Stoneflies are hatching on The Snake! Adult skwalas are out, and fish are looking up to the surface for food, but still primarily eating nymphs. If you’re heading out to the river in the next couple days, it’s worth trying a dry/dropper rig. We’ve found the best combo is a medium sized foam stonefly pattern […]
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During these uncertain times, it is important to not only take care of our physical health, but our mental health as well. Fly fishing can be a great way to get outside and spend time on the water, while also following social distancing guidelines. The Snake River is fishing very well, as it often does […]
Big fish are hungry and the fishing on the Snake is awesome. Caddis have been doing well in the mornings and PMDs are working through out the day. As temps warm up you can look to terrestrials to attract nice fish. Hoppers, beetles, ants and crane flies will all bring trout to the surface. Riffles, […]
The Snake just keeps getting better…bigger fish are eating on the surface and the terrestrial bite is hot. In the mornings we have been seeing caddis and PMD hatches. There have been a variety of caddis coming off, so keep your eyes open for bugs and choose the fly accordingly. We are also seeing flying […]
The Snake continues to fish well as we enter the toasty days of summer. In the early part of the day fish have been rising to PMD and yellow sally hatches. Soft riffles have been the most consistent spots to catch the fish, and we have been seeing some bigger trout eating in faster water. […]
The Snake has cleared and the fish are looking up. A variety of foam flies have been attracting nice fish, with both grasshopper and stonefly patterns working well. For a sure-fire combo, throw a dropper under that foam. Riffles, banks, and drop-offs have all been holding fish. The creeks on the ranch are on fire! […]
Summer is here, and the Snake is almost clear. The water is dropping quickly and we should be fishing prime conditions soon. But there are fish to be had! We are seeing fish eat on the top and on nymphs, so a dry-dropper rig is a way to cover your bases. Hatches of caddis, yellow […]
We are having some gorgeous Fall days in Jackson Hole lately, and the fishing is great. It has been warming up nicely mid-day and we’ve seen some bugs hatching. Blue wings are out in force and the fish are looking for them. Mahoganies and October caddis are also flying around and can get a look […]
We’ve had lots of warm days this summer in Jackson Hole, and grasshopper fishing is in full swing. The mornings have seen consistent PMD and caddis hatches. As the day heats up and the hoppers start buzzing, it’s been good to switch to foam. There have been a variety of patterns working, so […]
The Snake is clear (finally) and fishing! We have been seeing bigger fish as the flows stabilize and trout settle into their summer homes. The chubby chernobyl has been eaten consistently, but the color they prefer depends on the day and the stretch…try out purple, black and tan, yellow…don’t be afraid to throw a dropper […]