Wow! What a week... just when I thought it was time to start ripping out winter gear our old friend summer decided to come back and rain golden sunshine all over the region. Since the One Fly we have steadily held afternoon temps in the mid-70's, some days reaching 80! Truly odd for late September in Western Wyoming but no one is complaining.
This is a great time in the Tetons... we have brilliant fall colors, cool mornings, absolutely perfect afternoons(minus the terrible wind that has seemed to plague us all season), low crowds and hot dry fly action just about everywhere. Rivers of the region are active with mahoganies, tricos, BWO's and terrestrials like the plump hopper below. Most days are slow to start but quickly heat up with parachute mayflies and by the afternoon larger hopper patterns are still moving nice trout along grassy banks.
A recent day off landed me in the fortunate position to go fishing with Mark Fuller and our friend Darren Calhoun from Thermopolis, Wyoming. We all shared the rowing this day searching this secluded section of river with streamers and large hoppers with agonizing intensity... will the trophy of a lifetime show itself today? In the end we shared some amazing trout water together and several great trout including this gorgeous male brown of 23" that fell for a grasshopper.
Mark Fuller with a slab Snake River cutthroat