Salt River near Thayne, WY Fly Fishing Report 7/21/16

The Salt River between Afton and Alpine, Wyoming is one of the Jackson Hole region’s great fisheries, and is fishing exceptionally well right now.  Wyoming Game and Fish did a little shocking last week, but the effects of that are gone and the fishing is back on track.  The Salt River is flowing at a nice pace of 46 cfs at Crow Creek near Fairview, Wyoming and is flowing at 484 cfs near Etna, Wyoming. The dry fly fishing is great on the Salt currently!  Bring along some PMD Sparkle Duns (size 14-16), Yellow Sallies (size 14-16), and your favorite Foam attractor in pink, purple, or red (size 10).  Also bring along some Copper Johns, Prince Nymphs, and Pheasant Tails to drop 18″ below your bigger foam bug.  The Snake River Cutthroat and Brown trout are hungry with all of these options, no matter if the fly is on top of the water or just beneath. The Salt River can be a great place to escape the crowds, not too many people venture over to this smaller gem.  But, our guides are extremely familiar with this river and love to fish it as much as possible!  

Cutthroat trout from the Salt River

Steve Bodenheimer with a Snake River Cutthroat trout from the Salt River!


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