Jackson Hole Cautiously Re-opens
We are excited to announce that Fish the Fly Guide Service located here in beautiful Jackson Hole, WY is open for business! Wyoming’s abundant wide open spaces couldn’t be more appreciated in this time for easy social distancing. Our community believes that we can safely operate by consciously staying Clean, Careful and Connected.
Fish the Fly wanted to share with you what our guided fishing trips and scenic float trips will look like going forward. As situations and guidelines change, we too will adapt our practices with the safety of our clients, guides, and community being the primary goal.
New precautionary measures address operating in a Covid environment. We are following the Phased Health Guidelines put forth by the Teton County Health Department. These guidelines were designed with CDC Health Recommendations and WY State Health Orders in mind. Guidelines are broken down into Red, Orange, Yellow, and Green phase designations based on current risk.
Therefore, your guided fishing day will look slightly different. If you would like to see more specifics for Outfitters and Guides, click here. This document also contains policies for other services pertinent to your vacation.
Prior to Your Guided Day
We understand that the following may sound like a lot. But, with some conscious action, your day can be a stress free and fun time enjoying nature and our waterways.
Single household groups are encouraged. However, we are not restricted to them. Appropriate social distancing will be required if groups are not from the same household. Our scenic float trips will be restricted to single household groups of six people or less.
Fish the Fly will email you 72 hours prior to your scheduled trip. This email asks if you have been exhibiting any flu-like symptoms and to stay home if so.
As always, your guide will reach out to you the afternoon or evening before your trip the next day, either by phone or text. This is to insure that everyone is on the same page with logistics. These include meeting time and place, lunch requests on full day trips or scenic float trips, skill level, necessary gear, expectations for the day, and Covid mitigation practices.
We ask that you self-check for possible Covid-19 symptoms such as, fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell. If you are experiencing any of these, we will cancel your trip with safety for all in mind. Your guide will briefly check again upon meeting on the day of your trip.
The day of your trip
Finally, your relaxing day on the water is here!
Please bring your buff or cloth face covering with you. Use the bathroom at your lodging prior to leaving for your day. Arrive clean and ready to have some fun!
Business sponsored transportation is discouraged during the current Orange Phase. This means that you will be asked to follow/meet your guide at the day’s fishing destination. If necessary, you can ride with your guide in his vehicle, although cloth face coverings will be required since 6 feet of social distancing can’t be maintained.
Your guide will have a clean and sanitized vehicle and boat upon arrival. He will also have hand sanitizer readily available during the day. If lunch is provided with your trip, then you will be asked to wash your hands with bio-degradable soap that your guide provides before and after eating. Lunches will be pre-packaged single servings, i.e. no communal make your own style deli bar or water cooler.
Our guides are removing the rear knee brace in their drift boats. This means you will fish while sitting on a float fishing trip to help maximize distancing. The Current Orange Phase requires face coverings while in a boat where six feet distances cannot be maintained. Hopefully, we will be in a Yellow Phase soon where this is not required.
Again, we know that this can sound overwhelming, but with a few simple conscious actions, you’ll have a relaxing, fun day on the water! Call us at 307-690-1139 with any questions or to book a trip. You can also book via the Fish the Fly website.