Yellowstone Advanced Expedition

Our longest Expedition for those looking for a challenge with the ultimate reward of big trout!

Yellowstone and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are a fly fishermen’s paradise. The thousands of miles of water offer something for everyone. Beginner’s can find non stop action for small but eager trout or advanced anglers can refine their skills on technical water filled with large but selective trout. This expedition is designed specifically for those seeking the latter. With 19 days and a more flexible itinerary we will have time to chase trophy trout on all of Yellowstone’s most famous rivers. Matching blanket caddis hatches on the Madison, nymphing up trophy cutthroat on the Gardner, throwing hoppers on Slough Creek, pounding the banks of the Yellowstone with big streamers, and when it is time to wrap things up we will head back to Jackson and join guides from Orvis Endorsed World Cast Anglers for a full day float fishing trip down the Snake River. This is the perfect expedition for the experienced angler looking to take their fly fishing skills to the next level! Hurry up space is limited (preference given to returning LFFE participants)

2018 Trip Details

Session I: 7/15-8/2 Session II: 8/4-8/22 Duration: 19 Days Tuition: $4,195 Grades: 9-12 Arrive/Depart: Jackson, WY Community Service Hours: 10


A flexible itinerary allows us to go wherever the fishing is best. Count on wetting a line on Yellowstone’s most notorious waters including the Yellowstone, Lamar, Gardner, and Slough Creek. The final three days will include some volunteering within the National Park, float fishing the Snake, and a delicious banquet dinner at a local Jackson Hole restaurant.

Learn and practice advanced fly fishing techniques

  • Fish some of America’s most famous rivers including the Madison, Gardner, and Lamar
  • Float fish the productive and scenic waters of the Snake from a drift boat with guides from Orvis Endorsed World Cast Anglers
  • Raft through the rapids of the Snake River with local guides
  • Take in the natural beauty of Yellowstone’s unique ecosystem
  • Watch as Old Faithful shoots boiling water over 100ft into the air
  • Camp out under a blanket of stars
  • Enjoy great food while reliving your adventure with friends around the campfire

Species: Yellowstone Cutthroat, Snake River Cutthroat, Brown, Rainbow,  and Brook trout

Water Fished: Madison River, Snake River, Gardner River, Lamar River, Yellowstone River, Slough Creek.

Are you ready to enroll? Click on the Enroll Now tab at the top right of the page or give us a call to get started.

Do you have more questions? Give us a call at (828) 577- 8204, or send us an email at and we will be happy to answer all your questions. If you are looking for more information click on the Request Information tab at the top right of our homepage and we will give you a call and  email you some more info.

Do I need to have fly fishing experience? 

Unlike our other adventures the fishing on this expedition caters to those with preexisting fly fishing experience.

 Do I need my own fishing equipment?

Students are responsible for their own fly rod, reel, line, and a few other personal fishing items. Please contact us for a full packing list. Don’t have your own gear? Not a problem. We have top quality Orvis rods and reels available to rent.

What other equipment will I need?

We will send you a full packing list if you are interested in signing up for one of our Adventure Academies. Group gear like tents, stoves, etc are all provided by LFFE. Personal gear such as sleeping bags and backpacks are all available to rent.


We have put together a list of all that you will need for a successful and comfortable expedition. We offer a rental program for most of the big ticket items like fly rods, reels, sleeping bags, etc..

Here is a link to download the complete Packing List Yellowstone Expedition. If you are interested in renting some or all of the big ticket items on the packing list click here to download our Equipment Rental Form.

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What is Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions?

Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions specializes in teen fly fishing summer camps. Our teen fly fishing summer camps are not an ordinary lodge based kids fly fishing camps. At Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions we combine a teen adventure camp, youth fly fishing school, service learning, and community service to create our unique Teen Fly Fishing Adventure Academies. Our kids and teen fly fishing camps travel to the premier wilderness fly fishing and backcountry fly fishing locations throughout North America. Join us on an adventure of a lifetime. Become an experienced fly fisherman or woman while hiking, camping and fishing at our North Carolina Teen Fly Fishing Academy in the Smoky and Blue Ridge Mountains. Or explore Rocky Mountain fly fishing opportunities on one of our Colorado or Wyoming fly fishing expeditions. If you are looking for an ordinary teen summer tour, teen summer camp, or teen adventure you have come to the wrong place. If you are looking to learn new skills while on the adventure of a lifetime, try one of our youth/teen fly fishing summer camps or allow us to design a  custom adventure for your family, group, or school.