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fatbillybob

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There is good water anywhere there is water. Before suggesting where to go I'd be asking what you 2 want out of the trip? How do you guys like to fish? What is a short CV of where you have been before? Where are you guys on the "any day fishing is better than working" vs. a good day is when I catch a big fish scale? Peeing over the side of a flats boat is kinda lame for a 65y/o guy with prostate problems. Any physical limits? Are you willing to gear up for the planned fishing or do you want to stick with the gear you have? Going to Florida in summer is pretty rough weather baking on a flats boat. Yellowstone is a higher elevation volcano and much more mild in the summer and the 45F water is A/C in your waders. Are wives going to hang out? More to do and see for non-fishers in Yellowstone vs. Florida but if your dad is a car guy you could do a trackday at famous tracks like Daytona or Sebring to break up a week of fishing. If you guys hunt you can also do a "cast & blast" to break up a week of fishing.
 

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A three day guided float through the Black Canyon of the Gunnison river, Colorado it runs $1700/person, but they take care of setting up the tents and cooking all the food. The fishing can be spectacular, especially in June during the salmon fly hatch.
 

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If your question is serious it is way too generalized. Are there any limitation's?
 

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I think the key part of your requirement is that you want to do some guided and some DIY. Everglades diy requires a boat. No wading there.

I kinda liked the idea of a float trip on the gunnison in Colorado. That would give you three days guided. Then you could do a few more days of diy maybe around Almont? Get a burger at the Red Barn in Montrose. That would be a nice trip.
 

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A three day guided float through the Black Canyon of the Gunnison river, Colorado it runs $1700/person, but they take care of setting up the tents and cooking all the food. The fishing can be spectacular, especially in June during the salmon fly hatch.
May I ask who (fly shop, guide service, outfitter, etc.) offers a 3 day float trip through the Black Canyon like you've mention. That sounds interesting. Also, do you know of any similar services on some of the good trout waters in WY? And what time of year would you recommend in WY? Thanks.
 

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May I ask who (fly shop, guide service, outfitter, etc.) offers a 3 day float trip through the Black Canyon like you've mention. That sounds interesting. Also, do you know of any similar services on some of the good trout waters in WY? And what time of year would you recommend in WY? Thanks.
Pleasure Park does guided three day raft floats through the Black Canyon. Their web site hasn't been updated in quite awhile, but here is the link: http://troutfisherman.net/index.html If you decide to go that way, ask for my buddy Muzzy, he is an excellent guide. Try to get scheduled for a trip during the salmon fly hatch if possible. Pleasure Park is 14 miles west of Delta, CO on hwy 92. I know that there is at least one other fly shop that offers this same trip, but don't recall who they are.
 

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Pleasure Park does guided three day raft floats through the Black Canyon. Their web site hasn't been updated in quite awhile, but here is the link: http://troutfisherman.net/index.html If you decide to go that way, ask for my buddy Muzzy, he is an excellent guide. Try to get scheduled for a trip during the salmon fly hatch if possible. Pleasure Park is 14 miles west of Delta, CO on hwy 92. I know that there is at least one other fly shop that offers this same trip, but don't recall who they are.
Larry you missed your calling as a travel agent🤣

You should write a fly fishing travel book
 
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