The Wandering Angler specializes in group & family fly fishing trips of varying sizes in Wyoming’s most beautiful fishing spots. Our custom “Big Boats” are designed to accommodate up to 5 guests plus the guide. Whether it’s your family’s first time on the river or another fly-fishing trip to add to the books, it will be an experience never to forget with our Jackson Hole fishing guides. We have experience in guiding anglers of all skill levels and all ages. Some of our favorite trips are with our little anglers on a family fly fishing trip in Jackson Hole!
If your trip consists of 1 or 2 boats and/or guides there is a 14 day cancellation policy. A $35 cancellation fee will be assessed on all refunds outside of 14 days.
If your trip consists of 3 or more boats and/or guides there is a 30 day cancellation policy. A $35 cancellation fee will be assessed on all refunds outside of 30 days.
We love both spin fishing and fly fishing! For spin fishing, we always cut two hooks off and pinch the barb down to ensure we do not hurt the fish. Spin fishing works especially well in our family boats, but we can always do one or the other, or both. When your guide reaches out the day before the trip let them know of any preferences you have. Spin fishing is productive on most rivers we guide but there are certain conditions where fly fishing is preferred.
If your trip is booked in the months of May or June, please wait to purchase a fishing license until we confirm which body of water is fishing best. If your trip is in the months of July, August, September, or October you can purchase your license here: https://wgfd.wyo.gov/apply-or-buy
Children 14 and under do not need a license when accompanied by a licensed adult.
Sunglasses are a must for everyone on a fishing trip! This is to protect your eyes from any hooks. Other recommend items include:
We provide a cooler full of water and snacks on all trips. Snacks generally consist of beef jerky, chips, and crackers/cookies for kids. Guests can provide their own lunch on half and full-day trips.
At the time of booking, we will decide on the best meeting location. Your guide will text you the day before the trip to confirm the time and location. If you do not have a rental car, we can pick you up. For guests with a rental car, we appreciate meeting at designated locations as some hotels and neighborhoods are tight for the guide to drive their boat through.
Which body of water we fish depends on the time of year and conditions. Here is a breakdown of generally where we fished based on the date: These dates can vary from year to year.
Half day trips can vary in length from 4 hours to 7 hours in total, depending on the location. The Snake River is 10 minutes from Jackson, which makes trips on the Snake generally last around 5 hours in total (driving to the river, restrooms, etc) with 4 hours on the water. The Green River and Lewis Lake are both 1 hour and 20 minutes from Jackson. The Salt River is about 45 minutes.
Full- day trips can vary in length from 6 hours to 9 hours in total, depending on the location. The Snake River is 10 minutes from Jackson, which makes trips on the Snake generally last around 5 hours in total (driving to the river, restrooms, etc) with 4 hours on the water. The Green River and Lewis Lake are both 1 hour and 20 minutes from Jackson. The Salt River is about 45 minutes.
Fishing can sometimes be better in the rain! With that said, trips go out rain or shine. If there is weather in the forecast, we can provide waders, boots, Helly Hansen rain pants, and Helly Hansen raincoats.
Because river boats are much smaller compared to ocean boats, we do have a weight limit. Our small boats have a guest’s weight limit of 500 pounds (distrusted relatively evenly between 2 people). Our group and family big boats have a guest weight limit of 750 pounds.
If our group and family fly fishing trips on the 18’ Big Boat sounds right for you, please feel free to reserve online or call our office. Summer is a busy time in Jackson Hole! Booking in advance is always recommended as spots can fill up quickly.