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Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitter


Phone icon307-699-3440 Email iconjhflyfishingschool@gmail.com Link iconjhflyfishingschool.com
Jackson, WY

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The Story

Come to Wyoming and learn to fly fish—or sharpen your skills—with the experts at Orvis-endorsed outfitter Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School. JHFFS was founded in 2013 with a mission to make fly fishing fun and accessible to all. From beginner to expert, all social classes and ages, we employ a hands-on teaching approach that provides guests with the knowledge skills and techniques to foster a lifelong passion for the sport of fly fishing. Since our inception, our instructors have helped thousands of students along their fly-fishing journey while creating lifelong friends that embody the JHFFS family.

Our Experiences:

Walk and Wade School – JHFFS is proud to offer Jackson Hole’s finest walk and wade fly-fishing experience. This educational experience provides personalized guidance from some of Jackson Hole’s finest fly-fishing instructors. Students will appreciate our approachability, friendliness, professionalism, and knowledge as they gain the skills necessary to enjoy fly fishing for years to come. These schools are located throughout Jackson Hole and the greater Yellowstone ecosystem. Starting with our private Schoolhouse on the Snake, guests will be treated to private water access on the world-famous Snake River surrounded by wildlife and Teton views. Our Schoolhouse is a full-service fly-fishing school that offers the perfect setting to learn in a fun, hands-on environment. For guests interested in a more adventurous experience, we also offer private backcountry fly-fishing schools. These trips provide an authentic and challenging fly fishing experience with the opportunity to catch native cutthroat trout on some of the most pristine streams Jackson Hole has to offer.

Drift Boat Fly-Fishing Schools – This experience provides guests personalized attention from the top fly-fishing guides in the Rocky Mountain West. Enjoy fly fishing from the comfort of a drift boat amongst amazing wildlife and scenery. Experience premier fly fishing on some of the best native trout rivers in the world.

Floating Schools – This exciting group adventure brings its students onto the river for a fly-fishing school while floating down the world-famous Snake River. Individuals, families, and small groups fly fish their way down the Snake alongside native trout, elk, moose, bald eagles, and beautiful Teton views.

Season:

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.

Species:

  • Snake River fine spotted cutthroat
  • Yellowstone cutthroat
  • Brown trout
  • Rainbow trout

Region/Terrain:

REGIONS:

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.

Typical Weather:

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.

Rates:

Rates start from: $195 You can find all pricing information at: jhflyfishingschool.com

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)
  • Transportation
  • Streamside lunch
  • 20% in town Orvis store discount (redeemable after school)

Gear Recommendations:

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:

  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Light long-sleeved shirt
  • Light quick-drying pants
  • Sneakers or hiking shoes
  • Rain jacket
  • Extra layer
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Wyoming fishing license
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BEST I have fished with Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School two times. The first with Spencer and the second with Brian. Brian was amazing with my 7yr old son. He was patient and put him on some nice fish with a fly rod. I was able to catch a few also on a dry. This group is top notch and will take care off all your needs.
Date published: 2021-04-08
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