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About Wyoming Anglers

Our Motto

Come as guest leave as a friend. We prefer the friend mentality over the client. We want to build a life long friendship with you.

Our Values

Here’s the reason we are becoming Wyoming’s Favorite Outfitter

A word from the Owner

I believe that there are several good outfitters  in the area that all have some quality guides.  There is only one outfitter I would recommend you steer clear of.  And if you asked me if a particular guide with a different outfitter was good I would give you my honest opinion. But here are the values that truly set us apart from our competitors.  By taking the time to share my heart I’m hoping you will see how we are your best choice.  And if your schedule changes or something out of your control happens and you have to cancel, you will be glad you chose us.  You will feel like your dealing with family, not someone you may never see again that has no problem taking your deposit.

I’m going to start by showing you how we make our decisions around here so you know what type of people you will be dealing with when you choose Wyoming Anglers for your fishing needs.  And hopefully it will reaffirm that you are making the right decision in choosing someone you can trust!  Rather than me just telling you how we are, I’ll give you a few real life situations of how we have handled cancellations.  Then I’ll show you a few testimonies putting our words into action.

Let me start by saying, I try to make ever decision with the Golden Rule in mind whether personal or business related! “Do unto others as you would have them do to you.”  In my opinion it’s the Best Rule to live by. And it makes it easy to look into the mirror and it creates joy on a daily basis knowing that I have done people right and that people know that I care.  I believe that the seeds you sow today you reap tomorrow.  I may loose money now but by always taking care of people and treating them how I want to be treated, it will pay in the end whether financial or otherwise.

i.e. #1 Say you have a death in the family and you need to reschedule two days before the trip.  I know we are past the two week mark and technically I can ding you and even make money I really haven’t earned yet.  And most companies will!  But I have to look at myself in the mirror.  And I understand things come up and happen that are out of our control.  In this situation I would probably give a credit or refund.  I know that I could make money now.  But would I want to lose my money in the same situation.  No, the situation is hard enough already.  And if your impressed by the way things are handled, you will most likely use us in the future.  I try to make the decision with tomorrow in mind.  Not just what’s going to make me money now.  I try to make decisions based on how I would want to be treated in the same situation and what is best for our relationship now and moving forward.  You can rest assured that the decisions made pass through me.  Not someone that’s not present or a manager that gets paid to make sure the company makes the most it can, regardless of whether your a happy customer.

i.e.#2  Say you want to reschedule the day of because the weather looks cold and windy.  In my opinion it isnt bad enough to cancel.  Although I personally wouldn’t cancel a trip and reschedule, we all are use to different climates that may dictate whether we would enjoy the trip.  If I think the customer will not have a good time if the trip is taken, I would probably give them a credit with ability to reschedule. Number one, we want you to have a good experience!  Number two, if we make the money now and you don’t have a good experience, you may not come back as much as you would if you take the trip when you will have good weather and catch a boat load of fish.  And I might want someone to treat me like that in the future.  We have every reason to treat you right.

I know there are decisions I could make and get away with things that other good companies do.  But our goal is to be the Best guide service in Wyoming and the country and I know that I have to take every decision seriously.  Every customer that walks away and is impressed by our over the top customer service and guides, is a customer that will tell everyone of his friends.  I know there are times that I could send out guides with less experience.  That would require less training from me.  And other outfitters do it.  But not on my watch.  We make it a point that before a guide ever does a paid trip with Wyoming Anglers, I’ve floated with him and he’s floated with my friends and guides and I’ve made sure to be a part of the process of making sure he’s floated in his spare time to make sure he is very familiar with our water.

When I go float a river I’m not familiar with, I want to find a shop I trust and the best guides out there on that piece of water.  Usually when I meet that shop person I can get that feeling if they are the shop I want to start a relationship with. Once that relationship is started and I have had a good experience, I give my loyalty to that shop.  I understand how relationships in business work. And I know what it’s like to want a good experience and a relationship with someone I can trust.  I want you to have that same great experience I look for when I’m looking for a guide personally. And I keep that in the for front of my mind when making decisions or hiring guides that I would want to fish with. It’s the Golden Rule.  It takes time to build an excellent reputation and I take ours seriously.  I’m involved in this business daily and I hire only the Best! Not just any guide can work for Wyoming Anglers.  I’ve even chosen guides with no experience but that have great character over guides that I know can put you on a lot of fish.  Because I understand that when your in a boat all day, you want someone with personality, character, and professioanlism.  It is about catching a lot of fish but that’s not all that it takes to have the best experience.

