Fly fishing guide school is where you will find information and tips to make your fishing trip with Rocky Mountain Guide Ventures fly fishing guides the best it can be.
Please read through the questions and answers. This should answer most of what you are curious about. If you have further questions, please contact us to further discuss any further questions or concerns you may have.
We love to offer as much advice as anglers desire from us. We’ll teach you the same things we would teach anyone who enrolled in our fly fishing guide school (if we had one).
Most important, we’ll show you how to apply what you do know to the rivers and lakes we offer our trips on. We know where the fish are.
Fly Fishing Guide School FAQ’s
Yes. All of our guides are equipped with any flies, leaders, lures, fishing rods and reels that you may need to have a successful guide trip. These amenities are included to you in the price of your guide trip at no additional charge.
No. Fishing licenses must be purchased before your guide trip. There are a variety of local sporting goods store in the Jackson Hole area who can assist you in obtaining a fishing license or you may purchase one online directly from the Wyoming or Idaho Game and Fish Department. You can check with us to verify which state license your trip requires.
Only on guide trips that are full-day in duration. RMGV provides a delicious box lunch complete with your choice of turkey, roast beef or ham sandwich, chips and fruit. A salad can be substituted in place of a sandwich if you’d like. Soft drinks and water are provided on all guide trips. Of course you’re welcome to bring your own food and drinks as well.
Warmer clothing is required during the months of April and May. Between mid-June and mid-August the summer temperatures allow for shorts and wading shoes. RMGV recommends bringing sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and a pull over fleece sweater at all times of the year. As September and October bring cooler temperatures, warmer clothing is required again.
Yes. All of our guides carry two spare ponchos in their boats for their guests in case of in climate weather.
Yes. As a courtesy to our guests, we can pick up and drop off our guests anywhere within the town of Jackson Hole and Star Valley area.
For our river fishing guide trips we utilize drift boats that accommodate 2 anglers, an angler in the front of the boat and an angler in the back of the boat. Your guide controls the drift boat with the oars from the middle of the boat between the two anglers. Each angler has their own stand up knee brace and seat complete with storage. For our lake fishing guide trips we utilize 21 foot Fish Rite boats equipped with enclosed cabins, heaters and downriggers. These boats are equipped with two outboard motors designed to get you to the fishing grounds safely, comfortably and fast.
Full day trips average 6-8 hours. Half day trips average 4 hours.