Buffalo Fork of the Snake River

Buffalo Fork of the Snake River, Moran Wyoming

fisherman, trout, buffalo forkThe Buffalo Fork River is located outside of Moran, Wyoming it is a tributary of the Snake River. Portions of the Buffalo Fork consist of the 55-mile segment consisting of the North Fork, the Soda Fork, and the South Fork, upstream from Turpin Meadows, as a wild river; the 14-mile segment from Turpin Meadows to the upstream boundary of Grand Teton National Park, as a scenic river; and the 7.7-mile segment from the upstream boundary of Grand Teton National Park to its confluence with the Snake River, as a scenic river.

The Buffalo Fork is one of Wyoming’s finest locations for fishing, offering an array of fish in clear waters that drain the Teton Wilderness. Over 80% if the river is in a wilderness or primitive setting, and has a high degree of natural character. Cutthroat trout swim from the main fork of the Snake River to the Buffalo Fork.

The Buffalo River is the highest drainage in the Jackson Hole area and drains much of the area around Togwotee Pass. No matter what kind of runoff year the area has, the Buffalo will be the last to clear. Although there is a fair amount of private land bordering the Buffalo, there is some really great fishing for the angler who wishes to go for a good hike.

Where the Buffalo Fork winds its way through the community of Buffalo Valley there are many guest ranches and Buffalo Valley is a good place to base a hunting or fishing trip out of.

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Buffalo Fork fly Patterns

Mayflies
                         
Blue Winged Olive (BWO)     •  •
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  • Dry Flies: BWO's, Parachute BWO's, Parachute Adams,
Nymphs & Emergers:
Pheasant Tails, Hares Ears, BWO Emergers. Beadhead Nymphs
Pale Morning Dun             •   •
  •       Dry Flies:: PMD's, Parachute PMD's, Light Cahill. Pink Cahil, Pink Sparkle Dun, Parachute Adams,  Adams,
Nymphs & Emergers: Pheasant Tails, Hares Ears, PMD Emergers, Qwiggly Cripple. Beadhead Nymphs
Caddis
                         
Caddis             •
  •   •       Dry Flies: Elk Hair Caddis, X Caddis, Stimulators,
Nymphs & Emergers
: Peeking Caddis, Buckskin Caddis, Beadhead Nymphs
  Stone Flies                          
Yellow Sallies             •    •   •       Dry Flies: Yellow Stimulators, Henry's Fork Yellow Sallies, Yellow Elk Hair Caddis.  Nymphs & Emergers: Prince Nymphs, Beadhead Nymphs
Golden Stoneflies             •
          Dry Flies: Yellow Stimulators, Irresistible Stimulators. Chernobyl Ants, Royal Coachmans, Madam X's, 
Nymphs & Emergers
Prince Nymphs, Stonefly Nymphs, Halfback Nymphs,
Salmonflies             •   •           Dry Flies: Sofa Pillows, Orange Stimulators. 
Nymphs & Emergers:
Black Rubberlegs, Stonefly Rubberlegs, Bitch Creek Nymph.
Terrestrials
                         
Ants           •  •  •   •  •   •     Black Fur Ant, CDC Ant, Foam Ant, Flying Ant
Grasshoppers               •   •   •   •     Dave's Hopper, ParaHopper, Foam Hopper, Madam X's, 
Beetles & Crickets             •   •   •   •   •     Deer Hair Beetle, Foam Beetle, Dave's Cricket, Henry's Fork Cricket
Others
                         
Midges     •   •   •   •   •
  •   •   •   •   • Dry Flies: Griffith's Gnat, Double Midge, Fuzzballs. 
Nymphs & Emergers: Brassie, Midge Emerger,  Disco Midge, Serendipity, Tungsten Beadhead Larva

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