Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Report 8.16.11

Snake River Fly fishing on the Snake River in Jackson Hole is on fire right now!  Our Cutthroat are fat and happy after a long runoff and are looking to the surface to get fed.  Stonefly attractors, PMD’s, Yellow Sallies, and Caddis are all producing at the moment, both wet and dry.  Fishing heats up around 10am and has been going strong through the afternoons and into the evenings.  If you are on the river early or late, strip some streamers and hunt for the big cutties.  All stretches of the Snake are fishing right now and seeing larger trout on top.  Give us a call to book a guided fly fishing trip on the Snake River! – 307-690-1139 Best Flies: #8-10 Chubby Chernobyl, #16 Yellow Stimulator, #14-16 Lime PMX, #16 PMD Cripples, #6 Black Leech, #6 Olive/White Silvey’s Sculpin

Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi loves to fish the Snake River!

Backcountry Creeks Wow, has fishing in the backcountry been fun lately!  The average size of Cutthroat seems to have increased on all of our streams, and these fish are happy.  We have seen some really nice fish to 18″ on our recent trips.  A short hike will get you into the best fly fishing, and typically all we use are dry fly patterns.  These fish are less pressured than most others in the area, so 4x tippet is the norm. Check out  fly fishing the Wyoming backcountry and give us a call to book a trip! Best Flies: #12-14 Parachute Adams, #12-14 Yellow PMX, #14-16 Elk Hair Caddis, #10-12 Schroeder’s Parahopper
WY backcountry Cutthroat trout

Gorgeous backcountry Cutthroat trout!

South Fork Brown trout

South Fork of the Snake River Fly Fishing Report 8.6.11

The South Fork fished well this week.  Flows were above 13,000 cfs and the water clarity is still about 2-3 feet but the fish were eating!  Streamers and nymphs were the ticket.  Black or brown streamers worked best as they give a great silhouette for trout to key in on.  Nymphing is still producing alot of whitefish, but there are some nice trout in the mix as well. As of today, flows have been reduced to 12,000 cfs. Some of the riffles should show up now and dry fly fishing will improve.  Bring it on!

South Fork of the Snake River

A South Fork brown trout blends back into his environment.

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Report 7.31.11

The Snake River here in Jackson Hole is starting to fish finally!  Cutthroat are being caught in the side channels and slower water where the clarity is best.  There is about 2 feet of visibility currently and the water is a milky green color.  Streamer and nymph rigs are the best bet right now.  Flows at Moose are 5870 cfs and dropping.  As these flows get below 5000 cfs, the fly fishing will improve greatly. We are now running fly fishing trips on the Snake River , so give us a call at 307-690-1139!

Green River Fly Fishing Report 7.31.11

The Upper Green River near Pinedale, WY continues to fish well, especially in the mornings.  Getting to the river early is key as the fishing slows down around noon.  If you can put on at daybreak in the BLM campgrounds sections and fish the Gray Drake hatch.  Spinner patterns are deadly until about 8am and then switch to emerger or cripple patterns.  Golden Stones are a hoot to fish at anytime during the day, especially on the sections below Warren Bridge.  Nymphing has still been productive with Yellow Sally nymphs, San Juan worms, and CDC Pheasant Tails being the best flies. With these flows, we should be able to float the Green for weeks to come, which is unusual for this time of year!