Guided Fly Fishing Trips on Jackson Hole & Yellowstone Backcountry Creeks

Trip cost for 1 or 2 anglers: Please inquire as to current pricing at 307-690-1139 or jb@fishthefly.com.

Imagine fly fishing a small stream that might see a dozen anglers per season and fishing only dry flies to rising native cutthroat trout. This is what it’s like to fish one of the streams in our backcountry program. This tour is great for all fly fishing skill levels from novice/beginner fishermen looking to learn fly fishing to the experienced angler looking to get away from it all. Our guides are Wyoming backcountry experts and know the best reaches of these creeks as they do not all fish the same. Check our blog for the latest reports and conditions.

We have access to over 50 miles of water spread out over five different creeks. We will take you to the creek that is fishing best at the moment and fits your physical ability. The typical day consists of meeting at 7am and driving for about an hour. From there we will hike in to our fishing spots. Hiking is all above 7000 feet in elevation and is tailored to your ability.


Stalking a nice cuttthroat in a tight spot.
Fish on in the high country!

Backcountry Hatch Chart

Jackson Hole Backcountry Hatch Chart
  June July August September
Stoneflies XXX XXX    
Caddis XXX XXX XXX  
Drakes XXX XXX   XXX
PMD’s   XXX    
Terrestrials   XXX XXX XXX
BWO’s       XXX

Techniques: Our backcountry creeks are known for their dry fly fishing opportunities. Occasionally, we will use a “hopper-dropper” system in some of the deeper holes.

Fish Species: Snake River Finespotted Cutthroat, Yellowstone Cutthroat, Mountain Whitefish.  Cutthroat up to 20”; average size is 6-12”

Best Time:  Typical season begins right as runoff is subsiding, either late June or early July.  The best months overall are July-August.  Some creeks have decent hatches in the beginning of September.  Season is done by mid September.

Dry Flies: Royal Wulff #10-16, Parachute Adams #10-16, Humpies #14-16, Elk Hair Caddis #14-18, Turck Tarantulas #8-12, Parahoppers #10-14, Parachute Hares Ears #12, Chernobyl Ants #6-12, Ants and Beetles #14-16, Stimulators #10-14, PMX’s #12-14

Nymphs: Pheasant Tail #10-20, Hare’s Ear #10-18, Copper Johns #12-18, Rubberlegs #8-12, Prince Nymph #10-16

A scenic back drop to great fishing.