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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-19-2015, 03:37 AM Thread Starter
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Looking for any general advice and direction on some places to swing near JH. I haven't been out that way in a few years and will have some time to do a little walking and wading. Last time I was in the area the buddies I had hadn't really bought into the switch/spey rod idea so they did not provide much help. Switch rod is packed and hoping to use it!

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-19-2015, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Also if people happen to know any guides in the area that use the two hander. Google hasn't proved much help.
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lots of swing worthy water on the snake, hit the area by the bridge before you get to the ski area. also the mouth of the hoback area would swing well, lots of deep runs and some browns hang out down there. ive even caught lake trout down there. I'd think the south fork would be awesome swing water. big browns in there and good riffles.
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Try calling the people at Rio. I think their speycasting technique video was filmed near there. I know their headquarters is in Idaho Falls.
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I'd think if you got in touch with High Country Flies they could point you in the right direction. Flows are dropping right now and they could tell you what's shaping up to fish closer to Jackson. A lot of good swing water on the Snake there.

Like MZ said, don't overlook the South Fork. Hitting the road that runs on the south side of the stretch below the dam should afford some wading opportunity - and it's not that far from Jackson.

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The South Fork of the Snake over in Idaho (1 hr from Jackson) is where I go, I will be there and up on the Yellowstone in August. I have not fished the Snake by Jackson but friend did and did well on it.. Good water for swinging...
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Hands down man you need to call Jimmy's All Season angler in Idaho Falls. Ask for Jimmy, and wait to talk to him even if it takes a day or two. He is super super helpful and will be totally in tune with the conditions for the area. He is also very two hand savvy. Good luck.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-23-2015, 12:53 PM
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I live in Jackson and do a bunch of swinging with a 10'6" 5 wt. The Snake is not quite in shape just yet, but it should be soon. There is great access if you park on the East side of the river at the bridge off HWY 22. Just start walking upstream and go exploring. If you go up into Grand Teton National Park and fish below the dam until about Pacific Creek, that should be clear. Also, the South Fork is tremendous swing water, if you could get your hands a a boat, that would really help. But I think the S. Fork is ripping pretty good right now, pretty high flows. All the reservoirs are full, so they are dumping water downstream. Great advice to call Jimmy's All Season Anger in Idaho Falls for info on the S. Fork. Unfortunately, High Country Flies is really no longer in existence. It sort of merged with Jack Dennis and Howard Cole is no longer there. Feel free to PM me for any more information
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-23-2015, 01:56 PM
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Rob Parkins at High country flies is well versed in 2 handed rods and would be a good contact. Mike Dawkins at WorldCast puts on 2 handed tuesdays and brings his microspeys in the guide boat. Jimmy's a great resource as noted
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