Jeramie Prine (owner/head guide) is a fourth generation Wyoming-ite and grew up fishing around the Dubois area where his great-grandparents purchased the Ram’s Horn Guest Ranch, in the pristine Dunoir Valley, seventy years ago.
He has been fishing this region for over 32 years, and took up fly fishing at the age of eight when his uncle, ranch fishing guide, gave him his first rod. Every since then, he has been fueling his fly fishing habit in Wyoming’s finest waters, learning techniques, history, and ecology of local trout fisheries. Jeramie comes from three generations of Wyoming fly fishers and can be found tying flies on his great-grandfather’s fly tying vice when not fishing, mountain biking, hunting, or teaching his two children to be outdoor enthusiasts.
Jeramie has a Master’s Degree in teaching and the ability to work with all ages and abilities when it comes to fly fishing. Jeramie works hard to put you on fish while providing a professional, personable, and a pleasurable fly fishing experience.
Jeff Judkins (head guide) has been fishing and has had the “bug” since an early age beginning with lake fishing in Maine, continuing on to the rivers in Virginia, and eventually ending up on Wyoming’s waters.
Jeff has been coming to Wyoming to fish since he was in elementary school. His dad made a point of getting his family out here as often as he could. Jeff’s most vivid memory was his first venture into the Wind River Mountains. Hanging out in Fremont County during those formative years sold him on Wyoming. Every since then, he has pursued trout in WY, MT, ID, and NC; both personally and professionally.
Along with fly fishing, Jeff is a Wyoming school teacher and a National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Instructor in Lander. He enjoys spending his free time in the mountains exploring new waters, as well as drift boat/wade fishing the many rivers in the area. Jeff has experience working with children and adults; beginners to experts.
Nick Fulton is a third generation Wyoming-ite who grew up on a family farm in Powell, Wyoming. He started fly fishing on the creeks running through the farm at nine years old, and was tying his own flies by the time he was ten. After graduating from high school, his passion for fly fishing ignited, and how he spends roughly eighty days per year on the water.
Nick is a teacher in Powell, Wyoming after teaching and coaching for years in Lander. He is a high school wrestling coach in Powell, so teaching new skills to people on the river comes second nature. When not at work or on the river, he enjoys spending time with his wife, son and family, tying flies, hunting, and helping on the family farm.
Nick may be one of the hardest working guides on any river, let alone the Bighorn. Nick works hard to put guests on fish and isn’t afraid to back-row the boat several times in any condition.
Rick Mickelsen is a Wyoming native and lifelong resident. He received his first fly rod for Christmas in 1970 and has been chasing Wyoming’s trout ever since. Rick has logged approximately 100 days of fly fishing a year for as long as he can remember. He has traveled extensively to pursue his passions of family, fishing, skiing and hunting. His first trip on the Bighorn was in 1986 with an old Lavro drift boat he borrowed from his brother. Back in the day there weren’t the nice developed boat ramps we have today. As a matter of fact, to launch a boat for some stretches he had to wrestle the boat over a highway guard rail and slide it down a grassy bank.
Over the years, Rick has been able to collect four IGFA fly fishing world records. He is at a point in his fishing career where he gets as much or more pleasure helping others learn to fly fish and catching their own fish of a lifetime.
Spike Robinson has lived in Wyoming since 1965, moving from western Nebraska when he was 7. He was raised in Kaycee, Wyoming, home of and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and the infamous Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. His own grandfather was an outlaw himself, coming to Wyoming in the early 1920’s from Texas, reportedly with the Texas Rangers not far behind.
Spike grew up fishing the Middle Fork, North Fork, and Red Forks of the Powder River, as well as the many other small lakes and streams in the Big Horn Mountains. His love of everything outdoors comes from a lifetime of hunting and fishing in that special area of Wyoming.
Spike is currently employed at Lander Valley High School where he is also the head girl’s basketball coach, a position he has held since 2003. He is also a football and track coach, as well as a varsity football official.He loves to spend time with his two grandsons, as well as fishing and golfing with his friends and family.
Todd J. Helms was not born or raised in Wyoming but he got here as fast as he could and now resides in Thermopolis. He grew up in Michigan spending his formative years stalking the major trout, steelhead and salmon streams of the Great Lakes State. He also spent two years living and fishing on Kodiak Island, AK. The lessons learned coupled with over four years of guiding in Wyoming give him a unique viewpoint and a wide skill set. Todd is not afraid to think outside the box and loves to introduce his clients to new and exciting ways to catch trout on the fly.
Todd has been fly fishing since age six and loves nothing more than to impart his passion for the sport to others. He is a High School English Teacher and has also coached various sports during his career as an educator, he has a Master’s Degree in Education and loves helping people learn. Being a teacher means that “Mr. Helms”, not only knows the art of instruction; he knows how to get the most out of each day on the water. Todd has three simple rules in his boat; have fun, learn something and catch fish! Spending a day on the water with Todd is sure to be an experience you won’t soon forget. He is professional, personable and persistent in making sure guests have a great day on the water.