Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School
Fly-fishing school at an Orvis-endorsed outfitter in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
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What is Provided:
- Orvis fly rods and reels
- Orvis waders and wading boots
- Flies for the day
- All other necessary tackle
- Professional instructor(s)/guide(s)
- Streamside lunch
- 20% in town Orvis store discount (redeemable after school)
JHFFS provides the latest Orvis gear for our guests; however, for anyone interested in using their own rod, we recommend a 9 foot 5-wt., but anything from 4-6 is appropriate. All waders and boots are appropriate except for those taking place in Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone has a ban against all felt bottom boots. No studded wading boots in drift boats, please.
What to Bring (Additional):
We recommend bringing the following:
- Light long-sleeved shirt
- Light quick-drying pants
- Sneakers or hiking shoes
- Rain jacket
- Extra layer
- Reusable water bottle
- Wyoming fishing license
Although we have the ability to operate year-round, our main season focuses on May through October. May through June is our runoff season and presents the opportunity to chase trophy brown trout down on the Green and New Fork rivers or head up to Yellowstone for a scenic fly-fishing experience surrounded by majestic views and wildlife. July through October focuses on backcountry walk and wade schools in the Bridger-Teton National Forest and world-famous Snake River from our private Schoolhouse on the Snake. Drift boat and floating fly-fishing schools are also available daily, taking guests on a beautiful river float while fishing for our native cutthroat trout.
- Snake River fine spotted cutthroat
- Yellowstone cutthroat
- Brown trout
- Rainbow trout
Bridger-Teton National Forest – Home to an abundance of wildlife including Moose, Bears, Elk, Wolves, and Eagles, the BTNF is sure to provide you with breathtaking views and true wilderness experience.
Yellowstone National Park - America’s first national park never disappoints those looking for a great outdoor adventure. From thermal geysers to grazing bison and wandering bears, there is always a chance to see something amazing. Here we take guests for the scenic fly-fishing school of a lifetime.
RIVERS & LAKES:
Snake River – Home to our native fine-spotted cutthroat trout, the Snake River is a world-class fishery that provides amazing dry-fly fishing and beautiful Teton Mountain views right in our backyard.
Snake River Tributaries – Escape to the Bridger-Teton National Forest on one of our backcountry walks and wade schools for the opportunity to chase native cutthroat trout on a number of tributaries including Pacific Creek, Spread Creek, Blackrock Creek, and the Buffalo Fork.
Green and Newfork Rivers – Just south of Jackson, the Green and Newfork Rivers are home to a number of trophy brown trout and provide guests the perfect opportunity to land their fish of a lifetime.
Firehole River - Fly fish alongside thermal geysers and herds of bison on the Firehole River located in the heart of Yellowstone.
Lewis and Yellowstone Lakes – Escape to Yellowstone National Park and explore our two best lake fishing opportunities for native Yellowstone cutthroat trout, lake trout, and brown trout.
Salt River – Another native cutthroat fishery, the Salt provides a great escape south of town, winding through beautiful Star Valley Wyoming.
Spring – Lows in the 30s, highs in the 80s
Summer – Lows in the 40s, highs in the 90s
Fall – Lows in the 30s, highs in the 80s.
Mountain weather changes quickly and it is always a good idea to be dressed in layers. It is common for us to see 30-degree temperature swings daily.
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