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Teton Fly Fishing Report

Friday August 19th, 2011



Fly Fishing Snake River The Mountain Pulse Cutthroat Jackson Hole Grand Teton


Snake River – Jackson Hole

Fly fishing on the Snake continues to be red hot! The river did muddy slightly from the rains we had on Monday, but that cleared quickly and the Cutthroat are still feeding off the surface voraciously. All sections of river through the Jackson Hole valley are fishing, but below Wilson has been the most consistent.

Some fish are getting a bit more selective, as they have seen a few Chubby Chernobyls :o. Time to employ some creativity! Stop and take a look at what you see when you get to the river and while you’re on it. Our hoppers are out and I’ve seen a few with orange bodies, so that’s what I’ve been fishing to great success the past few days. They will eat other colors such as Yellow, Black, and Red, but you’ll catch more fish if you find what what they really like.

There are also a few of our fall Claasennia stoneflies hatching on the Lower Snake. Our trout love these bugs, so start fishing them! This hatch will move upriver over the next month and will be very important. Also, look for our annual flying ant hatch to spark in the coming week…

Best Flies: #10-12 Brown or Yellow Circus Peanut, #10-12 Melon Bellies, #10-12 Schroeder’s Parahopper, #14-16 Sloan’s Outrigger Caddis, #14-16 Yellow or Pink PMD Cripples, #16 Headlight Sally, #16 Two-tone Ant



Interactive Map of the Snake River in Jackson Hole


Best Flies for the Teton Region

  • Fly: Brown or Yellow Circus Peanut
  • Size: #10-12
  • Details: This steamer is one of the most effective flies in the box. The body has two separate components and wiggles through the water to mimic the real life motion of small fish. A trophy fly for trophy fish.

Fly Fishing Circus Peanut The Mountain Pulse Jackson Hole Grand Teton National Park Trout


  • Fly: Schroeder’s Paratrooper
  • Size: #10-12
  • Details: Terrestrials such as grass hoppers are an important trout food source. Terrestrials can make up more than 60% of a fish’s diet at certain times of the year in late summer and early fall. Schroeder’s Paratrooper and other similar hoppers are turning on and catching fish.

Fly Fishing Hopper The Mountain Pulse Jackson Hole Grand Teton


If you are interested in locally tied flies, please contact Fish the Fly at jb@fishthefly.com


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