I always feel bittersweet to report that another incredible guide season is coming to a close. To be honest I am tired and look forward to doing some of my own fall fishing but I do enjoy guiding this time of year the most. This is one of the greatest jobs out there and I feel very fortunate to be a member of the Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Industry. To do this job right requires major sacrifices and considerable daily focus that can be extremely redundant. Yet when rewards are paid they can come in big and include... the opportunity to know the western rivers intimately, holding beautiful wild trout daily, meeting a building relationships with anglers new and old, viewing wildlife or witnessing breathtaking vistas and SHARING all this and more with locals and visitors alike.
Thanks to all for a great 2012!
We are still fishing and the Snake River is at its best in October until the major freeze hits, so far that is nowhere in sight. Cool nights have chilled the low flows of the river but late morning and afternoon fly fishing is very good with small to medium sized dry flies. Adams, mahoganies, ants, hoppers are all still working nicely on every section. In the mornings a small nymph dropper is picking up steady action in slow bubble lines... get out of the quick water!
|A great friend and client, Skip Hildebrand and I enjoying some early fall hopper action.|
|Stunning fall colors set the backdrop for this young bull moose and family.|
|Mayce and Beckett Maher spent a Sunday afternoon with me and my daughter Sydney in Grand Teton National Park... always fun to see the kids into fishing|