This video is a display of how two challenging sports, fly fishing and bikepacking, can come together to create one epic trip. Ian and Neil Provo set out into the Wyoming wilderness on their bikes to fish, but what they found was more than trout filled rivers and streams. They discovered remote singletrack, beautiful vistas, flower filled valleys, and an abundance of wildlife.

Around three million years ago, the cutthroat emerged as the native trout of the west by way of the Columbia river and its tributaries. Over time, the fish migrated and became isolated in the Great Basin and the Colorado river, setting the stage for this excursion. Around three years ago, I had the idea that it would be fun to ride mountain bikes and fly-fish through the headwaters.

We finally saddled up our aluminum horses for an exploratory loop which would take us a hundred miles, through the big and wild country of south western Wyoming. A vast network of lonesome singletrack connected the native residents of the tri-basin divide, and our fly-rods provided us with the chance to get a closer look. The pursuit of these cutthroat almost always brings you to places that have yet to be spoiled by the hands of man, where they along with the other wild creatures are indicative of something pristine. We saw it down in the rivers but mostly up high on the ridge. We shared a camp with a herd of elk, and found ourselves cruising along on the same track as a Grizzly bear. Perhaps one of the most southerly, wild specimens on the planet, and certainly our wildest experience on two wheels. – Ian

Filmed with a GoPro Hero4 and Sony A6300 – Music from The Iron Horse, by The Sound Defects –

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  1. Looks like an amazing trip. Any more info on the routes you took? I’d be very interested in doing something like this one day.

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