SOME OF THE FINEST FLY FISHING IN THE WEST
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From your balcony you can look out over fabled Flat Creek fishery in the National Elk Refuge, where trout are wily and plentiful. The convenience of our outfitting shop, a mere five-minute drive from our doors, cannot be overstated. Add that to our Concierge team, (hot-spots-of-the-month a specialty) and a close relationship with WorldCast Anglers (top guides in the West), and you’ve got a fishing trip that satisfies all year long.
The world-renowned Snake River is the largest tributary to the Columbia River. Beginning in the heart of Yellowstone National Park, the Snake flows south through Jackson Hole to Palisades Reservoir on the Wyoming/Idaho border. This river is great for the beginner or seasoned expert with options aplenty: full- or half-day trips to fly fish from a boat or wade out to gravel bars, or dropping your fly into swirling pools, riffles, river banks, eddies and fast-water seams to fish native Snake River cutthroat trout. Don’t forget to take a look at the scenery around you: the majestic Teton Range, cottonwood forests and big Wyoming skies.
A thirty-mile section races the valley that stretches from Afton to Alpine, through ranchland but with some public access. The Salt is a smaller river system, but a more intimate experience, and it’s perfect for both early and late season fishing. You’ll find trophy-worthy brown trout migrating out of Palisades Reservoir. There are a few rainbows and brook trout, but the Snake River Fine-Spotted Cutthroat is the star.
GROS VENTRE RIVER
A great river to fly fish for beginners and experts alike, the Gros Ventre rises in the Bridger-Teton National Forest and flows through spectacular country to join the Snake. There’s lots of access, with some great boily-fast pockets of water. The Snake River Fine-Spotted Cutthroat is again the star, at 12 – 20 inches, and is found all along this winding waterway. Use general attractor patterns, dry-dropper rigs and terrestrials.
This tributary to the Snake River offers lots of access and is a unique resource in Jackson Hole. It’s a spring creek fishery plum in the heart of the National Elk Refuge. It offers true spot-and-stalk hunting with technically oriented fish. The season runs from August through October.