Guided Fly Fishing Trips On The Salt River, Wyoming

Fly fishing the Salt River in Wyoming is a more intimate fly fishing experience than other Jackson Hole area waters.
After coming out of the mountains, the Salt River flows underground and then pops back up, similar to a tailwater. Along the way it picks up several springs and creeks that add to the flow and keep this smaller river cool all Summer long. All of this combines to make the Salt fish like a spring creek with great hatches.
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Thayne WY Weather Forecast
Thayne Wyoming
temperature icon 81°F
light rain
Humidity Humidity: 84 %
Pressure Pressure: 1012 mb
Wind Wind: 14 mph
Wind Gust Wind Gust: 15 mph
Clouds Clouds: 60%
Visibility Visibility: 0 mi
Sunrise Sunrise: 6:35 am
Sunset Sunset: 6:38 pm

About Fly Fishing On The Salt River

The Salt River winds its way through private property which is lined with Willows and tall grasses. This makes float fishing the only real option to find trout on this river. Most of the best Cutthroat or Brown trout are tucked tight to undercut banks or willow branches, so a keen eye and a good cast will find the best fish!

Guided Fly Fishing Trip Prices

Due to drive time from Jackson, we only offer full day guided fishing trips on the Salt River. On rare occasions, we may be able to offer a half day if you are staying in Star Valley.

Full Day Trips

  • Fly Rod/reel
  • Terminal tackle – Flies/leaders
  • Appetizing lunch
  • Waters
  • Transportation to/from Jackson, WY

Trip cost (per guide/boat):

$750 for up to 2 ppl

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

Techniques
The Salt River is known for big bug fishing, due to its stoneflies and hoppers. Nymphs are often dropped 1-2’ below these larger flies in a “hopper-dropper” system. Mayfly hatches, especially early and late in the season, offer match the hatch conditions.
Fish Species
Snake River Finespotted Cutthroat, Brown trout, Mountain Whitefish. Cutthroat and Brown trout up to 20”; average size is 10-14”, with a healthy population of trout 16-18”. The Fall Run Brown trout can reach 5-6 lbs.
Best Time
After runoff from late June- mid November brings good river flows and hatches.
Dry Flies
Parachute Adams #10-20, Elk Hair Caddis #14-18, Turck Tarantulas #8-12, Parahoppers #10-14, Chernobyl Ants #6-12, Ants and Beetles #14-16, Stimulators #10-16, PMX’s #12-16
Nymphs
Pheasant Tail #10-20, Hare’s Ear #10-18, Copper Johns #12-18, Rubberlegs #6-10, Prince Nymph #10-16, Zebra Midge #18-20
Streamers
Black Leeches #4-10, Tan or Olive Sculpins #4-6, JJ’s Special #4-8, Zonkers #6-8, Wooly Buggers #4-10

Salt River Wyoming: Fishing Info & Tips

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