Below is a listing of both recommended and required gear for your Cast and Blast guided trip. Required gear is required-there will be pack checks and if you are missing any of the required items you will have to purchase them prior to departure. Rental equipment is available-please contact us to make a reservation.
- Waterproof Waders. Cold mornings, cold water, and the potential for cold, wet days. You’ll want your waders, trust us.
- Waterproof Rain Jacket. Weather can change drastically and without notice in the mountain-west. Afternoon storms are common and are often accompanied by sudden temperature drops, which may turn rain into sleet, hail or snow. A poncho is not sufficient.
- Backcountry-Appropriate Socks and Underwear. Absolutely no cotton allowed. Wool or synthetic for all clothing is optimal.
- Baselayer Top and Bottom. Mornings, evenings, and sometimes even the middle of the day can be cold in the fall. Pack some warm layers. Again, no cotton should be included in your base layers.
- Warm Beanie. Wool or synthetic is ideal. You’ll be glad you brought it.
- Gloves/Mittens. Oftentimes, a convertible mitt or fingerless gloves are ideal. Waterproof/windproof is best. No cotton. None of those one-size-fits-all stretchy knit things, please.
- Puffy Jacket. A nice goose down or synthetic jacket adds a lot of warmth in a small package. With hunting and fishing, you’re not doing much to generate body heat for warmth. Since you’re basically idle, you’ll want to make sure you stay warm.
- Headlamp with fresh batteries.
- Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Chapstick, Bug Spray. At altitude, sunburns come on quickly, even in the fall. Protect your face and skin with a good sunscreen (SPF 30 at least). The bugs have the potential to be bad or not. Better safe than sorry when it comes to that. At least 25% Deet is recommended, but not required.
- Trowel and Biodegradable Toilet Paper. Everybody poops, and nobody wants to see yours, so digging a cat hole is required. These items are best stored in their own Ziploc bag, separate from everything else.
- Day Pack. Each person should have a daypack that will hold some food, water, medications (if applicable), rain gear, beanie, gloves, sunscreen, bug spray and a headlamp, your ammunition, as well as other personal effects you desire.
- Your favorite trout rod. We can help you pick out applicable flies upon your arrival.
- Your favorite birding shotgun, as well as any ammunition you need.
- Wyoming state fishing license, HIP stamp, Conservation stamp, Wyoming state Migratory Game Bird license, Federal Duck stamp, valid Hunter Safety certificate.
- Blaze orange/fluorescent pink clothing for visibility/safety. The state of Wyoming does not require blaze orange or fluorescent pink while hunting waterfowl, but we do recommend at least a hat or bandana.
- Pocket Knife.
- Bear Deterrent Spray.
- Safety Whistle.
- Ultralight Camp Chair (Helinox Chair Zero or Chair One is ideal).
Your guide will provide food and beverages for the trip (including light breakfast and coffee), but you are free to bring your own snacks. If you have dietary considerations or restrictions, we are happy to accommodate. Bird dogs and calls will also be provided by the guide. Our “canine guides” are well-trained, well-behaved, and are totally ready to dive into the water after your birds.
Please note that this list is a set of basic items-as your trip dates approach, your guide may have additional requirements or recommendations based on current conditions or other factors. Should you have any specific inquiries, please feel free to reach out to us anytime!