majestic 500 ft Flaming Gorge Dam
this section traverses seven miles down through a 2000
ft red rock canyon. This is the most popular stretch.
With a proximity so close to the dam, this section tends
to hold a few more fish. It is the perfect scenario for
the novice to intermediate angler and our winter fishing
This section starts at the scenic river crossing of the
ancient indians and fur trappers known as Little Hole.
We float through many of the rivers deepest holes on
this nine mile stretch of water. Our isolation escalates
as accessibility becomes increasingly harder for the
general public. It is in this section where we spend
most of our overnights.
Brown's Park is a mid summer Drifters favorite. You'll
be floating through a classic Zane Grey western novel.
Starting near the historic John Jarvie Ranch in the
heart of the Outlaw Trail, the river leaves Red Canyon
for the open spaces of Browns Park. Fewer people, less
pressure, wilder fish, bigger bugs, and stalwart winds!
It's a tough equation to solve at times, but those other
times will be named after the entrance to Swallow
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