From beginner to seasoned angler, all skill levels are welcome. Northwestern Wyoming is home to some of the top trout streams and lakes in the country, with pristine waters and an enticing variety of species; cutthroat, rainbow, brown and several hybrids. We take full advantage of that, and have several guides who are dedicated to fly fishing. We take a comprehensive approach in teaching campers the time honored sport of fly fishing. First, campers will learn the art of fly casting, practicing on the ranch’s Lake Lebato or Wright’s Pond with coaching from our fishing instructors. Once the overhead cast has been practiced, it is time to work on the actual fly presentation. In our very own fly-tying shed, clad with trophy trout posters, fishing rods, and pictures of Wyoming’s prized fishing streams, campers are taught how to tie their own flies. Using specialized equipment, campers learn to create artificial flies to imitate native insects and fish using hooks, feathers, beads, string and other materials. With proper guidance, both dry and wet flies are tied and ready to be tested on the rippling streams surrounding TVRC.
Through a wide variety of trips (half-day, full day, overnight and multiple day backpacks or pack trips) campers are able to combine their fly-tying and casting abilities in the quest for trout. Our fishing guides and trip leaders help direct the campers to the best fishing locations depending on the time of year, weather conditions, and ease of access. Of course, there are a few tried and trusted “secret spots” where the fish are always biting.
Teton Valley Ranch Camp practices catch and release and believes in educating campers on the big picture of fish and wildlife habitat preservation. We strive to teach campers this comprehensive approach to allow for their fishing adventures to extend far beyond their time at Teton Valley Ranch Camp. Whether catching their first trout, or the fish of a lifetime, it is easy to become hooked on fishing after a summer at TVRC. “Fish On!”