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We offer guided fly fishing trips in various locations around Jackson Hole, including the Snake River, The Green River, and The New Fork River. Our guides are experienced and knowledgeable about the best fishing spots in the region.
Absolutely! We provide beginner fly-fishing lessons for those who are new to the sport. Our instructors are patient and skilled at teaching the fundamentals of fly casting, knot tying, fly selection, and basic techniques. We aim to ensure that beginners feel confident and comfortable on the water.
When you book a guided trip with us, we will provide all the necessary fly-fishing gear, including rods, reels, flies, and terminal tackle. However, you’ll need to bring appropriate clothing, such as waders and a fishing hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and any personal items you may need during the trip.
Yes, we have a range of waders and boats available for our clients to use. Whether you prefer fishing from the bank, wading in the river, or floating on a drift boat, we can accommodate your preferences and provide the necessary equipment.
Absolutely! We offer an outfitting service to assist beginners in selecting the appropriate fly-fishing outfit and tackle. Our experienced staff will help you choose the right rod, reel, line, and other gear based on your needs, budget, and fishing goals.
Fishing licenses can be purchased online through the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s website. You can also visit local sporting goods stores or the Game and Fish Department office in Jackson Hole to obtain a fishing license.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s website is the best resource for fishing information and the rules and regulations specific to the state. It provides up-to-date information on fishing seasons, limits, special regulations, and any closures or restrictions that may be in place.
The weight of the rod, reel, and line you should purchase depends on the type of fishing you plan to do. In our area, a 4-6 weight rod is versatile and suitable for most trout fishing situations. Match the reel and line to the rod weight for optimal performance.
For most trout fishing situations, a weight-forward floating line is the most commonly used and versatile option. It allows for easy casting and presentation of flies on the surface or just below it. However, specific fishing conditions or techniques may require different types of lines, such as sinking or sinking-tip lines.
Typically, 100 to 150 yards of backing is sufficient for most trout fishing scenarios. To attach the backing to the reel, you’ll first tie an Arbor Knot around the reel spindle. Then, wind the backing onto the reel, making sure it is evenly distributed and tightly wound.
Fluorocarbon leaders are less visible underwater than monofilament leaders, making them advantageous in situations where fish are particularly wary or the water is clear. Mono leaders, on the other hand, tend to be more supple and are better suited for dry fly fishing or situations where presentation and delicacy are crucial.
Tippet is a separate, thinner section of monofilament or fluorocarbon line that you attach to the end of your leader. It allows for easier fly changes and serves as the final connection between the leader and the fly. To attach tippet, use a surgeon’s knot, blood knot, or a loop-to-loop connection.
Mayflies are aquatic insects that belong to the order Ephemeroptera. They are an essential food source for trout and other fish species in many rivers and lakes. Mayflies have a distinct life cycle, transitioning from nymphs (juveniles) to emergers and then adult winged insects. They are known for their delicate appearance and the hatches they create, attracting feeding fish.
Nymphs are the immature stage of aquatic insects, including mayflies, caddisflies, and stoneflies. They live underwater and resemble miniature versions of the adult insects. Nymph patterns imitate these underwater insects and are often used to catch fish when they are feeding below the water’s surface.
Dry flies are designed to imitate adult insects that float on the water’s surface. They are typically made with materials that make them buoyant, such as feathers or synthetic fibers. Dry fly fishing involves casting the fly onto the surface and imitating the movements of an insect in distress or laying eggs, enticing fish to rise and take the fly.
Streamers are large, often bulky flies that imitate baitfish, leeches, or other large aquatic creatures. They are typically fished below the water’s surface, either by stripping or swinging them through the water. Streamer fishing is often associated with targeting larger predatory fish, such as trout, bass, or pike. The action of the streamer can trigger aggressive strikes from these fish.
Are you prepared to fish with guides who are experts in the area while enjoying some of the best fly fishing in all of North America?