Recent News & Blogs Archive

Christmas Specials and Holiday Cheer!

December 6th, 2018

HoHoHoliday season is upon us!  Check out our sale page to see a few of the items we’ve got up to 40% off! And, we’ve got you covered if you need a gift idea for the angler in your family. Looking for stocking stuffers like SPF lip balm, Loon fly floatant, Rising nippers, or Croakies? How about a […]

Fall Colors and Flows

September 26th, 2018

The water is being dropped at a somewhat dramatic pace per usual during the Fall season, so stay tuned for updates on conditions and recommendations! Streamer fishing will turn on before we know it with the temperatures falling quickly.

August 15th, 2018

Fishing on the South Fork and the Snake River is in prime time! Big dry flies are being crushed and fish can’t get enough of bugs hatching in riffles. We would love to get you out on the water, so give us a call at the shop!  

Rivers and Tributaries Coming Into Their Prime

July 16th, 2018

We’ve had a great past two weeks of fishing. The first week of July offered us an unforgettable salmon fly hatch on the South Fork of the Snake in Idaho. Thousands of salmon flies hatched on the river and in the Swan Valley area, with fish ready and hungry to eat big bugs. On the […]

Salmonflies on the South Fork

July 4th, 2018

The notorious Salmonflies have been making their way up the South Fork of the Snake River, and the fish are looking up.  Anglers are having just as much or better success nymphing Pat’s rubber legs and heavy bead-headed flies, but you can’t exaggerate the thrill of a big top water hit. The big bugs are […]


Jackson Hole Summer Fly Fishing – June 21, 2018

June 21st, 2018

We have officially crossed over into Summer, so let the 2018 fishing season begin! We have had an eventful Spring in the Jackson Hole area with a river runoff period that occurred earlier and quicker than in years past. The month of May was uncharacteristically warm and sunny with very little rain, which sped up […]

2018 Fishing Season

May 16th, 2018

Another great winter season has come to an end in Jackson Hole, which means only one thing…summer is almost here! We are very excited for the upcoming Jackson Hole fly fishing season and are predicting it to be a great one. With early runoff in effect as we speak and plenty of water to feed […]

Yellowstone National Park Bans Felt Sole Boots

March 8th, 2018

Yellowstone National Park has announced that felt sole boots and waders are banned in all park waters. “Aquatic invasive species (AIS) could have devastating ecological, economic, and recreational impacts on Yellowstone National Park. They are costly to manage and extremely difficult to eradicate. Due to the urgent need to prevent these destructive species from entering […]

Floatin’ into 2018!

December 29th, 2017

As another year comes to an end, we would like to thank everyone who has made this year memorable and successful for Westbank Anglers. From new friends to old, we had many fun days on the water and we look forward to creating new memories for 2018 .  2017 marked our addition of guided services […]

Christmas is coming the fish are getting fat….

December 1st, 2017

Come celebrate the Holiday season with us.  We have great gift ideas for all the Anglers on your list.  In addition to all the latest and greatest fly fishing equipment, we have big savings on Smith and Kaenon sunglasses, Men’s and Women’s Simms Clothing, Simms waders and Boots, Simms fly fishing vests and select rods […]