 

The Owner’s 100% Guarantee:  I only hire enthusiastic experienced guides for my staff. Patience is at a premium and their ability to guide all levels of anglers is paramount. If you are unsatisfied with their work ethic, professionalism, or their attitude, I will refund your money. No questions asked.

Our Philosphy

Wyoming Anglers Philosophy

The owner Luke Keil was a senior fly fishing guide for another local Wyoming fishing guides service and fly shop for nearly 7 full seasons. After learning the ins and outs in the fishing business, he dreamt of being a part of a highly respected, premier fly fishing company. A company were people were more important than money.  He decided the best way to do this would be to establish one and build it from the ground up.

In June of 2010 he embarked on his own adventure and started a sideline fishing guide service through his company Platte River Raft n Reel, a rafting and rental company operating river recreation and float trips. In the late fall of 2010 he started Wyoming Anglers.

It is Luke’s philosophy that everything in a company starts in the leadership and flows down. He believes that by leading by example and showing his guides what it means to sacrifice everything for each other, they will turn around and help the next generation of guides and fishermen. In order to become the best guide staff in Wyoming and the North Platte River, it has to be centered around a team, not just individuals. It is his dream to build a team of guides and friends that work together and have fun on and off the river. To have guides and staff that sacrifice for each other and the guest’s. To have exceptional service totally focused on the guest’s needs and expectations.
Wyoming Anglers goal is to become the most respected and admired fly fishing company in the industry. To see this happen, it will take guides and staff who sacrifice for each other and the whole of the company. Luke considers himself blessed to be surrounded with the caliber of people that are making this dream a reality.

For us, fly fishing isn’t a job, it’s our passion and a way of life. Here at Wyoming Anglers you will find guides who love to give fly fishing lessons to beginners. We also like to help seasoned anglers improve their knowledge and skills when fishing with us. We will work hard to put you into some serious fish size and numbers, but our goal is teaching you to be knowledgeable enough to catch lot’s of fish when you’re NOT with us.

Here at Wyoming Anglers we consider ourselves very blessed to have such a fun, experienced, and hard working group of Wyoming fishing guides.  We consider our local Casper, WY guide staff to be the best, most well rounded and diversified group of fly fishing guides on the North Platte River!

Wyoming Anglers fly fishing guides are patient and hard working professionals who are friendly, knowledgeable, and eager to teach you. Our guides are passionate about fly fishing the North Platte and the goal is always to make Grey Reef your favorite Wyoming fly fishing Destination!

That’s the Wyoming Anglers difference. There are no stupid questions. Here you aren’t just a client, you become our friends. Would you just like to chat about fishing?  Feel free to text, call, or emai us. We’re here to serve you. 307.267.5161/info@WyomingAnglers.com

Luke Keil,
Owner and Guide,
Wyoming Anglers

Owners Guarantee

The Owner’s 100% Guarantee:  I only hire enthusiastic experienced guides for my staff. Patience is at a premium and their ability to guide all levels of anglers is paramount. If you are unsatisfied with their work ethic, professionalism, or their attitude, I will refund your money. No questions asked.

Our Guides

Meet Our Wyoming Fishing Guides

Luke Keil
Luke Keil Wyoming Fishing GuideLuke Keil is owner/head guide of Wyoming Anglers guide service.  He considers him self very blessed to be surrounded and working with such a great team of friends and guides.  He has more than a decade of experience and has an undying love for the sport of fly fishing.   His vision for Wyoming Anglers is to become the most admired and respected fly fishing company in the industry.  Being surrounded by such a great group of people is making this dream a reality!


Oliver T. Ashenhurst
Oliver Wyoming Fishing GuideOliver is a small town, Wyoming product who feels right at home if the wind is blowing. He has been with Wyoming Anglers for a handful of seasons now and revels in helping others to catch fish. He appreciates guests no matter their experience level and always has a good time on the water. When he has free time, Ollie enjoys casting large dries to well proportioned trout, as well as feeling the tug’n’roll of an “ugly” German Brown on a streamer.

