Jackson Hole Fly Fishing – Snake River Float

A Snake River fly fishing trip is an excellent way to enjoy Jackson Hole! The Snake is one of the best dry fly rivers in the Rocky Mountain West with spectacular views and opportunities for wildlife viewing.
The Snake River is great for both novice and expert anglers. Our patient fly fishing guides will customize your fishing trip to your abilities. Whether it is learning to cast a fly rod for the first time, how to stalk large trout in the riffles, or throwing streamers to bank structure, we’ve got you covered.
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About Fly Fishing On The Snake River

Most of the fishing is done from the boat, but there are a few opportunities to wade fish on certain stretches during Summer. Wade fishing trips are offered over Winter, when boat access is limited.

Guided Fly Fishing Trip Prices

Typically we don’t run half day trips until the last week of June due to snowmelt, but in drier years, we may start them earlier.

Please click the Book Now button to determine availability for your dates or call us with any questions.

Trip cost (per guide/boat):

Full Day (Peak Season) – $750 for up to 2 ppl

Half Day (Peak Season) – $650 for up to 2 ppl

Third angler (if possible): $150

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
  • Appetizing lunch
  • Waters
  • Transportation to/from Jackson, WY

Half Day Trips

  • Fly Rod/reel
  • Terminal tackle – flies/leaders
  • Light snack – fruit or granola bars
  • Waters
  • Transportation to/from Jackson, WY
Techniques
The Snake River is known for big bug fishing, due to its stonefly and hoppers. Nymphs are often dropped 1-2’ below these larger flies in a “hopper-dropper” system. Smaller dry flies are common during Mayfly hatches, especially early and late in the season. We do use nymph rigs on days when the trout aren’t looking to the surface.
Fish Species
Snake River Fine-spotted Cutthroat, Mountain Whitefish. Cutthroat up to 22”; average size is 10-12”, with a healthy population of trout 16-18”
Best Time
Prior to runoff, mid March – early May, as the fish are hungry and there are no crowds; after runoff from late June – August sees the most pressure. September and October have lower flows and consistent Mayfly hatches. In low water years, fishing on the Snake begins earlier in June.
Dry Flies
Royal Wulff #10-16, Parachute Adams #10-20, Humpies #14-16, Elk Hair Caddis #14-18, Turck Tarantulas #8-12, Parahoppers #10-14, Parachute Hares Ears #12, 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 Sculpins #4-6, JJ’s Special #4-8, Zonkers #6-8, Wooly Buggers #4-10

Snake River Wyoming: Fishing Info & Tips

Snake River Water Flows

Snowpack Data for the Snake River Basin

Regional Reservoirs Report (teacup diagram)

Hatch Chart
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