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A Western Wyoming Hidden Gem

The Salt River

At Teton Troutfitters, we understand the need to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to enjoy the perfect moment on the river. That’s why we offer Salt River Float trips for fishing enthusiasts looking for a unique and intimate fly-fishing experience unlike any other. With our experienced guides, we have the knowledge and expertise to help you get the most out of your time on the river, making sure that your experience will be one you’ll never forget!

A Unique and Intimate Fly-Fishing Experience

The Salt River is a hidden gem in Wyoming that serious fly fishing enthusiasts will want to discover! Situated in Star Valley in the western Wyoming region, the Salt River has a variety of wildlife and fish species that will make any fisherman’s dreams come true. Boasting a slower current than it’s neighboring Snake and South Fork of the Snake rivers, this small intimate river is a perfect place for anglers to catch trophy-sized brown trout at the start and end of the season.

Best of all, the Salt River offers great opportunities for early-season fishing. Once the spring runoff has come and gone, the river is often ready for fishing by mid-June, offering plenty of time for visitors to take advantage of the peace, beauty, and tranquility this hidden spot has to offer.

6 Hour Trip

Per Angler

Age 13 and over


Additional Anglers




4 Hour Trip

Per Angler

Age 13 and over

Only Full Trips Available

Additional Anglers



For any given fishing trip the guide will provide: transportation to from and on the river personal flotation devices fly rods flies snacks (lunch on full days) and beverages.

The client will be responsible for: purchasing a fishing license that is valid for the days they are fishing sunscreen clothing for any weather we expect to have a hat, and sunglasses.

Getting to Jackson Hole

Staying In Jackson Hole

Take Advantage of the peace, beauty, and tranquility this hidden spot has to offer.

Why Fish The Salt River?

This section of the river, nestled in a picturesque valley surrounded by majestic mountains, offers anglers a serene and secluded environment perfect for pursuing native cutthroat, brown, and rainbow trout. The river’s dynamic ecosystem, with its rich aquatic life and optimal water conditions, creates an ideal habitat for trout to thrive, ensuring a rewarding fly fishing experience. Moreover, the Salt River’s varied flow patterns and accessible riverbanks allow for both wading and float fishing, catering to anglers of all skill levels.

This unparalleled natural setting, coupled with the river’s reputation for large, eager-to-bite trout, solidifies its status as a premier destination for fly fishing enthusiasts seeking the quintessence of the sport.


General Teton Troutfitter Inquires

Where Do You Guide?

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.

Do You Offer Beginner Fly-Fishing Lessons?

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.

What Do I Need to Bring?

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.

Do You Have Waders & Boats to Use?

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.

Do you offer an outfitting service to help me select the correct outfit and tackle that I need to get started in fly fishing?

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.

Licensing Questions

Where can I purchase fishing licenses?

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.

Where can I find the fishing information and the rules and regulations for the state of Wyoming?

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.

Common Fly Fishing Questions

What weight rod, reel, and line should I purchase?

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.

Which fly line should I use?

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.

How much backing should I use on my fly reel and how do I attach it to the reel?

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.

What is the difference between fluorocarbon and mono leaders in fly fishing?

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.

What is tippet and how do I attach it to the leader?

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.

What are mayflies?

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.

What are nymphs?

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.

What are dry flies?

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.

What are streamers?

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.

Related Trips

Let us join you on your next excursion in Jackson Hole and discover an experience that is ideal for you or your group, as we provide fly fishing trips to suit all skill levels, from novice and kid-friendly outings to the most experienced anglers.


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Jackson Hole & Surrounding Waterways

Seasonal Fishing Conditions

The best times to fish the rivers with Teton Troutfitters are as follows:

The Snake River is ideal in April, the last week of June, and throughout July, August, September, and October, but please note that only half-day trips are available during these peak times.

The Green and New Fork Rivers are excellent fishing spots year-round, except for late May and early June.

The Salt River follows the same schedule as the Snake, with prime fishing in April, the last week of June, and the months of July, August, September, and October.

Questions on When You Should Book?