Tuesday, December 1, 2009

WCA Holiday Sale 2009!!!

Check out some of the incredible deals this Holiday Season!! Feel free to give our office a ring at 1-800-654-0676 or 208-787-0082 with any questions!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Support Teton Valley Trout Unlimited on September 27th!

Help support Teton Valley Trout Unlimited and join the fight to Stop the rebuilding of the Teton Dam at Wildlife Brewery in Victor, ID on September 27th at 4pm. Be there!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Great Fishing on The South Fork and Snake!

Both the South Fork and Snake rivers have fished very well lately. Good hatches of PMD's have had most of the fish looking up. Cloudy days have been best, but fishing on sunny days has been equally good at times. We should see some of the best hopper fishing of the season over the next couple weeks, and don't forget about ants and beetles as well especially on warm sunny days. In the Jackson area, the Gros Ventre and Hoback have fished very well, and cooler nights have made for improved fishing on both The Green River and Flat Creek. September is right around the corner but there is still a lot of great fishing ahead of us, so get out and enjoy it while you can!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Hoppper Season is Here

Hoppers are Here, fish are looking for them, and we're excited about it. Hopper fishing is almost like a second salmonfly hatch - big foam dry flies bringing up big, hungry fish. Splat them, twitch them dead drift them, just figure out what's making the fish tick on that particular day and you are in for some big fun. PMD's are still hatching on most of the riffles on the South Fork. Size down your leaders/tippets and bring a variety of patterns to imitate the different life-cycle stages. and prepare to change flies early and often. We should see good hopper fishing through August as hatches dwindle and fish turn to terrestrials as their main source of food. Enjoy this fishing while you can, fall is just around the corner...

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Good flows and Great Fishing

We are seeing very healthy flows on The South Fork, Henry's Fork, and Snake rivers right now. The Teton is still in great shape and fishing very well. On the South Fork, we have been seeing good hatches of PMD's, Golden Stones, and yellow sallies; hoppers will be a good option in the days to come also. Dry fly fishing on the Teton and it's tributaries has been excellent - big foam flies like Chernobyl Ants, Water Walkers, and Fat Alberts have all been producing well. The Snake in Wyoming has been fishing very well as of late, and dry fly fishing is really beginning to take off. Smaller PMX and Stimulators have been bringing plenty of Cutthroat to the net. If you're in the Jackson area, you may also consider making a trip up the Hoback or Gros Ventre rivers, both of which are fishing well. Flat Creek on the National Elk Refuge opens on August 1, adding yet another fishing option for anglers. There's lots of water available to area anglers right now, so get out there while you can!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Summer Dry Fly Fishing is Here!

Dry fly fishing on the South Fork is kicking off with a bang this week as salmonflies, golden stones, PMD's and Yellow Sallies are all hatching in good numbers. We have seen very good fishing with big foam dry flies in the canyon this week, and there are some fish moving onto the riffles to feed on hatching PMD's. Flows will continue to drop through the weekend and we're expecting the fishing to keep getting better.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Good News on The South Fork

We've finally gotten some good news on the South Fork. Flows have begun to drop and it appears that The Bureau of Rec will continue to drop flows daily. They are forecasting the river to be down to around 15,000 CFS by next week and will drop the flows to between 12 and 13,000 where they should remain for the duration of the summer. This means the great fishing we have all been itching for is just around the corner. Word is the big bugs are beginning to appear on the lower river and should be making their way into the canyon over the next week. Knock on wood, but this could make for some epic dry fly fishing if flows continue to drop. We'll keep you updated as the reports begin to trickle in.

The other good news is that we are starting to fish the Teton regularly now and fishing is improving by the day. Visibility is good despite the high flows and streamers have been the ticket. As for The Snake in Wyoming... well, we're still waiting. It's down to 16,000 at Alpine as of this morning. All we can say is as soon as it starts to fish, we will let you know! Right now if you're looking to fish near Jackson you are best off headng into the parks for a day on the lakes or up in Yellowstone on The Firehole or Madison. Give the Orvis store in Jackson a call at 307-733-5407 for up to the minute info on fishing in the Greater Yellowstone area. Get out there and fish!!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Henry's Fork is Hot, Flows Jump on South Fork

Flows out of Palisades Dam have jumped to 17,500 to accommodate for the massive inflow of water above the reservoir. This is going to make fishing on the South Fork a challenge, but hopefully flows will stabilize soon. In the mean time, the Henry's Fork continues to fish extremely well. Nymphing in the Box Canyon has produced some great days (see below), and we are seeing good hatches of Caddis, PMD's, Flavs and some Grey Drakes below Ashton Dam. The most successful dry fly anglers have been those willing to work slowly and concentrate on rising fish. Get out there and enjoy some of the great fishing The Henry's is offering up right now!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Box is Hot

WCA Guide Pat Bennett fished the Box last Saturday and Sunday with some clients new to flyfishing and hooked more than 40 fish on on both days. The best flies were the size 6 Pat's Black and tan rubberlegs with a purple flash prince or red copper bob dropper. The seagulls were picking up bugs crawling out on the bank late in the day yesterday, so the salmon flies should be happening unless the cold sets in. Lots of golden stone nymphs near the bank too. Water is perfect, give our Fly Shop in Island Park a ring for the most up to date conditions, 208-558-7068!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Big Fish on Dries, Nothing Better!

WCA Guide Mike Medvecz shows off a huge rainbow from the Henry's Fork. Nothing better than catching big trout on dries!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

South Fork Pig!!!

Brown Hobson, Orvis Store Manager and his brother, Hunter Hobson, show off a 27 3/4" brown trout from the South Fork. Hunter caught the fish on a Sex Dungeon Streamer, it was his first fish of the day!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Spring on the South Fork

After the Bureau of Land Reclamation decreased flows on the South Fork last week, we have started to see some better fishing days. With warmer temperatures forcasted, fishing should only get bettter. Check out this pig rainbow from WCA Guide Trevor Wine yesterday on the Upper South Fork.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Jim Hickey, Orvis Guide of the Year!!!

Once a year, the Orvis Company hosts all the Western Orvis endorsed Guides together for an event to display new Orvis product, consult and educate outfitters, and distinguish those who excel in the fly fishing industry. We are extactic to announce that WorldCast Anglers' own Jim Hickey was recognized and awarded the highest achievement, the Orvis Guide of the Year!! To be recognized as the best guide in the most competitive guiding market in the Western United States as well as the hundreds of thousands of guides in the world is truly an incredible achievement. Jim, we thank you for all your hard work and wish you the best in 2009! Congratulations!!!