Reel Time Blog

September 8, 2017


MASTERING THE MOUSE RETRIEVE Looking to catch big fish? Maybe it’s time to use a big fly! Mouse-patterned retrieves are designed to resemble live mice and attract larger fish looking for a bigger meal! But it’s not just about casting the mouse and waiting – you need to have the mouse simulate what the real thing would look like in the water. It’s not just a fly – it’s a proven technique to catch yourself some big trout! The Mouse […]
August 21, 2017

How Fish Behave During a Solar Eclipse

How do fishes react to total solar eclipses? Stéphan G. Reebs Université de Moncton, Canada 2007-2013   People who are interested in the time sense of animals are naturally curious about the reactions of animals to total eclipses of the sun. For the few minutes of totality, when the whole sun disk is obscured by the passing moon, light levels at the surface of the earth are as low as they would be during twilight. If this happens in the […]
August 10, 2017

Choosing the Right Fly Fishing Outfit

Choosing the Right Fly Fishing Outfit When choosing a new fly fishing setup, today’s angler is faced with a multitude of options, and the choices are enough to make a neophyte’s head spin. This article will explain the most important factors to consider when looking at different rods, reels, and fly lines, as well as how to match them together to create an outfit that meets each angler’s specific needs. Understanding Fly Rod Length, Weight, Action, And Construction A fly […]
August 1, 2017

World Recreational Fishing Conference 

Finsights #11– When scientists get together to talk fish A couple weeks ago I attended the 8th World Recreational Fishing Conference in Victoria, BC, Canada. This gathering of 380 people from 22 countries included fisheries scientists, managers, students, and other fishy folk. We spent three and a half days giving and listening to presentations on topics such as citizen science, monitoring and assessment of recreational fisheries, understanding angler behavior, use and challenges of catch-and-release, and engagement of fishers in the management process. […]
July 16, 2017
New Fork River Pinedale Wyoming Fishing Guides

September/October to Remember!!!!!!

September/October to Remember!!!!!! 7.16.2017 The upcoming September/October to remember might be a once in a lifetime opportunity, as a lot of the old timers are telling me. This season we have been experiencing the 200-300 year flood from the massive snowpacks. What does this mean? It means the necessary ingredients are in place for a September/October to remember; these ingredients are cool water temps, abundant dissolved oxygen, lots of bugs, both wet and dry and plenty of flows and supply, […]
July 5, 2017

Rock Springs Airport vs Jackson Hole Airport

Rock Springs Airport vs Jackson Hole Airport 7.6.2017  Speaking to so many people each season I frequently get asked the question on whether it’s a better option to fly into the Rock Springs Airport or the Jackson Hole Airport when planning to fly in to Wyoming to fish with Reel Deal Anglers.  Each airport is approx 1.5 hours from Pinedale and there’s no question that during the summer season the Jackson Hole Airport has a huge advantage on flights to […]
June 16, 2017
Wyoming fly fishing guides

Riverside Camping vs Hotel Stays

Riverside Camping vs Hotel Stays 6.17.2017 As our main season is right around the corner I wanted to compare our riverside camping vs hotel stays. The hotels and motels are very full and expensive in and around Jackson Hole this season, just adding to the crowds. Here in Pinedale the hotels are much more reasonable, but are getting much harder to book as the oil and gas companies are gearing up for another boom. Our camp is a incredible option! Not […]
June 11, 2017

Traveling to fish with Reel Deal Anglers

Traveling to fish with Reel Deal Anglers 6/11/2017 When you’re traveling to fish with Reel Deal Anglers in the Pinedale area we have a lot of folks asking what their options are for getting here. Driving it’s about 5 hours from Salt Lake City, 8-9 hours from Denver and 1.5 hours from Jackson Hole. If you’re flying in commercially, Pinedale is 77 miles south of Jackson Hole, 90 miles north of Rock Springs, Wyoming and the Salt Lake City airport […]
June 4, 2017

Follow up to traffic issues and why

Follow up to traffic issues and why 6/4/2017 This is a follow up to traffic issues and why it’s become such an issue. As you can see by all of the numbers below in the article from the JH News and Guide, Jackson has become a HUGE tourist destination. Hopefully, with some careful thought and research the powers that be will make some smart decisions on how to serve the tourism industry without losing the character of this very special […]
May 26, 2017
Wyoming Fishing Guides

Dealing with Summer Traffic in Jackson

Dealing with Summer Traffic in Jackson 5/26/2017 There is no doubt that dealing with summer traffic in Jackson and Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks has reached the maximum point of saturation. Given the record number of tourists, a strong economy and the natural beauty, there is no question the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks are incredible, beautiful and special places. When you’re traveling through please keep your eyes peeled on the road and if you want to take in […]