TROUT HUNTER LODGE
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Destination Overview

TroutHunter is located on the Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Last Chance, Idaho, a small community encircled by a caldera rim that abuts the western boundary of Yellowstone National Park. Our facility incorporates riverfront lodging, a fly shop, and bar & grill. The beautiful 11,000 square foot structure is sided in antique fir, reclaimed from a Montana mining complex, and local moss rock. Situated 160 feet from the river, all eleven rooms feature breathtaking views of the river from their deck. The accommodations feature comfortable beds, a private bath, satellite TV, wireless internet access, in-floor radiant heat, a desk, and gear storage.

The Last Chance Bar & Grill at TroutHunter is truly an anglers gathering place. Enjoy fine dining in a casual atmosphere where delicious meals prepared from scratch with fresh seasonal ingredients are often savored by folks in jeans or waders. During the fishing season, food is served from 7am-10pm and cocktails are served until 1am. The view of the Henry's Fork is magnificent from the bar, restaurant, and outdoor patio seating. Named "one of the world's greatest fly fishing bars" by the well traveled folks at Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, one can expect great food, drink, service, and company. Most importantly, Last Chance Bar & Grill is a venue where countless stories have been shared and friendships forged.

At a Glance

Location: Last Chance, Idaho USA

Target Fish: Rainbow, Cutthroat & Brown Trout 

Time of Year: May 1st through October 20th

Lodge Capacity: approximately 26 guests

Nearest Airport: West Yellowstone, MT (WYS) - 45 min.

Documents Required: Idaho Fishing License (available online or at TroutHunter Fly Shop on premises)

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Fishing Program

As anglers we are shaped by the waters we fish. Variety of experience combines with developing personal preference in determining how we grow as fly fishermen. No region of known angling opportunity exceeds Yellowstone country in its ability to provide diversity. The Henry's Fork alone offers more than fifty miles of varied water characteristics and cannot be fully described strictly as a dry fly river. Numerous tributaries are available for exploration and discovery. Likewise there are trophy stillwaters that offer their own experience. Across the Continental Divide and less than an hour away, flow the legendary waters of Montana and Yellowstone National Park. There is no better base from which to launch your angling adventures and no more qualified outfitter than Trout Hunter to make it happen.

Trout Hunter is licensed to offer flyfishing trips in Idaho, Montana, and Yellowstone National

 

Our guide roster is comprised of some of the most respected anglers and instructors in the industry, averaging over a decade of experience guiding these waters. A full day guided trip consists of float or wade fishing for one or two anglers and includes a streamside lunch. Applying vast empirical knowledge of trout and their environs, your guide will ensure that each day finds you on a stretch of water that is best suited to your desires and level of experience. No one will work harder to put you on fish or instruct you in the finer points of the sport. Each trip will be remembered as a pleasurable day spent in good company, as well as an investment in angling skills. Catch the Difference.

 

Fishing Techniques: May-middle of June for Nymphing/Streamers.  From middle of June till October is the best dry fly fishing.

Best Fly Fishing Seasons: May-middle of October

 

Gear and equipment list

Guides will provide any rods, reels, tackle and flies that you will need upon request.

 

If you elect to use your personal equipment:

Rods: 5wt or 6wt 

Tackle: Floating lines or intermediate sink tip (for streamers)

Waders: Optional

Clothing: Layered clothing as temperatures can vary during the day.  Plus hat

 

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Accommodations

The modern lodge has a rustic vibe as it is constructed of locally sourced weathered lumber that gives the feel of the classic old fishing lodges of the past.  Each of the rooms includes heating and air conditioning and full baths.  Nine of the rooms include two queen beds and outdoor patio.  The lodge has also one room with three beds consisting of two queens and one king.  There is one room with a single king bed.     

 

 

 

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Getting There

The closest major airport to the Lodge is West Yellowstone (WYS)  45 min, and another option is  Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) 1 hr & 15 min

 

Airports and Drive Times
Idaho Falls, ID (IDA) - 1 hour & 15 min.

West Yellowstone, MT (WYS) - 45 min.

Jackson Hole, WY (JAC) - 2 hours & 15 min.
Bozeman, MT (BZN) - 2 hours & 30 min.
Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) - 4 hours & 30 min.
Airport Shuttles are available to and from
Idaho Falls, ID and West Yellowstone, MT

 

Rates

All reservations are based on double occupancy and shared boat, plus lodging.  Guides will provide lunches and breakfast and dinner may be purchased at the on site Last Chance Bar & Grill.   Reservations do not include: taxes, guide gratuities, fishing license, or terminal tackle

we recommend a 10-12% Gratuity for the house staff

May 1-May 31: 5 nights / 4 days - $4,900. per person dbl oc

June 1-July 31: 5 nights / 4 days - $5,400. per person dbl oc

August 1-October 31: 5 nights / 4 days - $4,900. per person dbl oc