Snow Shoveling and the pup

Not too much been going on around here at Teton Fly Fishing
world headquarters. The past week or so has ushered in quite
a bit of snow. This, combined with some cold temperatures has
made it feel more like mid-January instead of November. It’s
nice though to have some snow on the ground as we go into
the Thanksgiving holiday.

Because of the harsh winter weather, I haven’t done any
fishing. Instead much of my attention has been focused on
Ruby James. Ruby’s now about 4 months old and has grown
quite a bit. She’s doing well; sleeping all night, following a few
basic commands, etc. She’s evening hanging out with me while
I tie flies, often relaxing on the floor beside me, even ignoring
the various bags of animal pelts and feathers (most of the

With Jamie out of town (enjoying some sun and warm temps in
central america) and not much going on in town, I’m planning
on heading south to CO to see my friends Brandon and Rachelle
for turkey day. Hopefully we’ll be able to get out on the water
together during my stay.

Well that’s the report from around here. Hope everyone’s well
and gearing up for the holidays. Stay tuned for a post CO
fishing report….

Winter’s arrival

Well, at some point it was bound to happen. Fall has abruptly
turned to winter here in the Tetons. We awoke this morning to a
good 5 inches of the white stuff and I’m sure the mountains got
even more. Temperatures look to stay pretty cold around here
for the foreseeable future; below zero numbers forecast for
nightly lows.

I made it official today, digging my snow boots and down parka
out of the closet. Now the fire is going and work is getting done
inside while Ruby James sleeps by the fire.

Another season’s passing

Another fishing season has come and gone in Yellowstone
National Park. This past Sunday marked the end of fishing in
the park, at least until next Memorial Day weekend. I was
fortunate enough to spend some time on several of the Parks
famous trout waters; both guiding visiting anglers and fishing
on my own.

Jackson Hole’s proximity to Yellowstone makes it a great
place to spend a day (or more) vying for the attention of the
wild fish that live up there. Most of my trips up north with
clients consisted of fishing waters in the southwestern part of
the park; famous waters like the Firehole, Gibbon, Madison
and upper Snake. Besides amazing scenery, these rivers have
healthy populations of Rainbows, Browns, and in the upper
Snake, Cutthroat trout. I enjoyed introducing clients to these
waters, helping them match hatches (and swing wet flies and
nymphs) and experience the awesomeness of our first national
park. Below are a few pics from this past season.

Mark hooked up with a Brown trout on the Firehole
River. June and early July meant PMDs on the Firehole

mark hooked up with a Firehole brown trout

Steve caught this amazing Cutthroat trout while
fishing on the upper Snake river in Yellowstone National Park.
It was quite a sight watching this fish rise slowly to a well
placed royal trude.

Steve's cutt from upper Snake

This old, beautiful female wolf didn’t seem to mind
us, eventually going her own way into the forest in the Lamar

Alpha Female

Kevin lands a Firehole river rainbow

Kevin enjoying a rainbow

On a rare day off, I got to check out the fishing in
the Black Canyon of the Yellowstone river; well worth the

Teton Fly Fishing in Yellowstone's Black Canyon

A client makes a cast to rising fish on the Firehole
this fall.

Firehole flyfishing