The Snake River South of Jackson Hole

by | Aug 29, 2014 | Uncategorized

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAYou’d think with competing in the Jackson Hole One Fly next week I’d have at least a few practice days on the Snake River in Jackson Hole this year.  But I haven’t.  I’ve been gallivanting everywhere but the Snake and in fact, my last day on the Snake was during the 2013 One Fly.


blog-Aug-29-2014-2-flyfishing-the-snake-riverBut that’s ok.  I’m fishing a streamer.  I think more important than fishing the Snake just because I’ll compete on it in the One Fly is to have my boat fishing streamer skills at their best.  And no doubt I could use a few days to fine tune these so today Gary Eckman and I floated the Snake south of Jackson from the South Park Bridge to Elbow.


Like on the South Fork last Friday I didn’t fish the way I’ll be required to in the One Fly.  I fished my Stillwater Line instead of a floater and yes, I fished two streamers instead of only one.  My philosophy is that casting a sinking line is harder than casting a floater and casting two flies is harder than casting one fly.  So, next week my casting accuracy and fly/line management will be easier.


blog-Aug-29-2014-3-snake-river-cutthroatOur streamer fishing was decent.  Most guides will tell you there are less big trout south of Jackson Hole than there are say up in Grand Teton National Park.  This may be true; however, in the One Fly it’s not about catching a whole bunch of big fish, it’s about catching eight of them because you can turn in your best six for bonus points.  No more than that.  And today Gary and I each landed at least six over 15” so our scores would have been solid.


I don’t fish on Labor Day Weekend so its paint fish, work on my book, watch baseball and relax until Wednesday.  You can’t beat that!


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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!

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