We’ve spent a lot of time in the Jackson Hole area over the years, visiting Krista (daughter) and Chris (son-in-law) who worked at Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park as well as at the Jackson Hole ski resort. One of Chris and Krista’s friends who worked with them was Tim Smith. Chris and Tim actually worked together at Snake River Angler and of course, Tim was at Chris and Krista’s wedding at the lodge.
We have fished with Tim on the Snake River before, so when we were planning our “River Ramble” trip, we called Tim to take us on a river he’d been wanting to show us for some time…. the South Fork of the Snake. Tim guides out of the Lodge at Palisades Creek, a gorgeous fly fishing lodge property in Irwin, ID. We headed out for the river, not really knowing what to expect.
When we arrived at the river, we were awestruck. It was absolutely gorgeous. Our trip involved first class fly fishing, of course, but also included incredible canyons, eagles everywhere and geologic features that were amazing, including “the air conditioner”. We caught both Snake River and Yellowstone cutthroats, rainbows, cut bows and more. It was an amazing day on the South Fork and our guide talk with Tim, conducted on the river in the “air conditioner” was so special. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed our day with Tim.