Brenda Swinney - South Fork Fly Fishing

Brenda Swinney

Brenda Brenda is a licensed, professional guide with twenty-three years of experience on the South Fork of the Snake River. She is an excellent teacher who has won over many rookies with her enthusiasm and patience. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned angler, you can expect a day spent with Brenda to improve your casting, technique, knowledge and enjoyment of fly fishing. Brenda is well known and respected by many experienced anglers and guides both for her professional manner and for her productive fly patterns. Her flies were featured in Fly Tyer magazine and have been used in Jackson Hole's famous One Fly Competition the past sixteen years. Brenda was also featured on Outdoor Life Network's Fly Fish Television Magazine and The Sporting Fly's DVD Snake River, Idaho. In the off season, you can find Brenda in her Kansas City, MO studio painting landscapes from the Yellowstone / Teton area.

Brenda books all guided trips through WorldCast Anglers.

The south fork of the snake river

The South Fork of the Snake River The South Fork of the Snake River presents a spectacular variety of pleasures for your guided trip. With 3,000 to 7,000 fish per river mile, you will have hours of opportunities to catch and release that eager cutthroat, rainbow or brown trout. The South Fork is famous for its outstanding dry fly fishing, with multiple stonefly, pale morning dun, and caddisfly hatches. In addition to its great fishing, the South Fork also has breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife, including bald eagles, golden eagles, moose, otter, beavers and more. A day spent floating the South Fork will leave a lifelong impression.

More Great Fly Fishing Waters

Yellowstone Teton TerritoryBrenda also guides on the Henry's Fork, the Teton River, the Snake River in Wyoming, and the Salt River. The Henry's Fork offers prolific hatches,  fast boulder-strewn runs to the world famous calm spring creek fishing of Railroad Ranch.  The Teton River offers stunningly beautiful landscapes, as well as native cutthroat and rainbow trout eager for dry flies.  The Salt and the Snake in Wyoming and offer approximately sixty more miles of spectacular fishing waters.  Take your time exploring the different fisheries near the South Fork. 

The Yellowstone - Teton Territory

Moose in RiverSummer and fall in the Snake River area offer incomparable beauty, unbeatable weather and endless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Fill your family vacation with hiking, whitewater rafting, golfing and horseback riding. Spend a day -or several- exploring Yellowstone and Teton National Parks. Jackson Hole, Wyoming is an excellent base camp for your unforgettable western vacation.



Summer 2019

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Fishing is great! I still have some openings in August, September and October. Come on out! 

I have some new paintings at WorldCast fly shop, South Fork Lodge, and The Local Galleria. Hope you can stop by and take a look!

This is my 23nd year guiding! How does this wildest dream keep going? Thank you to my  clients and friends.