What is Provided to Customer:
Our All-Inclusive Fly-Fishing Packages includes all meals, cocktails, lodging, guided days and complimentary shuttle from local airports to and from the ranch. Air transportation, gratuities, and taxes are not included. We do offer complimentary fly-fishing instruction upon arrival when requested. We can also accommodate non-anglers in your party and are happy to help plan sightseeing excursions or activities should they choose.
What Should Customers Bring?
Three Rivers Ranch provides an exclusive fully stocked fly shop for our clients, with custom tied flies by Three Rivers Ranch guides.
FLY ROD: A 9-foot 5-weight (Mid or Tip Flex) rod will cover all the angling conditions you might experience at Three Rivers Ranch. Some guests also like to bring an extra fly rod for backup use or for windy days or smaller creeks, in this case a 4- or 6-weight fly rod would work.
REELS: A single action reel capable of holding at least 75 yards of 20lb. test Dacron backing will work perfectly. We recommend Mirage Large Arbor Reels.
FLY LINES/LEADERS: For all fishing we recommend a double-taper or weight-forward floating fly line in an appropriate weight for the rod and reel. Some guests like to bring an extra spool with sink tip line for streamer fishing.
The best all-round leader for western trout waters is a 9-foot, 3x or 4x. We recommend three spools of Orvis Super Strong material: 3x, 4x and 5x, which can be purchased at Three Rivers Ranch if your supply runs out.
FLIES: Many of the hatches you'll encounter at Three Rivers Ranch can be imitated with general patterns that approximate the basic shape and size of aquatic insects endemic to the region’s waters. Three Rivers maintains a well-stocked selection of flies.
WADERS: Floating from drift boats, catarafts, and wading are featured at Three Rivers Ranch; therefore, chest waders are essential to fully enjoy the fishing opportunities you'll come across, especially in the spring and fall. For warmer weather, having a good pair of wet-wading sandals is important. We recommend Orvis Silver Sonic Waders.
CLOTHING: Dress at the Ranch is informal; however, it is suggested that you change from your fishing clothes into casual attire for dinner. Sport coats and dresses are not necessary attire for dinner. Idaho weather is variable throughout the season, particularly during June and September, so we suggest layering clothing to accommodate sudden temperature shifts. Day temperatures may be quite cool in the morning, stay in the 50s; and in the warm afternoon, perhaps in the 80s. Nights are generally cool.
Snips & Forceps
Sample of Typical Itinerary:
There is no guided fishing scheduled on the day of arrival, but guests can fish independently on Robinson Creek and the Warm River, both of which flow through the ranch property. Following dinner the first night of your ranch stay, Lonnie Allen (or the acting host) will brief you on the fishing conditions, daily schedule, and your fishing options for the week. Most parties split their time between wading and floating; personal preferences can be accommodated if, for example, you'd prefer to either wade or float exclusively. At the end of the fishing day or the following morning, your guide will discuss the next fishing session.
Meal hours are scheduled; however, if fishermen want to take advantage of early-morning or late-evening hatches, the ranch is flexible and special meal hours can be arranged. Normally, breakfast is served between 8-9 a.m., leaving shortly thereafter for the river and returning by 6-6:30 p.m. to freshen up before cocktails (approximately 7 p.m.), followed by dinner.
During your stay, you will fish diverse waters that run the gamut from small, meandering steams such as Robinson Creek and Warm River, to America’s largest spring creek, the Henry's Fork of the Snake River. In addition, you may find yourself fishing famed, brawling rivers such as the South Fork of the Snake, Madison, the Fall River, the Teton River, and the waters of Yellowstone Park; also, Henry's Lake, Island Park Reservoir, Hebgen Lake, and other lakes. Each river will dictate its own fishing mode: in river drift boats, or walking and wading.
We also offer an optional South Fork of the Snake River Outpost Camping Trip.
Guest at Three Rivers Ranch can enjoy fly fishing from Robinson Creek, Warm River, and the Henry's Fork of the Snake. You can also enjoy a relaxing massage, nature walk in Targhee National Forest, spot some of the nearly 232 species of birds and 62 species of flowering plants in the area, or simply sit and enjoy listening to the river on your cabin porch.
We are within easy driving distance to world-renowned attractions including Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Mesa Falls You can fulfill all of your vacation needs right here. Whether you're here for fly fishing, upland game hunting, camping, or any other outdoor activity, you can find an abundance of things to do in Eastern Idaho’s Yellowstone-Teton Territory.
Regardless of the season, there is something for everyone. From hiking and biking open trails, to fly fishing pristine rivers to gliding down the ski slopes, nature awaits you. Or, visit one of our many other tourist attractions such as an Indian reservation, one of Idaho's famous national parks or historical museums. Take in a performance and dine at one of our delectable eateries. This land is your land - an area for all who love nature’s beauty, culture, and history. Come visit Three Rivers Ranch - we guarantee you a trip of a lifetime.