Grand Teton Fly Fishing

Fish Tales

Guide and Travel Spotlight – Josh Gallivan takes on Bolivia!

If you know him, he needs no introduction. If you are new to our program and team, meet Josh Gallivan, guide, dad, adventurer, photographer and just a really honest & good dude. Josh is the kind of guy, when you meet him in his element, typically fishing or being outdoors, you come away with a sense of knowing more about our world and more importantly, feeling positive. The stoke is high with this guy and so far it has led him to remarkable places.  Travel runs deep in Josh and due to hi...

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First Float of the year! March 21, 2019

By Josh Gallivan Josh Gallivan dropped in on the Snake River, March 21, 2019Photo by Scott Smith Two days ago I had the privilege of fishing with my two good friends Scott Smith and John Campbell. It was our first float of the year! The snake is at a perfect flow at the moment, so with the 45 degree days we thought we would give it a go. It turned out to be a great decision because within the first hour we had lost count of all these beautiful cutties we were catching on dry flies. I c...

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A Guide’s Day Off – Lewis Lake by Josh Gallivan

After a busier than usual summer fishing season one might imagine a guide's day off would be spent relaxing, catching up on chores at home or even an adventure doing your other favorite summer pastimes. For me it's typically a combination of all three but for GTFF guide, Josh Gallivan, who by the way never takes a day off unless forced, spends his off time fishing. Enjoy! A Guide's Day Off- Lewis Lake  by Josh Gallivan Days off during the summer are non existent. So when I had a random day o...

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Magic on the Fly

We are often asked to articulate what it is that makes fly fishing so special and it is true, sometimes it is hard to describe the affliction. Here is a short article I wrote for a local Adventure Guide that may help get to the nature of this spell bounding activity... Enjoy the Season! Magic on the Fly- Scott Smith Why “fly fishing” and not just “plain old fishing”? The answer may lie in the art itself, fly-fishing’s opportunity to connect with nature, or just a simple love of w...

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Cutthroat Trout, A Jackson Hole Native

Cutthroat Trout are native to the Jackson Hole area.  The Cutthroat was named by naturalist John Richardson who was part of the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804-1806.  Richardson named the species in honor of William Clark.  The name refers to the distinct red slash on the underside of the lower jaw.  There are several subspecies of cutthroats that are widely distributed throughout the Western United States. In Wyoming, there are thought to have been six subspecies of cutthroat.  Four...

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