 

 

 


Austin Haupt

Wyoming Fishing Guide Austin Haupt

Austin grew up right here in casper Wyoming and has lived here his whole life. Austin holds a passion for the outdoors and always has growing up hunting and fishing all over the United States. His passion for the outdoors has grown into a passion for guiding. Austin has guided in Alaska and appreciates what nature has to offer. He is caring and his main priority is putting the guests before anything else. Austin shows many talents when working with new and experienced quests he is caring, patient and skilled when on the water. His love for the outdoors motivates and drives him to do his best job and work as hard as possible to give you the ideal experience. Austin takes every day as a opportunity to learn something new believing that there is always something new to learn. Austin has the drive to make every trip as successful as possible and feels privileged to work for Wyoming anglers.


Tyler Soulek

Wyoming Fly FIshing Guide Tyler Soulek

Tyler is originally from Casper, Wy however he has lived in Chicago, Milwaukee, Denver, and currently Laramie. He studies pre-medicine at the University of Wyoming and is currently in his senior year at the University. He has been guiding for three seasons now and certainly loves what he does with a tendency to be pretty enthusiastic.

Introduced to fly fishing by his mom while living in Colorado his entire family now is hooked on the sport with several days a year spent on the river.

Tyler loves to hunt and fish when not working along with being an avid sports fan and athlete along with a love for mountain biking. He now runs a charity in Laramie called Project ReCycle and has the opportunity to benefit many families who are in need of a bike!

His easy going temperament makes him a patient teacher for beginners and his enthusiasm can certainly keep even a slow day entertaining.


Bryan Honken

Wyoming Fishing Guide Bryan Honken

Bryan Honken is a Casper native and grew up fishing the Platte from his grandparents’ bank. The pursuit of fish on the fly followed and has grown into an obsession. Honing his teaching skills in the science classroom, guiding has provided a mending of two passions. Fly fishing is more to Bryan than just a fishing trip down the river. It is an opportunity to learn, grow and enjoy the company of good friends while dialing into the amazing fishery the North Platte has to offer. He is not only a great fisherman but also an excellent guide! You’re sure to be a better fisherman and love the sport even more after spending a day on the water with Bryan!

 

 


Carl Myers

Carl Myers Wyoming Fly Fishing GuideCarl started guiding professionally  over 13 years ago and has yet to kick the addiction. The only thing that equals his passion for fly-fishing is his desire to share its’ joys by teaching others about it.  His military-bred work ethic, experience as a school teacher, and years of introducing new anglers to fly-fishing all work together to create a patient but intense guiding style that provides an effective approach for helping clients learn about every aspect of this great sport.  There isn’t a more fun and relaxing place to be than in a drift boat, and there’s no better feeling in the world than an arm sore from wrestling with the North Platte’s legendary rainbows and browns.  So hop in, hold on, and enjoy the ride.  Fish On!


Logan Bowen

Wyoming Fly Guide Logan

Logan grew up fishing all over Colorado with his father. He is an avid outdoorsman and loves to explore new waters. Logan guided back in Colorado for two years on the South Platte, Blue River, Big Thompson, and Boulder Creek. He is a young buck on our squad with a go for it attitude. Logan is very experienced with beginners. So if you are new to fly fishing this guy is your man! Be prepared for some hoot n hollering if you catch a big fish on this guy’s boat…

 

 

 


Mark Schmid

Wyoming Fishing Guide Mark SchmidtMark grew up in Livingston Montana where he learned to fly fish on the Yellowstone River at the age of 7. He started guiding on the Yellowstone, Madison, Gallatin, and Big Horn river’s before he began his career as a fishing guide in Wyoming. Mark is a 12 year veteran guide here on the North Platte River. He has been guiding as long as any guide around. He was formerly the Head Guide for the Ugly Bug Fly Shop/ Crazy Rainbow Fly Fishing in Casper Wyoming, before moving on. He has since then been guiding for Wyoming Anglers and we are excited to have him on board! He is a very patient, professional, and knowledgeable Wyoming fishing guide.