September is by far my favorite month to fish in and around
Jackson Hole. Cottonwood and Aspen trees respond to cooler
temperatures, changing their leaves from green to yellows and fish
rise to various dry flies. Most of our days are sunny and warm, but
the first snow of the season often falls in September; albeit briefly.
Jack shows off a nice brown trout from Coyote creek.
I kicked off the fantastic September fishing by guiding and
hosting Jack and Paul from CT for the better part of a week. These
guys join me every year for some great fall fishing, staying at the
Teton Fly Fishing cabin in Dubois, Wyoming and fishing local
waters nearby. We spent a couple days there fishing remote
waters, catching plenty of cutthroat, brown, rainbows and brook
trout. Most fish were in the 8-14″ range, but there were a few
surprises! Successful fly patterns varied, but I’d say my top pics
were the Purple Haze, Parachute hare’s ear, and grey drake
emerger. Dry Dropper combos also worked well, particularly on
the colored-up brook trout. After some great days at the cabin, we
returned to Jackson, ending the trip with a float trip on the Snake.
Jack had fished the Snake before with me, but this was Paul’s first
trip on Jackson Hole’s main river. The Snake didn’t disappoint; the
dry fly fishing was good and the weather perfect!
Paul fishes an evening hatch. Coyote creek treated us
well. We rounded out another fine day of fishing with grilled steaks
at the cabin. Always fun fishing these guys; can’t wait till next