Getting out

Rain in January? Yep, that’s what is happening right now here in Jackson. The past few days have been pretty mild- temperatures have been creeping up to around 40 degrees in town. This was enough to justify getting out on the Snake again the other day. Despite the mild weather, the fish stumped us. That’s the beauty of winter fishing. One day you think you just might have things figured out, only to see that confidence drift away as you stand knee deep in current, picking up nothing more than a stick. Morale is restored briefly when you (with verification from your friend) see a fish break the surface. However, the excitement fades as your griffins gnat goes unnoticed. At the end of this winter outing, the only thing you have figured out is that you have a sizable leak in you waders. On the walk back to the truck, plans are made to try again next week.

January fishing

I got out fishing today. This, after spending the better part of
the past two weeks cooped up, watching the outside
thermometer struggle (and fail) to reach the teens. Today wasn’t
warm by any stretch of the imagination, but I think at one point
it did get above freezing. My friend Matt and I, with Sage in toe,
ended up fishing a few nice, deep runs along the Snake. We both
managed to catch some whitefish, with the highlight being the
cutthroat Matt hooked on a dry fly! Not sure what Matt was
using, but I used a large Kodiak (my own creation) nymph with a
trailing zebra midge. The fish seemed to prefer the large nymph,
provided I got it down deep enough. Over all, we had a great
time. And judging by the snoring coming from Sage, she did

                                  snake in winter

A new year and a new blog..

I’m kicking off 2011 with Teton Fly Fishing’s new blog. While I
realize blogging has become yet another trendy thing to do these
days, I figured a little fishing writing here and there wouldn’t hurt
anyone. I’m going to do my best to use this forum to talk about
things that matter to me; mainly fly fishing, tying flies and
fishing around Jackson Hole. I’m sure however, that I’ll
occasionally delve into other interests- rock n’ roll music, BBQ,
art, etc. So welcome and enjoy!