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GENERAL INFORMATION FOR TETON VALLEY LODGE - FLYFISHING IDAHO
On the grassy banks of the South Fork of the legendary Snake River there is a place where you can leave all the stresses and preoccupations of work and normal life behind. You can lose yourself on a pristine trout stream while a moose nibbles on the underwater flora in a backwater channel, his head submerged like an ostrich hiding in the sand. This place is called Teton Valley Lodge.
Teton Valley Lodge has been outfitting since 1919, longer than any other fly fishing lodge in the West. It has been a family operation for 91 years. No other flyfishing outfitter in the country can make this boast.
GUIDES AT TETON VALLEY LODGE - FLYFISHING IDAHO
Day after day, guests tell them, "We had the best guides of any fly fishing lodge we've ever seen." They are very proud of their guides and go to great lengths to ensure they are the most trained and experienced guides in the West.
These guys work hard all day every day. Knowing that fish feed on something every day of the year, the guides give the fish (and the guests) what they want every day. They don’t accept slow fly fishing.
Lodge guests are supplied with approximately 100 dozen trout-crushing flies each day. They have every conceivable pattern fish could want. You don’t have to bring any of your own flies or buy an assortment of flies, which may or may not work, every day before going out on the river.
Each day you'll flyfish the number one dry fly river in the world, the South fork of the Snake. Followed by some of the finest spring creek and canyon fishing on the Teton River and the world famous Henry’s Fork of the Snake, just north of the lodge. These are the “Golden Three” of fly fishing in the West. They offer the most diverse fly fishing available anywhere in the world. You'll have dry fly fishing from May 25th right on through the rest of the season when they close October 12th. No one offers consistent dry fly fishing like this for so long a season. From the Salmon Fly hatch and clear May waters, to the cast and blast of October, Teton Valley Lodge is one great fly fishing destination.FISHING SEASON AT TETON VALLEY LODGE - FLYFISHING IDAHO
In May, you'll likely find caddis to be the bugs of choice. As we roll into June, Pale Morning Duns and Blue Winged Olives will hatch providing nutritious snacks for hungry rainbow trout and huge brown trout. Just watch out for higher water levels in June as the annual snow melt causes "ice out" conditions that make dry flyfishing tough. However, this is not as much of a problem on the South Fork as the giant brown trout will be hugging the banks and are susceptible to huge streamer patterns. All the bugs are in full force in July and with August comes hopper time! Huge dry flies imitating hoppers work wonders on these fish. In September the browns begin to get even more aggressive and territorial as they approach the spawning season. September and October can be RIDICULOUS for giant brown trout.ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES AT TETON VALLEY LODGE - FLYFISHING IDAHO
While there is the typical wildlife viewing along the river and the photo opps that come with it, this is a lodge dedicated to flyfishing. Don't plan on taking a day to go shopping, or sit by a pool. If you want that kind of trip, go to the Yucatan or Costa Rica! If you must take a day off from fishing (yikes) they do have horseback trail rides that can be enjoyed with advance notice.
HOW TO GET TO TETON VALLEY LODGE - FLYFISHING IDAHO
The lodge is located in the center of the world’s finest fly fishing, 35 miles west of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We are 75 miles south of West Yellowstone, Montana. Idaho Falls is 75 miles to the west. We offer an airport pickup and delivery service to both Idaho Falls and Jackson Hole for $150 per couple.
2012 RATES AT TETON VALLEY LODGE
Two nights, one day fishing - All inclusive is $1485 for single occupancy, $1670 double occupancy.
Three nights, two days fishing - All inclusive is $2600 for single occupancy, $2870 double occupancy.
Four nights, three days fishing - All inclusive is $3695 for single occupancy, $4070 double occupancy.
Five nights, four days fishing - All inclusive is $4790 for single occupancy, $5270 double occupancy.
Six nights, five days fishing - All inclusive is $5885 for single occupancy, $6470 double occupancy.
Airport transfers are $150 for one or two travelers.
Single day of flyfishing is $510 for single, $540 double occupancy.
WHAT'S INCLUDED AT TETON VALLEY LODGE
All rates include meals, lodging, guide service, flies, leaders, terminal tackle, transportation to and from rivers, vehicle transfer fees, soft drinks and beer. Our guides carry with them all available tackle and a complete selection of our entire inventory including our custom fly patterns. Airport pickup and delivery is optional.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED AT TETON VALLEY LODGE
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. Suggested gratuities are listed below.
Horse Riding Trips
All horse trips are booked through Kevin & Debbie Little Dry Ridge Outfitters. We would appreciate advance notice on all trail rides.
Our fully stocked tackle shop offers Sage, Galvan, Abel, and Ultra 4 fly lines for rent on a daily basis. These rental packages are new every year and are the finest fly rods available in the world. The daily rate is $30.00 per day per complete outfit and optional $10 insurance fee.
Wine, Liquor, and Beer
Teton Valley Lodge is not licensed to sell or distribute liquor. If you wish to have liquor beverages, you must bring your own. We are licensed to sell beer and wine by the glass. Beer is available on tap, or by the can.
NEW POLICY – TVL is no longer accepting gratuities for the guides. All guests should bring CASH to tip their guides at the end of the day (TVL will not have change on hand for this). The standard gratuity in this area for a day of guided fly fishing is $100.00 per two fishermen. That is $50.00 from each fisherman per day. Because our guides work harder and longer than any guides we know, you may wish to tip more.
The IRS prohibits the lodge from being involved in guide trip gratuities. However, we will still be collecting gratuities for cooks and waitresses. We suggest $40-$60 per day per two fishermen. The actual amount of gratuities you choose to give is strictly personal.