Guided Fly Fishing

Specializing in Guided Fly Fishing Trips on the Salt River and Star Valley-Alpine Wyoming Area Trout Waters

Howdy!  I’m Rob Meikle owner and guide of Rockin’ M Ranch and Fly Fishing Outfitters.  I started my Fly Fishing guiding career on the Snake River in Jackson Hole in 1993.  The 2017 summer marks my 25th year of Fly Fish guiding on our local rivers.  I have guided all of the local major trout streams in the area, but have found my niche’ on the smaller rivers, like the Green and the Salt.   The Salt is where I prefer to spend most of my time. I can confidently claim that there is not another guide in the area that has guided more days on the Salt River in the last fifteen years than me.  I often get asked, “Why the Salt?”  My answer:  “I don’t go Fly Fishing to be in large crowds.”  The Salt has 6+ full day sections (40+ miles) of which many sections see very little pressure on a daily basis.  It is not uncommon to be the only boat on a section, with a busy day being a ½ dozen boats, which still isn’t bad.  The different sections of the Salt offer fishing for all skill levels. Beginners will thrive on the wide open easy to cast spring creek type waters and the expert is challenged on the sections with narrow heavily structured willow lined banks and multiple targets to cast at.  The primary fish caught on the Salt is the cutthroat trout, although populations of brown trout are as high as 50% in the upper river.  The brown trout gives the Salt River the chance, on any given day, of catching the fish of a lifetime. Other species of resident trout to the Salt are Rainbow, and Brook Trout.

Lower Snake River Jet Boat/Palisades Lake Trip

Another unique fishing opportunity that we are excited to offer is a jet boat trip on the lower Snake, Salt, and Greys River.  In the same trip we can also fish Palisades Lake or even a combination of the lake and the rivers. We use 18’ Stealth Craft power drifter which has all of the comforts and ease of fishing from a drift boat with the upstream mobility of a jet boat to access these unique waters not easily accessible by typical drift boats. We are permitted through the Targhee National Forest to fish the lower portions of these rivers as they enter Palisades Reservoir.

Fall Salt River Brown Trout Run

The fall is an exciting time for Fly Fisherman in our area.  Large numbers of Brown Trout make their way from Palisades up the Salt River to spawn in the main river channel and spring creeks of the upper river.  The best time to experience the Brown Trout Run is during the month of October.  Fly Fisherman will want to throw streamers for best results.  Spin fishing also works very well.  16”-25” brown trout are not uncommon at this time of the year.  Please inquire about special discounted combination guided fishing and cabin rental packages.  Incorporating your fishing trip into an elk hunt or duck hunt is also a possibility.  Please take a moment to view our You Tube video from mid-October 2016.  These are some of the highlights from 4 days of fishing on the Salt River.

Horseback /Fly Fishing Trip

The Rockin’ M Ranch location on the Salt River enables us to offer a very unique and exclusive full day adventure. Your guide will start your day with a 3-4 hour morning horseback ride originating from the onsite Rockin’ M stables. Upon finishing your morning horseback adventure you will enjoy a delicious riverside lunch while your guide makes the transition from the horses to the river. The afternoon will be spent fly fishing while your guide navigates you and your fishing partner down the Salt River, from a drift boat, casting at Cutthroat, Rainbow, and Brown trout. At the completion of your fishing adventure you will end up back at the Rockin’ M Salt River boat ramp. All equipment, lunch, and drinks are provided for this horseback/fly fishing adventure. Your guide will give you a fly fishing/horseback riding lesson for those new to the sport. Spin fishing available upon request.

Rivers and Rates

Rockin’ M Fishing trips are “all inclusive”. At no extra charge, your guide will supply all flies, leaders, lunch, drinks, shuttles, and use of equipment, including rods. Anglers will be responsible for their own fishing licenses.   Guide gratuities gladly excepted when earned.  We have several great guides that work with us daily, therefore we can easily accommodate multiple boat trips!!

For reservations, please call (307) 654-2288.

Day Trips & Costs (per boat)

 

Salt River Half Day $395
($50 discount for guests staying at the Rockin’ M)
Salt River Full Day
(includes lunch)
$495
($50 discount for guests staying at the Rockin’ M)
Green River Full Day
(includes lunch)
$525
Lower Snake River Half Day Jet Boat Trip $395
Lower Snake River/Palisades Full Day Jet Boat Trip
(includes lunch)
$495
Combination Horseback Ride and Salt River
Fly Fishing Float Trip
Half Day Horseback Ride/Half Day
Fly Fishing Float Trip Originating from the Rockin’ M Ranch
(Includes Lunch)
$495

*All above pricing is based on two people per boat.
*Half Day Trip 3-4 Hours/Full Day Trip 6-8 Hours
*Additional charge for a third person: $50 Half Day, $75 Full Day, $175 Combination.
*A one day Wyoming Fishing License is not included and will need to be purchased prior to arrival.
*Spin Fishing available upon request.

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Palisades fishing trips permitted by Targhee National Forest (Equal Opportunity Service Provider).