Dunoir – from the French “du noir,” literally “of black.” The footprints of the French trappers faded long ago from the upper Wind River country in Wyoming. But the place names live on in the black timbered ridges of the Great Divide. You cross the Wind River above Dubois at the mouth of the Dunoir. It’s a high country stream, feeding the waters that go on to be first the Wind and then the Bighorn Rivers. The Dunoir country is wild and free and made for adventure.
No wonder, then, that TU Business member Jeramie Prine chose to name his business Dunoir Fishing Adventures after this stream that flows from the wilderness of the Absarokas. Jeramie is a guy who knows and loves the wild country of the Wind River. And the Bighorn River. And the Green River. From Thermopolis to Fontenelle by way of Dubois, Jeramie and his guides know the country and they know the water. They have over 30 years of fishing experience in Wyoming, and they are the most personable and professional crew on the water.
Let’s say you’ve always wanted to fish the Green below Fontenelle, but you’re not really sure where or when. Dunoir Fishing Adventures holds permits to guide fly fishing on the world class Green River below Fontenelle Dam, near Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge. This is a prized tail water and amazing fishery. There is nothing better than fishing for large brown and rainbow trout in this wilderness-like setting, with the opportunity to see abundant wildlife and seasonal birds. If you are looking to escape the large crowds and chase large trout then this is the river for you.
But what about the Bighorn below the Wedding of the Waters? This is the heart of Dunoir Fishing Adventures water. They have private access along different sections of the Bighorn and are permitted on all BLM lands along the river – something that sets them apart from other guide services. This is trophy trout water, and you can catch them on a variety of flies ranging from small nymphs to giant hopper patterns depending on the season. The Bighorn is one of the finest Wyoming rivers to fish from a drift boat, and their local guides work hard to put you on the fish. The Bighorn here rarely sees crowds of people.
But it’s not just great guides and great waters that make Dunoir Fishing Adventures a great TU Business member. It’s also about their generous support for Trout Unlimited and our work in Wyoming and beyond. Jeramie has always believed in actively supporting conservation. He’s been a generous supporter of his local chapter in Lander, as well as the TU Wyoming Council and TU on a national level. Giving people a great experience and giving back to cold, clean, fishable water – that’s Dunoir Fishing Adventures.