Teton Valley Lodge is a full service fly fishing lodge located directly on the banks of the beautiful Teton River. From the delightful first class accommodations overlooking the river, you will also get a view of the famous Teton mountain range. The lodge is comfortably secluded from the bustle of the outside world. From your room, you can hear and see a myriad of bird life including the sand-hill cranes, ducks, geese, mud swallows, and red-winged black birds.
The South Fork of the Snake is known for its dry fly fishing
South Fork fly fishing with dry flies really gets going at the end of June when huge salmon fly and golden stone hatches break out on the river. These hatches move up the stream and last until late July. T he next major hatch is the PMD hatch which starts out around the 4th of July and runs through the month of August. And August of course means hoppers. Grasshoppers are out in strength throughout the month of September. Then at the end of September the Blue Wing Olive hatch comes out in force. Long story short, right from the start of the season on the South Fork all the way through the end of the season sometime in October there is not a day that dry flies are not hatching or a day that fish are not eating them.
You can fish 5 sections of this great river in Idaho from Palisades Dam to the confluence of the Henry’s Fork. Each stretch of the river has its own unique personality.
Narrows of the Teton River
For over 40 years these floats have been favorites of guests at Teton Valley Lodge. With many days with fish counts over 100, all on dries, there is little doubt why the Narrows of the Teton is so sought after. Why not let a Teton Valley Lodge guide show you these breathtaking views and big fish? You will never forget your trip to the Narrows of the Teton.
There are four main floats in the Teton River Narrows. Only the upper and middle sections have heavy rapids. All of the floats have huge trout, and lots of them. These fish are Rainbows, Rainbow/Cutthroat hybrid and Cutthroat.
The Teton River is home to three types of trout. Those are the native Cutthroat, the Rainbow and several Brook Trout.
The Cutts are the most prevalent; in fact the Teton has one of the strongest holds of native Cutthroats found in the West. These native fish are among the most beautiful fish in the world. Their vibrant colors and size make them truly magnificent. The Cutts on the Teton average 16 inches but are regularly caught at well over 20 inches.
Rainbows constitute a little less than half of the population of the river. These fish can truly grow to gigantic proportions. The largest in recent memory was a monster of 29 inches in length by 19 inches in girth. As a rule the fish found in the Teton are big. An average day on the Teton would find its fisherman landing no less than one fish over 20 inches.
The fishing season as well as the hatches on the Teton begin as soon as the water clears from run-off, generally near the end of June, and will continue through the month of October.
The most famous of all the Idaho fly fishing rivers. Each year the ‘Fork’ produces the largest trophy rainbows on dry flies. One of the world’s heaviest hatches of giant salmon flies comes off in late May on this river. From then until late June, is the perfect time to catch monster rainbows and browns on size 4 dry flies. The fish are Rainbow/Cutthroat Hybrids or Pure Rainbows on the upper river. Y ou add Browns to the mix when you fish below Mesa Falls. The entire river is Dry Fly Paradise. There is no river in the world that has a better reputation for dry fly fishing than the Henry’s Fork.
As well as being famous for large fish, there are times when the rainbows just go nuts on the Henry’s Fork. It’s not uncommon to land 75 to 100 fish a day on the right sections of this river with the right fly patterns. The non-stop action of the fishing combined with the extraordinary beauty of the river make any day on the Henry’s Fork special.
Travel to Teton Valley Lodge usually starts with one of three airport options. Idaho Falls, Idaho is a good choice as it may be cheaper than another option of Jackson, Wyoming. If you have a private or chartered plane you can fly into Driggs, Idaho. Airport service may be arranged to all three locations. You can arrive on any day of the week. You are welcome to tailor your trip to your schedule and you can stay at the lodge as long or short as you like.
The Lodge premises consist of the main lodge in the center with several individual cabins encompassing it. The main facility houses a large dining hall along with a comfortable lounge equipped with a bar, beer on tap, and TV. The guest cabins range in size from 1 to 3 bedrooms. Most bedrooms are furnished with two queen beds and private bathrooms. The 2 and 3 bedroom cabins also include relaxing sitting rooms. Each room is outfitted with a mini bar stocked daily with complimentary beer, soda, coffee, and snacks. Ice is delivered nightly to all cabins. Each cabin also has a deck with furniture to help guests take pleasure in the serene surroundings after a long day on the river.
Dining at Teton Valley Lodge is a blue-ribbon affair. Rich breakfasts and four course dinners are served in the dining room in a family style manner. The dining room environment is a great place to share stories of the day’s conquests and to build and cultivate friendships, new and old. Also available in the dining room are cold local micro brews on tap and an excellent wine list provided at dinner.
Cast & Blast
Teton Valley Lodge offers some of the finest Ruffed Grouse hunting in the world. Your guide and a exquisitely trained English Setter will head up the mountain canyons surrounding the Lodge for what is arguably the most challenging shooting in the sport of bird hunting. Also available is premier duck hunting along the Teton River in October that will give you a great shoot. With private blinds located on the Teton River and adjoining sloughs there are tremendous waterfowl opportunities.
Trips Single Fisherman Two Fishermen
2 Nights, 1 Day fishing all inclusive $1500 $1700
3 Nights, 2 Days fishing all inclusive $2630 $2930
4 Nights, 3 Days fishing all inclusive $3740 $4160
5 Nights, 4 Days fishing all inclusive $4850 $5390
6 Nights, 5 Days fishing all inclusive $5960 $6620
Day Trip, including terminal tackle, flies, lunch and drinks 525 555
Cast & Blast additional charge per day (applies to duck hunting only) 150 150
Airport pickup and delivery $165 one or two people
All rates include meals, lodging, guide service, flies, leaders, terminal tackle, transportation to and from rivers, vehicle transfer fees, soft drinks and beer. Guides carry with them all available tackle and a complete selection of inventory including custom fly patterns.
Items not included in the above rates are gratuities, 6% state sales tax, 2% state room tax on lodging only, items purchased in the tackle shop, fishing licenses and rod rentals, credit card finance fees or wine by the glass. Airport pickup and delivery is optional.