Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best rod size for your area?
While many rod sizes will work in given circumstances, your best bet is a 6 weight 9 foot rod. You will need to be able to throw big bugs and small ones too. With this size rod you will be able to cast at distance and into the wind. You will also be able to fight fish properly, being able to release them quickly.
Which airport should I fly into?
You have three options. Idaho Falls, Idaho is a good choice. It may be cheaper than another option, Jackson Wyoming. If you have a private or chartered plane you can fly into Driggs, Idaho. We provide airport service to all three locations.
Do I need to bring waders?
Most of your fishing will be done from a drift boat. If you never want to get your feet wet, you can fish from the boat all day. There are opportunities to get out and wade if you wish. You don’t need to to catch fish however. If you are here on the shoulder months April, May, early June, late September or October, waders are welcome in case of rain or wading. During late June, July, August and early September you can wet wade with no problem.
Will I have the same guide every day?
Each day you will have a new guide. You will benefit by having a different guide each day. This will give you opportunity to learn from several different guides.
Where do I get a fishing license?
You can buy a license at the tackle shop here at the lodge. You can also buy one online at IDFG Online License Purchasing.
What if I don’t want to have a long day?
Many of our guests want to fish all day. If you want a shorter one, no problem. Just let us know, we can fit your schedule.
Can I come by myself?
Fishing alone even if you are in a group is a great way to catch a ton of fish. The guide will be concentrating on you and your needs. This is a great chance to improve your skills. We have separate rates for single anglers.
What day should I arrive on?
You can arrive on any day of the week. Tailor your trip to your schedule. You can stay at the lodge as long or short as you like.
What if my wife does not want to fish every day?
There are many other things to do in Teton Valley. We can help set up excursions for any of your group. She is welcome to do as she wishes.
Do you serve alcohol?
Guides will have beer in the coolers on the boats. We have local brews on tap in the lodge. Wine by the glass can be purchased at dinner. We don’t sell other types of alcohol. You are welcome to bring your own or we can pick some up for you.
Do you have rental gear?
Rental rods and reels are available in the tackle shop. We carry Sage and Galvan.
Can my group rent out the entire lodge?
A group needs to be at least 24 people to get the lodge exclusive. Your group would then be able to set meal times, fishing schedules and have the lodge to yourself.
I have special dietary needs, can you accommodate me?
Our chefs are happy to make meals according to your dietary needs.
I want to bring my kids. What is a good age to start them fly fishing?
All kids are different. A good general age for kids is 12. By this age they have more patience and are able to fish all day. If you feel your child is old enough, they probably are.
Can I just fish with you for the day?
Many people from the area fish with us for the day. You don’t have to be staying at the lodge to get out on the rivers.