Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Guides Report- Primed on the Solstice!

It has been a few years since the Summer Solstice has been so primed with excellent fly fishing opportunities. Over the past week or so temps have fluctuated from warm to cool with several blustery and gale force wind days mixed in keeping the shrinking snowpack intact for just a bit longer. From the looks of Rendezvous Bowl at JHMR(a local indicator for runoff's end) we have less than a week of high water remaining on the Snake River here in JH(flows are 7000cfs @ Moose).
My recent journeys have been primarily on Lewis Lake and the South Fork as flows jumped back up on the Green River. However, very fishable at 1500cfs I think that river is about to explode with insect activity and will capture the spotlight for the next couple weeks. 
Jackson Hole Fly Fishing- 2011Video!

The South Fork of the Snake is fishing very well with a variety of nymphs and that river too is primed to pop in the next couple weeks... I predict DRYFLY FIREWORKS in Idaho on the 4th of July! Until then we are netting a nice mixture of browns, rainbows and cutthroats on rubberleg stonefly nymphs.

 Flat Creek in town and southward is in great shape for a walk and a few casts.
The insects that you are likely to see now include caddis, sallies and green drakes. These will come off most days in fair numbers from 11am to 2pm, the caddis are active all day and will swarm the best later in the afternoon into the evening to lay eggs on the water, hence becoming vulnerable to the trout. The western green drakes will be common on several rivers for a couple weeks and will certainly get the best trout looking up, one of my personal favorite hatches!
Drunella grandis... "its going to be a good day!"
Flying ants are thick this year and have been blown down to the trout with recent heavy winds, the lakes along the Tetons are hot with this irresistible treat! 
Get out there and enjoy our resources but take care of the trout, every guides business partner!


  1. I have been a few places and learned the ins and outs of hiring the right and wrong fishing guides.


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