Apr 12th, 2018
The French Creek Sportsmen’s Club presents the most desired ranch in the Platte River Valley, the crown jewel of the countryside – and now it’s yours to conquer. Gather at this elite enclave, a 15,000-acre sporting paradise located on the legendary Sanger Ranch property, famous among the nation’s premier hunting and fishing grounds.
If you’re a passionate outdoorsman, welcome to heaven, born of generations of the finest sporting heritage. At any given time, up to 12 guests in a single party will have exclusive access to the ultra-secluded sportsman’s club with private cabins and lodge ‘man cave’ perched on French Creek, enjoying access to its breathtaking environment and to the notable sporting experiences it affords.
EXCLUSIVE TO FLY WATER TRAVEL CLIENTS
We are very pleased to offer our clients 10% off the normal rate for any trips booked by May 15. This offer is valid for trips between May 25 – August 1 of this year.
4 night / 3 day package: $3,595.50 + ranch fee per person, based on double occupancy
3 night / 2 day package: $2,695.50 + ranch fee per person, based on double occupancy
2 night / 1 day package: $1,795.50 + ranch fee per person, based on double occupancy
Please call Charles Gehr at 800.552.2729 to take advantage of this exclusive offer
We often like to say. “When you’re here, this is your ranch.” This creed holds steadfast across the property, but at French Creek Sportsmen’s Club, it’s especially true. Follow your custom itinerary, personally attended by dedicated staff. Fish blissful, blue-ribbon waters. Hunt a variety of classic game species or embark on an upland bird hunt. Ride on horseback through your backyard wilderness, and shoot on your own interactive, long-range rifle and pistol range.
Nestled in the high country of Wyoming’s Sierra Madre Mountains lies an area that cannot be adequately described in words. A property and facility so incredibly stunning that those with experience here struggle to find the proper adjectives that relay the awe-inspiring beauty and ruggedness of the landscape. Add to this a lodge operation whose comfort and elegance exceed the world’s five-star hotels and a staff that does not understand the word “No” and you have a small sense of the finest sportsmen’s club in the world that you’ve never heard of.
Accommodations and Meals: The French Creek Sportsmen’s Club presents the most desired ranch in the Platte River Valley, the crown jewel of the countryside. Gather at this elite enclave, a 15,000 acre sporting paradise located on the legendary Sanger Ranch property, famous among the nation’s premier hunting and fishing grounds. At any given time, up to 12 guests in a single party will have exclusive access to the ultra-secluded sportsman’s club with private cabins and lodge perched on French Creek, enjoying access to its’ breathtaking environment and to the notable sporting experiences it affords.
The Clubhouse features plush relaxed living comforts, a dining room and great room, stocked bar and refreshments, billiards, large screen TV, book collection and outdoor dining, patios and firepit.
The Club’s four luxuriously-appointed cabins are inspired by the natural rugged beauty of Wyoming’s high mountain desert landscape, offering the ideal retreat after a day spent in the great outdoors.
The dining experience at French Creek Sportsmen’s Club offers inspiration from the surrounding Rocky Mountain setting with a focus on fresh and hearty regional fare by the private resident Chef de Cuisine. A farm-to-table approach is taken wherever possible, including the Ranch’s own Akaushi cattle, which are the cornerstone of the beef program. Anchored by the luxurious Covey Dining Cabin with an open concept Chef’s kitchen, the artfully prepared daily menus are delivered in a rustic casual manner with upscale touches and complemented by an excellent selection of fine wines, premium beers and spirits, sourced from local breweries and distilleries.
Outdoors, the Clubhouse provides a spacious dining and entertainment patio with a firepit and breathtaking views of French Creek and the surrounding area. Customized meals and al fresco dining opportunities are also available for days spent in the field or on the water.
North Platte River: The North Platte is a discreet Western gem and one of the most under-appreciated trout rivers in the Rockies. The sections of the North Platte accessed by Brush Creek Ranch are wild-flowing blue-ribbon waters that have not been stocked since the late 70’s. This is true wild trout fishing and, as such, offers the promise of both world-class catching and head-scratching difficulty. Conditions on the North Platte change constantly, meaning that on any given day one might fish dry flies for an hour of match-the-hatch fishing, toss a light nymph rig to suspended fish, and even lob big lead-eyed streamers. Holding a mix of brown, rainbow and cutthroat trout the North Platte boasts an impressive 4,000 – 6,000 fish per mile, offering the distinct possibility of catching a Rockies Grand Slam as well some truly impressive catches of fish in the 14 – 22 inch class. Brush Creek Ranch offers full day floats, half day floats and walk/wade half day trips on the North Platte. Float trips allow visiting anglers to access the greatest variety of water as well as the ability to wade fish as little or as much as one likes.
French Creek: Less than 25 feet across, magical little French Creek is considered by many the crown jewel of the Brush Creek Ranch fishing program. For those that like unenhanced, truly wild brown trout fishing, this system offers four miles of exactly that. Don’t think for a minute that the size of this intimate walk and wade stream is indicative of the size of its fish, as this creek has some beauties.
Encampment River: The Encampment River is the most significant North Platte tributary that most people have never heard of. That’s because it’s the river that local anglers don’t like to talk about. The Encampment is available as a half day walk-in option for anglers, though the river truly deserves a full day of floating it in a raft with a fishing frame. Due to the nature of the streambed, wading opportunities are limited during the full day float trips. During June, July and August the Encampment River offers visiting anglers the best shot at hatch-specific dry fly fishing as well as opportunities to catch some truly impressive trout in the 15 – 24 inch range. The green drake hatch on the Encampment enjoys near-legendary status, though hatches of stoneflies, caddis and other mayflies keep things interesting throughout the majority of their season.