The Snake River
The Snake River through Jackson Hole is home to world-class trout fishing and magnificent mountain scenery. The preferred method for fishing the Snake is via driftboats as they significantly increase fishing access. Our guides prefer the Snake because it is our closest destination. Naturally, less driving = more fishing. Continue Reading
The Green River, located about one hour south of Jackson Hole near Pinedale, WY is one of the unsung gems of western fly fishing. Unlike its more famous and popular tailwater section below Flaming Gorge Dam in Utah, the Wyoming section is a much smaller free flowing fishery with large brown, rainbow and cutthroat trout. Continue Reading
The New Fork River
The New Fork is a unique destination for the angler looking for a more demanding challenge. A smaller freestone river that eventually flows into the Green, it tends to hold large, crafty, rainbows and browns. Given the driving distance involved, expect a day on the New Fork to be long and not necessarily easy, but also with the potential to be immensely rewarding. Given that it runs through mostly private property, floating the New Fork is really the only option for accessing its numerous undercut banks and deep runs. If this interests you, please let us know and we can pair you with the best guide for the job.
The Salt River
The Salt River runs through Star Valley, about an hour south of Jackson. For those looking for a more intimate alternative to a large Western river like the Snake, the Salt can be a good option. The Salt holds a healthy combination of rainbows, browns and cutthroat. It can be particularly good in the fall, as large, migratory brown trout move up out of Palisades Reservoir in preparation for spawning.
Flat Creek on the National Wildlife Elk Refuge
Flat Creek on the National Wildlife Elk Refuge is a special stretch of water, and is Wyoming’s singular “fly only” water. Home to the largest elk herd in N. America, and boasting fantastic views of the Tetons, Flat Creek is a unique experience.
For those who think of cutthroat as being “not very smart,” or easy to catch, Flat Creek may change their minds. Slow moving, crystal-clear water and educated fish make good presentation skills critical on Flat Creek. Hatch matching is essential. The reward, however, can be big native trout. Due to the fact that this stretch of Flat Creek is an important spawning stream for native cutthroat until mid-summer, Flat is only open to fishing from Aug. 1 – Oct. 31st. If you are looking for a technical, spring-creek like challenge and a ‘quality over quantity’ experience, or just to do something different and wade along a beautiful stretch of water, Flat Creek can be a great place to spend a day.
Spring and fall fishing on the legendary Firehole River. Migratory Fall brown trout in the Lewis Channel. The well-fed native cutthroat of Yellowstone Lake. High Country Flies can take you there. Or, if you will already be in the Park, we can also have one of our guides meet you up there for a day of fishing. There simply is no other place like Yellowstone, and every angler needs to have it on their “bucket list.” Please call us for more details about our Yellowstone Trips
(Note – High Country Flies operates in Yellowstone National Park under the permit of Teton Troutfitters)
We offer a range of instructional opportunities, from two-hour casting clinics to full day instructionals. More information on our instructional offerings can be found here.