Walk Wade School

Walk Wade School

Walk Wade School

JHFFS is proud to offer Jackson Hole’s finest walk & wade fly fishing experience. This educational experience provides personalized guidance from some of Jackson Hole’s finest fly fishing instructors. Students will appreciate our approachability, friendliness, professionalism and knowledge as they gain the skills necessary to enjoy fly fishing for years to come.

For beginners, this experience provides a solid foundation in entomology, trout diet, fly selection, casting and on water technique. Experienced anglers will benefit from advanced education and casting techniques while enjoying private guidance on some of the best native trout fisheries in the world.

JHFFS walk wade schools are located throughout Jackson Hole and the greater Yellowstone ecosystem. Starting with our private “Schoolhouse on the Snake”, guests will be treated to private water access on the world-famous Snake River surrounded by wildlife and Teton views. Our Schoolhouse is a full-service fly fishing school that offers the perfect setting to learn in a fun hands-on environment.

For guests interested in a more adventurous experience, we also offer private backcountry fly fishing schools. These trips provide an authentic and challenging fly fishing experience with the opportunity to catch native cutthroat trout on some of the most pristine streams Jackson Hole has to offer.

Physical fitness is helpful when signing up for the Walk Wade School. If you feel like someone in your group might enjoy more relaxation, then you should join us for our Floating Fly Fishing School instead.

Public Walk Wade School

This affordable experience allows individuals and families to join other guests while fly fishing with our award-winning team of instructors. All public schools meet daily at the Orvis store in downtown Jackson, WY.

  • Schedule

    Daily 9am-2pm

  • Pricing

    Adults : $195
    Youth (13 and under) : $159

Clients said

Awesome public walk/wade experience

Awesome public walk/wade experience!!! ★★★★★

My family booked the public walk/wade school. The experience was incredible. The guides were knowledgeable, professional and most of all FUN. We all came away with a great appreciation for fly fishing and the local area. I would recommend JH Fly Fishing School for any skill level or age. Spencer and the team were super helpful prior to our trip. They let us know various options and helped tailor the experiences to make our trip the best it could possibly be.

Awesome public walk/wade experience

Itinerary & Schedule

Days Events 9:00 am – 2:00 pm – (Public Walk Wade School)

  • 9:00 am

    Pickup and transportation from Orvis

  • Equipment handout and introductions

    What to cast:

    • Aquatic entomology, trout diet, matching the hatch, fly selection

    How to cast:

    • Equipment overview, personalized casting lesson, landing and releasing fish

    Where to cast:

    • Safe wading technique, reading water, stream tactics

    Guided fishing

    Streamside lunch

  • 2:00 pm

    Dropoff back at Orvis


Private Walk Wade School

This private experience offers you and your group personalized instruction on some of the finest trout streams in Jackson Hole.

  • Adult Pricing:

    $425 for one guest
    $525 for two guests
    $700 for three guests
    $800 for four guests
    $195 per Adult for groups of 5 or more

  • Youth Pricing:

    $395 for 1 Youth
    $512 for 2 Youth
    $610 for 3 Youth
    $680 for 4 Youth
    $165 per Youth for groups of 5 or more

Clients said

Incredible experience

Incredible experience ★★★★★

My two boys and I had two incredible days of fishing. We choose the private walk/wade trips. Our guides, Brian and Grant, where as good as we've ever had. Super knowledgeable and friendly guys that made the whole experience effortless. Look forward to fishing with them again.

Incredible experience

Itinerary & Schedule

(Private Walk Wade School)

Pickup and transportation from hotel or private accommodation

Equipment handout and introductions

What to cast:

  • Aquatic entomology, trout diet, matching the hatch, fly selection

How to cast:

  • Equipment overview, personalized casting lesson, landing and releasing fish

Where to cast:

  • Safe wading technique, reading water, stream tactics

Guided fishing

Streamside lunch

Dropoff back at hotel or private accommodation


What’s Included:

  • Orvis fly rods and reels
  • Orvis waders and wading boots.
  • Flies for the day
  • All other necessary tackle
  • Professional instructor(s)/guide(s)
  • Transportation
  • Streamside lunch
  • 20% Orvis store discount (redeemable after school)

What’s Not Included:

Available Add-ons:

  • JHFFS Hat
  • JHFFS Soft T-shirt
  • JHFFS Hoodie

What To Bring:

  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Light long sleeve shirt
  • Light quick-drying pants
  • Sneakers or hiking shoes
  • Rain jacket
  • Extra layer
  • Reusable water bottle

Cancelation Policy:

All Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School guests need to place a deposit or pay in full in order to secure their reservation. All pending reservations from our back office with no deposit on file are subject to cancellation.

All schools have a 2 week (14 days) cancellation policy for a refund minus the deposit. The customer will be charged a $25 deposit per person for public schools and a $75 per booking deposit for private schools. Customers will be charged in full at the 2 weeks (14 days) mark if no cancellation has been made.

Weather is not a worthwhile reason to cancel and JHFFS reserves the right to cancel your experience with a full refund to the customer (minus the deposit) in the event of safety.

All public school reservations need a minimum of three guests. JHFFS will issue a full refund minus a 3% booking fee if the minimum is not met.

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