Flat Creek Guided

Fly Fishing Trips

Flat Creek is Jackson Hole’s spring creek that offers technical dry fly fishing in the National Elk Refuge just minutes from downtown Jackson, WY.
Flat Creek flows out of the Gros Ventre mountains just east of the Jackson Hole valley. Since it is the outflow of a lake and has very few tributaries that feed it, Flat Creek fishes like a spring creek in the National Elk Refuge. It has consistently cold, gin clear water that trout absolutely love!

During Winter, this same Elk Refuge is home to thousands of elk, a few Moose, foxes, wolves, and even Trumpeter Swans.

loader-image
Jackson Hole Weather Forecast
Jackson Wyoming
temperature icon 58°F
clear sky
Humidity Humidity: 58 %
Pressure Pressure: 1021 mb
Wind Wind: 6 mph
Wind Gust Wind Gust: 0 mph
Clouds Clouds: 0%
Visibility Visibility: 0 mi
Sunrise Sunrise: 5:59 am
Sunset Sunset: 8:59 pm

About Fly Fishing On Flat Creek

Flat Creek in the National Elk Refuge is only open to fly fishing from August 1st to October 31st each year. All guided fishing trips are wade fishing only. We will teach you how to stalk these smart trout, match the hatch, and then make the proper cast. The challenge is to catch these trout on dry flies, but they will also eat small nymphs.

Flat Creek is a venue where you go to grow as a fly fisher. After the first week, these trout quickly become the smartest fish in the valley and they won’t tolerate sloppy casts. Landing a few or even one fish in a day is considered to be a good day.

Guided Fly Fishing Trip Prices

For guided, full or half-day, Flat Creek fly fishing trips click the Book Now button for availability.

Trip cost (per guide/boat):

Full Day (up to 2 anglers) – $575

Half Day (up to 2 anglers) – $475

WY fishing licenses and guide gratuity are separate.

Click the Book Now button to determine availability for your dates or call us with any questions at 307-690-1139

Full Day Trips

  • Fly Rod/reel
  • Terminal tackle – flies/leaders
  • Wading boots
  • Lunches
  • Transportation to/from Jackson, WY

Half Day Trips

  • Fly Rod/reel
  • Terminal tackle – flies/leaders
  • Wading boots
  • Light snack – fruit or granola bars
  • Transportation to/from Jackson, WY
Techniques
Flat Creek is all about finding fish and feeding them. You will be walking the banks to see what is hatching and to find feeding Cutthroat trout. Once you determine these two things, be prepared to spend some crouched down or on your knees to keep a low profile while casting.
Fish Species
Snake River Fine Spotted Cutthroat trout up to 24″, Brown trout up to 18″, Mountain Whitefish up to 18″
Best Time
Flat Creek in the National Elk Refuge is only open August 1st – October 31st. The first week after it opens will be the easiest fishing of the season. Beyond that overcast, rainy weather produces the best hatches and the least wary trout.
Dry Flies
Circus Peanut #10-12, Schroeder’s Parahopper #10, Gray Paradrake #10-12, Gray Drake Film Critic #12, Gray Drake Foam Spinner #12, PMD Film Critic #16-18, Rusty Spinners #16-20, Beetles #14-18, Ants #14-18
Nymphs
Duracell #16-18, Pheasant Tail #14-18, FKA Prince #14-18, Sparkle Caddis Pupa #16-18, Lightning Bugs #16-18, October Caddis pupa #10-12, Cranefly larva #8-10

Flat Creek Wyoming: Fishing Info & Tips

Flat Creek Water Flows

Hatch Chart
Gray Drakes
Hydropsyche Caddis
Pale Morning Dun
Cranefly
Mahogany Dun
Blue Wing Olive
October Cadis
August September October
X X X
X X X
X X
X X
X X
X X
X

Book your Flat Creek Fly Fishing Today