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September Fly Fishing Update

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Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Summary

It’s been fun to be on the Snake River lately! Our weather is shifting in to Fall, although we’ve yet to have a frost which is a bit unusual. Not exactly unheard of, but we’re still more or less in Summer mode on the river.

No frosts means that Terrestrials are still on the menu for our Cutthroat. Hoppers, Beetles, and Ants are good choices for smaller dry flies in the riffles. I like Power Ant variations or JB’s Honey Ant as a dropper off of my larger bug in a double dry fly setup on warm, sunny days. Tim’s AC Hopper in Black/Yellow has been a go-to in the afternoons when the Hoppers are out and the winds pick up some and knock a few of these morsels in the river.

Flies To Look For On The Snake

Rain showers are getting the Mayflies to pop – PMD’s, Mahoganies, Hecubas. The trout are looking for larger Hecuba patterns, like #10-12 Para Hares Ear or Para Adams, in sections of river where they live. Deadman’s-Moose and Astoria-West Table are good spots to look for these Drakes.

One Fly Tournament Wrap Up

The Jackson Hole One Fly was this past weekend and was interesting fishing for participants. The Hoback River blew out on Saturday and the Buffalo and Gros Ventres on Sunday making for tougher fishing. Combined with higher water, this made streamers and larger Stoneflies the hot patterns. A number of really large Cutties, including a 23″ SRC, were landed, but there were plenty of lower scores as well due to the muddy water.

Fly Fishing Forecast

The rest of Fall is going to be phenomenal! The BuRec will drop the Snake to Winter flows around October 1st and I expect that the trout will be stoked. Lots of water means happy, healthy trout like the one pictured below that was caught this past week on one of our guided trips. Hatches will be plentiful and crowds should be sparse!

Jason Balogh – Fish The Fly Guide Service


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Flies in JB’s Box

quote open The trout are looking for larger Hecubaquote close patterns…

-Jason Balogh

Parachute Adams

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