This is a combination trip provided by Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School and Barker Ewing river trips. It is an opportunity to experience Snake River rafting combined with having an amazing world-class fly fishing experience. These are two of the most popular summer activities for visitors who visit this region.
Fly Fish and Snake River Float
Start your morning with an amazing 7-mile Snake River float trip amidst the beautiful panoramas of the Teton Range. There will be plenty of places to fish as you float down the river. Cast your fly by root balls and logs as many times cutthroat will be under these structures and will strike your fly. After a busy morning fishing, we will pull up on a river bank and enjoy lunch with a choice of Thai broccoli salad, homemade cookies, fruit salad, lemonade, water or a roasted turkey served on baked mini baguettes.
Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School
Having had a delicious and hearty lunch, you will then start the afternoon with an education on the techniques of fly fishing. Your guide will be a skilled professional from the Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School. No need to worry about bringing your own gear, as we will provide all gear from Orvis and Hatch. With a little luck, you will learn the three most important components of fly fishing: what to cast, where to cast and how to cast.
This trip must be booked in advance by phone and will require a minimum of two participants. We offer this fishing adventure on weekends starting May 27 and running through September 10. Please call us directly to learn more details on what to bring, what is provided with the trip and where we meet.
Adults 13 and older: $179 Children 12 and under: $149
Fish Species in Jackson Hole
The Snake River in the Grand Teton National Park has a wide variety of fish, yet the most popular is the native Cutthroat Trout. Snake River Cutthroat Trout, also called the fine-spotted cutthroat, is brownish yellow with dull silvery, green or bronze tints, but it is most recognizable for its distinctive bright orange coloring of its underbelly. It is a beautiful fish with spots all over excluding its belly. Cutthroat Trout prefer big rivers like the Snake, but are adaptable and can survive in smaller lakes and streams as well. Smaller Snake River cutthroat tend to feed on plankton and aquatic insects while the larger fish feed on crayfish and smaller fish.
The Snake River is an ideal environment for Cutthroat Trout because of the swift running current and the clean, cool, well-oxygenated water. It is also ideal because of the low levels of sediment on the bottom, the relatively stable river bank and the abundant stream cover. Cutthroat Trout feed off of stoneflies, mayflies, and caddisflies. In addition to cutthroat trout, other species of fish include brook trout, rainbow trout and brown trout. Jackson Hole float trips are very popular in summer months, especially the Snake River Grand Teton float trip given the Teton Views, so be sure to book well in advance.