FLY Fishing the HIGH Country!

Getting the chance to backpack fish some of the most remote parts of Wyoming’s backcountry was a dream come true. Fly fishermen dream of remote stretches of water with little to no people for miles and miles around. Believe it or not, these places do exist…However, accessing these hidden gems is no easy task!


Hiking into the high country is one of the toughest things you can do in order to catch a fish. Spending 6 days walking around an Indian Reservation at 11,000 feet will leave even the best outdoorsman feeling a little beat up. But while you are there in the moment, there is no place better to be throwing your line.

As natives to the state of Florida my brother and I had some difficulties getting used to being at 11,000 feet. This was one of our biggest challenges that we faced while chasing monster cutthroat in these high mountain lakes. At the end of the trip we had landed some monster fish and hiked some of the coolest country we had ever seen.


Hopefully you enjoyed the video at the top of this post and are now motivated to embark on your own adventures in the High Country. There is no telling how long we will continue to have these resources at our disposal.

Keep your hearts right, and your lines tight! PEACE!

Capt. Jesse Males

Published by Backwater Fly Fishing

I’m Capt. Jesse Males, an avid fly fishing, snook snatching, kayak paddling, tarpon slaying, mountain hiking, manatee swimming fool from Central Florida. Over the years fly fishing has had a huge impact on my life and particularly on how I view the world we spend our time in. I am currently the owner and operator of as well as our online fly shop, The lifestyle that is called fly fishing has taken me to some amazing destinations and has provided me with some amazing experiences in the wild. From chasing big salty critters in the Florida Keys, to roosters in Coast Rica, to small wild trout in the Carolinas, and all the way up to the high mountain cutthroat of Wyoming; I have been blessed to experience fly fishing at its finest.

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