How to Land the Little Ones

by | Sep 9, 2022 | fly fishing the Snake River

Josh-MillsMy Yellow Dog Flyfishing One Fly Teammates, Josh Mills, Bryan Gregson, Tom Bie and I practiced today.  We were casual about it.  Instead of rushing out, the day began with a big breakfast cooked up by Josh.  It was a fantastic way to start.


Snake-RiverOur time was limited because tonight the One Fly had its Banquet Auction.  In addition, I never try to over do it the day before a tournament starts.  Its important to keep the body rested.  Therefore we fished for only about four hours.  We floated south of Jackson Hole on the Snake from Elbow to West Table.


FlyfishingBig cutthroats don’t come easy down south.  Regulations are not as strict as in Grand Teton Park.  With that in mind, we practiced landing small cutthroats.  Little trout count as 2 points in the One Fly and you get bonus points for catching 30, more for 40 and again for 50.  In order to take it easy on them all you need to do is touch the leader to consider a fish landed.  Trust me, there’s a skill to this.  You must be fast on the strip!


Yellow-Dog-flyfishingIt was a fun day and we returned to Jackson just in time for the auction.  The One Fly raises money for various needs for rivers and fish.  Tonight the One Fly broke all records raising more money at the banquet than ever before.


We’re calling it an early night.  Tomorrow Tom and I head for the South Fork and Josh and Bryan are on the Snake.  Let the games begin!


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I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

From there I headed west to work a few years in the Yellowstone region to simply work as much as most people fish and fish as much as most people work. I did just that, only it lasted over 20 years working at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, WY where I departed in 2009. Now it’s time to work for "The Man", working for myself that is.

I pursue my love to paint fish, lecture on every aspect of fly fishing you can imagine and host a few trips to some of the most exotic places you can think of. My ultimate goal is to catch as many species of fish on fly possible from freshwater to saltwater, throughout the world. I presently have taken over 440 species from over 60 countries!